Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Would Jesus charge a speaker’s fee?

I read that the New Hope Gospel Church is trying to raise $50k so that they can buy Tim Tebow to speak at an event called The Restoration. Raising money to entice a famous Christian to speak seem wrong on so many levels.

Youth Pastor Adam King with New Hope Gospel Church tells the Zanesville Times Recorder that an announcement was made at Sunday services and that thousands of dollars was already donated by Sunday night. A flyer says the goal is to raise $50,000 to have Tebow appear at the event called The Restoration on March 2.

Read more: Ohio Church Works To Lure Tebow

Would Jesus charge a speaking fee? The answer is no of course. The mere thought of Jesus charging a speaking fee is wrong. We know this (even those of us who do not believe). So why pay $50k to a millionaire for an hour of his time? The money should go to feeding and clothing the poor. As for Tebow, if he were a real Christian, he would speak at the event for free. Of course, this assumes that the event is not some self masturbatory prosperity doctrine sermon.You can be a rich Christian just like Tebow… just sent $29.95 for your holy tea towel.

What really grates… youth pastor Adam King is so proud of his effort.

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