I am very glad to be with you once again.
May the peace of our Lord be with you all.
I want to share with you the lessons I learnt from the mass indoctrination via zoom meeting.
Lessons learnt from Mass indoctrination
If you have the fear of God, you will bound yourself to your vow.
If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.
The apostle Paul made a vow and he sticked to it.
Example if you say you will not go to party again, it's a vow so you have to fulfill it.
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
It is clear in the Bible that you can make a vow.
Make a vow if you want favour from God.
In the church,when you make a vow, you bound yourself to do it.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Tithing is not a doctrine of Christ.
In the New testament, the command is to give according as purposed in your heart.
According to the new testament, you decide the amount you want to give to the church as tithe.
The Bible says, God loves a cheerful giver.
Any contribution you want to give to the church is decided by you and not the pastor.
You are the one who will decide on what to give.
2 Corinthians 8:3
For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
The mesedonian gave according to their power.
The true doctrine is to give according to your will and not being decided by the pastor.
There should not be a fix price on contribution in the church.
41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
In the church of God, the offering box is not brought to the members but rather the members come to the box and give willingly as the have decided.
Contributions are given in the church to help spread the gospel through satellites, internet,radio and television.
So we support this with the contribution we give in the church.
Many preach that if you don't give tithe you are stealing from God.
That is not how it should be it must be voluntarily. You are the one to decide on the amount to give.
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
In the early church, there were things that God did not command them to do but they did it voluntarily.
The apostles did not command the early Church to give but they give willingly from their heart.
Thanks be to God.
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