Since the founding of the country, religion of some type has always played an active role in the lives of a majority of Americans. Although religious faith is on a long-term downward trend while secularism is on the rise, about 70.6% of Americans still identified as Christian in 2014, while 5.9% had “Non-Christian faiths” such as Judaism or Islam, according to Pew Research Center. These numbers mean that over one in four Americans believe in some form of non-atheistic religion.
Much research has been done into the community impact of religion. Sometimes, religion is used as an excuse to engage in a number of terrible things such as violent extremism or child abuse. This is both historically as well as contemporarily true, however there is a great deal of good that religion is a catalyst for as well, such as volunteer work, greater civic engagement, and welfare. The authors of the study recognize this and understand that “while bad news makes news, both sides are important to understand clearly.”
In a 2016 study entitled “The Socio-economic Contribution of Religion to American Society: An Empirical Analysis”, Melissa and Brian Grim from Georgetown University and the Newseum Institute set out to determine:
BIG CHURCHES, A GREAT PLACE TO FIND A JOB FOR THOSE THAT MANY PRETEND TO SERVE THE CREATOR, BUT ARE SERVING THEMSELVES. THEY ALL STILL NEED TO HIRE HELP, BUT RESEARCH AND SEE WHAT THEY GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITIES THAT SUPPORT THEM?
Prosperity Preachers Exposed!!!
What everyone of the preachers in the video above should be able to provide the world, is hundreds of testimony to what the church has done for them. Hundreds of testimony of the true spirit of Jesus in their churches and filling the hearts of the people. What you will find on most of the websites and in the videos of these mega preachers, is the call for money, money, and more money. There is only one church in the world where the pastor doesn’t collect donations during the service, and asks it members to donate to their communities, and those less fortunate than they are. While the mega churches are three times the size of the Synogoge Of All Nations S.C.O.A.N., this church in Lagos that has grown in size gives more away than all U.S. churches combined!
Many call it a cult, but for years of following and watching this small church grow, there is no doubt that the Holy Spirit lives within its walls. Any day of the week, you can go to Emmanultv and see the miracles of the Creator and the people who truly know the power of the Holy Spirit. How can one deny the global crusades that the “Man of Love” T.B. Joshua has done all over the world filling up stadiums with thousands? No other “Mega” preacher has done what this man who walks and talks like Jesus. No other church is filled with more men than women! No other church is healing and delivering! No other church has hundreds of videos to testify to the Holy Spirit and what is happening in the lives of people who are touched by the light.
UNTIL YOUR PASTOR/RABBI/MINISTER/PRIEST/PREACHER/LEADER WALKS THROUGH THE DOORS OF S.C.O.A.N. ONE HAS TO WONDER IF THEY WALK IN THE LIGHT OF THE KING OF ALL KINGS JESUS AND THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS
Jesus was mocked by some and worshiped by others, just the same way as T.B. Joshua, the “Man of Unconditional Love” who is filled with the Holy Spirit. How many testimony can one watch before the truly see the work of their Creator in the hands of yet another prophet like Jesus?