Considering that one of the common criticisms people have of churches in general is that they’re all about taking your money, you’d think pastors would at least try to be subtle in how they ask for it. You know, pass around collection plates while talking about something else. Or maybe leave boxes in the back of the church where people can discreetly drop money in as they leave.
Sagebrush Community Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico never got that memo.
They’re not just asking for money; they’re asking people who haven’t tithed in the past six months to start doing it again while offering a 90-day money-back guarantee if God doesn’t reward them as a result.
It’s called the 90-Day Tithe Challenge:
Here’s how this works.
You give the church 10% of your income. After 90 days, if God hasn’t rewarded you and shown His “faithfulness,” you are eligible to get a complete refund.
I guess no one at the church ever read Matthew 4:7:
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”