Last October, I posted on why shouldn’t churches have investment seminars, linked here and I got some backlash on Twitter.
Well, it turns out there is another case in point that affirms my position:
Ephren Taylor, a “successful Christian” businessman with ties to Bishop Eddie Long’s New Birth is now accused of running a ponzi scheme that targeted black churches and well even Joel Olsteen’s mega church LakeWood (which has a lot of racial minorities). But of course good Christians are talking about forgiving Taylor, who has, ya know, gone into hiding after violating, oh nothing important just national laws as well as the Ten Commandments. God has no concern for justice, right? It’s all about Jesus and me, and cheap grace! Of course, these seminars and schemes are a direct result of the heresy known as the Prosperity Gospel that are killing the church. The American Dream did what racism and bigotry could not: it’s killing off U.S. American Christianity. The church is more focused on being successful rather than faithful, which is a shame.
Not to say the American Dream isn’t racist or classist either.
For more on Taylor’s crimes, see Ephren Taylor accused of 11 Million Dollar Christian Ponzi Scheme [linked here]