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How Much Do You Give As Offerings To God?

how much do you give for offering, have noticed this in the church that when they call for offering people folds the currency making sure that the next dude doesn't see what he/she is given. i was so shocked in church when the next dude was keeping searching for the lowest currency in his pocket close to 5mins of calling for offering. So i pop this question to you

1. How much do you give as an offering to God

2. Do you also Fold your money for the next dude not see how much you giving.

Don't be suprise some peeps give N5

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its between God and I

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Can I give to God that which cost me nothing? No which means I must give to God until something in me tells me that I have given enough

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Very funny !!! If ur offering to God is one that will hurt you,don't u think that has negated the injunction to give from a cheerful heart? Besides, what do u want to give the One who owns the whole earth?

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My prayer is I want to come to a level where I will give offering to God that hurts me

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@smartsoft

Why do you want to know how much we give as offering?

So that you will know who is rich or poor.

This topic should be flushed down the toilet.

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Pls no need to announce hw much u gave 2 GOD.

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My opinions about this matter are:

1. It is true the God does not need our offerring because the cattle on a thousand hills belong to Him.Silver and Gold belong to Him.The earth is His and the fullness thereof.However we need to give FOR OUR OWN NECKS.It is s a spiritual principle stated by God Himself."Give and it shall be given back to you,good measure,pressed down,shaken together and running over" We are to give to God's work(Not to God personally,but to His work).We are also expected to give to the poor and lastly,to the neccessity of saints.

2. It is not the absolute amount u give that matters but the percentage of what you have that matters.This is aptly demonstrated by the story of the Widow's mite in the bible.

3. Personally I believe that every Christian should strive to give to God's work,a value more than his or her tithe.In other words,work towards giving a minimum of 10% of all your earnings and see what God will do in your life!! Continue to increase the percentage as God blesses you the more.I know men who are giving over 80% of all their earnings to God's work and yet the remaining 20% is too much for them to finish.Think about that.

4. Finally,prayerfully make sure when you sow(give) you are doing so on a fertile ground(i.e, a genuine Christian work) and that you are giving cheerfully,not with regrets or grumblings.

If you follow the the above guidelines,I believe God will surely respond heavily to your giving and bless you and all that concerns you.

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well to me i think it doesnt matter how much u give what is important is ur attitude. god sees you and there is no way you can deceive him. remember the two brother cane and abel. so i will advice you give according to what u get and not what u fill! so that it will be acceptable unto god.

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Even God doesnt ask how much u give, why shld we oblige u by dislosing how much we give?

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Better u get a better TOPIC title to drive in your point next time,

How much i give to God,

Since u already admit you're trying to teach us to give bountifully,

I hope u grab

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I gave the best i have to God because He is the greatest provider of all things, so why must i tell you what i give to my God.

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you must be a church harlot? that is u go to a lot of churches.

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hummm haven't you been to a church, where the pastor will tell you don't fold your offerings lift them up and wavve it to God huh ? i bet you don't dare put up N5 naira up lol

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what a post - the bible says don't let your right hand knows what your left hand does when it comes to that, but you want people to write how much they give to God on Nairaland.

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Thank you for that question simple thing it's good to preach what you do,  i give and God is really blessing me Big time,  this forum nah naija get am so i'm just telling my naija friends out there to give without thinking otherwise and they will see what God will do in their various life,  instead they all got everything wrong, all this ppl wey they yarn here na them they give N1 for church lol

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By the way Smartsoft, this one you are suddenly promoting 'Giving in Churches', are you a pastor?

Otherwise are you on your way to becoming one?

'cause I'm beginning to wonnder why this topic? What is in it for you? Are we all ignorant of giving to God? Have we not heard enough already to make up our mindz about individual giving mentality? Or are you merely promoting this topic b/c you stand a chance of gaining from it one day? Otherwise, are you obsessed or confused with giving?

WHICH ONE YOU DEY?

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Simple! You give as much as your faith can carry!

Also you give as much as you can afford!

By the way, what you give is between you and your God, not a topic for comparism.

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give what u have,need not be shy about it.

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lord have mercy on me,

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Mr poster, person dey remove him transport, you see him dey fold money dey find d lowest currency

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@ Poster

I give to God what I can afford.

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I dont know why some xtians find it dificult wen they talk abt giving? some even get offended as can be witnessed on this thread. @Mazaje get this straight in to you. The only tested and proven way God uses to test your love and commitment to him is by giving! Take the case of Abraham (The Father of Faith). God demanded for his ONLY SON as sacrifice! after all he passed through b4 he was blessed with that child. Let me ask u @ mazaje, If you were in Abraham shoes what will you do? You will call it bluff and comapare your situation and circumstance with mr A and B and draw millions of conclusion why you can not release the child. Try to study your bible from gen to rev u will discover that all men and women that made impact in history are people that can give anything to God. Your comparison of nigeria with finland is very funny, i can see u need help. If you c many in Nigeria that are poor, hungry and dying and then just b'cos u c many churches in Nigerian and you conclude Nigerian are godly. It's an error to equate godliness with the number of churches and church goers in a country. Let me ask u, is Nigeria a godly state? A country that ban broadcast of christian miracle crusades as a policy? A country where poeple shed inocent blood in the name of religion burn places of worship and soon? Nigerian is religious but not godly.

My final word to you @Mazaje, apostles paul says in 2cor 4:3-4

I pray that that light shine upon your mind so you can see the truth. AMEN

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May god have mercy on some people indeed.

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I am in finnland, i was in nigeria in July  and i visited some churches, all i was hearing in the churches were give unto god and you will be blessed one pastor in a local church i visited said that people were not recieving enough blessing because they were'nt giving enough money unto god the more you give the more you recieve he said, all i was seeing on TV were messages about god, love, money and prosperity(how prosperous you will be when you give to god) when u look around you will see no love, no money and no prosperity all you see is hate and more hate, poverty, sicknes and suffering. so i tried to compare the situation with what is obtainable here in finnland, most of the people here don't believe in god even if they do they are not as zealous as we the nigerians are.

i have been to church here in finnland, the priest/pastors don't tell people to give money so that they will prosper or recieve blesseing from the lord except for one nigerian that opened a church here and was trying to bring the practice of preaching about prosperity. in nigeria all you hear  in church is that givers never lack and the more you give to god the more you recieve, people are giving but people are not recieving thats no lie. i went to visit a relative in JUTH in jos  when i went to nigeria the hospital was filled with sick people( if you vist a hospital here in finnland you will see very few sick people), armed robbery every where a friend was killed by robbers on his way from bauchi few days before i arrived, every body i meet was complianing about having little or no money every where i went people were begging me for money. these are the same people that go to church and give to god(pastors) every day and yet the are always crying that they have no money or are they sick or they are not secured. why is that so?

The people in  finnland don't give money to god to protect them or make them proeperous yet all nigerians will run to finnland if given the opportunity to come here and enjoy what the finnish people are enjoying. the people here are richer, they live longer, they are happier, more comfortable and definately more BLESSED than the nigerians who spend all their money giving to god and expecting reward.the people here don't give money to god when they go to church  so the question is why will god leave his own in poverty and lack despite their offerings and yet give or bless those that don't offer to him in this case the i am refering to the people of finnland.

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how much we give to God is a secret thing as most peolpe have responded and it should come from a willing and loving heart. so its not something we can publicize on nairaland.

the other thing we should all note is that we are to give quality offerings which are supposed to be our widows might, that means something sacrificial that will cost us something.

i agree with this

i also want to let us know that our tithes and offerings determine how far we go in life pls i urge us not to see our tithes and offerings seen as money spent by pastors but as to God who will open the heavens and pour out blessings on us

we are actually meant to feed, clothe and pay also make comfortable MOG who bring us up spiritually

LIES what about those that don't give to  good and are more blessed than all of us? what have you got to say about them? besides what will god do with money? you are not giving to good but to people (the pastors and their cronies) you can never give money to good because god does not need money the pastors need money so they will tell you to give to god while in essence you are giving money to them. god does not and can never need your money pastors need your money so get that into your thick skulls.

i will say it again and again i live in a godless country most of the people don't believe in god but they are the happiest,most comfortable ,healthy and blessed people i have ever seen. they never give money to good but they have all that they need nigerian spend all their money on god yet they are they are amongts the poorest and unhappy people i know.  god does not need money the pastors do

pls if u are not a christian dont talk any how lests He smites ur mouth with a bone

and if u are a christian try tithing and offering with a willing heart and i promise u that He will prove himself a Great God to u. cheers

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How it is that you guys always try to generalize issues about people in Nigeria? Let me ask: Are you really in Finland? I know firsthand what people there think about God - that's why I asked.

Please, try and refresh your mind and try not assuming so broadly that Christians in Nigeria are this, that or the other of issues you don't have a good grasp on.

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If i may ask what do you recieve back from god? is it his blessings? if yes then what are they? to me blessing means, happiness,comfort,prosperity, good health and security which is highly lacking amongst the christians in nigeria who are the ones that give the most unto god. the people here dont give anything to god yet the are FAR more blessed than the christians in nigeria who give all their money to the chruch(pastors) in the name of giving unto god and end up in want and need. why is that so, why will god not bless his own and bless those who don't believe in him pls i need answers? we all know that nigerians dont have the money that these white people have, we dont have their comfort, their average life expectancy is twice that of ours, they are healtier, richer, more organised and yet they dont give anything to god for that, we give,give and give yet we are still lacking behind why is that so? the blessings are not coming upon us as a people, u can say that u are blessed as an individual but when u look at nigeria collectively as a whole u will know that it is far from being Blessed. the pastors are lying they are just decieving people making them give them money in the name of giving unto god. god does not need money people(pastors) do.

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THE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU GIVE AS OFFERING DOES NOT REALLY MATTER THAT MUCH THOU IT MATTERS' BUT THE HEART THAT GIVETH THE OFFERING IS WHAT THAT MATTERS,

IMAGINE ME A THEIF, HAVING STOLEN LOTS OF MONEY FROM ONE CHURCH GOING TO ANOTHER CHURCH TO GIVE OFFERING IN LARGE AMOUNT, IT MAKES NO MEANING TO GOD.

AND FOR THOSE AT THE TOP MOST "THANK GOD FOR EFCC" OF THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AFTER TRANSFER BUDGET MONEY FOR THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMY TO THIER OWN ACCOUNT AND AT THE END THEY GO TO THE CHURCH TO SAY THANK YOU BY GIVING OFFERING, DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE, because ITS ACCEPTED.

IF TRUELY FROM MY HEART AND THAT IS WHAT I HAVE I GIVE 1 NAIRA, I TELL YOU GOD WILL BE HAPPY WITH ME THAN THE AFOREMENTIONED.

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Whats the right perspective?the nigerian perspective? where people are being lied to about god and money and yet nothing is been done? where people spend all their money on offering onto god and they still die in poverty and lack? i am relating what i am seeing across europe and what is obtainable in nigeria when white people go to church here they offer what they feel like offering they are not compelled to offer anything unto god, if they feel like giving onto the church(pastor and priest) inother to help them they do so if not they don't.

in nigeria its compulsary that you give money to god, they pastors wont tell you to give to the church instead they will tell you to give unto god. people will steal and give to the church(pastors) thinking they are giving unto god, god does not need money and i will repeat it again it's better to go and give money to the sick people in the hospital who can't afford money for their medication or help pay someone's schools fees who is finding it difficult to do so than to take you money to the church in the name of giving onto god.the white people here don't give onto god yet they have all they need we in nigeria spend all we have givng onto god(pastors) and yet we remain in poverty and want. why is that so?

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shouldn't that be between me and God?

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you don't need to watch the person beside you,u give accordingly to your heart.the more you give, the more you receive back from God.

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i give 2 God out of my best.our offering is not even too much 4 him

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@Mazaje, try spelling god with a capital "G" and not "g" also, you may need to get out of that place to begin to see things in their right perspective.

"Let God's word be true and every man a lie"

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See @ ruemu i can see you got no respect.

See the law can never be change if you gv N2 naira, you will get N2 thats just it, alotta people complain that unbelivers get richer why the ones who serve God faithfully get poorer. why not check yourself before you reck yourself the unbelivers are givers when sow bountifully you reap bountufully. you need to start giving God what he diserve not you giving him that dirty money of yours, everything has been made available, we just need our mindset to work for us, everything is in us,i'm a greatman. what so ever a man thinket in his heart so his he. when you work towards your mindset everything will work out for you. Like Bishop Oyedepo will always say[b] " Since this church was buit, i have never cried for money"[/b] what he meant was that since they started Winners as whole he has never cried for money, why because he sows big time to ppl's life. what does he sows again ? all those good words,blessing coming out from his mouth is sowing, not only that he sows into his Mentor's life too that i know. it's always written boldly on a sticker " Givers Never Lack" it's a law that can never be broken. but let me tell you if you have Faith and believe that "Oh God how i wish i have this amount to give" and telling God if God will bless you with this token, you will change your offering he will take you for your words and bless you and put you to test, if you will fullfill your promise. Faith moves mountain, Even if you faith is as small as mustaseed he will bless you,

Unbelivers belives in giving, so why woun't they get richer and you there giving Dirty naira note to God, little change to God why not put God to test and see if your mindset woun't change about your offerings

Thats my words

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@ poster,

NONE of ur bizness,

God love cheerful giver

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According to the word of God, God requires 10% of our earnings, which is referred to as TITHE. A particular amount was not stipulated for paying an offering. I pay whatever I feel led to do by God, and how I feel compelled in my heart to do. . According to the word of God, a person can be cursed for "robbing God of his 10%, but nothing is mentioned, again, about robbing God of a particular "offering amount". The main thing is to pay your tithe, so you can be financially blessed by God.

Now if someone is paying a low amount of money in church, that is between that person and God. In other words, it is no one's business how much offering (or even tithe money) someone pays in church. God is not going to ask me to give account of how much someone else paid, but how much I was obedient in reference to paying my tithe offering. Perhaps that person who paid the low amount that day in church was giving all he/she could afford to give. Why were you shocked? God has not appointed you, me, or anyone else, to monitor another person's giving. We ALL are responsible for our own deeds before God. Let us monitor our own actions in all walks of life.

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LIES what about those that don't give to  good and are more blessed than all of us? what have you got to say about them? besides what will god do with money? you are not giving to good but to people (the pastors and their cronies) you can never give money to good because god does not need money the pastors need money so they will tell you to give to god while in essence you are giving money to them. god does not and can never need your money pastors need your money so get that into your thick skulls.

i will say it again and again i live in a godless country most of the people don't believe in god but they are the happiest,most comfortable ,healthy and blessed people i have ever seen. they never give money to god but they have all that they need nigerians spend all their money on god yet they are they are amongts the poorest and unhappy people i know.  god does not need money the pastors do.

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giving good offering is important as a committed and a faithful believer. whatsoever, your offering is just a seed, that is certain u will reap. So give to God generously.

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lol hey everybody on me,  i was just asking ooooo not more like that lol i'm just curious.

@nizeuzor. my dad is a pastor for real,  and we don't even discuss about offering thing despite the fact that i don't go to same church with my dad. i attend Christembbasy

@dijoka thank you for that actually people don't really get what i was trying to bring out here. so many peeps give offerings asif they are been forced

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I give what I have and can afford to him

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The amount u r givin is irrelevant. The question shuld be "IS IT FROM UR MIND" I mean did u give willingly.

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It is good to Give good offering to God, but the most important thing is the heart that is giving. We may quatify the money we give, but God sees and is more concerned with the heart. The amount doesnt really matter.

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David said it in the bible that he won’t give to God an offering that cause him nothing. I agree with him. If you want God’s blessing then give him something that would make him proud of you.

But me myself, I can’t boast that I give God an expensive offering; but I know that what I give to him is what I can afford and he who knows the minds of people would reward me in abundance.

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some people don't know what questions to ask. Maybe by the time we start paying to ask questions, we'll ask reasonable questions.

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You are not me and you are also not God. Needless for you to know.

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kingandrew, don't 4get the bible says  "  I Chron. 16:29  Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him".

It's good to give to charity and to the poor but then giving offerings is scriptural.

Yes, I was challenged because of the attitude (ie the mindset and not the quantity)

B4 now I make my offerings better each year because I believe so much in getting better everyday.

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kingandrew, don't 4get the bible says  "  I Chron. 16:29  Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him".

It's good to give to charity and to the poor but then giving offerings is scriptural.

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