Friday, September 26, 2003
There are preachers who forbid their members from eating pork. And they compel their members to abide by this prohibition. But if they are really sincere about it, how come they are allowing their members to raise hogs? Because, the moment these hogs are sold, their members give the 10% of their earnings to their preachers.
If we are just going to think about it, if it is really forbidden to eat pork, then they must also forbid their members from raising hogs. If in the beginning, the people were forbidden to even touch pigs/hogs, what more if you are going to take care of them – from the time that they are piglets until they become saleable!
How dare are these pastors who claim that eating pork is forbidden, yet, they get a portion from the sales of their hog-raiser members! We hope that you will be able to discern the real motives of your pastors. We are not maligning their persons; we are just telling the truth.
And again, this thing is happening because these pastors have come up with their own interpretation of the Bible. That is why, it is very risky to follow preachers who interpret the Bible by themselves, especially when it comes to money matters. Their explanation and their interpretation are motivated by their vested interests. No wonder they have become very rich! If you follow this kind of preachers, you are, in effect, risking your salvation!