Paula White, Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, and chairwoman of the Evangelical Advisory Board to President Donald J. Trump, has recently released a call to action onfor to give a “first fruits” offering to kick off the New Yeah. The from a spokesperson for White:
The controversy stems from the debate over “prosperity gospel” preachers, who some perceive as threatening or forcing an offering to God, by promising a future blessing from God.reported, “While some preachers today use the concept to encourage their parishioners to give an offering above and beyond tithing, the Bible does not support it as a requirement for Christians.” experts say that “Nowhere does the New Testament mention that the church is required or even encouraged to give a ‘first fruits offering.’ Like tithing, giving to the church is left up to the personal convictions of the individual believer. There is no blanket policy for giving.”
eported that the pastor is offering a book, devotional and/or wall calendar in exchange for a donation that reaches a certain minimum amount. “I want you to click on that [donate] button, and I want you to honor God with His first fruits offering,” she urged.
Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ on her blog, http://sunnyand80.org. “Mom” is the most important calling on her life, next to encouraging others to seek Him first … authentically. A writer, dance mom, substitute teacher, youth worship leader/teacher and Bible Study leader, she can often be found having some kind of an adventure in the small little lake town where she resides with her husband of ten years, two daughters, and their Golden-doodle.
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Publication date: January 10, 2018
Meg Bucher writes about everyday life within the love of Christ. An author, freelance writer and blogger at Sunny&80, she earned a Marketing/PR degree from Ashland University. Her first book, “Friends with Everyone,” is available on amazon.com. Meg leads and teaches Bible Study in Women and Youth Ministries. Living in Northern Ohio, she’s been wife to Jim for a decade and counting, is mom to two tween daughters, a distance runner, photographer, and avid Cleveland Browns fan.