TB Joshua Speaks On Collecting Offerings In Church
Prophet TB Joshua, founder, and leader of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) has warned that “most offerings collected in churches all over the world are a curse, not a blessing.”
The charismatic Nigerian Prophet made the submission while responding to a question raised about why offerings are not collected during his weekly Monday ‘Living Water Service’ at his church.
In his view, putting financial pressure on people who are already distressed and in need of help themselves is not the best way to go.
“We cannot begin bothering distressed people – I mean, the sick ones, the poor ones – asking for financial support,” the prophet explained.
Although the cleric added that it was scriptural to collect an offering, he said “the question remains: Whom are we asking for support? The distressed, the sick, the poor?”
He added further that, “When you are healed and delivered, your ‘Thank you’ is a blessing from God. But when you are distressed, your ‘Thank you’ is distress. When you are sick, your ‘Thank you’ is sick.”
“You are your ‘Thank you’ because you cannot live above your word. That is why most gifts today are a curse, not a blessing… That is why you have to be very careful.”
“I know people beyond appearance because I look at the heart. Appearance is deceptive”, the cleric explained.