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Paul was a tentmaker,Peter was a fisherman and Jesus was a carpenter.so why the beef if adeboye n co do biz with church?

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i dnt know if i should realy support pastors doing biz now coz even Jesus said man cant serve God and money at same time

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A loud yes Paul [/b]in the bible was making tent to meet his Need, I have just thought my branch pastor how to make 57,000 weekly just working (marketing with phone handset and his savings account), His is so happy with his ministry and Family today by next week we will dedicate his new car bought from his online bizness that he started few months ago with 7,500, if U ar a pastor and a member of N.L I will train you for FREE, just let me know when you are ready,you work from home or a cyber cafe you can even start by tomorrow, l[b]ets learn to support our pastors and not condem then .thnx and God bless

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Pastors have always been businessmen. . .ripping people off their hard earnings.Sometimes i wonder why my fellow men fail to realize that Christianity is a flawed religion that was imposed on us by the white man (who brought slavery with it).

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Well for me any way there is nothing bad in the Pastor of a Church doing another business apart from being the Pastor of a Church if the Pastor is not a full time Pastor of a Church, but for a full time pastor who is financially okay.But in Nigeria now most people suffer from Financial problems.So for me i don't see any thing bad in a Pastor doing another business apart from being the Pastor of a church.

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Most pastors have families to feed, therefore they must have income. If they are full-time pastors, then the church should pay them a salary and if they are part-time, they can have another profession and earn a salary or do any other form of legal/Godly business to earn an income. The Bible says every man should be able to provide for his family so Pastors are allowed to do business if that is what they want to do. What is wrong is seeing the church as a private business or using church funds to further their private businesses, but nothing stops a Pastor from doing business. You forget that most pastors already had a means of livelihood before joining the ministry and cannot be compelled to stop that. They are ordinary humans after all, and they have needs too.

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They already do don't they?

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A pastor can do business. He carries a dual identity. He is first a father/husband before a pastor. He may so decide to acts as a full time pastor or as a part time pastor. But what is important is that he should not rob God in any way as in giving all that God requires from him.

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@poster of course hes got needs and wants. But he should always remember his calling never to mix up things.

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They already have a job! They run the biggest corporations in Nigeria. This people are the big C.E.O of untaxed companies. Even buying private JETS!!!! yeah I'm like hell no to the church C.E.O with private jets. Untaxed public funds. I know you cultist will bash me on this thread but i dont care what cult you belong to. God is in you , and answers prayers regardless of what cult you are. The true spiritualism is from within , the temple is inside you. You don't need anybody to tell you who God is. This people don't even know GOD they lie and mislead millions of people. More people have died in the world in the name of religion.

The world will be a better place without your cult extremists everywhere. And you probably be a better person if you don't believe in anything spiritual or religious

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@ poster,

If Pastors must do business alongside the work of God for any reason whatsoever, then they MUST stop collecting Tithe because God asked the children of Israel to pay tithe to the Levites because He forbid them from doing any other job or business apart from working in the synagogue.

This is what most Pastors would not let you know about the origin of tithing.

remember we have 12 houses of Israel and the twelfth one is the levites who were charged with the responsibilities of taking care of the Synagogue. God specifically chose them among the 12 houses and He said they cannot own land nor farm but they must devote all their live in the Synagogue. For this reason, He charged the remaining eleven houses to bring the 10% of their fruits into the house of God so that there would be food and money for the chosen levites.

I know pastors would have a way to explain away this but that's what the Bible says.

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Can anyone give me an example of a Pastor whose business is not creating Job opportunities?

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Well, as long as the business does not interfare with or hinder the preaching of the Gospel.

But if it enables the Gospel, then there is nothing wrong with "TentMaking" like Paul did.

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Nah!!!!!!! Im nat doing this.

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Pastors should do business just like every other person. Case closed.

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@topic Preaching the word of God is business as usual.

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Is it not funny that the initiator of this thread is confused more than the posters.

If you needed to make a comment you should have come up directly with your comment and not asking a quenstion and confusing yourself with you later comments.

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Are you trying to castigate the pastors?it seems the church has to be separated from the pastors purse.

The church should take care of the Full time pastors because Jesus was taken care by the ministry!

Sincerely pastors should also be seen to be contributing to the church finance.

Some pastors sell books,cds,software and even do affiliate marketing online.

One good place i found online with opportunities for pastors to do business online is http://www.sellbooksfastonline.com,some

even get donations for their ministry at the site.

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SOME PASTORS AND HOLY MEN ARE ALREADY HOLY BUSINESSMEN AND BIZWOMEN

ONLY NEED TO REGISTER IT FORMALLY

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they can do biz

but be very careful when you are partnering with them.

many will swindle you especially these new breed pastors without address

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i don't know why any thread concerning pastors or christianity always grace the front page.

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Majority of them here are doing business with their church, they boast of their expensive suites, shoes, and cars claiming man of God must be rich. They live at the expense of their church members. We do not know their worth before establishing church but we know that they are millionaires after. Jesus was a carpenter, Paul was a tent maker, philiph was a physician e.t.c. and as first century xtians they did not collect tithe from people but rather they worked to earn a living. But here today, pastors live on their devotees.

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Plzz can u help us with the verse in the bible for more demystification

All i know is that, if you dont pay tithe, u woun't get rich in the way that God will appreciate.

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it is ok for pastors to do business and work but not with church funds.

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your just deceiving urself bros. God is not intersted in your money, the money u gave is for your good, tithes are for your own benefit not for God. Pastors are already in business "dey are working in a vine yard of God"

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All pastors are buisness people. They don't just sleep for money to come. Not even one.

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Quote: from tlfacts.

Thank You O Holy Spirit for all You have done for me, Thank You for the inspiration.

Spirit of the Living God fall afresh on me, Amen.

Aahh! are you in spirit?

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Most pastors are already doing business.

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@babaearly

I never said pastors should not run businesses all I said is that it is wrong to commercialize the gospel as it is now rampantly done this days.

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if pastors run biznez then they are creatin job opportunities for people.then Kunle why the beef?what is money used for?

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the old testament said they should not do biz but live with tithe,

and new testament entails that they should do biz/work but do not ask for tithe

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Yes Churches can own businesses but a Church is not a business.

Instead of letting collection money stay in the bank, Churches should utilize the money to create employment oppurtunities for people.

Thank You O Holy Spirit for all You have done for me, Thank You for the inspiration.

Spirit of the Living God fall afresh on me, Amen.

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There is no record of Jesus ever collecting offerings, the fact that they had a treasurer should not be twisted to mean he was collecting offerings after all social clubs today have treasurers and they don't collect offerings from people but raise levy themselves to raise funds. On the issue of collections Paul collected, i believe ogajim has already answered you adequately.

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did u read d thread title at all?

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but Paul took collections from Christians to aid his missionary journeys?but Jesus had a treasurer how did he get money?

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dem tell u say na church money (tithe n offering from poorer people) dem take finance their business

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Whilst there is no teaching against pastors doing business orearning alternativeincome, they should be careful not to merchandize the gospel or make material profit out of the gospel [2 peter 2:1-3] However it is now very rampant and common practise for pastors to merchandize the gospel and make profit out of it. Examples are daily devotionals, annointing oil, stickers, posters e.t.c. Whilst there is nothing wrong on the surface of selling these items, the profit motive behind it makes it unethical and antiethical to the purpose of spreading the gospel. Jesus clearly instructed that the gospel should be preached free.

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of course he should do business, how does he want to survive except he is running one man business called a church

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