A South Carolina pastor is trying to defend himself after buying his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus as a wedding anniversary present.
Pastor John Gray, the leader of Relentless Church in Greenville, S.C., came under fire for presenting his wife, Aventer, with the expensive vehicle. A video that went viral, which has since been deleted, showed the pastor surprising his wife with the keys to the luxury vehicle last week, the Charlotte Observer reported.
The pastor was criticized by social media users questioning how he could afford such expensive car. In a Facebook Live video Thursday, Gray defended the purchase while tearing up at times.
“Did this man use any money from the church to do this?” Gray asked. “And the answer is no. Absolutely not. And God, take my life on this live feed if I did.”
The pastor explained that the car was bought with money he saved from his second book deal and the fourth season of his reality show “The Book of John Gray” which airs on the OWN Channel.
So while churchgoers are encouraged to sacrifice their money for missions and other Christian causes, do Christian ministers save millions to buy a luxury car? Cannot ministers also make their own sacrifices for the sake of the Kingdom of God?
The Apostles of Jesus gave everything — including their lives — to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. How can people today use the New Testament written by the Apostles to justify high expenses in their selfish lifestyles, not in missions, while billions of people are perishing without knowing Jesus died for their sins?
I have read of Christian businessmen giving a significant part of their profits to Christian causes. Should ministers do less?
God gives us prosperity to bless people in their needs, not to indulge people in their selfish desires and greed.
The Apostles of Jesus expressed sacrifices through their preaching and personal lives. Are Christian ministers today unable to follow their good example?
There are Christians having visions and dreams of ministers going to Hell. I believe in supernatural visions and dreams. But do you need them to discern that a selfish life contrary to the unselfish lives of the Apostles is headed to Hell?
With information from FoxNews.
Portuguese version of this article: Pastor de mega-igreja compra carro de luxo de quase 800 mil reais para esposa. Como não criticar tal desperdício?
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