• Not this one!
  • I know of many who tell the congregation that they need money for some strange projects and end up getting the money. i know one who took a trip to the soviet union so they could view communism first hand. They then came back and told what it was like in the USSR. The church footed the bill for 3 month trip for the family of 4.
  • What church does not need money to get things done? We live in a world where money is used as a medium of exchange and all churches have expenses. It takes money to build the church in the first place. Then it is going to take money to pay for the utilities. Then there are the supplies that the church may need (paper, pens, light bulbs, sanitation and cleaning supplies, etc.) and the equipment they use (computers, copiers, etc.). These are minimal things that a church would need and none of them are free. Then of course there is the charitable work that churches do. They have to look after the needy in their congregations and many also do work with the needy outside of their congregations. This also requires money. As the apostle James pointed out in his epistle: "If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, "And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?" James 2:15-16 So, what have you against churches that solicit funds to provide those things that they need to carry out their work?
  • Nope our Jesus owns everything. We ask him for help and he blesses us. BTW, my husband IS a pastor, and, without the faithfuls' contribution, we would have no income. And neither would the dentists, doctors, childcare workers and orphanage staff we support all over the world. Christians are asked to be generous, because everything we have comes from the Lord, and He has been good to us. With that money, we support many who would not otherwise be supported eg the poor (our church has an enormous work amongst the city poor), farmers in distress (once again, we sent large amounts of help to the drought areas of our country). We also use it to pay for things like electricity and repairs. No one within the congregation complains. But if you don't attend a church, why do you worry? No one is asking for your money. (If you do, and you have not worked out what is done with it, see the church treasurer for a breakdown. He will be happy to set your mind at rest. It's all audited)
  • I don't understand this question. Sorry. Are you asking if each individual pastor has their own Jesus? And the money is for the individual Jesus to "get things done"? I'm very confused and prepared to get downrated.
  • Mat. 10:8 states that you receive free to give free. Note what Paul said at Acts 20:33,34,he worked with his own hands to make a living and support his ministry. Jehovah Witnesses do not get paid for their preaching work, nor do Elder get paid for the work they do. They apply these two scriptures in their life. You can look up question about JW and what the Bible says that
  • Manchester City have a Jesus to score goals and help win football matches....
  • Jesus doesn't need money. Churches do need operating funds. My Bishop does not receive a salary. No one who works at my Church receives money for the work they do there, and almost every member has a calling of some sort. Many have several. Tithes are for our benefit and blessing and are used for the building and maintenance of meeting houses and temples. Offerings are in addition to tithes and are used for specific purposes. I.e. fast offerings are used to provide for those in temporal need. There is a perpetual education fund, missionary fund, etc.
  • Jesus asked us to do this...and it does take money... (Matthew 28:19, 20) Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.

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