Audrey Roloff Accused of Using Jesus to 'Profit Off His Name'

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What in the Holy Gospel? Audrey Roloff's post about "God-given adventures" is catching unexpected heat, as some outlets think she's trying to push her Christian beliefs for the sake of a dollar. (Say what?)

  • The "Little People, Big World" star shared a dreamy pic with hubby Jeremy that might give you a bit of wanderlust, but will challenge you to look beyond ordinary "adventures."

    "Adventure -- I think we've made this word into a bit of a cliché. We long to have a life full of adventure, but what does that even mean?" the new mom questions in her social media post.

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  • "Social media has made us increasingly obsessed with the idea of adventure, while mistaking true adventure for pursuing our own desires and passions," Audrey notes in her online message.

    She continues: 

    "But as Christ followers, we should be willing to embark on God-given adventures, rather than pursuing our own whims. God-given adventure isn't something we fall into or even something that we choose -- it's a calling God invites us to unearth, live out, and accomplish.

    Adventure is defined as, 'an exciting or remarkable experience; the exploration of unknown territory, often involving risk.' Adventure is synonymous with earnestly walking with Jesus and following His will for our lives. It involves excitement, experience, exploration, uncertainty, and risk! All these things put together bring us to a deeper dependence on the living God and a wholehearted trust in His will for us.

    .... The thing about God-given adventures is that they often seem ludicrous ... Yet His eyes search the whole earth for people -- like you and me -- who are fully committed, ready for the adventures God has in store for them! Have you written-off a God-given adventure as impossible, illogical, or irrational? I wrote this devotional for the 2018 @anchoredpress weekly devo/ planner!"

  • Audrey's post resonates with so many of her followers, who can't help but praise the new mom's words ...

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  • ... and feel she has the gift of writing and should consider creating her own devotional.

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  • Sadly, Audrey's inspirational message also sparked accusations that she might be trying to "profit" off Jesus.

    The Hollywood Gossip questions Audrey's motives, noting the celeb mom followed up her excerpt with mention of a devotion people can buy -- perhaps suggesting the Little People, Big World star might be trying to make some money off her post.

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    "But how would Jesus feel about a disciple trying to profit off His name?" The Hollywood Gossip asks. "By quoting a bible passage in one sentence and following it up with a link to a store in the next sentence?"

  • Last time we checked, it's not a crime -- or a deadly sin -- to share an inspirational message with reference to its source.

    Given Audrey's fans didn't criticize her about trying to make money off Jesus, why would we automatically assume she is? And if she was trying to promote a devotional, what's wrong with that? (Should those who practice a certain faith not put food on their table?)

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    Seriously, this is a bit harsh.