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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I'm going to make a confession... I love watching some of the TV preachers. Not all of them. I'm not into the hellfire and damnation stuff, but other teachers have a lot of great wisdom I enjoy. However... I'm not so sure about their pleas for financial help. Even the teachers I think are good have segments with tugs at the heartstring appeals for money.

There's a part of me that wants to give them money. I believe in the causes. And yet, there's a part of me that wonders why they aren't funding these causes themselves. Yes, I'm sure they give some of their own personal money. But do any of them believe in their cause enough to sell their million dollar mansions and give the money to the cause?

Don't get me wrong. I believe they're doing a lot of good. But I'm hesitant to put my money in the pockets of folks who aren't willing to do the same. Am I paying for their mansion, or am I paying to give real aid to people who need it?

But as my heartstrings are tugged over and over, I have to wonder if I'm doing the right thing in questioning. Should I just go ahead and give, and let God work it out? Or do I sit and let suffering continue?


Denise Miller Holmes said...

My opinion: Don't give if the televangelist is too glitzy and over-the-top. Those types are in it for the show and the money. If you see them with the mansions, I really wouldn't give. These guys know how to pull heartstrings, which is why some of us still feel guilty when we ignore the pleas. Good topic, Danica.

Kay Day said...

I would go through a different avenue. If they own a jet, forget it. I've been thinking a lot about this subject myself.