Caesar: Render onto God the way I tell you

Langford criticizes ministers for lax support of prayer rallies- al.com

Crazy Larry is upset that more ministers didn’t make their parishoners take part in his absurd sackcloth and ashes rally in April. There were, of course, many reasons not to, including that it was insane and that he doesn’t get the point of sackcloth and ashes.

He also criticized them for preaching a “prosperity gospel” instead of “repentance”:

“People are preaching that God wants you all rich. That’s the biggest lie I’ve ever heard. The Bible says the poor will be with you always.”

Personally, I find that sort of preaching offensive. However, “the poor will be with you always” is not the sort of thing a political official tasked with improving his constituents’ lot in life should be saying, is it?

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One response to “Caesar: Render onto God the way I tell you

  1. e. nonee moose

    “The Bible says the poor will be with you always.”

    I’m no fan of the prosperity gospel either but Langford is absolutely taking this verse out of context. Christ was merely pointing out to one of his followers that this will be the last chance they’d ever get to minister to his needs. The implication is that they could minister to the needs of the poor after he’s gone. And he’s gone and yet I don’t see a whole lot of ministering to the poor going on these days.

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