I dont believe I ever preached a message on money, he said. But I do believe God can want you to have a better house. God wants you to be able to send your kids to college.
I’ve come up with a new slogan for my herbal pills that will compete against viagra and cialis, “God wants you to have a bigger, longer lasting...”
There's something "un-God-ly" about that.
Joel Osteen is one of the biggest frauds of all time.
Of course, Warren is still the Antichrist, right folks? Tommy Dale, where are you?
This is not the whole story.
The pastor from Waco conveniently forgets to include living in the house provided for him by the congregation.
That’s worth quite a bit of $$.
However, pastors like Hinn, etc. that have a salary that large present a huge stumbling block to a lot of people, IMO. Jesus’s warning about the camel and the eye of the needle should be heeded by these folks. In addition they will be held to a higher standard than the rest of us.
Rick Warren needs to buy a new suit!
Bump for truth in advertising.
I pastor a rural church of about 180 members. Most are low income. We reach out to our neighbors, making a difference one-by-one. I think the idea of pay scale is misunderstood by many both ‘in’ and ‘out’ of the church. I believe salaries should be comparable to that of the people who are part of the church, but also comparable to other professionals’ wages. Plus consideration for experience, length of tenure and responsibilities. As a small church pastor, compared to 1,000 member churches, I know the expectations of a senior pastor’s job must be far more demanding than mine. So I understand the larger compensation. However, the exorbitant salaries that some mega church pastors receive seems simply messed up. I have read of very little accountability regarding mega church pastor’s salaries. Sometimes the Board Members are family members who decide what to pay their father or mother who are the Senior Pastors. If I pastored a 20,000 member church I think my salary should increase due to the skill set I would need, my training, etc. But I like to think I would have integrity, like Rick Warren, to consider what my real needs are when considering what a fair salary would be. We as pastors should be provided for, according to the policy of the particular church we are employed at. Having said that, my biggest gripe with tv evangelists is the way they solicit money from thousands with little to no benefit going to a hurting world from those donations. It’s a controversial topic. If you are part of a small church or mega church, let your thoughts be known. We are all part of the Body of Christ.
That seems to be more in line with the average Catholic priest in the US.