Nigerian Prophet, TB Joshua is of the opinion that “most offerings collected in churches all over the world are a curse, not a blessing.”
The cleric made this statement at his Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) while responding to a question raised on why offerings are not collected during his weekly Monday ‘Living Water Service’.
“We cannot begin bothering distressed people – I mean, the sick ones, the poor ones – asking for financial support,” the cleric explained.
“The question remains: Whom are we asking for support? The distressed, the sick, the poor?”He continued saying
“When you are healed and delivered, your ‘Thank you’ is a blessing from God. But when you are distressed, your ‘Thank you’ is distress. When you are sick, your ‘Thank you’ is sick.”
“You are your ‘Thank you’ because you cannot live above your word. That is why most gifts today are a curse, not a blessing… That is why you have to be very careful.”
The cleric explained how judging by mere appearance is misleading as people are often pretentious.
“I know people beyond appearance because I look at the heart. Appearance is deceptive”, TB Joshua added.