Church is more like a family

In a family, a title like father serves as a function not a job and the payment due to this is the respect and acknowledgment you deserve as a father. It cannot be treated as a profession similar to a lawyer, engineer, teacher, accountant, etc. The “father” title cannot be used as a proof of identification in doing government / private related transaction. i.e opening a bank account etc. Such title also are recognized only limited to the subject of the title i.e “the sons are the one who calls or gives the title father to their respective father”

In like manner, a title like “pastor” is in the same category as the title “father”, it should be treated as such. The payment you get from this is the acknowledgment and respect of other people that you are one.

If you consider yourself as spiritual Levites, the below is your spiritual tithes.

Spiritual tithes are when a person who respects a lot of respectable people consider you or acknowledge you to be one of them, this becomes your spiritual tithes- earning respect and acknowledgment from other people in respect to your function as the preacher of the word.

Respect and acknowledgment are spiritual earning or tithe worthy to a true spiritual Levites.

Like the title “father, a title “pastor” is limited only to those who acknowledge you as one. It is not generally recognized by the government. In fact, having a title “pastor” cannot be used as a proof of identification in transacting government/private related transaction that requires a valid proof of identification.

Therefore, we should not compare the title “pastor” to a title in the likes of a lawyer, engineer, teacher, accountant, etc., to justify that like the mentioned professions which deserve monetarily payment of the service rendered, pastors also deserve the same.

Paul brag in the below verse:

“In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who preach the gospel should get their living from the gospel. But I haven’t taken advantage of this. And I’m not writing this so that it will be done for me. It’s better for me to die than to lose my right to brag about this! If I preach the gospel, I have no reason to brag, since I’m obligated to do it. I’m in trouble if I don’t preach the gospel. If I do this voluntarily, I get rewarded for it. But if I’m forced to do it, then I’ve been charged with a responsibility. What reward do I get? That when I preach, I offer the good news free of charge. That’s why I don’t use the rights to which I’m entitled through the gospel.”1 Corinthians 9:14-18 CEB

Moreover, apostles said the below:

“Brothers and sisters, we command you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to stay away from every brother or sister who lives an undisciplined life that is not in line with the traditions that you received from us. You yourselves know how you need to imitate us because we were not undisciplined when we were with you. We didn’t eat anyone’s food without paying for it. Instead, we worked night and day with effort and hard work so that we would not impose on you. We did this to give you an example to imitate, not because we didn’t have a right to insist on financial support. Even when we were with you we were giving you this command: “If anyone doesn’t want to work, they shouldn’t eat.” We hear that some of you are living an undisciplined life. They aren’t working, but they are meddling in other people’s business. By the Lord Jesus Christ, we command and encourage such people to work quietly and put their own food on the table.” 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12 CEB

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Are you a Child or Stranger in Christ?

We pay taxes on our government and businesses charged us for the services rendered, churches should also do the same in the form of tithing to support its own infrastructure. This is how tithing is being justified except that churches is not a government or a business nor it should be modeled as such, the closest structure that a church could relate to is a family. No father in a family will charge his own sons or daughter for taxes. Neither will sons/daughter who had shown love or was taught love will not voluntarily render help or support to their parents or any member of the family. Every believer of Christ is part of the family in Christ and, like the king on earth who does not charge taxes within his own family, our father in heaven also does not charge taxes in a form of tithing on His own children in Christ.

The Bible Said:

“He said, “Yes.” And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?” Peter said to Him, “From strangers.” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.” Matthew 17:25-26 NKJV

A thought to ponder!

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Don’t be like Gehazi!

Don’t be like Gehazi in 2 Kings 5. Elisha was indeed entitled to receive gifts when Naaman was healed but Elisha refused. Yet, this Gehazi did not see through it. He must have thought that it was okay since Naaman was willing to give and Elisha was entitled to it anyway. But, read what happened.

In like manners, those who say that it was only apostles discretion and it is up to those who claim to be Pastors now whether to follow them or not is exactly being like Gehazi. Apostles, clearly stated that though they have right, they did not claim it to set an example to be followed.

Is it not shameful to be called apostolic yet, does not follow the apostles in this regard?

Shameful indeed!!

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Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works!

Pls. note: I am not stepping on those pastors who work full time and get their entire living from the congregants offering, a 10% of it.

But, the bible says;

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11 NKJV

I represent those who were unawarely planted a belief that they are robbing God if they don’t give 10% of their income. I represent them because they don’t know that they are the one that is being robbed, not God. I represent them because they have to know that they had been brainwashed to give out 10% of their income even when the 100% of their income is not enough to support their household.

Do not support these preachers because you are just encouraging them and giving them means to deceive and collect more.

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The succession​ of Linus

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Questions that can be raised:

1.0. Why was there an overlap? Succession is when authority is passed from a predecessor Pontiff to a successor Pontiff? It suggests that Linus may have been proclaimed as a successor of Peter without Peter being aware.

2.0 Is he the Linus in II Timothy 4:21?

The source says;

Irenaeus also relates that Pope Linus is the same Linus mentioned by Saint Paul (2 Timothy 4:21) as joining Paul in his greetings to Timothy: “Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers.”

“Critical scholars point out, however, that Irenaeus is anything but objective in his account, the primary purpose of which is to uplift the idea of a single bishop ruling over each church, as the repository of apostolic authority. Other ancient sources indicate a collective leadership at Rome during this time, involving a group of elders, referred to either as bishops or presbyters.” 

3.0. If Linus really was the successor, why did he not adopt Acts 2:38 baptism formula of Peter whereby, he used the name Jesus Christ in baptism contrary to the one being used now by Catholic which is in the name of Father, Son, Holy Spirit? Typically, a successor follows the acts of its predecessor but, in this regard, it seems Linus was not aware that Peter had used the name Jesus Christ in baptism. See here

It seems, there really is a disconnection between Peter and Linus and as such, apostolic succession as claimed may be just a CLAIM after all and not really as accurate in history.

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Speaking against the Holy Spirit

What does the verse above imply?

Let’s expound. In another verse we read:

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63 NKJV

So, in the above verse, His words are spirit and of course, it’s holy because the one who is speaking is Holy.

Therefore, the words that come out in Jesus’ mouth are Holy Words or the Holy Spirit. In fact, the very breath of Jesus Christ is the Holy Spirit.

“And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 NKJV

So, what Matt 12:32 is trying to imply is that there was forgiveness when they speak a word against the Son of Man, meaning, when they hurt the son of man physically and throwing words belittling him, it can be forgiven. But, if you speak against His Holy Words which He said are Spirit meaning, twisting His words or putting words in His mouth that He did not say in His Gospel, these acts as the verse say will not be forgiven either in this age or in the age to come because those words that came out in Jesus Christ are Holy Spirit.

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Present yourself to God as one approved!

How can preachers who are paid monetarily present himself to God as one approved when Jesus said;

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give

The gifts that were given to His disciples were even greater as they were Healing the sick, raising the dead, cleansing those who have leprosy, driving out demons. Yet, they were giving freely as it was freely received.

Yet now, some preacher who cannot even perform what apostles had done are requiring 10% or receiving monetary value in return for their supposed spiritual services as if the services they are doing or offering are greater than what the disciples had done.

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