I’m a Christian. A very strong one, as a matter of fact, but over the years I’ve allowed myself to become quite jaded with the Church. The Church, after all, is administrated by man and as such is just as corrupt as any other human agency, but a church called Liquid Church in New Jersey has caused me to take another look.
This past Sunday, the Church sent around the collection plate in what would appear to be a normal offering, but this time, instead of putting money into the plate, parishioners were told to take an envelope out of the plate.
Inside the envelope was either a $10, $20, or $50 bill. In total, the church gave away $30,000 for this event, which Senior Pastor Tim Lucas said was to:
“teach churchgoers that faith in God, not government, is the only route to recovery in this financial crisis”.
Wow! An argument that conservatives have been making for decades is that the reason we have the welfare state that we have is because churches have dropped the ball and left government to pick up the pieces. If more churches would do things like this, there might come a time when the social programs like we currently have them won’t have a reason to exist.
The church plans to donate an additional $60,000 to various projects in the northern New Jersey counties they serve.
Bravo, Pastor Lucas. Keep it up!
NBC New York