I’ll begin this blog by apologizing if I’ve misled anyone into believing Elmer Gantry was a fictional character in a Hollywood movie – in previous blogs I’ve made reference to Gantry associated with televangelists, religious zealotry, and evangelicals.
You can imagine my surprise and embarrassment to learn Gantry is very much alive and in fact was the featured speaker at “Liberty” University commencement activities.
The word sacred gets tossed around a lot and means different things to different people.
Often enough it is employed to validate or instill reverence, and increasingly as a marketing tool.
The Catholic church for instance will in effect sell a Mass, or forgiveness in what is known as dispensations.
Maybe that’s a lesson some in the nations have learned from the black robes-that depending on how a “sacred” ceremony is packaged a price tag can be affixed to it.
Granted I’m not aware of anyone selling candles but I suspect soon enough they may be offering “sacred crystals” a person could purchase after receiving “mass” from that holy grail cast at pe sla.
Just as all “religions” have frauds and con artists they also exist in the “religion” that is being created and sold by the unscrupulous among the nations- and nowhere else could it be more truthfully said that you get what you pay for.
This in my opinion is about more than merely selling, it is about selling out, cultural genocide- and those engaging in it are our version of televangelists and faith healers.
A part of their message is the prosperity doctrine, they of course don’t present it as such, but the reality is they are prospering, and that is what it is all about.
Their’s is no noble mission to enlighten or provide “salvation”-granted they seek converts, but only in the desire to have a personal flock who will sing their praises and dig deep in their pockets to fund the good the work.
These people are neither “holy” or prophets-they are Elmer Gantrys -that and nothing more.