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Years ago I read an autobiography of a lady named Patty Roberts. She had been the wife of Richard Roberts and the daughter in law of Oral Roberts. She and Richard were often the musical portion of Oral Roberts television specials. Patty had a simple faith and struggled with the financial aspect of this supposed life of ministry. In her book she describes sitting in a bathtub and looking at the gold spout the water was coming out of and thinking of all the sacrifices made to buy this and many other extravagant things that were a part of her and Richards lives. She knew inside this was not what the gospel was really all about and in her conviction walked away from it. She and Richard soon divorced and she was replaced by another wife who was able to deal with the compromise of taking from those who gave and investing it in an extravagant lifestyle.

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