I tricked you… there is no donations page.
Did you know a vast percentage of the donations and contributions given to mega churches, internet, TV, and radio personalities goes toward paying employee salaries, and not to feeding the poor or taking care of the needy?
That’s right, we are essentially paying them to keep their job. The same way we pay pop-stars by purchasing their products. Awfully sweet of you to support these ministries, though. There is no doubt the Lord Jesus sees your generosity, love, and kindness.
Nevertheless, the biblical fact remains. You cannot simply give me, or someone else, a portion of your money and expect to “receive God’s blessing”.
That is NOT what tithing is about. And preachers who are begging for “donations” by-and-large typically do not deserve them.
The personal blessing you will receive from helping others because you desire to do good works, does not stem from you blindly giving a portion of your money to a corporate ministry via the internet, radio, or television in hopes that their ministry will do good works on your behalf.
It is your duty as a Christian to go out into the world and do good unto others. That responsibility does not belong to anyone other than you. It does not belong to me, nor to your favorite friendly televangelist.
False teachers love the appearance of godliness. They will go to great lengths to show you all the good works being done in their global ministries. They will tell you that if you contribute to their mission, you will receive God’s blessings… as if your responsibility of helping others belongs to them. These shameless and boastful actors have drifted far from Christ’s teachings while simultaneously lining their own pockets.
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” (Matthew 6:2; NIV)
If you find a ministry that is performing good works and you want to join their mission, you of course have every right to do that out of the kindness of your own heart. But, for the love of Christ… stop giving money to preachers who are shamelessly begging for it, or guilt tripping you into helping their ministries “stay on the air”.
Beware of preachers who require your donations as some form of Church Doctrine. (See chapter “Who Forgot the Second Zero“)
Sadly, a large number of these “Christians” are lairs, speaking heresy and spreading a denominational bias, pop-culture Christ for profit across the airwaves.
If your desire is to do good works by helping the poor and needy; and to preach the Gospel of Salvation in Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth… then by God in heaven …it is time for you to go out and get started.
And may God bless you for your generosity. You are loved!