There are over 450,000 churches in America. 320,000 are designated as Christian.
Since there are over 200,000 homeless people living on the streets. I began to wonder about the purpose of the church and came across the following: Some final purposes of the church are given in James 1:27: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” The church is to be about the business of ministering to those in need. This includes not only sharing the gospel, but also providing for physical needs (food, clothing, shelter) as necessary and appropriate. The church is also to equip believers in Christ with the tools they need to overcome sin and remain free from the pollution of the world. This is done by biblical teaching and Christian fellowship.
How does the above equate with the Mega Churches and the wealth of the TV Evangelists? Why would the Evangelical Christians support a politician whose actions are contrary to the Christian doctrine? Has religion become a political tool, and if so, why are Churches not taxed?