As much as Joseph Farah has been begging for money from WorldNetDaily's readers, it was inevitable he'd try to find a Biblical justificiation for doing so. He did just that in his Sept. 15 column:
Got an interesting letter to the editor the other day.
It was from a gentleman who asked this question about our current financial plight and my pleas to WND readers and subscribers for help: "If you believe that WND is God's work, then why do you seek help from man?"
Now, before going on, I must tell you what a difficult decision it was for me to ask WND's supporters for help at a most critical time. I was afraid it would sound like I was exaggerating the need just to secure some additional cash. I was afraid the desperation of my plea would further destabilize the company. I was afraid, since we have asked our readers and subscribers so many times in the past for support, that it would generate only the amount of support we typically expect from such messages.
And I was afraid because of the times and how people are faced with great need.
Yes, I was afraid – very afraid.
But, as I explained to everyone in one of those messages, I believe it actually was an answer to prayer. I had been asking God for help, and this was the only answer I got – "ask the people." I didn't even understand it, at first. "What people?" I wondered. Then it hit me: WND people.
The self-described "senior minister of Christ" offered this: "None of the apostles asked their followers for money to keep their ministry going."
But that's just not true.
In fact, in one of the most dramatic scenes in the New Testament, Peter asked all his followers to pool their resources. And when one couple – Ananias and Sapphira – held back some of the money they received from a property sale, they were stricken dead.
"If God wants WND going, he WILL provide the means miraculously," our letter writer concluded. "If God doesn't want WND going and you are forced to close it, it is the best thing that can happen to WND and you. May God give you the faith to believe this. You and WND are in my fervent prayers."
While I certainly appreciate this gentleman's prayers, I also appreciate that God inspired everyone who willingly gave financial support to WND following my recent plea. And that, I believe, is evidence of the miraculous, indeed.
And, therefore, I am no longer hesitant in the slightest to ask – because that's what God told me to do through His Holy Spirit.
If you haven't yet considered a financial gift to WND because of what Google has done to bankrupt us, cancel us, demonetize us, drive us out business, see us go insolvent, go kaput, please do so.
I have asked God directly as I do regularly. He’s OK with it.
This, of course, ended with a money beg. Farah didn't mention how God feels about him invoking His name as an excuse to publish lies, fake news and conspiracy theories.