CBN, that’s the Christian Broadcasting Network, wants your tithing success stories. In other words, if you tithed and then reaped financial blessings they want to show you off as an example of obeying God’s command to give (and subsequently get). They did not, however, ask for any failure stories–where you tithed and lost your house, job, retirement funds, etc. Seems a little one-sided if you ask me?
In particular, they appear to be asking for stories about when you gave to the CBN ministry by tying this into a thank you note for donating (which is odd because I’ve never donated). Possibly I’m being too cynical in my interpretation of this marketing, but any CBN giving stories could work as a promotion to encourage more giving to their ministry which is similar to playing the lottery. The more times you give, the more chances you have of returned blessings. Christian economics is wonderful.
[Text from CBN Email]
Thank you for your consistent giving to the ministry of CBN! You are a vital part of our efforts to change lives all around the world for the glory of God. We appreciate you!
Have you experienced financial success, stability, and even wealth by faithfully giving your tithes and offerings? Have you experienced the blessings of God in your life by obeying His instructions on giving? If so, we would like to hear your story! Your story could appear on The 700 Club and be a life-changing encouragement to others who would benefit from this truth.
The seriousness of our national economic state continues for many Americans. For some, it’s a struggle to keep food on the table and pay bills. Yet, in the midst of these challenging times, there are people who are not only experiencing stability in their finances, they are experiencing a great abundance as well. Their secret is found in God’s principles of giving.
Please send your testimony along with your name, address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-265-0793.
We look forward to hearing from you! God bless you.
Sincerely in Christ,