USA Today reports that David Cerullo, CEO of Inspiration Networks, has built a $4 million, 9,000 square-foot home in a gated community. At the same time, his ministry has laid off employees, stopped making contributions to 401(k) accounts, and cut the temperature of their building to 65 degrees in the winter.
For a ministry that claims to be spending 80 cents of every dollar donated to spread the Gospel, this does not seem right. Inspiration Networks promises supernatural blessings for those who send them money, but what about their employees, who give their time and talents every week? Does this situation paint a picture of Christ-like love to an unbelieving world?
1 Timothy 6:10 says this, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” I pray that this is not the case for Cerullo and Inspiration Networks. In these difficult times, I hope we can all remember that it’s not what we have in this life that matters, it’s what we have in the next.