Institute of Love

12 REASONS TITHING IS A SCAM

By Sophia Christiaan, February 7, 2021

The practice of tithing in the New Covenant Church is a SCAM! Pastors and preachers WILLFULLY fleece and deceive you, because it is too convenient for them not to take advantage of your feelings of obligation to tithe!

12 REASONS WHY IS IT A SCAM:

Because we are no longer UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES, we don’t have a temple, and we don’t practice worship like they did in Israel!Because they change the tithe from crops, herbs, wine, olive oil, and animals etc. to CASH MONEY!Because they shamefully OVER-SIMPLIFY the act of tithing described in several old testament scriptures like Numbers 18 and Deuteronomy 14.Because Malachi 3 was directed at the people and priests of Israel, not you!Because Abraham gave a tithe to Melchisedek ONE TIME from the SPOILS of war, not consistently from his income.Because the Levites serving with the priests in the Temple of the Lord were given free food by the people, because they had no land and no other occupation than serving in the house of the Lord.Because we don’t keep storehouses [...]

AHAB/JEZEBEL ISSUES

By Sophia Christiaan, November 24, 2020

Ahab men are driven by guilt, not conviction.

Many times, an Ahab man will not act on something he should be doing until guilt finally drives him to. He doesn’t have a godly mindset that encourages him from within to seek to do God’s will. He is not led by Holy Spirit conviction and leading that tells him what to do. He waits for people to tell him what to do. He waits until some guilty feeling finally makes him give in.

That’s why he needs his Jezebel mate. She is there to tell him what to do and when to do it. Unless she tells him, he simply doesn’t do it. Unless she nags him, he simply feels no need. He doesn’t have a conscience leading him to take proactive steps of high moral and godly standards for himself and his family. Instead, he lives in his own little world – in a state of constant selfishness – catering to his own pleasures and desires, refusing to take a leader role in the [...]

JUST WANT TO DO GOD’S WILL NO MATTER WHAT

By Edwin Christiaan, November 6, 2020

“I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.” Psalms‬ ‭40:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

See, God’s thoughts are nothing like my thoughts. And His ways are far beyond anything I could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so His ways are higher than my ways and His thoughts higher than my thoughts. (See Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬)

God is able, through His mighty power at work within me, to accomplish infinitely more than I might ask or think. (See Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬)

So, May His will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. (See Matthew‬ ‭6:10‬)

WHO ARE THE GRACEFUL WOMEN?

By Sophia Christiaan | October 15, 2020

There is something all godly women have in common, a product of the inner peace they possess, an outward display of the result of their faith; namely gracefulness! The dictionary describes the adjective ‘graceful’ as elegant, poised, decent, and honorable. It refers to a person who has or shows grace. The word ‘grace’ is defined as unmerited divine assistance given to humans for salvation or a virtue coming from God. Grace also means approval, favor, mercy, pardon, or privilege.

When someone has grace, they will be graceful. When someone does not have grace, they will be ungraceful. Having or lacking grace can be the all-defining factor for success in someone’s life, but it is often overlooked. In a world of increasing political correctness, narcissism, and extreme entitlement, what we find is people who lack the ability to show grace. They want to be shown grace, but they do not show it themselves. They just want to be right, and win the fight.

As a woman, I believe this little word, gracefulness, will [...]

THE LYING POPULAR PASTOR

By Edwin Christiaan, October 13, 2020

Heard today on Facebook a famous megachurch pastor speaking to his members saying that donations has tapered off lately, and that they should check whether their tithe and offering giving are current. Really? That is why the Church is nothing but a joke! It teaches against the Biblical truth of giving set for the New Testament believers. And what are they?

“Give in proportion to what you have. Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have.” ‭‭2. Corinthians‬ ‭8:11-12‬ ‭NLT

‬‬“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure.” 2. Corinthians‬ ‭9:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

There is no Law of tithing or giving 10% involved here, neither the obligation of giving a specific amount in offerings. Just look at this Bible verse, “On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned.” 1. Corinthians‬ ‭16:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Pastors have no business knowing how much you [...]

PRAYING FOR YOU

By Edwin Christiaan | September 15, 2020

I ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your life will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

I pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father.

I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your heart will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called—His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.

I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for you who believe Him. This is the same [...]

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THE GOSPEL OF FEAR MONGERING

By Edwin Christiaan | September 7, 2020

Especially in these Coronavirus pandemic days many are preaching a gospel of fear saying things like,

You have to make sure you are ready when Jesus comes back, make sure you pray for your family, make sure you evangelize, watch out, be on your guard so you won’t be left behind when Jesus returns to rapture the Church, don’t take the vaccine, do this, do that.

But Jesus is coming back for His bride, the Church who is in love with Him and not in fear of Him!

See the Bible says,

“Only those people who are led by God’s Spirit are His children. God’s Spirit doesn’t make us slaves who are afraid of Him. Instead, we become His children and call Him our Father.” Romans‬ ‭8:14-15‬ ‭CEV‬‬

That’s why it says,

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, LOVE, and self-discipline.” 2. Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows [...]

ARE YOU THE REAL DEAL?

By Edwin Christiaan | September 5, 2020

God is on the side of those who listens to His teachings and obeys them. They are like people who build a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. They are not like those who hear the Gospel and immediately receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word.

No! These are people who are convinced that no trouble, no hard times, no hatred, no hunger, no homelessness, no persecution, no bullying threats, no backstabbing, no death nor life, neither angels nor demons or fears for today and worries about tomorrow, yes, not even the powers of hell can separate them from God’s love! They are not being tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching and they will not be influenced when people try to trick [...]

JESUS IS GIVING YOU A HELPING HAND

By Edwin Christiaan | September 4, 2020

Don’t be fooled, my dear friend! Every good and perfect gift comes down from Me who created all the lights in the heavens. See, you are tempted by your own desires that drags you off and traps you. You must stop doing anything against My will. Instead be humble and accept and obey My message. I will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey, and don’t just hear. So now, leave and stay away! Don’t touch anything that isn’t clean. I will cause everything to work together for the good according to My purpose for you! You don’t have to worry about anything, instead you will experience My peace, which exceeds anything you can understand. Yes, My peace will control the way you think and feel. In the next three days I will show you that My message to you is true by working all kinds of powerful miracles and wonders, says the Lord!!!‭‭(See James 1:16-17, James 1:14, 21, 25, 2. Corinthians‬ ‭6:17-18‬, Romans 8:28, Philippians 4:6-7, Hebrews 2:4)

By Edwin Christiaan | August 28, 2020

Some people who are poor pretend to be rich. ‭‭(See Proverbs‬ ‭13:7‬)

Some people pretend to be kind, but don’t believe them. Their hearts are full of evil. (See Proverbs‬ ‭26:25‬)

Some people pretend they don’t know you. They treat you like a stranger. (See Psalms‬ ‭69:8‬)

Some people just pretend to love you. (See Romans‬ ‭12:9‬)

Some people pretend to be apostles of Christ, but they are no more than false and dishonest Christians. (See 2. Corinthians‬ ‭11:13‬)

Some people pretend to be holy by making long prayers in public. (See Mark 12:40)