What’s the matter? How come Jesus didn’t provide? Maybe god hates you?
(AP) – 2 hours ago
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Crystal Cathedral founder the Rev. Robert H. Schuller on Sunday tearfully asked his parishioners for help in overcoming the megachurch’s bankruptcy and tens of millions in debt.
Schuller, 84, made the plea from the pulpit as he spoke publicly for the first time since the church filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Oct. 18.
“I need more help from you,” Schuller said, according to the Orange County Register. “If you are a tither, become a double-tither. If you are not a tither, become a tither. This ministry has earned your trust. This ministry has earned your help.”
Schuller’s voice cracked with emotion as he told congregants about his family home and cornfield in Iowa getting flattened by a tornado when he was a teenager.
“I learned from my father that tough times never last,” Schuller said. “Tough people do.”
Citing debts of more than $43 million, the Orange County-based church that also produces the long-running “Hour of Power” television show declared bankruptcy last week.
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October 25, 2010 at 9:31 am
His parishoners should tell him that God will provide for ´him and wait for the miracle:)