As we all know, the church is the body of Christ. Wrong teachings, let us all pray for the church. The perfect definition of Jesus Christ is love. For God so loved the world that he sent his only son to save it. That is the true example of love. The number of churches in the world has increased rapidly but sin is still at the high side. Have you ever asked your self why? Indeed the bible spoke about the last days in the book of Revelations. The increase of sin in the last days, false prophets and greed, betrayals and more. Could it be that the end time is what we are experiencing or what? The more the churches the more the wickedness. Why? Note: This write up is not about criticism but to correct thoughts and teachings
WRONG TEACHINGS, LET US ALL PRAY FOR THE CHURCH
Let us all pray for the church, the church needs prayers more than ever before. It will be of great benefit if the leaders in the church are passing the right messages to the children of God. The major problem of the church today is that people are being misled through wrong teachings. Pastors preach out of their own knowledge and not the leadings of God.
WRONG TEACHINGS SOMEWHERE IN AFRICA/ LET US ALL PRAY FOR THE CHURCH
This is based on a true-life story. A man (Mr.E) and his wife (Mrs.E) were in a church service, the preaching was about how people take advantage of your giving. As the service was ongoing, the people’s understanding was to be more careful in giving money to strangers. That the devil can use your money to hinder your success. They were told that some of the persons begging for alms are Satan’s messengers. The service came to an end and the conclusion was “don’t give money to strangers”.
One faithful day after the above teachings, a brother approached Mr.E for help and told him how he is stranded without transportation. The stranger needed help with transport fare. The stranger asked for very little help of money. Mr. E wanted to give the stranger the money but his wife came to him secretly and said. “ I will not allow you to give that man money, have you forgotten what our pastor said?” the man ended up not giving. The good thing was that the man carried the stranger to his destination.
The Outcome of Wrong teachings in the church. Let us all pray for the church.
A lot of people have been denied help and a lot more have refused to help because of the word “be careful”. I tell you the truth, NOBODY can harm you with the money you give out. Logically if you give someone money, that money is no longer yours. The only way one can harm you is through borrowing. That money remains yours. If you give beggar money and they succeeded in harming you, that means you did not give completely. Some part of you was still holding onto that money. For example; you are about to give and you say, I cover my money with the blood of Jesus. That kind of prayer is funny because that money is no longer for you. So why cover it when it is no longer yours? Whatever the beggar wants to do with it is his/her own business. When you give, take your mind away from what you have given out. Any spell cast into that money will reverse to the present owner and not you who have given it away.
The passion at which preachers use in advising their brethren to pay tithes should be focused on giving in general. Love is the major force toward giving. Many Christians focus on paying tithe just to get the blessings of God but yet they displease their brethren. I tell you this; God is more concern with the love you show to your brethren because it shows true love. The best way to please God is to love the poor and help them in times of need. If only the messages of the present churches are anchored on “love your neighbor as your self” Many will take giving seriously.
CONCLUSION / WE SHOULD ALL PRAY FOR THE CHURCH
There are many other kind of similar teachings like this which promote wickedness unknowingly. 2 Corinthians 9:7 God loves a cheerful giver and not those who hold back. Love should be reminded to the people more than the payment of tithe. Those who love God will pay their tithe. They don’t need to be reminded. It is so painful, if we all practice love in the church, no one will lack. The greatest problem in families is love. People don’t want to go extra miles to help their brothers, sisters or neighbors. If you want to give me do so if you can. Don’t let rumors resist you from giving. Giving is love, there is no love without giving. Love is incomplete without giving. Shalom