'Pastors Should Not Force Church Members To Give Offering'- T.B. Joshua

Date: 20-01-2015 6:47 am (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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During an impromptu message on Sunday 18th January 2015, Prophet T.B. Joshua cautioned Nigerian pastors who always emphasized money in their sermons, to the point that they would even fight members who stopped paying tithes or attending services. Warning them against trying to compel people to give offerings in the church, he said:

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“It’s Scriptural to ask for offering and tithes but it has to come from the heart. Anything that does not come from your heart becomes a curse to the person you give… We ministers of God should allow the congregation to bless us, not curse us with their possessions. I did not know when you came here, so when you are going, it is unnecessary for me to know.
You want to fight a member because he left your church. Whose church? God’s church. Christianity is a thing of the heart.
If you give something from your heart, it will bless you that gives it and also bless the person you give. But if you give something that is not from your heart, you that gave has nothing to gain and you are giving a curse to that person.''


 He also cited the case of people who attain wealth through bribery and corruption, insisting that the repercussions are severe.

 
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If somebody becomes so rich, if what he is having that made him to be rich is not from people’s hearts - it’s by corruption or bribery - you will cry for the person someday. If people that are collecting bribes know all of this, they will stop collecting bribes.
The repercussions are not midway. They come at the end when we have no strength again to do the right thing. The money, mansions and possessions will collapse… The beginner is not the owner but the finisher. Whatever you do – remember where you are going.
If you collect a bribe, you can’t get anywhere with it. You may be rich now but at the end of your life, you will cry.  Let me suffer now and laugh tomorrow. Let me be poor now and blessed tomorrow. That should be the life we live,” he added.
T B Joshua further decried politicians trying to coerce love from people, especially during the period of elections. After which he challenged his congregants to examine their lives and help the less privileged in their own area in order to enjoy the blessings of God.


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“You can’t force someone to love you. In elections, you see political parties campaigning, saying they will build mansions, bring constant electricity and water… Love should be given voluntarily – without being forced. Count how many curses you have received to build your mansions, have your possessions and enjoy your fame and popularity.
Why would I not give freely when I know if you give something from your heart, you will receive a double portion of it? That is the secret of giving.
Sell those properties and possessions you don’t use, open a charity account, put that money there, sit down and begin to bless the needy. See what God will do for you. The finger of God will stand to fight for you.
God is giving you another chance. Don’t abuse it. If you know that you are given another chance, you must treasure it. We treasure things when we know we are undeserving but today, we live as if we deserve things.”














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Posted: at 20-01-2015 06:47 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- EmekaBlue at 20-01-2015 07:11 AM (6 years ago)
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For church maintenance na..lol
Posted: at 20-01-2015 07:11 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- erhubeauty at 20-01-2015 07:27 AM (6 years ago)
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As if U ve not collected bribe money. mchewwwwwwwww Embarrassed
Posted: at 20-01-2015 07:27 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- victorstic1 at 20-01-2015 07:42 AM (6 years ago)
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WELL SPOKEN HE THAT HAVE EARS LET HIM HEAR
Posted: at 20-01-2015 07:42 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- greatestdon at 20-01-2015 07:58 AM (6 years ago)
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Pot calling kettle black! How abt d bribe u gave 2 dat journalist dat exposed u when u bribed him not 2 print negative things abt ur collapsed church building??? If wot they say is true,then u wld also be collecting bribe since u can offer one. its well!
Posted: at 20-01-2015 07:58 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- CammyWhite at 20-01-2015 08:02 AM (6 years ago)
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No charlatan has ever actually forced donations... they cheat and lie and deceive, and shame people into giving money, but they don't use violence.

TBJ knows all about that!


 
Posted: at 20-01-2015 08:02 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- isbigo at 20-01-2015 08:41 AM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: erhubeauty on 20-01-2015 07:27 AM
As if U ve not collected bribe money. mchewwwwwwwww Embarrassed
MIND WHAT U SAID ABOUT SERVANT OF GOD, FOR UR OWN GOOD
Posted: at 20-01-2015 08:41 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- isbigo at 20-01-2015 08:42 AM (6 years ago)
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T.B.J ,THERE IS NO MAN OF GOD LIKE U, AS LONG AS NIGERIA IS CONCERNED. U ARE A CHEERFUL GIVER. KEEP IT UP BRO
Posted: at 20-01-2015 08:42 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- egwuevans17 at 20-01-2015 09:16 AM (6 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 20-01-2015 09:16 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- femjay at 20-01-2015 09:19 AM (6 years ago)
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⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥·̵̭̌✽̤̥̈̊ Ơ̴̴̴͡k.̤̥̈̊·̵̭̌»̶̥-̶̯͡┈̥‎⌣. ........well said .......
Posted: at 20-01-2015 09:19 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- echeeche at 20-01-2015 09:23 AM (6 years ago)
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What about that his case?
Posted: at 20-01-2015 09:23 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- zgrena at 20-01-2015 10:25 AM (6 years ago)
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Very true my Prophet. I and my family we love you so much.
Posted: at 20-01-2015 10:25 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Larry28 at 20-01-2015 12:02 PM (6 years ago)
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Hmmm
Posted: at 20-01-2015 12:02 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Giftous1 at 20-01-2015 12:37 PM (6 years ago)
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Christ embassy for my school no they gree oh..them they even warn against putting 50 as offering..i just wonder Angry
Posted: at 20-01-2015 12:37 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- buchiike at 20-01-2015 02:57 PM (6 years ago)
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Is's only in Black men church..
Posted: at 20-01-2015 02:57 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- onyioben at 20-01-2015 03:33 PM (6 years ago)
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Thats why I like u prophet,,, some pastors cannot even bless there followers that are in need,, I read online news about pastor chris demanding money for as a gate fee in cross over night,,, it is only God will judge them,,ride on prophet, ur philanthropist work is been seen and heared everywhere. God bless you.
Posted: at 20-01-2015 03:33 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zoe61 at 20-01-2015 03:51 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: Giftous1 on 20-01-2015 12:37 PM
Christ embassy for my school no they gree oh..them they even warn against putting 50 as offering..i just wonder Angry
you are damn right i stop going to christ embassy church because of too much offerings we will pay what they call first fruit offering, we will pay tithes, we will pay for partnership of Rhapsody of Realities then every december we will pay offer 7 that is for pastor chris birth day then pay every sunday offering just too much and if they are celebrating some thing u have to contribute.
Posted: at 20-01-2015 03:51 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- buchiike at 20-01-2015 04:28 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: EmekaBlue on 20-01-2015 07:11 AM
For church maintenance na..lol
and also to build private universities or buy a private jet for themself.. Oyibo pple really wound black people with this religion..
Posted: at 20-01-2015 04:28 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bonitabay at 20-01-2015 05:14 PM (6 years ago)
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God bless Tb Joshua
Posted: at 20-01-2015 05:14 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dickman2 at 20-01-2015 09:56 PM (6 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 20-01-2015 09:56 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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