i got this in the mail today.
i was appalled for more than one reason. but mostly, i suspected that this "church" is preying on ignorant people who really think that if they send back a prayer or money, they will be "blessed." the most sickening part of it, though, is the way it is written - full of scary language and empty promises.
couple that with the nonsensical instructions to write a prayer, place it on top of a specific page in the bible, under the bed, for the night - for what reason? it doesn't say. but it does instruct you to, in the morning, wait until after dawn to open the "prophecy."
i opened it immediately. it was like a bad horoscope - promising blessings and power and that if i returned this "anointed prayer handkerchief to this 56-year old church," i would be blessed beyond measure.
sounded pretty shady to me. so, i began to wonder if anyone is actually manipulated by this letter. and if so, who are these people?
i did some research. and i found this.
it made me sad. and horribly angry that people misuse the name of god and the power of jesus for things like this scam.
this is why i don't like to call myself a christian. i am a friend of jesus. but religion is not for me.