Jesus told his disciples: "You received free; give free." So how come priests, pastors, and televangelists charge for everything?
- Anonymous8 months agoFavourite answer
Its all about money and they know a sucker is born every minute.
- PubliusLv 78 months ago
Because they're disobeying Christ.
- violaLv 48 months ago
YOU received free, give free.” (Matthew 10:8) Jesus issued that instruction to his apostles when he sent them forth to preach the good news. Did the apostles obey this directive? Yes, and they continued to do so even after Jesus departed from the earth. For instance, when the former sorcerer Simon saw the miraculous powers possessed by the apostles Peter and John, he offered to pay them to impart that power to him. But Peter rebuked Simon, saying: “May your silver perish with you, because you thought through money to get possession of the free gift of God.”—Acts 8:18-20. The apostle Paul displayed a spirit similar to Peter’s. Paul could have allowed himself to be a financial burden to his Christian brothers in Corinth. However, he worked with his own hands to support himself. (Acts 18:1-3) Thus, he could say with confidence that he had preached the good news to the Corinthians “without cost.”
- Chi girlLv 78 months ago
None of them "charge." You need a dictionary.
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- 8 months ago
Because they are selfish bastards that believe in doing wrong to others. The christian religion is full of hatred, betrayal, evil, etc. it is one of the most hated religions of all in history.
- JenniferLv 68 months ago
Well, they shouldn't "charge" for much. If they do, they aren't doing things quite the way the book says. That being said, they should be making a wage. Most of them have families that also have to eat/live.
Tithing is still a thing, and should be done by those who take advantage of the services a rabbi/pastor provides so he can earn a wage.
- PaulLv 78 months ago
My pastor doesn't charge for anything, including personal meetings for spiritual guidance, trips to people's homes, and any of the other services he provides. Obviously we do contribute to the Church, since it would not be possible to have a church otherwise.
- montez aLv 48 months ago
You can tell a tree by it's fruit. By their works we can readily see they're not really following Jesus.
- Anonymous8 months ago
When was the last time you got a bill from a church?
Never, that's when, troll.
- Bobby JimLv 78 months ago
Jesus was speaking directly to His disciples and Apostles. Tithing to the church (temple, mosque, etc) has never been revoked. If you go to a church that charges you for everything, I suggest you find a different church. Supporting your local church is also a mandate from the Bible, and for pastors, the Bible also says that one "does not muzzle the ox that treads out the corn." Pastors that teach and serve their congregation are to be paid a salary.