Not everybody who calls themselves a Christian acts like one. The defining characteristic of Jesus was love, and so those who follow Jesus must also be defined by love. So we should stop calling ourselves Christians, and let others label us as one, but only if they see our love.
My wife, Wendy, recently pointed out that the two things which seem to guide and control Christians are actually fear and guilt.
Do you struggle with fear and guilt? Do you even know that you struggle with it? Do you use it to control others? What sort of strategies have you found helpful in seeking to liberate yourself and others from fear and guilt?
Since the church is the representative of Jesus on earth, Jesus is doing whatever the church does. So even though Jesus himself did not actually do what this article states, it is still shocking to think about how this money was spent.