Meyer sees no problem with her compensation, saying, “We do not agree that the ministry is in violation of any law. If the IRS were to investigate, we would fully cooperate.”
She has also shared that “there’s no need for us to apologize for being blessed. You can be a businessman here in St. Louis, and people think the more you have, the more wonderful it is … but if you’re a preacher, then all of a sudden it becomes a problem.”
I am somehow reminded of a statement by Jesus. Something to the effect of a rich man and the eye of a needle. Of course, Meyer, being of the ilk that believe that money=God's blessing, would probably be among those who argue, falsely, that "The Needle" was a gate in Jerusalem that a camel could only pass through on it's knees -- that is to say, humbly. Of course, everyone I've ever heard offer this sorry excuse also insists that of course, despite their own enormous and extravagant wealth, they are perfectly capable of embodying the proper spirit of humility Jesus was speaking of. Funny how that works.
Of course, there was no such gate in Jerusalem, and the meaning of the saying is really pretty clear: Extravagant wealth is an obstacle to following God. Yet, as soon as they start acquiring it, Christians seem to go to great lengths to argue that, one way or another, Jesus didn't really mean it. And of course, that's the bread and butter of the Prosperity Gospel.
Yeah, Joyce Meyer -- I am not a fan.