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Churches Charge For Salvation

I believe in "easy believeism" I believe what GOD is trying to give freely" salvation" most churches are trying to charge for.---comments----

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Salvation is a free gift!
---wes on 10/5/07

It is by grace that we are saved-Ephesians 2 v 8. Salvation can not be bought.Its a personal decision.
---pkay on 4/2/07

The charge mentioned in question is not money, but works. Baptisting necessary-Church of Christ. Must speak in tongues-U.P.C.. Must follow rule of the pope-catholics. Must keep old Jewish sabbath and on and on, these are works of course, and are "charges" for the salvation they teach.
---mima on 1/11/06

Mima I think that you have probably totally misunderstood what has been said in your church regarding money. No church can operate without money but that is exactly what the money is for, the needs of the church (outreach, missions, possibly salaries, heating, lighting, replacing carpet, hymn books and furniture occasionally etc.) Any church giving the impression that you have to pay to be saved is a church you should be vacating - quickly.
---emg on 12/31/05

What church charges for salvation? (I don't know of any.) An offering is just that, an offering - no one is forced to give. While some churches do charge for other services, (dinners for example), I know of none that charge for salvation or Sunday School.
---WIVV on 12/30/05

I enjoy giving to God with joy in my heart. Come on now we should give to our church and to the poor and needy. Look at the widows mite. The widow was very poor and she still gave! She gave all she had and she gave the most. We should give what is proposed in our heart. But I'm not paying for my Salvation, Jesus already did that.
---John on 12/1/05

Maybe I missed something but I never heard of a church (Full Gospel) actually charging for salvation. There are churches that exploit people out of money and property but I never heard of one charging for salvation, unless your meaning a cult like Christian Science?
---John on 11/30/05

Jesus never charged a tithe nor one cent for ministering- Matthew 10:8. Misguided church leaders quote O.T. Malachi to say you're robbing God if not giving a tithe. This is a grave sin very offensive to God; he equates it to "robbing the sheep and turning the Father's house of prayer into a den of thieves." This is where Jesus hit the people, and drove them out of the church. God is not so poor that he needs any money or any thing at all. Please read Hosea 9:15; Mark 11:15-17; John 2:13-16.
---Eloy on 11/30/05

3. What He gives is better than we could ask for because He knows our needs and supplies them but He is not going to give us 100 of anything if we need 3. Many churches interpret God's generosity and verses about prosperity to mean CASH, CARS, HOUSES AND JEWELS, but it doesn't. Our giving should be willingly and in secret. When someone else tells us what to give there is something very wrong in that church.
---M.P. on 11/30/05

2. We are not told in scripture to 'give to get'. God will certainly be no man's debtor, we cannot out-give God in any way whatsoever, but when we are told that He will repay one hundred fold it does not mean in identical currency. Imagine if we donated a can of beans to a church food kitchen for the poor. Would we really expect to find 100 cans of beans on our doorstep later in the day? What we get from God is good measure, pressed down and running over.
---M.P. on 11/30/05

1. Some churches might be 'charging' or almost emotionally blackmailing people to give what they cannot afford but what they are charging for is not SALVATION. That is a free gift from God and cannot be bought for any amount of money. There will be millionaires in hell who have given away fortunes to churches and good causes. These people some of you refer to are misinterpreting scripture, usually for their own personal greed.
---M.P. on 11/30/05

then when i needed help the preacher just said we will pray for you and he said i had no faith. i was bitter and didn't want anything to do with going to church for awhile but God has since healed that part of my spirit.
---eliza4969 on 11/29/05

I went to one of those churches, they passed the collection plate around 3 or 4 times during the same service, his sermon was always based on if you give you will receive what you ask for, well i was baby christian and believed it all. I wanted my husband back so I did as he preached and gave all my money to the church and lost 50 lbs. in 3 mon. had no money to buy food and was so deceived that I didn't even realize I was starving.
---eliza4969 on 11/29/05

I have been in churches that make you feel guilty if you don't tithe more than you are commanded to tithe. some pastors are a pro at this.
---shira on 11/29/05

Mima what do yuo mean when you say the churches are charging for salvation?
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/29/05

I am an evangelist and I have never thought of charging a person to be saved and to know the Lord. Salvation is freely given, and a church should not charged a person to receive a free gift. Especially if it comes from God the Father.
---Kevin on 11/29/05

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