Pretty much this.As Brozilla mentioned, this is just the sort of example of avarice that people use as ammo to paint Christians in a negative light.
I so totally agreeAlright.
Let's assume that this megachurch actually had a legitimate use for an airplane to get them to various parts of the world. After all, it claims to be an International ministry so that isn't totally impossible. Their website only lists locations within the U.S. however.
My question: Why do they need a $65M jet that's claimed by the manufacturer to be the most luxurious jet available today? If all they need is the means to get around, wouldn't a much less expensive jet work equally well? This frickin' jet can almost go supersonic for Pete's sake... Looking at similar jets in its class show that it's well above the cost of other such aircraft.
The Gulfstream G650: $64.5M
Bombardier Global Express: $52M
Dassault Falcon 7X: $52.3M
Embraer Lineage 1000: $49.3M
Mind you, that's just luxury business jets. If he truly only needed the transportation, there are MUCH cheaper planes to be had, like prop planes, smaller business jets, used business jets, etc.
Or maybe he could just buy a friggin' plane ticket like everybody else.
As Brozilla mentioned, this is just the sort of example of avarice that people use as ammo to paint Christians in a negative light.
There's a certain scripture that I've taken to heart, especially when my wife and I were "church-shopping" several years ago.LOL that or I am a Christian that believes the $$ for a jet could do a lot more good being spent on the poor souls you would be flying over in it. I don't go along with any religious group claiming to be Christian that missuses the funds the faithful give to live a life style they often preach against. Nor do I go along with those as stated before sell to others what they say is evil, or sell salvation, promote one group or race over another, believe the leadership is above the law of God or sin, or preach a gospel that is not clearly shown in the Bible.
In short I don't go to mainline churches in my area preferring the smaller more Bible based ones. but that is me I am sure there will be lots of logical arguments against what I say.
Basically, you can tell how "true" a church can be by observing the conduct of their members - and especially their leaders. If their leaders don't seem to be following a Christlike example, what does that say about the church as a whole?Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Amen so very very true
Basically, you can tell how "true" a church can be by observing the conduct of their members - and especially their leaders. If their leaders don't seem to be following a Christlike example, what does that say about the church as a whole?
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