The German Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, has cautioned individuals from general society and, particularly, members at his continuous Farewell Crusade holding in Lagos, that he doesn’t gather offerings amid his campaigns.
“We are here to favor you; we have brought you blessings of salvation and deliverance; we are here to give and not to take anything from you.
“Any individual who approaches you to give an offering for this campaign is a hoodlum and ought to be accounted for quickly,” the backers of the campaign, Christ for All Nations, cautions members on Thursday at the campaign ground.
This is going ahead the foot rear areas of doubt that specific deceitful people might need to defame the believability of the minister by grabbing the open door offered by the tremendous group at Bonnke’s campaign to fund-raise for individual utilize.
Eyewitnesses opine that Bonnke’s choice is a radical takeoff from what faultfinders see as “typical practice” by some outside ministers who ask campaign members to give cash for offering and different ventures.
A respondent, 50-year-old Mr. Ifeanyi Duru, said Bonnke’s choice to not raise offerings at his campaigns is “an authentication his truthfulness” in just being worried about “the salvation of souls.”
Duru reviewed that as an understudy in the University of Benin in the mid 1980s, a prevalent minister from the area (name withheld) needed to battle with the exercises of individuals he portrayed as “rebels” who endeavored to raise informal offerings from the group.
“The minister, who is currently late, had chosen to gather offering amid his outside campaigns, however some deceitful people endeavored to beat him,” Duru said.
He included that the prevalent evangelist beat the hoodlums to their amusement by having diverse shades of offering packs for every night of the week-long campaign.
“The hues to be utilized were declared only a couple of moments to the initiation of each offering accumulation; and in light of the fact that the rebels had no earlier thought, they were vanquished in their motivation,” Duru said.
He, in any case, recognized Bonnke’s “minding heart” for declining to capitulate to what he called “the impulse to misuse the group,” who he said would have given “liberally” if inquired.