Today, the chaplain said “when you want God to do something extraordinary,do something extraordinary. don’t say ‘but I have my normal offering here’ “.
Like many *scratch that*MOST of the things said in this ‘Commission’, that got me thinking-are we trying to pay God for His services?
okay, so I need to get that promotion,and at that level,I’ll be earning N5 million.I guess i should increse my church offering from N500 to N 5,000. Surely, God will see what I have done and decide to get me that promotion so I can give some more to the church when I come to share the testimony.???
I’m not saying people shouldn’t give offerings in church, but why has everything, including God’s blessings, been put up for sale? What happens to the poor members of the congregation who can’t afford to do ‘SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY’?Will they not get blessed?Or do they have to get that ‘Extraordinary Substance” by any and all means if they want blessings?
I once attended a church service where the pastor said he had seen that 37 people were going to give money. He started from the ‘BIG boys’-”If you will give N100,00 and above,come out“, then to the ‘big boys’- ‘If you will give 50,000 and above, come out now!“, and went on and on till “Yes!…there’s someone we are still waiting for! If you know it’s you, come out now!” and then finally, “bring anything you have“.
Guess which group got special prayers and anointing from the pastor.
I was nauseated.It was a bloody auction in the ‘House of God’.
And I wonder- Isn’t it more probable that God would bless somebody for giving that student who’s behind in class some tutoring, giving that poor woman a blanket, mentoring a delinquent,or even adopting a child, than for giving N10 million to the church? The last time I checked, God didn’t need our money. He, however, wanted us to be our neighbour’s keeper.
I am saddened because giving an offering in church has become a ‘GET VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY’affair. Bleesings can’t be bought. They aren’t even earned!
In my opinion,giving lots of money in church,not because it’s from your heart,but because you want something from God,is worthless.God seesbeyond what the church accountant sees.He sees beyond what the pastor and other church members see. He sees the heart.Pastors should stop making their followers believe that God’s favour is directly proportional to how much is given in church.
But then, it’s all just my opinion.