Sunday, January 8, 2012

Should you pay to pray..

Let me start off by saying I'm a Strong Believer in God and the Bible!
And I do attend (Not as often as I should) and donate regularly to a small church that my Mother was a member and I grew up attending.

One of my sisters and I have had a long dispute about this question "Should you pay to pray" She attends a big church and donates a portion of her earnings to the church and she also pays for her son and daughter to attend Private school there as well.

 She was telling me about one of her Preachers receiving from the Church a brand new Cadillac Escalade with ALL the extras, when I say all I mean GPS system built in, Leather interior, Rear TV's etc..... I'm talking easily a 75 thousand plus plus vehicle. He was very Impressed and thankful for the gift. (Really wouldn't we all be?) Now I'm sure he will have to figure out what to do with the 3 yr old Cadillac he was driving.

Now I'm thinking (cause I DO that sometimes) that the money could have really helped out A LOT of people during these hard times.  Even  a few that attend her Church that have lost their jobs over the past year.  And I also wonder how much of a say so"members" had in picking out this gift from their Church for him.

My Sister a 25 year member was totally surprised and happy for him when the gift was driven into the church and presented to her Favorite Preacher.


  1. I see your point!

  2. A brand new Escalade? I agree that money should have been spent better thats for sure. I am only reminded of Jim and Tammy Baker...

  3. Good point, $75K goes a LONG way in missions...

  4. Anon~Thanks

    Pissed~Yep a Brand New One SPECIAL order.

    NFO~ Thats the way I look at it too.

  5. It sounds like the priorities are totally messed up at that church. There is nothing wrong with a three year old Cadillac unless it has over a 100,000 miles on it. There are a lot of very nice cars out there for under $25,000.00.

  6. Organized religion is all about money, especially the mega churches. It is indeed "Pay to Pray."
    Nuff said.

  7. Well, just speakin' just for ME... that Escalade is just WRONG, on SO many different levels. I'll leave it at that.

  8. Stopsign, don't get me started...

    You've hit a hot button.

    And, I share your strong belief in God, and The Holy Bible, too.



  9. Ummm. Stopsign - The cad was the drop in the bucket in what is really going on at that church. What is going on behind the scene, probably would curl your hair tighter than a drum.

  10. Sorry I'm late in commenting back on my blog~Been a Busy Week!

    Some Churches should be labeled as a "Cult" I feel like this is one of them!

    Hope everyone is doing well and I will be catching back up on your blogs soon.