10,000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 1.6 million dollar mortgage, 10 million dollar line of credit. Wow what a home for Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Those of you who know me understand that I have, well, a difference of opinion with the preaching of Rev. Jeremiah Wright. So, You would expect that I would be the next person to begin a tirat against his building of a multi-million dollar home with church money. Actually, I'm about to do the opposite.
I have no problem with a pastor, or church leader of any kind driving nice cars, motorcycles, and having beautiful homes. King Soloman was blessed by God and lived in the largest palace and had more gold and possessions than any king in history. Was he sinning by accumulating such a mass of possessions. I don't think so. It actually brought people to the Lord by it's glorifying of His name.
I have a problem with the hate that spews from the mouth of Rev. Wright. However, He was their pastor, and if they want to honor God through this endeveor then so be it. One could argue that the money could be better spent. Maybe it could, maybe not. Will this home serve as a dual purpose for visiting missionaries, pastors, those released from prison, homeless.. etc. I don't know.
Rarely am I willing to decifer what is best for others when it is not a direct issue of sin. Which building a big home is not. Perhaps they have been led to do this to honor God, perhaps not.
In this particular case it seems interesting after all the "rich white americans greed" speeches. Yet I'm still not willing to judge. Are you?