Perhaps the biggest dichotomy in the Christian religion is how the church obsesses more about collecting money for their corporate entities than it does about discipleship and personal relationships with its parishioners. And most ironic in this is that the very savior whom they claim to follow spoke out against the love of money, and on the topic of money, more than any other subject in the New Testament other than the Kingdom of God (The Gospel).
Many people have watched a televangelist, or heard some Christian leader on the radio and felt obliged or led to make a donation to support that ministry. However, this often comes with a caveat, such as the requirement to fill out personal information cards, which then leads to these ‘ministries’ sending out donation requests to your homes for the next two years or more.
Religion today is big business, with nearly all denominations and church incorporated through the government to receive a tax exempt 501(c)3 status. And with emerging technology allowing for people to be able to pay for things such as charitable giving with their Smartphones, the new money changers in the temple are run not by men, but by software applications.