“PASTORS SHOULDN’T HAVE THAT MUCH MONEY!”

I shared few weeks back an historical overview on mystery religions and Christianity’s position. Did you read it here?

Today, I’m gonna share about how the idea of Christianity as a poor religion and how pastors, churches and even other Christians began to see Christianity, historically, as a meager, poor-centric religion took roots in the church.

First off the bat, we must realize that through the new Testament, first from Jesus Christ and down to the early church and even further down to about hundreds of years after the early church, Christianity was presented as a religion that was acceptable to everybody in the society. However, truth is it appealed more to the poor – more so by the lives Jesus and the early apostles lived. A very meager life that was mostly based on sustenance & faith on what God provides each day. Remember, give us this day our ‘daily bread’.

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CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A MYSTERY RELIGION

Did you know, during and after Jesus’ time, historically, there were religions, apart from Judaism, that could have been alternatives to Christianity due to their similarities?

They were mostly called ‘mystery religions’ because they were shrouded in secrecy and mysteries. To have an idea of how it offers salvation and route to better life, you must be an initiate. Only members/initiates have access to and know the worship ‘centres’ of these religions, mostly caves and remote lands..

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BEING A PASTOR’S WIFE: 10 Key Realities (Episode II)

  1. FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

The second most key reality a pastor’s wife must quickly adjust to is to being financially independent, especially when your husband is a full-time pastor. His income, as it is, would not always be his alone. Note, the ministry’s money is not part of your husband’s income. What is of the Lord belongs to the Lord. It is for the work of God and the things of God.

Your husband’s money is his allowance or salary and if he has other business aside ministry work, all income from them is his own. Also, gifts from members of the church personally to him belongs to your husband. Unless you want to corrupt the grace of God in your lives, the ministry’s money is not yours!

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