Is it wrong for a preacher to live well while his congregation is poor?
Apparently, people are in an uproar about a recent airing of MTV's Sweet Sixteen where Rev. Vernon (Word Church in Cleveland) threw his sixteen year old daughter a $500,000 bash at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Many say that such an extravagant display (which was allegedly paid by tithes/offerings) is unGodly like. Does the preacher have a right to use the tithes/offerings or his salary (set by the church) in any way he sees fit (bentleys, million dollar homes, designer wardrobe) or is he obligated to sow much of that money into community/church efforts? Do we hold preachers to a different standard than any other affluent person? Hmmmm.... What do you think?