Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"It's About Time" or "(in the voice of Nelson from the Simpson's) HaHa!"

Over the past couple of years, readers of this blog (and my previous ones) have read my rhetoric on tele-evangelists, health and wealth gospels, prosperity gospel, etc.

It was just brought to my attention that the US government is now doing an investigation on some very prominent ministries throughout the United States regarding excess wealth for their "Pastors," and shady things done in order to avoid paying taxes. Here's the article published in the Tampa Tribune yesterday.

Here is a list of links to the official letters that each of the ministries received...
Without Walls International Church

World Healing Center Church, Inc.

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

World Changers Church International

Joyce Meyer Ministries

Kenneth Copeland Ministries

All I have to say is that it seems to me that it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for rich folk to enter the Kingdom. It also seems fitting that the rich young ruler knew scripture and knew tradition, but still realized he lacked something. Jesus told him the thing that he lacked was that he had. And if he would go and sell everything and give it to the poor, then he'd truly have. Ironically enough I'm listening to the new Kid Rock album right now, so I leave you with these words from the second track called Amen.

It's another night in hell
Another child won't live to tell
Can you imagine what it's like to starve to death

And as we sit free and well
Another soldier has to yell
Tell my wife and children I love them in his last breath

C'mon now amen, amen, amen

Habitual offenders, scumbag lawyers with agendas
I'll tell you sometimes people I don't know what's worse
Natural disasters or these wolves in sheep clothes pastors
Now damn it I'm scared to send my children to church
And how can we seek salvation when our nations race relations
Got me feeling guilty of being white
But faith in human nature, our creator and our savior, I'm no saint
But I believe in what is right

To that I say, "Amen Pastor Kid...amen!"