I've never understood why some churches accumulate wealth. It's hypocritical.
The best church I've ever been to (not just as far as speakers, but overall attitude from the congregation) gave away so much of its money that they would rent out a conference room at a local motel. All the seating was just donated basic folding chairs. There was like one or two audio speakers at the most, and the preacher actually used a transparency projector instead of a typical one. It was quite a humbling place.
Isn't it okay to be greedy if you're using the money on Jesus or something? I seem to recall a story about someone anointing Jesus with oil and someone was all "yo dawg we should be selling dat crap an' giving the money to da poor!" but Jesus was all "naw dog if it's for me it's cool."
So since Churches spend money to glorify the lord god and Jesus and stuff, that makes it okay. Or...something. I dunno.
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As to the topic question...they should. It's one thing for basic presentation (after all, if you were driving by the roadside looking for a church, you wouldn't go into one with shattered windows and an unpaved driveway), it's another thing if the church spends nearly as much money on appearances/decoration as it does on other things.
The church I used to go to spent a ton of money building a Baptismal. I...found it awkward, so I and the rest of the college students voiced our concerns up the church hierarchy, only to be essentially ignored. They even refused to tell us how much money they spent on it, so I eventually stopped going there.
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