Originally posted by Melanerpes
I think to be fair, it's important to appreciate the good work that is being done at many churches and congregations. The problem is that many of these things are done with very little fanfare and get very little media coverage. Humble people don't like to blow a trumpet every time they "give alms" so its easy to think someone is not doing any good works.
Good works are not to be boasted about. That we know.
I am referring to the wrong things practiced by many churches.
I know of many Pentecostal churches whose pastor is rich. He lives off the poor congregations faith in HIM not God but HIM.
Many churches are just plain evil. Christ knows who they are and he will judge them.
Probably where you live those things are not common.