A cornucopia of offerings take place at megachurch conferences for visiting speakers. Some of these offerings are touted as ‘miracle offerings’. Others are touted as ‘love offerings’. These are in addition to the weekly ‘tithe and offering’ that most churches take up.
Do we have a responsibility to withhold our cash where there is false teaching? I think we do. Otherwise we find ourselves supporting ministries which are contrary to the gospel. So I would be unable to give to a ‘miracle offering’ where the miracle is dependent upon me donating – to me this is peddling the gospel and is unscriptural. And definitely nothing to a love offering for a false teacher. This is like giving an offering to a false god.
What about when our own home church pastors start preaching what we believe is false doctrine on a regular basis – or keeps on inviting or promoting speakers who speak falsehood? Yet we still for whatever reason attend the church. To what extent are we propping up or supporting a ministry which is contrary to the gospel when we continue to regularly give in this situation? Does it leave us no alternative than to leave to avoid giving support to falsehood, or can we attend but give less? Its a problem when the teaching is a mix.