Infomercial faith

How many folks reading this post have ever bought something off an infomercial on TV? Come on. Be honest. Well, at least some of you are buying. In 2015 for instance, infomercial sales pushed $250 billion.

That’s billion with a B

Even if you’ve never bought something on an infomercial, I’ll bet you probably know someone who has. To be honest I’ve never known anyone who’s ever praised a product, gimmick or gadget they bought from an infomercial. In fact, I’ll bet most of the reactions are just the opposite of praise.

Even my pastor succumbed to the wiles of a slick pitch man one night to the tune of $45. The wand was going to take the place of his back yard sprayer. It didn’t. The magic wand ended up in the trash. The pastor was livid. He was disgusted with himself for being so guidable.

Do you know why infomercials get such a bad rap for being so cheap and sleezy. First of all because they are cheap and sleezy.

Secondly and most telling–Because they over sell and under deliver.

And if we’re not careful, infomercial faith can creep into the church and inhibit our ability to handle impossible situation that beleaguer us in life.

Folks with infomercial faith know just a little bit about Jesus and the bible but their faith and their Christian walk is shallow and shy of the truth.

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