How Christian ‘pay-to-pray’ scams victimize the poor and the desperate

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The first complaints about the Christian Prayer Center were short, cryptic – but not enough for the Washington state attorney general’s office to investigate. These people bilked me.

But then, a lengthy letter landed, from a family whose members were both heartbroken and furious.

“They had a child with a rare terminal illness,” said assistant attorney general Daniel Davies. “They were looking for hope anywhere they could get it. One of the places they turned to was the Christian Prayer Center.

“When they are going through incredibly difficult situations, often times people turn to prayer,” Davies continued. “They see a website touting that thousands of people will pray for you. They have a pastor, testimonials on the website of people whose prayers were answered.

“The pastor was a sham,” he said. “The testimonials were fictitious as well.”

The child is still dying.

As a result, the owner of christianprayercenter.com and its Spanish-language counterpart, oracioncristiana.org , have been ordered to pay up to $7m in restitution to an estimated 125,000 desperate consumers who reached out for prayers in their times of need. Read more

If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works (James 2:16-18).

Simon the sorcerer said, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! “You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God (Acts 8:19-21).

Don’t be fooled. A family should care for their own first and then help others. I don’t know a family who every member is financially secure. Help your family first and then help others. Also, God never asks money for healing and prayer. What kind a father is that? That is no father, but a manipulator and a hater of man and lover of themselves.

READ YOUR BIBLE! MOST PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES ARE GOING TO HELL BECAUSE THEY ARE SELFISH! READ YOUR BIBLE!

HOLD ON TO THE PENNIES YOU HAVE UNTIL GOD SPEAKS TO YOUR SPIRIT TO GIVE>

P.S. DONT BOW TO ANY CROSS OR ANY MAN MADE IN THE LIKENESS OF ANYTHING IN HEAVEN

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2 responses to “How Christian ‘pay-to-pray’ scams victimize the poor and the desperate

  1. God Sees Everything

    Reblogged this on God Sees Everything and commented:
    #WalkWithJesus

    Money is the root of ALL evil.
    There are plenty of “christians” from the top down who are making money from the poor. These liars, deceive others into contributing to their false causes, due to the emotional heart-tugging cases they create.

    Don’t be deceived! Give to the poor directly!

  2. Reblogged this on ahol888 and commented:
    You have the spiritual capabilities within yourself to pray for a family member that is in need. Do not hand your money over to those that choose to prey upon the week. Build yourself up.

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