Proof #20: Notice Your Church

January 4, 2008 at 8:51 am 5 comments

These proofs are quite redundant.  I’ve already answered this one at length here.

The real objection here, once again, is the accumulation of material goods is allegedly in violation of Jesus’ teachings.  While I agree that Christians are called to a higher responsibility with the material goods that they do have (see the link), I disagree with the underlying premise that accumulating wealth is inherently evil.  The Ten Commandments, the foundation of the Law of God, teach us that is wrong to steal.  How could it be wrong to steal if no one is supposed to own property in the first place?

No where in Jesus’ teachings is it suggested that Christians should buy land and build church buildings with indoor basketball courts. No where does Jesus suggest the accumulation of billions of dollars in gold bars. Chistians are supposed to sell everything and give the money to the poor, according to Jesus. Yet church congregations do exactly the opposite on a regular basis. Building a large sanctuary and indoor basketball courts is an exercise in vanity, ego-boosting, selfishness and human pride. These attributes are the opposite of Jesus’ prescriptions and everyone knows it.

I agree with this statement, but I disagree with the conclusion “Church congregations regularly and willfully ignore Jesus’ teachings because they know that Jesus is imaginary.”  That conclusion does not flow from the initial premise.  The only thing that has been proven here is that church congregations can be hypocritical, but we already knew that.  We know that we sinful humans still have a long way to go toward sanctification.

Entry filed under: Religion.

Proof 19: Notice That You Ignore Jesus Proof #21: Understand Jesus’ Core Message


  • 1. curtismchale  |  January 4, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I would say that the arguement is based on an incomplete understanding of what the Christian faith teaches. I would also agree that many Christians, often myself included, are hypocritical.

  • 2. Luke  |  June 17, 2008 at 9:28 am

    You can’t have a successful business if you don’t attract customers.

  • 3. Anti-Devil  |  July 4, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Luke..i find no link in wat u just typed..

  • 4. White  |  July 6, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    who said about business?! i like money xD

  • 5. Anti-Devil  |  July 15, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Money is a double edge sword,u can use it for evil or for good

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