Maybe God isn’t so harsh after all.
According to the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), when you give to the church, you get. You get a new car. A better job. Riches:
But while many Pentecostal churches preach that God will bless those who make sacrifices — both financial and spiritual, few are as explicit as UCKG, which teaches poverty is unnecessary, and holds special “campaigns” to pray for specific “goals”, like a new car, house or even swimming pool.
They’ve got a point. Jesus must have meant that “blessed are the poor” stuff for those other Christians.
They aren’t afraid to take a page out of the Church of Scientology’s playbook if it means advancing the Word of God:
It has sued several media organizations for publishing what it says are false allegations and warned Reuters it was not afraid to use legal action to correct a “negative story”. When this reporter jotted down a few notes during a UCKG service an usher demanded to see them, and threatened arrest when he was refused.
I was kinda hoping for a Prius rather than a Navara, but beggars can’t be choosers. So to speak. Jesus isn’t going to let me be a beggar.