By Edwin Christiaan | June 18, 2022
The Bible says the following about false teachers:
“In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money.”2. Peter 2:3 NLT
One of the many lies corrupt preachers tell you is that the “gospel costs money” and therefore you must pay for the spreading of it. That is why they charge you high dollar for their training in their (stupid) evangelism and mission schools, academies, schools of the supernatural, and so on. They even sell you evangelist’s and pastor’s certificates and credentials online. This is the exact opposite of what Jesus Christ was teaching!
Prior to sending His disciples, whom He trained three years for free, out on the mission field, Jesus told them,
“Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received! “Don’t take any money in your money belts—no gold, silver, or even copper coins.”Matthew 10:7-9 NLT
The apostle Paul said this:
“I would rather die than lose my right to boast about preaching without charge. Yet preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News! If I were doing this on my own initiative, I would deserve payment. But I have no choice, for God has given me this sacred trust. What then is my pay? It is the opportunity to preach the Good News without charging anyone. That’s why I never demand my rights when I preach the Good News.”1. Corinthians 9:15-18 NLT
You can never charge people for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ! You can never use the gospel to make money from it. Those who preach the gospel should trust God for whatever way He provides for them, including freewill offerings.
When Jesus’ disciples returned from the mission field, Jesus asked them the following:
“When I sent you out to preach the Good News and you did not have money, a traveler’s bag, or an extra pair of sandals, did you need anything?” “No,” they replied.”Luke 22:35 NLT
That is how it is supposed to be! We have received the saving gospel of Jesus Christ for free, and we must give it and teach it to others free of charge. We should follow the example of Jesus Christ, and not what the church defiantly and rebelliously is doing
Many in the Christian church today are preaching this false message that “the gospel costs money.” Like the apostle Paul said, ‘It is a different gospel.’ This different gospel they preach is nothing but the “gospel of money!”
“They preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.”2. Corinthians 11:4 NLT