Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

Question 134. Your church encourages offerings and vows. Isn't it a sort of bribe to please God?

Please refer to the following passages from the Bible.

Jesus Christ taught us to bring offerings to the altar (church). If it happen therefore that while you are presenting your offerings upon the altar, and right there you remember that your brother has any grievance against you, leave your offerings there upon altar, and first go and make peace with your brother, and then come back and present your offering (Mat 5:23). Jesus Christ did not scoff at the widow who gave her offering to the church but praised her! (Again refer to Nehemiah 13:10,12 Malachi 3:10). One has to understand that offerings are not bribes, but an act of thanksgiving and sacrifice.

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