Institute of Love

WORDS OF HOPE

By Edwin Christiaan | December 6, 2021

“So be strong and courageous, all you who put your HOPE in the Lord!” Psalms‬ ‭31:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other believers, as you still do. Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you HOPE for will come true. Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.”‭‭ Hebrews‬ ‭6:10-12‬ ‭NLT

‬‬“This hope is like a firm and steady anchor for our souls. In fact, HOPE reaches behind the curtain and into the most holy place.” Hebrews‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭CEV‬‬

“And this HOPE will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.” Romans‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“Let your [...]

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IT IS THE PASTOR WHO IS ROBBING YOU!

By Edwin Christiaan | December 4, 2021

When a pastor is telling you that you will be robbing God and be cursed if you don’t pay your tithes, (giving 10 percent of your monetary income to the church,) he or she is lying to you! In reality, it is the pastor who is robbing you, stealing your money!

These pastors are falsely using the Old Testament Law of Moses, meant for the Israelites farmers, who had to give 10% of their crops once a year to the Levite priests, to make his members do the same, but now as a spiritual principle conveniently using money instead of agricultural products. In the following passage, the Lord was admonishing the Israelites for failing to obey this law of tithing,

“Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me,” ‭‭Malachi‬ ‭3:8-9‬ ‭NKJV

‬‬So, this is how these pastors obligate, pressure, and guilt trip churchgoing believers to pay tithes. If they [...]

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STUPID TITHING TEACHING IN THE CHURCH

By Edwin Christiaan | December 1, 2021

Pastors who are telling you that the Lord will rebuke the devourer out of your life and protect you against sickness and disease if you faithfully pay your tithes to the church are lying to you. Just look how many of these pastors who are teaching this false tithing doctrine are getting sick themselves and even die. Why did God not protect them? It is simply because these pastors are deceiving you to get your money!

These pastors falsely use the Old Testament Bible book of Malachi chapter 3, where God is speaking to the Israelite farmers who were commanded under the law of Moses to give 10% of their agricultural products and livestock ONCE A YEAR to the Temple. The Lord told the Israelites, among other things, that when they obey this law of tithing, He will do the following, “I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says [...]

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TITHING IS A CLEVERLY PUT TOGETHER SCAM

By Edwin Christiaan | November 26, 2021

Millions of Christians all over the world are being told by their pastors that it is an absolute requirement from God that they should tithe, that is, pay 10% of their monetary income to the church in order to receive blessings and protection from God.

But all these gullible Christians are being lied to and scammed out of their money. The Bible warns us about those who are teaching false doctrines like this when it says,

“In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed.” 2 Peter‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭NLT

‬‬The Bible never ever commanded New Testament believers to tithe 10% of their monetary income! As a matter of fact, there is no command or example in Scripture that has anything to do with tithing money! None!

It is very hard for those who are tithers to admit they are wrong and have been fooled. They are completely indoctrinated by this “you must tithe” teaching. They are bound by [...]

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JESUS NEVER SAID THAT WE “SHOULD” BE RICH

By Edwin Christiaan | November 19, 2021

No, Jesus never told anybody that they should be rich. On the contrary, Jesus advocates the exact opposite, as he puts these questions before us,

“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” Matthew‬ ‭16:26‬ ‭NLT

‬‬That’s why the Bible says,

“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” 1. John‬ ‭2:15-17‬ ‭NLT

‬‬Jesus also explained what happens to a certain category of people who hear God’s message,

“But they start worrying about the needs of this life. They are fooled by the desire to get rich [...]

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STUPID FIRST-FRUIT MONEY TEACHING IN THE CHURCH

By Edwin Christiaan | November 15, 2021

Pastors are falsely telling you that you must give a 10% tithe of your money income to the church as they misuse the following Old Testament Bible verse,

“Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; Proverbs‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭NKJV

‬‬But this scripture was about God commanding the Israelites to keep the Law of Moses by giving the first of their crops to Him out of gratitude for His bountiful provisions. (See Deuteronomy 26:1–3, 9–11). This has nothing to do with how the New Testament believer should be giving money. According to the Scriptures we are not obligated to give any first-fruit money whatsoever to the church! It’s a total fabricated lie to just get your money. You should take care of your immediate family first and not the Church!

The Bible teaches,

“But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.” 1 Timothy‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NLT

‬‬In other words, You should never allow yourself to be guilt [...]

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THE MAJOR CHURCH DECEPTION

By Edwin Christiaan | November 12, 2021

One of the biggest deceptions in the Church is when they obligate and pressure you to pay tithes in order to receive God’s blessings and to prevent you from being cursed. Tithing was part of the Old Covenant Law of Moses. Jewish farmers were obligated to give agricultural products once a year to the Levite priests (see Deuteronomy 14:22, Malachi 3:8-12).

Tithing was never about giving money, and never meant for New Testament believers to practice. Tithing is a universal scam, designed to steal money from gullible people by making them believe that God will bless them. In reality, the exact opposite is true: By keeping the law of tithing, they are actually going AGAINST God’s will!

Let us read carefully in the Word of God:

“Anyone who tries to please God by obeying the Law is under a curse.” Galatians‬ ‭3:10‬ ‭CEV

‬‬“But Christ rescued us from the Law’s curse, when He became a curse in our place. This is because the Scriptures say that anyone who is nailed to a tree is under a curse.” [...]

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ANYTHING GOES FOR MONEY IN THE CHURCH

By Edwin Christiaan | November 4, 2021

In the Church supermarket you can get,

Breakthroughs for money, prophecies for money, healings for money, miracles for money, deliverance for money, worship for money, the Gospel for money, missions for money, conferences for money, Bible schools for money, schools for the supernatural for money, salvation for money, gifts for money, anointing for money, spouse revelations for money, food for money, coffee for money, and the teachings of sowing money for money.

All the while Jesus told His disciples prior to sending them out after training them for three years for free,

“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. Don’t carry a traveler’s bag with a change of clothes and sandals or even a walking stick. Don’t hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve to be fed.” Matthew‬ ‭10:7-10‬ ‭NLT

‬‬In other words, [...]

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GOD BLESSES FREE WILL OFFERINGS

By Edwin Christiaan | October 18, 2021

This is contrary to what the greedy preachers are telling you. They falsely teach that you are obligated to tithe 10% of your money income and sow financial seeds to be blessed by God! They are lying! It is the ‘free will’ offerings that God blesses! Just look at what the apostle Paul writes about how a New Testament believer should be giving,

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 2. Corinthians‬ ‭9:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

What follows is, that God blesses those who give ‘free will’ offerings cheerfully, so they can be a blessing to others in need and not those who pay tithes or give under pressure! Here are the scriptures to prove it,

“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” ‭‭2. Corinthians‬ ‭9:8‬ ‭NLT

‬‬“God gives seed to farmers and provides everyone with food. He will increase what [...]

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GOD CAN DO ANYTHING

By Edwin Christiaan | October 2, 2021

Only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug turned into a miracle of always having enough flour and olive oil in the containers. Because of this miracle there was food for a family and a prophet to eat for many days. (See 1 Kings‬ ‭17:12‬ -16)

A flask of olive oil turned into a miracle of olive oil being filled in jars one after another, every container full to the brim. The olive oil was ultimately sold to pay off a debt. (See 2 Kings‬ ‭4:1-7‬)

A sack of fresh grain and twenty loaves of barley bread turned into a miracle of feeding hundred people. And there was even some left over. (See 2 Kings‬ ‭4:42-44‬)

Seven loaves of bread and a few fish turned into a miracle of feeding over 4000 people. Everybody ate as much as they wanted. In the end there were seven large baskets of leftover food. (See Mark‬ ‭8:1-10‬)

And then it happened again,

Five barley loaves and two fish [...]

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