Wednesday, July 01, 2009

David Cerullo and self-indulgence

According to the Associated Press/OneNewsNow,
A religious broadcaster is building a $4 million home in a gated, lakefront community in western South Carolina at the same time that the ministry has cut jobs and reset thermostats to save money in its new headquarters.

Inspiration Networks' CEO David Cerullo is building the 9,000-square-foot home on a lot that overlooks Lake Keowee, The Charlotte Observer reported Monday.

Inspiration Networks has drawn scrutiny for up to $26 million in incentives it won from South Carolina to move from Charlotte to Indian Land, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. The network's revenues are expected to approach $100 million, largely donations from people who are told God favors those who donate.

According to Matthew 23:25 Jesus once said, "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

The book of James (5:5), warning of God's judgment adds, "You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter."

If the verses fit....

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