Prophets for profit
by Sandy Simpson
2 Cor. 2:17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.
There are many false teachers on TV these days who peddle the word of God for profit. They make promises of healing that do not come true by claiming if they are given a financial gift the person will receive healing and riches. When what they promised does not happen the person is blamed that they did not have enough faith. This often destroys the faith of people who fall into the traps of these snake oil salesmen. I have no problem with people charging for their materials if they cost to be produced, even though it is hoped that when a person cannot afford to pay for books and DVDs they will receive them free of charge. But the charges levied on people for conferences and speaking engagements is often excessive. A minister of God can ask for support and deserves it if they are being diligent in their study and proclamation of the Word. But experiences and feelings often come with a price today and that is not right.