Saturday, April 11, 2009

Facebook group set up to pray for highly paid pastors

From Christian Post:

"...a concerned believer (named Ming Liang) has started a Facebook group to gather Christians to pray for church leaders who have been accused of greed for money, fame and power.

The online group, named Heart for God, clarified that it is not a hate group, but a platform for believers to identify and list church leaders with such tendencies so that they can “pray and hope they will have the right heart for God and impact lives like never before”...

[Ming Liang] added that the high paychecks could possibly become a temptation to the church leaders."

I wonder how would Athanasius and John Chrysostom react if they see this? First, megachurch pastors' paycheck follows the standard of corporate CEOs; Second, a Facebook group being created to pray for them...

3 comments:

Kar Yong said...

My goodness.......

How about a Facebook group to pray for those who are pay way below the market rate and close to or below poverty level and expose the churches or Christian organisations who do that to their pastors and workers?

I can think of a rather long list too... :-)

Sze Zeng said...

Hi KY,

You highlighted something interesting. Yes, why don't they set up a FB group to pray for those who are in need rather than those who are in abundance?

That's intriguing. Or we can initiate that. :)

davinci said...

NT budding scholar, paid close to poverty level...so ironic....!

but that according to economic law , demand and supply...hehe..

maybe ppl demand prosperity gospel, not NT education...