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STOP GIVING, IT’S NOT BIBLICAL

Teaching the Nations -- Stop Giving, It Is Not BiblicalThis teaching is the latest from TTN Ministry’s Teachingthenations.com from Coach Arthur Peter. Here he will share what he has learned and the effects he had seen on people when they will just be given monetary gifts or donations particularly the poor people (in mind and in status) and the Church in general.

To listen to this message, please click on the image above or the youtube link below. Be blessed and be encouraged!

 

2 Thessalonians 3:10 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.

 

Before I share teaching let me make one thing clear. I am not talking about emergency circumstances. Where you help someone who through bad luck are having problems, back on their feet again.

For example … house burns down, hurricane lost a home, floods, etc. etc.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NKJV)

10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.

Basic teaching in Bible is that all of humanity was created to work .. Genesis .. 6 days a week and 1 day a week rest.

Basic principle .. if we don’t work, we don’t eat.

In other words .. if we are not working, we will go hungry.

If this is true then this means that anyone who is not working cannot expect to have enough money to pay their bills.

So does this mean the church should not help the poor? We see in the Bible that the church was helping the poor, but let us see who the church considers really to be poor…

5 Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day. 6 But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.
9 Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number, and not unless she has been the wife of one man, 10 well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.
1 Timothy 5:5-6; 9-10 NKJV

We see here the Apostle Paul giving advice to Timothy who the church should help. Who would be considered worthy of help?

Notice the following conditions:
First, has to be alone – no family
Second, Christian
Third, praying person (intercessor)
Fourth, 60 years or older
Fifth, very active in doing volunteer work not only now but also in the past .. reputation

PROBLEMS OF GIVING IRRESPONSIBLE

1. Discourages working and creates laziness
2. Creates a wrong mentality – my right
3. Stops people using their gifts
4. Stops the growth of the country
5. Demolishes Self Confidence

BEING MISSIONARY

Lots of people are giving to charity, churches but the real people who need it don’t get it. Why?

People and Churches are not giving biblical!!

The money that is been given is been given to the wrong places. Check the charity you are supporting .. most likely 70-80% goes to salaries, marketing, etc. and if you are lucky about 20%-30% goes to the purpose of giving, however most likely it is lower .. maybe 10%

Same giving to Third world country projects.

Having worked now in a Third world country for at least 13 years as a missionary…

It is sad to say .. most Christian organizations and pastors are corrupt. You are lucky if any of your donations ever reach their destiny. If we would follow the above mentioned biblical requirement for giving most likely no one would qualify.

That is why we created TTN Ministry

Through this organization, we are working on setting up a basic structure, where we aim to give at least 90% (10% will be used for admin cost) of the funds to where it was directed.

Also, any missionary, pastor, children that are supported through our organization has to follow some strict guidelines and will be held accountable for how they use their time and money that was given.

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me. Love to hear from you.

God bless!!


To view the notes for this message, please click the link: Stop Giving It’s Not Biblical notes in pdf

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