Follow the money
“Thou shalt not steal.” But someone did.
Lakewood Church has sent out a notice that donations collected at services Saturday and Sunday, the 8th and 9th, were stolen. And, they advise anyone who gave by check or credit card to watch their bank accounts very carefully and report any suspicious activity.
It’s being reported that the donations in question amount to $600,000, and that the church is apparently fully insured for the amount so they will suffer no loss. It seems there’s a lot of financial giving going on at Lakewood. It’s remarkable that a church collects $600,000 in two days. It’s also remarkable that a church somehow needs $600,000 to maintain itself, which seems apparent from the fact that their statement included notice that “the funds were fully insured”.
Lakewood is what’s called a mega-church, given the sizable number of people who attend each weekend. Numbers, however, whether in dollars or people, don’t really mean anything, particularly when it comes to the true nature of church. The bond of fellowship and spirit of God transcends such crass measures. The sooner the church of Jesus Christ finds its way out of the bondage of money the sooner the church will find its true nature and be at peace.