It might be hard to believe, it might even seem impossible, but large sums of money raised to build a church, in the spiritually bankrupt city of Los Angeles, have been redirected to the rural countryside of Chino, California.
We have all heard it said, “Jesus is quoted more times in the Bible concerning the topic of money than heaven and hell put together.” Well, it would seem there is good reason for this, with the way that Christian organizations behave from time to time when it comes to finances.
Let your “yes” be YES and your “no” be NO. When a non-profit organization asks us for our hard earned money, and tells us that they are going to use it for a certain purpose, then they have a responsibility to spend those finances on the stated purpose and that purpose only. “Redirecting” funds that have been raised to build a building in Los Angeles, to a ministry in a completely different county, is essentially reconstructing a yes into a no. Did you do what you said you were going to? “Well, no.” Was the promise kept? “No.” Has the impossible been realized? “No.” Can we trust you with our money? “No.” Is something wrong with this situation? “YES”.