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Mista & Mrs. Taylor / Blog

Ministry vs Industry

Many of us who are in ministry understand the struggle of selfish ambition vs complete commitment to the cause of Christ. If we're honest with ourselves most of us have been tempted in some way to pimp ourseleves out for the dollar bill. Some us on the outside look and sound like we're on the same team but under the epidermis is a desire to be the famous one. 1. Are some of us in ministry because its easier to navigate in the Christian realm vs the world system where its dog eat dog? 2. Has the walk become so tuff for REAL CHRISTIANS that we've decided to sellout for a piece of the pie?

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BBC - B-Boy for Christ  (almost 5 years ago)

That is hard to say for me because i'm not involved in any ministry for money or fame, nor for the ease of preaching to the choir, where i'm just gonna get some amen's and sho you right's. That's a scared church to me. Scared to really get in the streets and witness to people. The only fame I want is the recognition from Jesus, that I did something to bring someone closer to him or that I gave someone I didn't know some food. It saddens me to see entertainers get in trouble, like T.I. for example, and run to the church. That church he ran to was happy to let him speach during service. This man at that point hadn't changed. He was still the same rapper, rapping about the trap, sex, how much he ballin', his swag, etc.. This was all, in my eyes, to get people to come to church and most likely get a real good offering to the church. I really want to know if that pastor really spoke to T.I. about getting saved? Because he gets out after one year in prison, because of his "influence on teens", then he's going back in for drugs. He is and has always been a bad influence on teens. This is what I don't like. And its sad because some churches do stuff like this for money. R.Kelly and Rev Meeks I think it was? R.Kelly ain't changed. Michael Jackson gets in trouble and ran to Islam. YOU A JEHOVAH'S WITNESS! We have to break this. It's sad.

DKR  (almost 5 years ago)

I believe some are in ministry for the wrong reason. That's why I believe if you search your self to see if you're in the faith, GOD will show you where your heart is. It's important that we do what we do out of pure heart for the King of Glory! As of the christian walk, it's the same as when Jesus walked the earth. To be honest it's easier, we have the Holy Spirit! The underline cause is the motive of a person. GOD knows all and see all, he know who's with him and who's not. That's what I come to believe, thanks for the Love, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor. GOD bless you guys!

Al Bell
Al Bell  (almost 5 years ago)

In my younger days, I had visions of playing and singing before huge audiences. I think I saw that as proof of the validity of my ministering. It didn't take long for me to learn that it was that one lady who said, "That song blessed me" or the young man who told me that his father didn't even listen to gospel music, but he stole his copy of my CD out of his car that was more important than the huge crowds. Besides, the Bible teaches that our ministry is validated by God and through the fruit (result) of the ministry. What is an honorarium compared to a soul? Nothing.