There are quite a few obscenely rich televangelists. They all own lavish homes and make millions every year, yet their faithful congregations continue to give them money in the form of tithes and contributions.
Are the faithful congregations aware that the extravagant lifestyles their leaders contradict everything Jesus taught?
Jesus said in Matthew 6:19–20:
Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up to yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves do not break through, nor steal.
Jesus also said in Matthew 6:24:
No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
And Jesus said in Matthew 19:23–24:
Amen, I say to you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you: It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
If Jesus were here today, what would He say to these wealthy televangelists?