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Money And The Gospel by Sinkills: 11:32pm On Feb 24, 2017
Money plays a vital role in the gospel evangelization especially as a ministry grows. Money is used to build worship centres, purchase state of the art public address equipment/musical instruments, organise crusades, print gospel tracts and other Christian literature, pay full time ministry staff, support local and foreign missions, help the needy etc. As such a lot of money is involved in church administration or if you like business. It is only immoral if the money is being misappropriated or used for personal aggrandisement by a particular leader or leaders. Yes, Church is a serious business - God's business (Luke 2:49). The eternal fate of billions of people depend on it. However, it should not be a personal or family business enterprise. The major objective of starting a Church or gospel ministry should be to win souls ie help sinners find the Saviour and be turned from sinners on the way to perdition to saints on their way to eternal life. Then the physical, health, emotional and material needs of the people should also be taken care of through faith building, prayers, counselling and caring. Taking people to heaven should be the ultimate goal of the Church. As such, messages on repentance, practical right-living, godliness, faith and faithfulness, examplary lifestyles, service to God, love and living to help others should be the emphasis of our preachings. Of course, the messages have to be backed up with prayers by the hearers for divine grace and enablement. See you in heaven.
Re: Money And The Gospel by greatnaija01: 11:42pm On Feb 24, 2017
wow you are so right. Lord help us. In our church at the middle of the year the pastors and elders give account of how the money was spent to the whole CHURCH!!!

Sinkills:
Money plays a vital role in the gospel evangelization especially as a ministry grows. Money is used to build worship centres, purchase state of the art public address equipment/musical instruments, organise crusades, print gospel tracts and other Christian literature, pay full time ministry staff, support local and foreign missions, help the needy etc. As such a lot of money is involved in church administration or if you like business. It is only immoral if the money is being misappropriated o or used for personal aggrandisement by a particular leader or leaders. Yes, Church is a serious business - God's business (Luke 2:49). The eternal fate of billions of people depend on it. However, it should not be a personal or family business enterprise.
Re: Money And The Gospel by InsanePsycho(m): 11:51pm On Feb 24, 2017
Why is God always broke?

Ordinary ponpon it no fit do? tongue
Re: Money And The Gospel by Sinkills: 11:57pm On Feb 24, 2017
InsanePsycho:
Why is God always broke?

Ordinary ponpon it no fit do? tongue
I don't get you. What do you mean? Are you saying that God should personally come down and build worship centres? No, He has blessed many of us with health and opportunities to make legitimate money. So we are bound to reciprocate His kind gestures by using part of what He has blessed us with to serve Him. It is not compulsory though.
Re: Money And The Gospel by InsanePsycho(m): 12:00am On Feb 25, 2017
Sinkills:
I don't get you. What do you mean? Are you saying that God should personally come down and build worship centres? No, He has blessed many of us with health and opportunities to make legitimate money. So we are bound to reciprocate His kind gestures by using part of what He has blessed us with to serve Him. It is not compulsory though.

Blah blah blah

Then why does it need money every Sunday? undecided

God should get a job, period angry angry
Re: Money And The Gospel by Sinkills: 12:05am On Feb 25, 2017
InsanePsycho:


Blah blah blah

Then why does it need money every Sunday? undecided

God should get a job, period angry angry
I see. It is obvious you are an atheist. You have a choice.
Re: Money And The Gospel by greatnaija01: 12:12am On Feb 25, 2017
Is Job is keeping you alive... bUT ONE DAY you will have the chance to meet him and he will ask for what he gave you

I hope you wont be a debtor by then.

the simplest proof of God is your existence

InsanePsycho:


Blah blah blah

Then why does it need money every Sunday? undecided

God should get a job, period angry angry
Re: Money And The Gospel by Sinkills: 7:03am On Feb 25, 2017
A lot of people are concerned and perplexed at the same time how Church has been turned to a means of becoming super rich at the expense of the worshippers or adherents. Never mind. God is the ultimate Judge. All the same, money is necessary for Church administration and carrying out of the Great Commission of winning souls.
Re: Money And The Gospel by Sinkills: 7:08am On Feb 25, 2017
greatnaija01:
wow you are so right. Lord help us. In our church at the middle of the year the pastors and elders give account of how the money was spent to the whole CHURCH!!!

That is a good and commendable practice. It helps remove every form of suspicion. It also encourages members to continue giving knowing fully well that their money is being properly utilised.
Re: Money And The Gospel by Sinkills: 7:10am On Feb 25, 2017
greatnaija01:
Is Job is keeping you alive... bUT ONE DAY you will have the chance to meet him and he will ask for what he gave you

I hope you wont be a debtor by then.

the simplest proof of God is your existence

May God forgive him as he does not know what he is doing I J N, Amen.

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