Are America’s Chickens Coming Home to Roost?

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Almost ten years ago, I took part in an online debate with a pastor of a peace church. I had a distinct advantage because his church website had a mission statement on it. When he wandered off course, I pointed out the scriptures from his own mission statement. My determination to stick with scriptures frustrated him.

“You fundamentalists care more about scripture than you do about the poor,” he wrote.

“Actually, I am more radical about helping the poor than you are,” I shot back to him.

“No way,” he replied. Then, he listed all of his church’s programs for the poor and their future plans.

“Would you consider selling your church building and giving the proceeds to the poor? And then, would you consider not receiving a salary and taking a full-time job to support your family so more money can be given to the poor. That’s what I would do,” I answered.

The debate came to a screeching halt.

Right now, thousands of believers are joining with Anne Graham Lotz and her 777 Urgent Call to Prayer on behalf of America. The hope is for our nation to return to the Lord, rend our hearts, repent of our sin, and cry out to God for His mercy on behalf of our nation.  Before it’s too late.

I agree with the 777 Urgent Call to Prayer, but…

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. (Matthew 3:8)

“…that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.” (Acts 26:20)

We American Christians have been blessed beyond measure, but what have we done with God’s blessings?

Out of the almost 84 billion dollars received in tithes and offerings by American churches in 2013, 93% was spent on ourselves and our buildings while only 1% went to the poor and 2% to world missions.

Is it any wonder that America is now suffering a flood of poor immigrants?

You see, we have sowed our blessings to the wind and now God is causing us to reap a whirlwind of poverty among us.

There is still time to change, but we have to do it now. Before it’s too late.

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6 responses to “Are America’s Chickens Coming Home to Roost?

  1. I hadn’t heard of the 777 urgent call to prayer, Mr. Larry. But yes, repentance that bears fruit . .how important. I can pray, but not repent and then what good would that do? Thanks as always for your insights and your heart for Him. God bless!

  2. Debbie,

    Thanks. A friend of mine told me about 777 Urgent Call to Prayer, otherwise I would not know about it. God bless you.

  3. Just curious where you came up with the 93% figure. I followed the link you provided but I did not find the figure on the web page. It would not surprise me at all though .

  4. Tony,

    Great question. I used the averages of the first set of figures: Personnel Expenses = 58%; Administrative Expenses = 6%; Facilities/Occupancy Expenses = 18%; Children/Adult/Music = 7%; and Building Fund/Cash Reserves = 3%. For a grand total of 94%. I just subtracted 1% from the cash reserves to come up with 93%, for no other reason than to allow some cash on hand.

    My guess is that all expenses are understated and all evangelistic, benevolence, and giving to the poor are overstated. It’s only human nature to make yourself look better than you really are.

  5. You should edit your post to show how you came up with the figures. I do not think many are aware of where their tithes and offerings go

  6. Tony,

    Good idea. I probably won’t edit the post because the above comment explains everything for those who are curious to learn more. I try to be as accurate as possible in my blogging while being brief at the same time. Brevity can cause problems at times.

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