Wednesday, August 15, 2007

How to Spot a Spiritual Huckster

Because scam artists know the vocabulary to use with Christian people, investors, including pastors get caught into these investments with the intention of raising money for church projects, aiding the poor or for other charitable reasons. How can Christians become “wise as serpents” while remaining “harmless as doves”?

How to Spot a Spiritual Huckster
By Doug Trouten
He says you can make a fortune ... and help God's kingdom at the same time. Problem is, you can't take anything he says to the bank.
Guys like to think they're financially savvy. We may not hunt wild boar, but we still bring home the bacon, and we feel a real man understands T-bills as well as T-birds. But unless you actually work in the field, it's hard to keep up on the ins and outs of investing.
So, when somebody tells us that God has told him or her how to make us rich, it's tempting to believe them. We may even have pure motives, figuring that good investments will let us give more to God's work. Only later when we discover that our Christian financial counselor is living large on our cash do we realize that we've been had by a spiritual huckster…………
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