Churches Ignore the Poor
The church has lost its heart.
I recently got this brochure from a local Christian based homeless shelter.
When I read it I was shocked.
The Mission had to rely mostly on individual donors for support.
Churches would only donate 2.6 % of the total:
The church is called to help the poor.
This is a long standing expectation, that goes back to before the time of Christ, for all God’s people.
Churches should look like this:
Where the homeless and weary can find a safe place to sleep and rest
We should NEVER see things like this in our cities:
Churches take their tithes / donations and spend it on salaries and bigger churches.
There is something wrong with their management of things.
They should give to the poor first, and to themselves second.
Actually, the tithe belongs to God, not pastors or people.
Here is another graph, to show the same pattern. Notice that less than 10 % of money goes to charity.
This they call “generous”:
What is so “generous” about 6.6% to 8.2% ?
Here is a church with revenue ( donations) of $309.027 per MONTH.
And they give zero (0) to the poor.
Somehow, they need $98,541 for worship????
The administration does well, at $123,786 earnings per month….well paid.
Imagine how much the money from just administration and worship could do for the local poor.
That would be
$222,327 money available for poor
I guess the lesson taught by Jesus fell on deaf ears for these churches:
So right now, God cannot depend on churches to do his work.
He depends on individuals to do it.
Anyone belonging to one of these “churches” should re-think their commitment.