Two qualifications of a pastor are they are not to be greedy for money and they are to have a good testimony to those that are outside the church. As for the first qualification noted that would eliminate the majority of Pentecostal preachers today. Kenneth Copeland has his own airport for his 5 planes, Paula White told her congregation to donate a month salary or God would get them, Benny Hinn, Jesse Duplantis, Joyce Meyers, Juanita Bynum, TD Jakes, and many many more all are unqualified to be a pastor. The woman pastors automatically are unqualified according to the Pauline Epistles. What about those and let’s have a good testimony to those that are outside? Does Jimmy Swaggart when he had sex with prostitutes or Jim Bakker who bilked Millions of dollars from his followers? It would seem that the Pentecostal Church makes their own rules for pastors. And an literate congregation sees nothing wrong with that.
Why do congregations even allow such unbiblical pastors that flourish in the Pentecostal Church. They don’t follow the Bible one bit and no one seems to care. I classify the Pentecostal Church as an apostate cult. If the blind lead the blind both will fall into a ditch. Ezekiel 14:10 says, the punishment of the prophet shall be the same as the punishment of the one who inquired. Perhaps we should start listening to the word of God instead of the Godless Pentecostal pastors.
Does this sound prosperous to you? Jesus said, you cannot serve God and money in Matthew 6:24.
It doesn’t appear his apostles were very prosperous either. Prosperity pastors teach a false gospel.
We are not, as so many, corrupting the word of God which is found in 2nd Corinthians 2:17. The word corrupting means making merchandise out of you. If you will recall Jesus chased the money-changers out of the Temple with a whip of cords. That would have been the prosperity preachers of today.
I don’t believe the separation of church and state ever envisioned a mega church. I still don’t believe small churches should have to pay taxes. Small churches don’t have their pastors buying Jets or owning Mercedes, Large mega churches have enormous budgets.
Mega churches pay their pastors outrageous salaries exceeding 1 million dollars a year. Nepotism is rampant in those churches where family members are paid enormous salaries. I’m not talking about the pastor that makes $30,000 a year and has to pay for a small house. I’m talking about the pastors that have mansion and swimming pools.
Those bastards are laughing all the way to the bank and many of them could own Banks. Joyce Meyers once had a parishioner give her money for an entire house and later when she needed some help she wrote Meyers and got a response like this. That’s went welfare is for.
This is why mega churches need to pay taxes. If they paid taxes all the rest of the taxpayers would only have to pay 3% taxes. The separation of church and state never figured on mega churches.
The Pastors in our graphic here have abused their Authority in the gospel. So why do so many of their congregations continue to send them money?