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Warning to Christian leaders: Don’t preach church reformation until you practice caring and sharing

By Sophia Christiaan | July 6, 2022 | Institute of Love Ministries

Contrary to popular belief, the First Church in the book of Acts did NOT spend their time doing a lot of evangelizing. What we do know is that Jesus commissioned His eleven DISCIPLES (later twelve) to go out and spread the Gospel, heal, baptize, and deliver people from demons (see Mark 16:15-20 and Matthew 28:19). These were the same men Jesus had trained for three years; equipping them with power to do the work.

Fast forward to “after the cross,” where instructions were given through Paul to the Church. In 1. Corinthians 12, the Apostle Paul outlines the different gifts in the Body of Christ. They were gifts the believers could use to SERVE “within” the church to “help” one another.  

“A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.”1 Corinthians 12:7

“To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and [...]

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By Edwin Christiaan | July 5, 2022

The Bible calls those who keep the Old Testament Law of Moses, which includes the practice of tithing, ‘stupid’ or ‘fools.’

“How can you be so STUPID? Do you think that by yourself you can complete what God’s Spirit started in you? Have you gone through all of this for nothing? Is it all really for nothing? God gives you his Spirit and works miracles in you. But does he do this because you obey the Law of Moses or because you have heard about Christ and have faith in him?” Galatians 3:3-5 CEV

The apostle Paul said this: “I was a member of the Pharisees, who demand the strictest obedience to the Jewish law.” – which included tithing 10% of his HERBS and SPICES (see Matthew 23:23)! That’s right, the Old Testament law of tithing was NEVER about money, even though the Pharisees were loaded with cash!!!

Furthermore, Paul said: “I was so zealous that I harshly persecuted the church. And as for righteousness, I obeyed the law without fault. I once thought these things [...]

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