Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When the twin towers fell, his fortunes changed. Donors poured $2.5 million into the minister's charity to help 9/11 victims. But Keyes, a one-time construction worker, did more than help the needy with the millions donated he helped himself. You can read about it at http://news.yahoo.com/ap-impact-tragedy-meant-big-money-ny-minister-162434755.html.

This is why Yeshua warned us in Matthew 10:16, "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves". We need to be aware that there are a lot of serpents out there. Some of them masquerade as ministers. Yeshua did not have anything good to say about
them.

Mat 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves and said unto them, "It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves."

Matthew 23:14-"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation."

Matthew 23:27-"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness."

I think that pretty well says it all.

Best always
Brother Ron

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