Summary: our good deeds should be motivated by a sincere desire to help others. Our responsibility to care for each other....
1. Wicked and hypocrite Christian: our good deeds should be motivated by a sincere desire to help others. Our responsibility to care for each other, especially to care for the poor and needy among us, is all over the place in the bible. Many Christians want public recognition when helping the poor. We might have seen in our daily lives that some people holding a gigantic check and shaking hands in front of several TV cameras, announcing it with trumpets, boasting themselves.
We are commanded, therefore, to give our poor neighbor what is sufficient for his need. And to help them, and to contribute to their relief is the most natural expression of this love.
The Bible advises that the best way to give poor ,is to Give spontaneously without your left hand knowing what the right hand is doing, to Give anonymously, to Give with the passion of meeting a need, not enhancing your image and finally to Expect God to reward you not people.
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, Matthew 6:3.
2. Money minded Christians& False Preachers: Though the Bible warns against those who preach or do God’s work deceitfully or for personal gain, this has not stopped many pseudo-apostles, lying preachers and crooked prophets from posing as Christ’s agents.
There are Money minded Christians, rich Preachers, church robbers, and church con-men posing as pastors, some TV evangelists are very rich living in luxury ways, they have their luxury houses, luxury cars, furniture’s, properties, Precious ornaments such as Gold, Diamonds, etc .They are greedy for more money. The sad truth is that most of the professed Christians who have ministries today wouldn't lift a finger for God if they weren't getting paid to do it or selling something to make money.
Here is what scriptures says:
How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites...........you are so full of greed and self-indulgence"!! Matt 23:25
" Beware of these teachers of religious law! For they love to parade in flowing robes and to have everyone bow to them as they walk in the market paces. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and at banquets. But they shamelessly cheat widows out of their property, and then to cover up the kind of people they really are, they make long prayers in public. Because of this, their punishment will be the greater." Mark 12:38-40.
" How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you crush people beneath impossible religious demands and you never lift a finger to help ease the burden. How terrible it will be for you"! Luke 11:46-47.
" Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of them, Christ and his true way will be slandered. In their greed, they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction is on the way". 2 Peter 2-3.
3. Prosperity Gospel Preachers: Lots of churches are filled with money and power-hungry pastors, who preach water, drink wine and pay for it with money taken from the congregation. Do you see how far the Prosperity Gospel has gone in turning Christians into monsters of greed? Many of these Pastors started off genuinely and preached the gospel free of charge. However, with the advent of the Prosperity Gospel, greed set in and as such vices like fraud, defrauding, Ponzi schemes, and manipulation have become part of the Evangelical community. These Pastors have turned the House of God into a place of greed, gluttony, merchandising, fraud, and a den of thieves and robbers.
It is this love of money that prevents the truth from being preached and that causes so many Christian PREACHERS to compromise. There are a group of popular Preachers, who own millions-of-dollars worth of real estate. They vacation frequently. They eat the best of foods and dress in the best of clothes. They stash their money in numerous bank accounts and have hundreds-of-thousands of dollars saved, and some millions. This is NOT Biblical Christianity.
1st Corinthians 9:14 states, "Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel." Notice that the Bible says a Gospel preacher should only “live” of the Gospel; not parasite off the Gospel, nor thrive off the Gospel, nor get rich off the Gospel. 1st Timothy 6:8 is one of the most unpopular Scriptures in the Bible, "And having food and raiment let us be therewith content."
If pastors were satisfied to have just food and clothing, money wouldn't be the primary focus in their preaching.
'For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.' (1 Timothy 6:10)