Yesterday I shared a post on Facebook called Meet the 50 Richest Pastors in the World. The post listed most of the preachers you’ve heard of, especially the ones who preach the s0-called “prosperity gospel”. In essence these guys (and gals) treat Jesus like Santa Clause. “Love Jesus, and prove it by sending me money” and you’ll enjoy financial success.
Many of these rich pastors live in other countries. Number one is a Brazilian. But number two is all-American Pat Robertson, host of the TV show The 700 Club. Number three on the list, at a net worth of $250 million is none other than George Forman, the former boxer and grill guy. Obviously the definition of “pastor” on this list is pretty lose.
I won’t boor you with the entire list. You can check it out for yourself. I will say that the list is in reverse order so, if you want to cut right to the chase, start with this link and work backwards. In other words, http://standardnews.com/meet-richest-pastors-world/50 will take you to number one on the list. Replace the number “50”with “49” and you’ll see number 2, etc. Or just click the “previous” button.
The reason I bring this up today is that I was listening to the comedy channel on my satellite radio today and I heard the song “Would Jesus Wear a Rolex on His Television Show?” Maybe it’s just a coincidence but I really don’t believe in coincidences so maybe it’s a sign during Lent. Watch the Ray Stevens video below. I think you’ll get a kick out of it. After all, we are allowed to have some fun during Lent.
Here’s an interesting sidebar. Everyone associates this song with Ray Stevens but it was actually written by Chet Atkins.