Tuesday, August 07, 2007
ATMs for Jesus?
Ace JackelopeAs a nation, we're generous. REALLY generous. And when it comes to putting money in the offering plate at church, most of us are more than happy to give. But what if there were an ATM in your church lobby? Is that crossing the line?

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I care less about there being an ATM in the Church--I care more for seeing where the donated money goes to. Why can't we see the benefits rather than just be told what they are?
ATM's in the churches? Talk about the church pressuring the parishioner's into leaving a little something in the offering plate. I think if the parish could actually be made aware of what their donations to the church are funding, then there might not be so many folks that accidently leave their checkbooks at home every other week.
Doesn't this cross the line somehow in bringing Wall Street inside the pulpit? Yes, churches need money to pay the bills, but like the good Lord said, you cannot serve God and Mammon at the same time.
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