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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

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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

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World Bank finances human rights violators in Ethiopia

I have shared before how the World Bank financed land grabbers in Honduras for the sake of acquiring a stake in the multi-billion dollar palm oil industry, causing the deaths of over a hundred innocent people and indirectly contributing to the United States border crisis. Now it has come to light that they are doing… Continue reading World Bank finances human rights violators in Ethiopia

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Desperate measures: how BRICS build black market over legal market

Our world is full of so many tangled webs to deceive, it can make your head spin. This is one reason why it pays to remind ourselves as Christians that we are dead, spiritually speaking, to the corrupt ways of this world. Paul stated this eloquently in Colossians 3:1-3-- If ye then be risen with… Continue reading Desperate measures: how BRICS build black market over legal market

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The fix’s end or the fix is in? Crony bankers get fined for manipulations

For the past few years, the bad behavior of big crony bankers has been brought to light because of the huge recession which exposed how they manipulate the markets. Many of us have wondered why so many individuals in the big banks have gotten away without being prosecuted. The lack of prosecutions seems to have… Continue reading The fix’s end or the fix is in? Crony bankers get fined for manipulations