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Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by McXponent(m): 7:40am On Aug 25, 2019
Many times when you're broke and have to attend church service, of which so many believers won't go to church purposely because of that.. You were served the offering envelope by the ushers but because you have nothing on you to put into the envelope as God is your witness.. Is it right for you to return the empty envelope into the offering box like that as if something is inside to avoid shame or you rather not put it there at all or not collect the offering envelope from the ushers at first?

So is it a sin to return it empty?

Opinions of intelligent nairalanders are needed here.. Let's learn.

#McXponent
Thank you.

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by silverline22: 7:46am On Aug 25, 2019
Conscience

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by blackpanthar: 7:48am On Aug 25, 2019
it is meant to be FREEWILL OFFERING.... so no one is forcing you... BUT in the Nigerian church they may FORCE you to collect, hence the methods you listed are normal ways of subtly declining.... NONE IS A SIN.

As long as your motive for being in the church is just to WORSHIP GOD for who he is and not to seek miracles then you do not need to feel guilty, you will definitely give to God when you have.... even though you may already have BUT not know it.


McXponent:
Many times when you're broke and have to attend church service, of which so many believers won't go to church purposely because of that.. You were served the offering envelope by the ushers but because you have nothing on you to put into the envelope as God is your witness.. Is it right for you to return the empty envelope into the offering box like that as if something is inside to avoid shame or you rather not put it there at all or not collect the offering envelope from the ushers at first?
So is it a sin to return it empty?
Opinions of intelligent nairalanders are needed here.. Let's learn.

#McXponent
Thank you.

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by Gentle034(m): 7:57am On Aug 25, 2019
If you do not have, i don't see it as such. But if u do and decide to be grumpy about it, let God be your Judge.

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by Robisky001: 7:59am On Aug 25, 2019
It's no sin. You can even offer your yourself as a living sacrifice. The Lord alone sees your intent and knows it all.

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by nlPoster: 8:01am On Aug 25, 2019
It's not sin, I'm not sure why you'd wonder if it was.



Write a pledge on the envelope and send in the money later, it's something I do occasionally.

Working on how to give online donations also.

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by blazepascal(m): 8:05am On Aug 25, 2019
Its not a sin our almighty God already understand

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by StandardJohn(m): 8:05am On Aug 25, 2019
I don't have is I don't have shikena na only God know my pocket

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by malvisguy212: 8:08am On Aug 25, 2019
it is better not to collect the envelope in the first place. you cannot give what you don't have.

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by Nobody: 8:12am On Aug 25, 2019
No. If you don't have.
Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by Funmmyastic(f): 9:10am On Aug 25, 2019
That's not good.But it is not a sin if you do not have the money.
Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by greall12: 9:10am On Aug 25, 2019
See Question

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by lennsmart(m): 9:10am On Aug 25, 2019
Check my signature
Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by solasoulmusic(f): 9:10am On Aug 25, 2019
God knows even when we don’t have money we can offer ourselves na Wetin the person do spiritual giving you can’t see it but he surely can sorry church workers
Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by IgboOsuIpobMUMU: 9:11am On Aug 25, 2019
What are question
Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by krishfwesh(m): 9:12am On Aug 25, 2019
I don't think that it is a sin, because if the person have the cash he will surely drop it... Am on this table anyways
Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by obembet(f): 9:12am On Aug 25, 2019
Not a sin.. But a crime
Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by Muyiwaipere(m): 9:12am On Aug 25, 2019
I will never put a dime in that envelope..... Even when my mum gives me money to put I still remove it and drop empty envelop


Na me go dey pour water inside ocean abi?

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by anochuko01(m): 9:12am On Aug 25, 2019
It's simply inappropriate...

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by sanmtiago(m): 9:13am On Aug 25, 2019
I’ve been meaning to hear answers on this
Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by Lakeshizu(m): 9:13am On Aug 25, 2019
Are u meant to steal to please God and the church

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by safarigirl(f): 9:13am On Aug 25, 2019
Lol, y'all must think everything is a sin these days.

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by DaddySimple: 9:14am On Aug 25, 2019
You can write a prayer request and put inside. God will understand.
Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by Muhylonaire(m): 9:14am On Aug 25, 2019
Lolz... Who made the law??
Where was it written?
No be by ourselves dey talk say one thing good and one bad?. Abeeeeeegi

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by SILVERLINES: 9:14am On Aug 25, 2019
God had not requested your money

if you have you can give

if you don't have, don't trouble your mind

don't task urself to give to pastors

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by Muhylonaire(m): 9:14am On Aug 25, 2019
safarigirl:
Lol, y'all must think everything is a sin these days.


I swear grin

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by BafanaBafana: 9:14am On Aug 25, 2019
You are dropping an empty envelop but want people around to think you are giving an offering. Yes it is deception. Nobody forced you to pick the envelop in the first place. If you don't have money, or you don't want to give just fold your arms and leave the envelop where it is.
If you are ashamed of not giving offering, then do not go to church without offering.
Simple!

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by safarigirl(f): 9:15am On Aug 25, 2019
malvisguy212:
it is better not to collect the envelope in the first place.
you cannot give what you don't have.
peer pressure is strong in church.

A lot of people that collect these envelopes do so, because everyone around them is collecting and they can't afford to be left out.

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by oluwasegun007(m): 9:15am On Aug 25, 2019
It's better you don't collect it...

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by lonelydora: 9:15am On Aug 25, 2019
No need to pick it in the first place if you don't have money yet.

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Re: Is It A Sin To Return Empty Offering Envelope Back To The Church Offering Box? by affinity77(m): 9:15am On Aug 25, 2019
Let the pastors comment on this.... But for me, I better not collect the envelope in d first place

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