Africa · apostasy · Christianity · covetousness · End times · greed · heresy · religion · Satan · witchcraft

Two African shamans claim they help African pastors with signs & wonders

As Christianity has reignited across the African continent by leaps and bounds in recent decades, the "wheat" of God's crop is growing in the midst of the "tares" planted by Satan in very disturbing ways. Our Lord Jesus was never one to make any of his statements lightly. There was a reason he and the… Continue reading Two African shamans claim they help African pastors with signs & wonders

Christianity · End times · government · greed · law · politics · religion · wisdom

How and why God outlawed mob rule and evil quid pro quo

When God called Israel out of Egypt, his goal was to establish a godly, lawful society that would prosper and be different than the idolatrous, lawless societies that were predominant in that day--the same reasons the church is called out of the world today. Their lawlessness and idolatry went hand-in-hand and served only to weaken… Continue reading How and why God outlawed mob rule and evil quid pro quo

covetousness · encouragement · faith · God · greed · Jesus Christ · life · religion

Avoiding covetous distractions

I'll admit that there have been a good number of times when I walked into a church gathering to hear from the Lord where I was more focused on how to work out a financial situation in my life for my self-serving benefit. So focused, in fact, that I missed out on the full impact… Continue reading Avoiding covetous distractions

apostasy · church · clergy · covetousness · crime · End times · greed · hypocrisy · law · religion

Prosperity pastor Kong Hee & partners in crime get reduced sentences

Megachurch pastor Kong Hee of Singapore and his five cohorts who were found guilty in 2015 of conspiring to misappropriate (steal) $50 million from City Harvest Church have had their sentences reduced. A three-judge appellate court panel handed down the reduced sentences on Friday, April 7, approximately 7 months after the defendants presented arguments in September… Continue reading Prosperity pastor Kong Hee & partners in crime get reduced sentences

Christianity · covetousness · faith · greed · life · religion

Snubbing Sodom: why it’s best to choose morals over money

Whether it's threats of boycotts, lawsuits, or violent demonstrations, this decade thus far has been filled with news stories of ungodly forces trying to impose their will forcibly on anyone who would have the audacity to not give them what they want when they want it. Many with righteous intent have stood their ground against… Continue reading Snubbing Sodom: why it’s best to choose morals over money

Christianity · encouragement · greed · life · religion

Enjoying good in our labors

Although we live in a society where people increasingly feel they are entitled to get handouts from the government and steal from the rich (if they're socialists) and take advantage of the less wealthy (if they're crony capitalists) to improve their economic status, those ways of thinking are not in line with what God intended… Continue reading Enjoying good in our labors

Christianity · God · greed · humanity · idolatry · Israel · Judah · life · Old Testament · religion

How a fortunate turn can become a crash & burn

When God helps us score a major victory against an obstacle in life, it can be an exuberant experience. Such a moment can be somewhat dangerous as well, and if we're not careful, we can become our own worst enemy. This is what happened to King Amaziah of Judah right after God helped him annihilate the… Continue reading How a fortunate turn can become a crash & burn

Christianity · church · crime · greed · law · religion

Megachurch member who stole money for church gets probation

By all accounts, Brenda Hillman and her husband, John Hook, were successful in their real estate title company. But for Brenda, that wasn't enough. Through her real estate business dealings in Virginia Beach, Virginia, she met business owners Ben Julian and Jared Williams who were members of megachurch Wave Church in the area. Eventually, the… Continue reading Megachurch member who stole money for church gets probation

Christianity · church · clergy · encouragement · faith · God · government · greed · human rights · law · life · politics · religion

Houston Housing Authority backs off attempt to steal church’s property by eminent domain

The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) for several years sought to purchase the property of two churches in the impoverished Fifth Ward for redevelopment projects to improve the ward and make it more economically viable. A commendable concern. However, the HHA's commendable idea quickly went south when both Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and Latter Day Deliverance Revival… Continue reading Houston Housing Authority backs off attempt to steal church’s property by eminent domain

Catholicism · church · greed · human rights · law · religion

Appeals Court rules against Catholic Church’s attempt to hide funds from sex abuse victims on religious freedom claim

Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who is now head of the New York diocese, attempted to hide $55 million of funds in the Milwaukee diocese from sexual abuse victims when he was head of that diocese several years ago. He put the money in a trust fund for the care of cemeteries and mausoleums. Then the diocese… Continue reading Appeals Court rules against Catholic Church’s attempt to hide funds from sex abuse victims on religious freedom claim