Quote : Fisherman
“some of the wealthiest people I know used their wealth to advance the gospel in very practical terms funding a wide variety of Christian based missions,orphanages,hospitals and schools”
Oh how jolly wonderful. What hero’s for God. Woo hoo !!
How many? of these Godly folk are bothered to be interested in helping to first fix issues of faith abuse
Its all very well getting involved in advancing the gospel. But have? these godly folk considered how often the gospel is then later-on being used, to spawn faith abuse.
Take Africa . A place that the gospel has been advanced. A place where the gospel is being used to cause abuse
Like this kind of thing
“self-proclaimed prophets or messengers who are believed by their millions of devoted followers to have the power to perform a range of miracles from healing the sick, curing Aids and even raising the dead.”
end quote (my bold)
Theists ,like Fisherman and his theist friends. Are (quietly) proud of having helped to “advance the gospel”
Sure, it may be so that “you will never see their names in the news thanking themselves.”
Good for them. Hope that this fact makes them feel even more jolly wonderfully great about themselves too
But have any? of them stopped to consider this first. Are they helping ?matters, or have they also unwittingly helped to spawn harm
What will stop the rise in bogus preachers in Africa?
Because the promotion of the gospel ,sure hasn’t happened, without it also helping to enable harm . Harm that may then be left to continue for generations to come
Jesus must be jolly-wrapped with these Christians whom help to promote the gospel . So that there will be more people forced to suffer. Because of the very fact that there are also so few of these theists whom will ever care to first help promote regulation