QUOTE(nephthys @ Oct 28 2008, 12:09 PM)
I didn't know anything about this but what a lie to keep up! How very disappointing for all those who prayed and had belief in him too. I guess the man needs more prayers if he thought it okay to continue with such a farce.
Kylie, how did your current employer take your resignation? Are they treating you okay? Re Hillsongs, I've heard lots of reports of their musicians making huge personal salaries and that they hardly support any charities (well, when questioned in the media, the church ministeries were evasive in their responses so that was the beat-up) and I would hope these are just rumours. I must admit to feeling uncomfortable with the thought of making huge amounts of money from God and not using it for His purpose.
Oh, and by the way, I think it's lovely being able to chat to fellow Christians here.
Yeah I know, one can only imagine what mustve been going on inside that mind. I feel sorry for the family. He mustve been pretty good that not even his wife knew. I mean how exactly do u fake that kinda stuff? Nose Bleeds, hair loss etc? Surely his wife would've been to some sessions with him?
Oh and by the way Nepthys. The feeling is mutual. It is wonderful to finally have some people who understand me.
QUOTE(AnA927 @ Oct 28 2008, 08:48 PM)
My DH was kind of stunned when he heard the news...
Can I ask you guys a question? Is there somewhere in the Bible that states that one should give 10% of their earnings to the church (or something like that)? This is something that DH's pastor told me and DH confirmed it as well. I asked him if I could read it but he forgot where it was!! It's not something I've heard of before and was curious...
Yes there is such a verse in the bible, in the Old testament.
However in the New Testament it statse;
"Each one should give as they have decided in their heart to give. Not reluctantly, or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." (II Corinthians 9:7)
So basically yes tithe, but do it because YOU want to, not because you are supposed to or because someone told you to, or if the Preacher really tugs on your strings. It has to come from the heart and from God.
You can also check out some more verses on tithing here. http://www.squidoo.c...y#module3590263
Hope this helps