Greetings fellow followers of Christ,
I noticed that the church I attend for Sunday Service, as well as the other churches I have visited within the past, have been used as stores for the selling of merchandise. You can’t miss the colossal stacks of books and DVDs on the tables or the bookstores, although these are really important books to help you come close to God. But why are the churches being used to sell this merchandise? The bible tells us how Jesus openly rebuked and used physical force among the sellers and told them “My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”
Jim and I have been concerned about Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron who are using their church, Living Waters Ministry, to sell various books and DVDs before and after the sermons have taken place.
They both even run an online store for their churches website. We are very puzzled about how they own fine mansions, expensive cars, and expensive suits they wear during the church sermons. We don’t see regular and low income church members sporting these kind of accessories, so Jim and I have decided to have a conversation with the Holy Spirit about these issues. We feel that their is dark corruption among the two leaders, so we trust Jesus to take care of this matter.
In the meantime, we urge all the other followers of Christ to be aware of any merchandise sold in their church, and to take action against these dealings. Would Jesus be happy if he decided to attend Sunday Service and run into a table stacked of books and DVDs?
“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all of them who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” Matthew 21: 12-13