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Hucksters In The Church

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Martin, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Martin

    Martin Active Member

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    This is a great article by Steve Camp. It is about hucksters in the church. The clever title of the article is, ""Stupid" People in the Church
    ...and how not to be one".

    Click Here To Read

    In Christ,
    Martin. [​IMG]
     
  2. Brother Ian

    Brother Ian Active Member

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    Very good article and timely too.
     
  3. Martin

    Martin Active Member

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    ==I thought so too. When I watch TBN or INSP and I see these hucksters it just saddens me. There are some good preachers out there and those channels would rather show Benny Hinn and such. It makes me angry and sad. What makes it worse is that when I turn on EWTN (the Catholic Channel) I don't see that kind of circus. If the Catholics can keep them off why can't we?

    Martin.
     
  4. mioque

    mioque New Member

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    Amen. [​IMG]

    "If the Catholics can keep them off why can't we?"
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    The RCC has this hierarchy thing going. You want to relieve the believers of their cash, you need the permission of somebody higher up the chain.
    Modern bishops may be (to put it mildly) dangerous fools when it comes to sexual harassment issues, but most of them aren't hucksters.
     
  5. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Nope. They are just more polished in their scams and the way they present themselves.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  6. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Martin,

    Thanks for the link. I guess I had no idea that there were any reformed CCM artists at all.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  7. mioque

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    Doesn't the word huckster imply a distinct lack of real pollish/subtlety?
     
  8. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    We will all stand before God to give an accounting, but the thought crosses my mind I would rather answer for a bank robbery than using the Church to make a buck. One of the few reasons Jesus showed anger.
     
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