"There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man." Mark 7:15
When I first started seeking the Lord, I used to follow Dr. Frederick K.C. Price Sr. at Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC). His services were broadcast weekly on my local religious television channel. When you are hungry for righteousness, you will almost go anywhere to be fed.
Then one day, Dr. Price began to speak about those in his church who were not tithing. He chastised them and berated them in a way that shocked me. He went on further to speak disparagingly about those who wrote checks to the ministry which bounced. He stated that - if not for the fact that it was illegal - he would publicly post the names of every person who had given bad checks in an offering to his church.
You have been given time in a pulpit to speak to the things of God and your main concern is folks not giving you enough money? Where was the compassion and Godly concern about the lives of these people? Perhaps they were in financial struggles which was pulling them under. Or maybe the church was setting an inordinate emphasis on "money" which compelled them to try and give more than they could. I knew that it was not the spirit of the Lord inspiring these words and that was enough for me. I never listened to any more "word of faith" or "prosperity doctrine" foolishness again. As someone whom God had delivered out of the Roman Catholic Church, I could recognize that Babylonian spirit when I saw it.