Church Doors Closing – Good or Bad?

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I’m just throwing this question out there cause i’m not sure what to conclude about it myself. When church doors close because of financial hardship is it good or bad? I know some of you are thinking immediately that its bad. But think about it. That’s one less mortgage bill that has to be paid and that’s more money towards the poor, and other needs.

Let’s face it, giving statistics state that 85% of what a church brings in is spent on the internal operation of the church. Let’s put this in perspective. If Paul was called to minister to the gentiles but he spent 85% of his time with the jews, how effective would Paul’s ministry be? Let’s put this another way, if God calls us to go and teach all nations, and seek and save the lost, but we spend 85% of our resources on ourselves, how effective can we be? The truth of the matter is that giving statistics state that the church only spends 3% on directly ministering to the unsaved.

Let’s ask the question again, if only 3% of a church’s resources are going towards ministering to the unsaved is it good or bad that a church closing its doors frees up the other 97%?

Jared Bartholomew is the author of There are over 300 articles written on research and reviews about tithing information.

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58 comments on “Church Doors Closing – Good or Bad?
  1. Jenhuei says:

    The relationship with the Lord, Jesus, and holy spirit is rather personal. Weather or not  you want to do tithing, offering, or almsgiving is the relationship between you and the Lord. Weather you are saved or not is between you and Jesus Christ.
    I would like to pray for everyone who has post it here regards to this issue, the Lord will guide each of us to the truth in his plan with abundant mercy and love. 
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    John Mark –

    “Good teacher” he asked. “what I must do to inherit eternal life?”
    “why do you call me good?” Jesus said. “No one is good but God alone.
    You know the commandants: Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.”
    “Teacher” said the man, “all these I have observed from my youth.” Jesus looking upon him loved him. “you lack one thing”, he said. “Go sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven and come, follow me”. At that the man’s countenance fell, and he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.



    My son, let not royalty and faithfulness forsake you, write them on the table of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes, and turn way from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

    Do not despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

  2. Johan Hitch hiker South Africa says:

    i Hitched all over South Africa, Namibia and did some mitionary work in some countries in the world on my own money by selling my furniture to do so. if you know you are called for a job from above you will give maximum to do so. so the only word in our mind must to be obedient to His voice. i have heard stories from people driving on the hgh ways why they are not going to church anymore. Wrong focus. we must remember that we are the churh and not a bilding. god will never stay in a building, thats why he made you and me to live in. that must be very special.

    It is not about money or clothes, or any other thing you need in life. Its about obedience.I f we listern and do we will look after each other with a joyfull heart. you will not find selfcenterdness in your heart. 

    We can’t serve God and money, but we can use money to help other people in need. that what you see in front of you will control you. things (and money) must follow you. If you follow the things of the world it will defenitly be your boss. 

    For many years I try to get people togewther to get out of financial debt, but….. with a plan of couse.
    Just think for  moment, what is the most negative thing that keep most of the people on this planet away from good relationship with God. DEBT, FANANCIAL DEBT!!!!! We must owe nobody nothing. We are only here to love each othsr. But greed will make us slaves of the world and we are stupid enough to to give our whole family over to those with the plan. the ola to make us slaves and then we will blame the world and the denominations (you are the church remember) for our mistakes. 

    Give me one or all of those empty buildings and we will be the riches people on this earth. the person with no debt will always be the riches person ( dont forget the peace in tha heart as well) 

    So next time look at youself as the church and allow Gods spirit to change your heart and you will be a well disciplned churh and you as a individual will be able to take the nations as the churh.

    If you need someone to help you with a plan, call me. Remember I’m from Africa and not cheap, but we as the churh has the rite to be millionres as well.No disciplined plan, no wealth

    Go church, go.

    Greetings from the Hitch Hiker out of  Africa.


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