Brother Ron Barnes
Founder and Pastor

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Brother Ron answers your questions about religion, spirituality and ministry

Gatebuilder Ministry
A ministry to ministries. We want to help you become a more effective servant of our Father and your community.

Living Smart
Outreach Ministry

Equipping people to be positive,  productive members of the community.

Prayer Ministry
Prayers and prayer resources for Baha'i, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, New Age, Pagans and other faiths.


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Religious Education
Resources to expand your knowledge and understanding of the world's major religions

Music Ministry
Ron's original gospel songs and links to Christian music web sites.

Resource Directory
Where to find help for medical problems, abuse, finances and other issues.

Career Planning
How to identify the right career, locate potential employers and get the job you want.



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Money and Religion


Dear Brother Ron

When the rich man wanted to follow Jesus, he was told to give his wealth away if he wanted to be a follower. Please explain why all religions manage to accumulate vast assets and money. It appears that it is all about money and power. Jesus and other prophets would turn in their graves if they knew of the present day religions actions.

Edward

Dear Edward

A church must function in the real world, which means rendering unto Caeser as well as the bank, the electric company, salaries, etc. Unfortunately, many religious organizations get so caught up in their business affairs they lose sight of why the church was founded in the first place. There are also many who are wolves in sheep's clothing. Jesus spoke often about them. His words were not kind.

Jesus told us that a man can not serve two masters. There are many churches which exist to serve their communities and the will of God. There are unfortunately many others which exist to accumulate money and power. Our Father knows which is which and will deal with the offenders in His own time and in His own way.

Best always
Brother Ron