Some people claim that sin is the disease and faith in Jesus is the cure, but I see it differently to that. I see much of Christianity as a ‘money making scam‘, and you only have to look towards the ‘evangelical preachers‘, and see how their spreading of the ‘gospel of Jesus Christ‘ is filling up their bank accounts. According to several sources, one in every four Christians is an evangelical, and unsurprisingly the largest concentration of them are in the ‘United States of America‘. The message of evangelicalism is to promote the gospels of Jesus Christ, and his life, death, resurrection, and his atonement in which he gave his life for man’s sin, and only after accepting Jesus and his sacrifice can you achieve redemption, and let into Heaven. So by that definition, evangelical preachers are spreading the teachings, and parables of Jesus in the hope of engulfing their followers in guilt.
In America some of the TV channels have the pleasure of ‘televangelists‘, and many of them have become famous, wealthy and extremely influential, and they convince their viewers that their life is in God’s hands and if you support the church financially then God will grant you a prosperous life. The cable channels even have events called ‘praiseathons‘ where they had fundraising events for the church, and after the events were over, the televangelists went home to their multimillion dollar estates. How do these people sleep at night preying on the vulnerable, and people that genuinely believe that the church wishes to help them?
“A number of those making the most persistent pleas for money tap into something called the prosperity gospel, which hinges on a belief that your health and wealth are controlled by God, and God is willing you to be prosperous. Believers are encouraged to show their faith through payments, which they understand will be repaid – many times over – either in the form of wealth or healing.” – BBC
Two of the most well known evangelists in America are worth an estimated $400,000,000 combined,, whilst millions of people around the world live in poverty and squalor, and genuinely don’t know where their next meal is coming from. When ‘Kenneth Copeland‘, and ‘Pat Robertson‘ are swanning around the world in their private jets, why hasn’t Jesus told them during their prayers to share some of their ill gotten wealth? Maybe because it’s all one huge scam, and only by deceit can they live their lives of luxury?