This is going to be a very unpopular opinion. When you are in the business of buying and selling faith, you leave yourself exposed. Forget the big churches, grass root churches are where the serious business of buying and selling faith is.
A visit to these churches during the week, most times Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you are confronted with a crowd all seeking their miracles. It is mind blowing when you realize the crowd is mostly made of women, some brandishing pictures of loved ones and so engrossed in prayers. I am of the opinion that these women are mostly unemployed or full time house wives who are not happy regarding their situation and are in dire need of a change of status quo. My opinion however does not count as true as many have their reasons for visiting these churches.
The men you find there are not much and are mostly middle aged or young. And there is always an embarrassed look on the faces of some making you think they were dragged down to the churches.
Would you blame them for seeking miracles though? No you won’t and shouldn’t. After all, it is their right to seek salvation and solace where they deem fit. It is however disappointing how most end up being duped. There have been cases we have read of different church members subjected to not just financial woes from some churches but also bodily, mental and psychological trauma from some sellers of faith.
Of course the warning signs manifest right from the beginning but because of the promise of miracles, some turn blind eyes and end up paying for ignoring these signs. It really is a sad state of affair seeing how these sellers of faith have turned faith into a business and are giving faith a bad name. What to do therefore about those who prey on the gullible and feed on their need?