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Kumuyi Gives Directive To Christians On Use Of Offerings Amidst Economic Hardship




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Amidst the current economic hardship in the country, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, William Folohunso Kumuyi, has advised Christians against giving their offerings to the church but rather giving them to the poor and unemployed in their communities.

Naija News learned that the clergyman made this known in a viral video obtained by Vanguard.

Kumuyi noted that it is good to build the church, but while building, Christians must remember their neighbours dying of hunger.

He also referred to a preacher who had instructed his members to give money meant for offering to the poor and unemployed people around them.

Kumuyi advised his church congregation that Christians should not spend all their money on building churches but should give priority to church members and poor neighbours who can’t afford basic life needs.

He said, “Look at all this offering we’re collecting, this church has silver and gold. I learned of a preacher somewhere who was having their church service. And he said, Now we’re going to collect the offering. If you have 10,000, N20,000, or N50,000, raise your hand, and they will be faithful.

“Then he stood up and said that N10,000, 20,000, and N50,000 go to the poor in your community. All the offering is not just church, there are poor, unemployed people around. There are indigent people around. We will build ours, but while you’re building, your neighbours are dying.

“Your neighbour, who does not have anything, your sisters, and your brother have nothing to send their children to school. We built DLICC (Deeper Life International Conference Centre) with all the offerings we could build. And we can now be at ease and allow our members to die of hunger and to be destroyed because they have nothing and we have the money.

“And what if this church, like we used to do in the olden days, in the good old days that we reserve some amount of money for charity? That we allocate some amount of money for building DLICC, and the district church, and the people we’re building for are dying of hunger, malnutrition, and starvation.

“Let’s budget part of the money, millions of our currency to take care of the people. Which one comes first when your house is leaking, and your mother is dying? How will you spend it—mending the leaking room or taking care of your mother?

“We should give priority to members of our church, even those who are not members. We know them, and we can contact them.

“We should not spend all our money on a building of a church that will not be raptured when Christ comes, because Christ is coming”

Rachel Okporu is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist with years of experience in the industry. She is a graduate of Linguistics and Communication Studies. Likes surfing the Internet and making new friends.