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20 Naira Or Less, Does God Deserve More?

When it comes to giving to God, most of us believe that God should understand! While we cannot knowing give a friend we intend to assist financially 20 naira, at the end of a week, 7 days, our thanksgiving to God, is 20 naira carelessly dropped in the offertory basket! I have to confess it was my younger brother who challenged me bout a year ago to give more. If we give 5 naira a day, which in itself is pitiful, we would not come up to 20 bucks at the end of the week. So I ask you today, as another sunday draws near, will it still be 20 naira or less?!!

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@manmustwac,

Of course, everyone is invited to become born again and it's not in my place to legislate how they become born again. If some people came to the Lord after defrauding others, they know what they can do with such - what about this example in Luke 19:8? Here:

[list]'And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

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Cheers.

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Pilgrim1 The point i'm making is that everybody has the right to become a born again even ex yahoo boys and ex muslims. So why can't God accept a man's offerings even though the money he is offering came from what he was doing in the past?

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@manmustwac,

Did God tell you that He accepts yahoo millions as offerings?

I am, and how does that connect me with yahoo-boys' millions?

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the strength of a seed is not in it's size,it's in the giver. even though what you are giving is 10 naira or 5 naira, it doesn't change God's mind towards you. God's love towards you is not dependent on your giving,you didn't have to give Him anything to send Jesus to die for you, He did it without you knowing about it.but you gift to God is for your own good.remember "givers never lack" that is very true.giving is to make a master of all material things.when you give out anything it means you have grown more than a car. so therefor you no longer subject to a car. and you giving is tied to your prosperity and it is a way to show your love to God.just like the Bible said "faith without works is dead".when you give 500 naira today, you definitely not going to remain in that level of giving 500 naira all the time.so give today and give big.

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i just want to know why a god that own everything is still in need of gifts from the people he supposedly created to the extent of saying that they people he supposedly created rub him because they refuse to give him gifts. . . . . why does god need people's gifts and offering? in the old testament god accepted animals as sacrifice? why does god need animals as scarifice? why does god need money? he is suppose to give the church money since he owns and knows everything.

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@mazaje,

That's all there is. Since He didn't ask you, what's your worry? He knows whom He asked; and if you're not included, why legislate for them?

You see the one thing that amazes me is the irrationality of people who feel they know too much about their own little world that they can't see why others live. There are many people with various religious and atheistic persuasions in their lives. I don't see how many people have been too disturbed harping on them the way you guys do. If it is not my worry, why do I fight them, or allow their worldviews to upset me? I don't even have to be rude to them in order to present my own worldview - and this is something you can think about. Whatever anyone says he holds as his persuasion on life, as long as he hasn't made his worldview a requirement of how I live my own persuasions, why should I seek every single time to castigate him? What would I gain from that?

He didn't ask you - He asked others, and those He asked are not complaining: what then is the problem?

I believe we can demonstrate a bit more of maturity in these matters. Don't let this attitude continue to define how you live your own life. If otherwise, no worries.

Shalom.

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@mazaje,

I asked you a question which up until now you have refused to answer. Was He asking YOU, mazaje?

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@pilgrim

please answer mazje's question

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Dose God deserve more? Why? What for? The facts are that most people who contribute don't even know where their hard eaned money is going. Is the money going to finance a lavish lifestyle, build more business institutionschurches or into someones bank account. I wouldn't mind contributing with happiness even though am not religious if i knew my money was going to help the genuinely poor and needy

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the biblical god said people rob him when they refuse to pay/offer things unto him and you are here talking about me. i am talking about his commandments in the bible and the question still remains. . . . why would a god that owns everything depend on people to give/offer things unto him? does that makes sense to you?

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God is very understanding!!

"Give as da Lord haz given 2 yu, hao yu giv showz a reflekshun of yur gratitude"

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I'm still asking you the same question: did He ask YOU to give Him anything and force it on YOU?

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it is writting in the bible, the biblical god said that people rob him when the refuse to pay/give their tithes and offering. why would a god that has and owns everything demand people to offer anything unto him?

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God loves a cheerful giver, not someone that gives with reluctance. If that's all you can afford, give it and if you can give more, do not hesitate to. Remember the story of the poor woman who gave so small, yet was said to have given the most because she gave all she had?

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Question; 20 Naira or less, Does God deserve more??

My Answer; It dosent matter the amount, the questionis what part did God play in earning you the cash.

Lets say I am a practicing criminal (e.g a Yahoo boy), and one of my Magas pays up, does God deserve a fadden?? Remember that he doent support my business, neither does he promise me anything in return even if I split my cheese in two halfs and give him the larger cut.

Secondly, why give your pastor God any money at all?? He said the earth is his, and all that is in it, which means he owns the money so he really shouldnt be bothered weather I give him or not.

Thirdly, Christians have turned God into like some old school Godfather like mafioso, who comes every sunday to demand protection money. His collection agents then make it look like the more money you give the more protection you get.

Moreover, the amount we put in the tray no matter how small is only part of a drop that makes an ocean. Lets take an example from a church like Redeemed with over 1million members worldwide. Assuming every body puts 20naira every sunday, multiply that by 20, you get 20million every sunday, Isnt that more than enough for the church?? Not forgetting that you are not actually putting 20 naira, cos by the time you count the number of collections in one gathering, added to the merchandise you'll purchase from the church, you find you that you have actually given them over 500naira for no service at all.

Further more, the bible says nothing about the minimum amount allowed, so I might as well give him a coin. It dont matter.

Moreover, Its your money, you can do as you please. it dont matter.

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you are not saying poverty and peity are first cousins are they? there are many poor people with bad belle than rich people in my book. i know we are not preaching to the choir here. religion or call it faith as the bible says without works is dead. DEAD. it would be good to let others pay for all you enjoy and use in this kingdom but hey God is using someone somewhere to pay for it. i doubt a any man that say He loves God with his heart but money which his not his in the first place is untouchable by the things of God. get all you can and can all you get mentality.

talk is too cheap. i lived with a guy before who knows upto the index and maps of the bible but his penny never drops. he was older than me but had no qualms me housing and paying his bills. tithing was old testament to him but receiving was his new testament mantra

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Nothing new here.  After they have plagiarised other religions, upon being called to rights, they respond by burying their heads in the sand and shake their smelly arses at their critics in a gesture of defuddled defiance.

So it is not new that they do not take responsibility for the falsehood they peddle.

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when will pple start ignoring d likes of huxley,wen?

*sighs at d pple replying his posts*

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It is not the amount that counts

It is the faith in which it was given that God cares about

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@huxley,

I'm sure you would not be so presumptious as to be ridiculous at the same time. The parts of my quote in yours was not saying what you said here:

Where did you read about the "exchange" of money for blood?

My post did not read that I was exchanging "money for blood"; and encouraging others to ponder on what God has done for them to stir their heart does not suggest anyone would be so presumptious as to suggest I was asking them to "exchange money for blood".

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@huxley,

I noticed in recent times your entries are simply not seeking to be intelligent but just merely wanting to sound way off rational. Not that I mean that in any derogatory way, but just an observation. I don't remember where anyone made this inference:

Who has been making such an exchange, huxley?

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Is this a fair exchange - money for blood of JC? Why would an 3*omni need all this money for? What is all this money used for by the church authorities, besides funding lavish lifestyles. Would be interesting to see what proportions of the monies goes into funding purely humanitarian work, not advertising evangelising and proslytising work.

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Interesting comments and quite helpful. In addition to ‘how much’ and the ‘heart intentions’, it goes a long way that we actually give - because God doesn’t want us to take this ministry for granted.

Some are of the idea that it ‘doesn’t matter’ whether we give or not. That should not even be a question at all. To God’s heart, it matters both that we give, how much we give and what the heart’s intentions are about when we give.

With an attitude of gratitude, we give. How much? As much as we value Who God is, and what He has done for us when He gave the greatest Gift – His Son. Does it matter whether we give or not? Perhaps the question is best answered by the believer who should ponder about whether it matters that God has been good to him/her.

True, N20 could be used for so many things – a careless spending on a snack or bottle of drink we don’t even need; or a showoff to someone we have been eyeing to get there attention and affection. And we do these things cheerfully without batting an eyelash. Sunday comes, and the story changes – we rumple the note, look over our shoulders and toss it into the plate and breathe easy now with a sigh of releaf. . . till next Sunday. When was the last time I challenged myself to actually give beyond my ability (2 Cor. 8:3-4)? Could I follow the examples of those who addicted themselves to the help of others (1 Cor. 16:15)?

My prayer in recent times is that God should help me look beyond my own needs and rejoice in giving beyond my present level and attitude.

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The money in the offering plate shows God that you are not a slave to money. That money does not control you and that God comes before money, regardless of how far. (Unless they are real close, then you need to think, which will last longer? Definetly God over anything)

That money goes to missionaries to help them witness.

To witness to the ends of the Earth as/HOW God commanded them to.

So yes, putting money in the offering plate is good,

but only if you mean it within your heart to give.

Not because of a challenge or a dare, because your feel obligated or guilty if you don't.

Putting money in the offering plate is a guilt remover or a way to prove something to someone, it's not only a sign of respect to God, but it help's people fulfill what God has planned for their lives.

And if you do put money in the offering plate for the wrong reasons (ex. guilt remover, obligation, dare, joke), then you might as well not put it in there at all.

God gave us a lot,

so why can't we give him our best?

Because God's littlest attribute is more than the world's largest tribute's put together.

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my dear sista, giving more to God is all good BUT God does not care about how much you give to Him, He cares about the heart and spirit and attitude with which you give to Him. Be it 5, 500 or 5mill, makes no difference, but whether you gave it joyfully and gratefully and lovingly is what He's looking for from us.

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Does God come down from Heaven to take the money in the offertory?

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its not about how much you give in offering,if you give 5,000 naira every offering without a clean heart then you r just wasting your money, even the poor widow in the bible who gave little was appreciated than others who gave more

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