Mac has taken his doctrine of "storehouse tithing" to a new level.
According to Mac, God is apparently punishing us for not tithing.
We need to fork over 10% of our income to our churches, and then God will get us out of this economic recession.
Mac is now saying that our extended economic recession is the result of Christians not forking over 10% of their income to their church.
Here is Mac's quote from his Sunday service on 8/23/09:
"Have you ever stopped to think that this whole economic mess in America is not really the cause of Wall Street or the cause of the White House or the cause of Congress, but it might be an act of God on this nation? Would you agree with that, that this very well may be the judgement of God on this nation - the economic difficulty?
Let me give you one that you're not gonna amen:
Have you ever thought that the reason God's put us in an economic difficulty in this nation is because God's people won't prove him with their tithe? Well, more of you amened it than I thought. But I guarantee you somebody's not going to like it. I'm not so sure we're not in the situation we're in because God's people WILL not prove God with the tithe."
There you have it! The solution to our economic woes is right there.
The only person that could make such a ridiculous statement is someone who is out of touch with the suffering this economic recession has wrought on innocent people, even Christians. Recessions in America hurt people and families - it even reaches to developed countries as aid goes down. Its not a stretch to say that people die in developing countries as the result of economic recession in America.
And Mac blames it all on Christians who don't believe his storehouse tithing doctrine. God is exacting a punishment because Christians aren't forking over 10% of their incomes to their mega church to support the lavish lifestyle of their pastors.
That is shameful, and its a blight on the Southern Baptist Convention, and an embarrassment to the city of Jacksonville for such nonsense to be coming forth from the pulpit of FBC Jacksonville.
Did I just say that?
You better believe I did.