The old adage about ignorance being bliss is not absolutely true, and, as such, was not a credible excuse in my case. Whereas I once did believe wholeheartedly in this expression, I now, on a spiritual footing, have to disagree with those people who believe “ignorance is bliss” is a “wise” saying. Not knowing who God is, not knowing His covenanted promises that He has made with His people, not knowing how He operates in His people’s lives, and not knowing how He expects His people to operate in this world, according to His Word, is ignorance that does not promote happiness.
Both begging and peddling are contrary to the Perfect Will of God. For this reason, no genuinely “called” into God’s ministry preacher, teacher, or other “spiritual leader” could ever think that he or she has any right to BEG, in God or Jesus’ name, for financial help. Moreover, any man or woman who is “called” FOR God’s Glory would want unsaved human beings to hear God’s Truth so that their souls can be saved. That’s why, no matter how righteous their cause might be, they would NOT sell their “Christian” CDs, DVDs, or books that have Kingdom of God information on or in them to saved or unsaved individuals in order to get financial help for the ministry God has given to them!