The UCKG Magazine “Faith In Action”

“Faith in Action” is the name of a magazine published by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. Having read the 31 May issue, I think that “Selling Salvation by the Pound” might be a more appropriate title.

A number of articles bang on about the “Campaign of Israel” and “sacrificing”. Both of these appear to involve the marks believers donating a large chunk of cash to the UCKG in order to awaken God’s interest in them. It appears that, in the eyes of the UCKG, God is some sort of Third World bureaucrat who requires a bribe before he takes an interest in your case.

First there is tithing. Now a lot of independant churches, lacking the accumulated wealth and state subsidies of the established churches, need contributions from their congregations to function but the UCKG takes the concept a whole lot further. It would appear that God holds out on you unless you tithe. Consider this letter from one Ingrid Jagdeo:-

“In July, 2008, I was working for a Local Authority and got promoted. That same day, I was in a car accident and suffered significant injuries to my back and leg. I was unable to fill that position and, subsequently, lost the promotion to someone else. After recovering in November last year, I started attending the UCKG. I had heard about being faithful to God intithes but I had always struggled with the idea. I thought it was all about the money and not something I felt like doing. I didn’t mind offering when I could, but nothing more than that. Then at the beginning of 2009, I decided to put God to the test and started being faithful in my tithes. A couple of weeks after making that decision He honoured me and I was promoted to the position that I had lost because of the accident. God has showed [sic] me that he doesn’t joke around.”

It does not seem to occur to the writer of this letter, which we obviously must accept as genuine, that when the opportunity for promotion opened up again the Local Authority remembered that she had been considered suitable last time (and perhaps being fearful of being sued under the Disability Discrimination Act) decided to promote her. And just consider the implications of the second and third sentences. Implies that if you don’t pay up, God will break your leg and back. Makes Him sound like Tony Soprano.

Beyond tithing, there is the Campaign of Israel or sacrificing. Bishop Julio explains:-

“If the Lord puts it in your heart to sacrifice an item of value to you, here is a way to make the sacrifice perfect and more pleasing to God: Instead of bringing the item to the church, you should make your physical sacrifice of searching for a place to sell that item and the present the money you sold it for in your envelope on the altar. Doesn’t this require more effort and isn’t it more painful than simply bringing the item itself?

“…now that the Holy Spirit is giving this direction, let us offer the perfect sacrifice always.”

In other words:-

Listen up proles. Donating your stuff to the church is all very well but it means I’ve got to traipse around selling it and frankly I can’t be arsed. Sell it yourself and just give me the readies.

For the record, I am not claiming that the magazine used these exact words. I would have thought that was obvious but judging by recent comments(8 August 2012), it is not.

In a question and answer article sacrifice is defined as:-

“…the surrender of something prized for the sake of something higher or more valuable. It’s the highest expression of what you believe you will achieve”

In other words, if you want something out of life, God might arrange it for you in consideration of a well stuffed brown envelope. It has obviously occurred to someone that giving wedges to the UCKG is really no guarantee of success because the final Q&A reads:-

Why is it that some people are blessed in Campaigns of Israel and others aren’t? Because unfortunately some people don’t understand the real meaning of sacrifice and consequently they didn’t sacrifice at all.”

Can’t have the marks faithful getting the idea that slipping readies to the ‘pastor’ does not actually achieve anything, can we? So convince them it’s their own fault and if they give a little lot more, God might change his mind.

UCKG should change its name to “The Church of God the Bent Bureaucrat”.

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137 Responses to “The UCKG Magazine “Faith In Action””

  1. Baddest Says:

    Several of my students from the local FE college attend this church.

    I’d love someone to do a serious bit of investigative reporting. I think they would spot me coming.

    The best story yet – a single mother of about 30, not the brightest spark. She was struggling to complete the course, juggling childcare, college work, crap accomodation, and debt (several hundreds of ££ rent arrears). The church offered to start one of their chains of prayer for her – sounds a bit like a chain letter, where you get added on to a list that will pay you thousands when enough people get the letter. Great, except – first she had to tithe them £500 to start the chain.

    I despise them.

    • Helen PHillips-Batman Says:

      hello baddest, yes i think you are right, i think they would spot you coming a mile away, they would see the words ninkumpoop above your head and that would give the game away. Now, in an attempt to ellivate your topics to an adult level, let us consider for one moment, yes,that means thinking. Now the word Tithe, for example is an old Biblical principal, and infact Jewish people tithe and muslims and many other people do , you give 10 percent of what you own to the house of God, in our case for Gods’s work to continue, toilets to be cleaned other churches to be built, staff to be available and manned phones 24 hours a day, for us to get on busses and get in vans and go to old peoples homes and run the nursery, and teach people english for free and the support groups for the youths and the pastors and assistants that set up all the community works we do including clean ups and visiting hospitals and prisons,and helping the poor in other countries and contributing to orphanages and feeding villages in Africa and elsewhere, phew!!!!!!
      we need the money in the house, not in anyone particular house only the Lords temple and infact to tithe 500 pounds you would have to have a lump sum income of £5,000, nice, so she was not being asked to hand the money over to start a chain of prayer, that is free and available for everyone, I have been in the church for 5 years and i have never known such a thing, but if someone was poverty stricken, and living a rubbish life, they would be asked possibly ‘do you tithe?’ because to be quite frank this kind of cursed, rubbish life style where your money falls through your fingers like sand, is ‘A typical’ of a none tither.
      If you read Malachi, the last book in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible, you will read roughly
      “bring your first fruits into the store house,” to make sure that there is enough money for the work of God and no deficit.
      It then goes on to explain that if you do
      “I shall open the windows of heaven and blessings will rain down upon you, ……..more than you can store”
      “pressed down , shaken and over running”
      God is intelligent, you see and principalled, if you take care of his business, put Him first in your life, honour Him, because He is God almighty, who made the Heaven and the Earth, Alpha and Omega, then He will take care of us also, If you are a child and your parents ask you to do something, a child willingly and joyfully does that difficult task, isn’t a parent pleased and may say,
      ‘because you have been such a good boy, we will go to the zoo at the weekend’ or ‘ you can have your friends to stay’ some similar
      reward to make that child happy too.
      I thought i would warn you, that the Holy Bible was NOT i repeat NOT written by the UCKG and if you follow this principal, (intead of judging before you know fully) you may seriously improve your life and find joy and a peace that no one else understands, not even you.
      God bless, you are very welcome.
      Helen

  2. jaycueaitch Says:

    That chain of prayer sounds exactly like a chain letter. Which would make it a pyramid scheme and thus illegal. Is the prayer written down and passed on? If so I’d love to get hold of a copy.

    • Helen PHillips-Batman Says:

      A chain of prayer is this Jayceuaitch, you pick a number of day, say 7 days, and it may be, for example 7 Tuesdays, because you want to be healed of a disease, you want to fight arthritis. so you say, for 7 days on a Tuesday I will come, fight, pray, and share the companionship and humour of the service. get encouragement and build faith and try not to break this agreement. In doing that people feel they have a purpose and get their strength, they also commit and at the same time overcome other problems like lonliness and isolation, where as they might not have overcome before because they did not have the determination to step out side their houses.
      They poodle along to us, unless they get a lift from our driver, because they are too disabled, (Thank you Driver such a faithful and compassionate member of the church) and they pray and fight and improve, It’s about acting upon faith, using positive action and faith together to bring about a change.
      No one, is ever obliged to give anything, we say it in the services all the time.if you wish to give 30p or £10 that is between you and God, it is important for people who come to us to understand, that we love the people that come if they come with nothing always, that is why we welcome homeless people, they come with absolutely nothing because Jesus Christ, our hero and saviour said,
      “Come as you Are”
      isn’t He beautiful, and that is our faith! Come as you are,
      And we see enormous improvement in people, infact you should come, because you state that
      “this sounds exactly like a chain of letter”
      that means you know nothing about us, and are full of synacism, you could come and find out for sure and drown all that negativity with the positivity that you receive with us.
      Have a nice day Jayceuaich.
      Helen

  3. Baddest Says:

    IIRC correctly – this was a few years ago – you don’t get delivered cash. God arranges that. The £500 fee was just a recommended donation to test her faith….

  4. Goodest Says:

    What makes me sick is the fact that someone, who don’t even know what the UCKG is doing in the 176 countries where they are, just read a magazine and without going there to verify the information (that he is just assuming) with the reality of what the UCKG is and does.
    Please, before publish something, look it from all the angles possible and when you have a solid conclusion you may publish it.

  5. jaycueaitch Says:

    http://jaycueaitch.wordpress.com/2009/04/15/uckg-still-demon-hunting/

    I know all too well what the UCKG is doing.

    Exploiting people.

  6. robert Says:

    It is very unfortunate,you misunderstood the uckg.what in life comes for free?even you as a journalist had to pay the prize for you be where you are.or you are there by luck?or because you are hansome?if God had to sacrifice his own son for you,what makes you think you will escape the route of sacrifice?me and you know very well that without sacrifice in anything we do ,there is no success.please stop lying to the people,the uckg is turning around peoples lives.those that we regarded as failures are been taught to put there faith into action and there lives are truely changing.Thanks for the good work you are doing for christ in this world uckg.

  7. jaycueaitch Says:

    Other Churches do not charge for salvation.

    I accept that other independant churches tithe but they don’t demand that their followers sell their possessions. Why does the UCKG need so much more money than others? Anything to do with certain senior bishops’ expensive life-styles?

    The only liars here are the UCKG who convince people that they are possessed by demons which the UCKG “remove”. In other words they encourage dependancy on the part of their flock. Classic exploitative guru behaviour.

    • Helen PHillips-Batman Says:

      jaycueaitch,
      Have you ever read the Acts of the Apostles? No, if you did you would understand that this is done for many reasons and is completely Biblical. firstly, as it says in Hebrews, God tests the attitudes of the Heart. So, if you are attatched to your money, you will perish with it. Take it and leave and take it with you when you die.
      Secondly, do you believe enough in the work of God to be indpendant entirely upon the ordnance, No, then take your freedom and Go. You either give your life to God or you die because your salvation is lost. You went to go forward and then you drew back, this cowadice infuriates God, He has to see that you put your money where your mouth is, your courage and your life in the hands of God entirely, you trust God for your Bread and your Butter, for your healthcare for everything, it is truly God, there is ordnance through which there is blessing. Remember the Roman Soldier, jaycueaich,
      He is ordered to Go, by Jesus, because his faith is enough to enable Jesus to heal the servant he needs healed. and He understand Order, and Says, “I too understand authority” He understands the authority of God, that it is handed down to men and the blessings remains as long as the ordanance remains in tact. in a simpler example, when a man marries a woman (Christian ) The man is the head of the household, there is respect, love, and everything that needs to be, gentleness etc. but the man decides and there is no argument. The woman is the mate and executes the will of her husband. and the blessings remain upon the house as long as it is in this order and this is the only order that can exist for the blessings to remain. The authority Comes from God it is not from man but if you are not from the Spirit of God you do not accept it, you do not understand it. Jesus said, concerning the soldier, roughly
      “I have never seen such faith”
      This is the way of God and only if you have faith do you accept it, then if you do not have faith to accept it you cannot participate in it, it is too foreign for you to understand, so leave. This is our faith and it comes from the authority of God.
      Helen

  8. brownwillow Says:

    Kia Ora – This is not directed @ anyone particular…just a thought for all who have read the comments thus far:

    Our brain doesn’t like blank spaces, so when it encounters questions without answers it searches for something to put in the blank spaces. And because we’re driven by our own perceptions, needs and prejudices, we’re not always objective. We’re blind to our blind spots and think we ‘know,’ and the results can be disastrous – “I know what your real intentions are. You think I don’t know what’s going on in that head of yours? I can tell by the look on your face exactly what you’re thinking.’ Such words indicate we’ve got the other person ‘pegged,’ and feel no need to consider the situation further because we couldn’t possibly be wrong. Case closed. What about such Scriptures as, ‘He who answers a matter before he hears the facts – it is a folly and shame to him’ (Proverbs 18:13 AMP). Or, ‘… Be quick to hear, slow to speak’ (James 1:19 NAS). Or, ‘Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive’ (Proverbs 17:28 NKJV).

    Before you ‘sound off,’ consider three things: 1) ‘For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him?’ (1Corinthians 2:11 NIV). You may suspect, guess, even feel strongly, but you don’t know their thoughts or intentions 2) ‘Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant?’ (Romans 14:4). Much of our ‘knowing,’ is merely our own judgemental spin on things. 3) If you think you know and need to deal with the issue, try saying, ‘I have some impressions (concerns, observations, etc.) I’d like to talk about.’ Then discuss your observations, feelings and impressions as your perceptions, not ‘gospel truth,’ leaving judgement to God.

    AMEN!!!

  9. D Says:

    When I came to the church, I was a drug addict, I was depressed, I was broke, and did not have hardley anything to give. But I still got hours of councelling, from some of the kindess pastors I have ever met. So you who wrote this article are one of the most ridiculous writers I have ever heard of. You can say what you want about the church, but I know what they preach works. And if you don’t believe that, here’s a tip, DON’T COME.

  10. jaycueaitch Says:

    They’ll be dropping hints for money soon enough D. The Church of God the Bent Bureaucrat is keen on money. You might think I am ridiculous but all the quotes in my post are from a UCKG magazine.

    • Helen PHillips-Batman Says:

      No they are not, lets be clear on that, you have not quoted directly from our magazine, you have read it with your sarcastic impulses, made judgements, you have twisted what you like and you cannot quote anything because to quote that would have to be direct wording with speach marks like this ” ” 66 and 99, that is simply learned in primary school.
      what you must not do Jaycueaitch is lie about the contents of our magazine and misuse it because that is extremely illegal and you like the law don’t you dear?
      So do we, that is why we stick to it, be sure you do the same.
      Helen

      • jaycueaitch Says:

        Oooo. Legal threats now.

        They are in fact direct quotes. As you know. So your threats will come to naught.

  11. zandile Mabaso Says:

    nothing that i do on the ground/earth that pass i become a failure on simple things. i have been patient all my life i am afraid about my faith in GOD now please help me i dont want to have other options than trusting in GOD

  12. Grace Present Says:

    Oh dear oh dear.

    It is terrible to see dear church members getting so upset when ‘people of the world’ as you would put it try to uncover what goes on in the UCKG, and you come out with things like ‘if you don’t like it- don’t come.’ How very Christ like.

    I am a former member of the UCKG. The chain of prayer thing is not some thing sinister. It’s just a commitment to attend church for 7 weeks, so you will recieve counciling and recieve the messages and focus on your particular problem and try to tackle it.

    It is true that the church helps many people who are in a very bad way, and they helped me too. However, some of the messages are extremly unnessecarry. For example, the campaign of Israel is absurd. And I can’t believe I fell for it. But when you are in a weak point in your life, and you are doing a chain of prayer, or a number or chain of prayers, and your hear the preaching again, and again, and again, you are full of hope and just carry on through. Of course it is true, that you need to work hard to get what you want in life, but the Church abuses this to indirectly bully people into giving. The church does not preach about the grace and mercy of Jesus, where you get what you want because you don’t deserve it- (that’s why Jesus died- Doh!) But, that you need to sacrifice, as if what Jesus did wasn’t good enough. And the UCKG uses articles like this, articles that point out the absolute obvious, to say to poor nieve christians, that the UCKG is being persecuted, and not to worry, God will bless you more in the end. How absurd.

    It is true that the UCKG gets people to stay by getting them to believe that they are possesed. It is true, some people are very disturbed and need serious help. But their message is confusing, vague, not clear, and with all the drama of a deliverance service, vulnerable people are shocked and fooled into thinking the always need help. And weak ones are constantly ‘fighting’ for their deliverance,

    My life has been so good since I finally woke up. A couple of years and a couple of grand later. I could go to the Sun or the guardian or channel 4 with my experience. But it would only lead to giving Christ a bad name. There are a lot of good Christian things going on in this country, but there are some bad ones as well. Unfortunately the bad ones get shown more than the good.
    UCKG people, beware. hold on to the little money and little things you have. God will bless you in His own time, not when you demand. Those pastors will never starve, but you might. Trust God but use you intelligence as well. And if you really trust God there is no need to be so defensive, is there?

    • Na'quelle Says:

      Grace you are a very confused and I am sure by what you have written you do not read your Holy Bible often. As God said to put him in rememberance of his promise’s to scarifice and trust in Him. You do not go to church for the people or pastors thats why many people find themselves moving from church to church; you go to begin a new life with Christ, accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. The pastors are human as well and mistakes can happen, but you also perceive messages with a very narrow mind not just you Grace but quite a few people who look at the campaign as absurd. UCKG does not force you to take part in the campaign in fact they tell you if you have doubts about it do not even take part as it has to be done wholeheartedly.God has made the biggest sacrifice not just for my life but yours and everyone else, he gave his only son. Mankind is so selfish, no one would ever do that to show there loyalty, obedience and love to God. People do not need to talk smack about the UCKG. Everyone knows what they are doing and do it willingly with the guidance and direction from God. You obviously have little faith and when you heard you had to sacrifice something painful and you knew it was money, look how quick you judged the church and the pastors. For all those who took part in the campaign and nothing happened you did it with a bad heart and you obviously did not obey God and his direction to you. People who do the campaign are showing they are trusting God wholeheartedly and are not greedy for money. UCKG does not sell blessings or salvation but they preach the gospel; the Holy words of God if you do not like take that up with God. Stop trying to make your issues everyone elses. The Holy Bible states you are suppose to tithe and give offering, if you do not tithe you robbing God. Tithe is only 10%.THERE IS ALSO A DIFFERENCE WITH AN INSULT AND WRITING THE TRUTH AND I AM WRITING THE TRUTH.

      People do manifest for those who do not know, there are possessed people. Why is it so hard for you to believe that God has armed the Pastors and Bishops and all his children with His authority and Power. There is a balance in life whether you belive it or not, good & evil, God and devil, sun and moon, heaven and earth, light and dark and so on.

      If you died where do you think you are going????? some people still dont belive in heaven but an inbetween…..there is no such thing it is straight heaven or hell. It is your choice, make the right one very soon. Your obviously not filled with the Holy Spirit as your eyes are of bad; only seeing the bad, looking for an excuse for things you cannot understand. As a woman or man of God you do not put down the children of God for serving God no matter how, as long as the intentions are good. I take part in everything, I tithe and I am blessed more than I could ever know. Opportunities and things that I couldn’t do on my own God is doing for me. I know that the tithe and offerings I place on the alter is my faithfulness to God and is prospering me financially, physically and spirtually. All the tithes, offerings and donations go to the growth of the work of God; new buildings, building maintenance, faith in action magazine, youth groups and so much more greatness. This is a small part for the work of God to grow and as his child you are suppose to save souls, when one soul is saved all of heaven rejoices. That is the aim of the UCKG to help people to grow in their relationship with God, do God’s work and evangelise but if it is a charity like comic relief it is ok to give them millions for the BBC to pocket half of that money because of all the admin work, air taxes and all bills to get the products over to the countries in poverty but when UCKG do more than comic relief it is a problem and they are scam and people continue to knock them but your words means nothing, God’s word is what is important and God is prospering UCKG to continue to do the work of God.

      I am 20 and I have written all of this and I have learned and prospered in so much.

      It shows a true child of God does not lack faith, ask yourself do you lack faith? Faith alone is not enough, you need to be saved; go to church, repent and ask for forgiveness, get baptised in the Holy waters and with the Holy Spirit, accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and obey the will of God not your will or way but God’s.

      Remember the Holy Bible says you cannot enter the kingdom of God without being baptised.

      Also
      You can only enter the kingdom of God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

      Remeber God see’s all and knows the true intentions of your heart, when you lie your only lying to yourself.

      • Helen PHillips-Batman Says:

        Naquelle,
        I am sorry you decided to leave, most people decide that they don’t understand alot of things when they want to have a boyfreind outside the church and cuddle up to someone that is not a believer. I have seen it many times, it is all going well they ‘get taken in’ as you put it and then temptation comes along and it all gets a bit confusing, they decide, having asked all around their friends and people of the world and tatty church members who have gently gently attitude, (don’t be too radical you might improve your life kind of thing) and then they make a decision that the church is appalling because one has to keep ones nickers on and live a proper Christian life. People don’t keep coming because they think they are possessed, lots of people come to us not believing that it exists, but realize that Jesus Christ himself cast out demonds, (in the new testament) demonic posession is all the way through the Bible.
        Well, i hope that you wil make the right choices in life and consider your salvation and that your personal life lines up with the word of the Lord, compassion and mercy is one thing,
        throwing it all away for a bit of what you fancy is something else.
        Come and rebuild your faith and stop letting discouragement make a home in your heart.
        Helen

  13. Liz Says:

    Interesting experience Grace and brilliant that you finally ‘woke up’ as you put it – but I would argue that you going to the Guardian or Channel 4 or anyone else wouldn’t give Christ a bad name but instead, and deservedly, give the UCKG a bad name for preying on vulnerable people. Good for you for seeing through them! I’m not religious myself but neither am I anti-religious, people should be free to believe what they want to. What I am against is people using religion as a business opportunity to make money from others. And that’s what the UCKG do. We really need people like you Grace to stand up and speak out – your story will inspire others. And it won’t give Christianity a bad name – like I say – it will merely expose those who exploit believers financially…

  14. eyesopen Says:

    I am also an ex-member of the UCKG and I would initially like to say that there are many “good” members within the church with good intentions but this does not hide the fact that I find the people who run the church abhorrent. There is no doubt in my mind that they are misleading people. UCKG teaches the “old covenant” way rather than the “new covenant” way which teaches that Jesus did it all for us on the cross by His Grace – there is basically no effort on our part to “get God’s attention” as long as you seek Him in praise and worship. His mercy and Grace will abound in your life – Matthew 6:33. Our faith is a simple, beautiful faith but men contaminate it with their opinions, thoughts and even their own religion which gives Jesus a bad name.

    The last straw for me – was the “Campaign of Israel”. At the time of the Campaign my life was transformed just by living under the “grace covenant”. God led to me understand Grace just by my asking, questioning and then He would lead me to scripture or other resources to back it up. This is when I truly felt the presence of God and having a personal relationship with Him. Awesome! The church, however, was promoting the fact that if you “give your all” you will gain God’s attention and you will be blessed. This contradicted my life completely and who was I to believe – Man or God? The church was indirectly promoting the idea that Jesus’ sacrifice was not enough. This is a sin! So the next question is – why do people see their prayers answered after sacrifice? – Simple – it’s faith! You’ve put so much effort into the sacrifice and you believe so much that your prayer will be answered, it’s answered! But if your prayer is not answered – the normal response from the pastor is “you didn’t do enough” – which I can only imagine can be quite distressing to the person sacrificing.
    There was also another “last straw”. Like I said – our faith is a simple faith and I could not continue to belong to a church who justified paying £7m to build a church in Peckham! There are many poor people in London but UCKG continue to build their empire on every spare street corner – to collect money from the poor. They will argue that they want to preach the gospel to literally every corner of the earth but genuine people of God do not need 20 or 30 churches in one area to accomplish this. This sickens me. Jesus came to help the poor – not to exploit them Luke 4:16-21. Jesus also says not to store up treasures on earth Matthew 6:20 – check out their published accounts on the charity commission website – It tells a story, in my view their story is very dubious!

    http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/ShowCharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1043985&SubsidiaryNumber=0

    To finish, we are in the days when there will are a lot of false prophets popping up on every street corner, claiming to be of God, but I implore you – seek God for all your understanding – not a pastor, not a bishop. Please do not get me wrong – There are genuine men and women of God out there called to lead people to Christ but confirm with God if they are true – be intelligent – God will show you. He did to me and now my eyes are wide open and I am free, truly happy and blessed.

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  16. Grace Present Says:

    Yeah I think I might go to the press one day. UCKG be afraid.

    • Na'quelle Says:

      Grace you are a very confused woman and I am sure by what you have written you do not read your Holy Bible often. As God said to put him in rememberance of his promise’s to scarifice and trust in Him. You do not go to church for the people or pastors thats why many people find themselves moving from church to church; you go to begin a new life with Christ, accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. The pastors are human as well and mistakes can happen, but you also perceive messages with a very narrow mind not just you Grace but quite a few people who look at the campaign as absurd. UCKG does not force you to take part in the campaign in fact they tell you if you have doubts about it do not even take part as it has to be done wholeheartedly.God has made the biggest sacrifice not just for my life but yours and everyone else, he gave his only son. Mankind is so selfish, no one would ever do that to show there loyalty, obedience and love to God. People do not need to talk smack about the UCKG. Everyone knows what they are doing and do it willingly with the guidance and direction from God. You obviously have little faith and when you heard you had to sacrifice something painful and you knew it was money, look how quick you judged the church and the pastors. For all those who took part in the campaign and nothing happened you did it with a bad heart and you obviously did not obey God and his direction to you. People who do the campaign are showing they are trusting God wholeheartedly and are not greedy for money. UCKG does not sell blessings or salvation but they preach the gospel; the Holy words of God if you do not like take that up with God. Stop trying to make your issues everyone elses. The Holy Bible states you are suppose to tithe and give offering, if you do not tithe you robbing God. Tithe is only 10%.THERE IS ALSO A DIFFERENCE WITH AN INSULT AND WRITING THE TRUTH AND I AM WRITING THE TRUTH.

      People do manifest for those who do not know, there are possessed people. Why is it so hard for you to believe that God has armed the Pastors and Bishops and all his children with His authority and Power. There is a balance in life whether you belive it or not, good & evil, God and devil, sun and moon, heaven and earth, light and dark and so on.

      If you died where do you think you are going????? some people still dont belive in heaven but an inbetween…..there is no such thing it is straight heaven or hell. It is your choice, make the right one very soon. Your obviously not filled with the Holy Spirit as your eyes are of bad; only seeing the bad, looking for an excuse for things you cannot understand. As a woman or man of God you do not put down the children of God for serving God no matter how, as long as the intentions are good. I take part in everything, I tithe and I am blessed more than I could ever know. Opportunities and things that I couldn’t do on my own God is doing for me. I know that the tithe and offerings I place on the alter is my faithfulness to God and is prospering me financially, physically and spirtually. All the tithes, offerings and donations go to the growth of the work of God; new buildings, building maintenance, faith in action magazine, youth groups and so much more greatness. This is a small part for the work of God to grow and as his child you are suppose to save souls, when one soul is saved all of heaven rejoices. That is the aim of the UCKG to help people to grow in their relationship with God, do God’s work and evangelise but if it is a charity like comic relief it is ok to give them millions for the BBC to pocket half of that money because of all the admin work, air taxes and all bills to get the products over to the countries in poverty but when UCKG do more than comic relief it is a problem and they are scam and people continue to knock them but your words means nothing, God’s word is what is important and God is prospering UCKG to continue to do the work of God.

      I am 20 and I have written all of this and I have learned and prospered in so much.

      It shows a true child of God does not lack faith, ask yourself do you lack faith? Faith alone is not enough, you need to be saved; go to church, repent and ask for forgiveness, get baptised in the Holy waters and with the Holy Spirit, accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and obey the will of God not your will or way but God’s.

      Remember the Holy Bible says you cannot enter the kingdom of God without being baptised.

      Also
      You can only enter the kingdom of God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

      Remember God see’s all and knows the true intentions of your heart, when you lie your only lying to yourself.

    • GRCOOTE Says:

      Grace,

      I’m a journalist making a short film about the UCKG at the moment, and especially about their emphasis on fund-raising.

      This is not a film that is critical of religion, or even tithing. Instead it is about what I suspect is an over-zealous emphasis on money making by some of the pastors at the church.

      We’re consulting other priests to explain how tithing ought to be done, and why the UCKG is not a good example of our church. Would you be happy to talk to me about your experiences with the church?

      Ultimately I’d like to interview members/ex-members of the church, but there’d be absolutely no obligation for you to appear on camera if you didn’t want to. At the moment I’m trying to learn as much as I can beyond what I’ve already seen for myself in the services in the Finsbury Park help centre.

      If you’re happy to talk to me, please do get in touch. My email/Facebook is grcoote@ gmail.com (with the space removed)

      Thank you.

      George

  17. lee from rochdale, england Says:

    Hey all ive been reading all these comments careful and i seem to agree with alot of these comments, i was baptised into u.c.k.g this year in january and my experience within the fellowship was good, however i had a big feeling in me there was something not right when the pastors and assistants were alllwaaays talking about tithes, money, praying for jobs and full bank balances and everything of the world. forgeting what jesus said about rich people geting in to heaven etc..

    they had me convinced that i had demonic influences at work in my life and i was delivered it seems.. but i didnt notice the church was more like a shop selling sweets and books and dvds and songs etc..

    didnt jesus kick over tables in the pharasees temples for these things? i just hope people walk in faith and jesus will guide u in the righteous path and in the narrow way

    god bless the children of god for theres in the kingdom of heaven.. ahmen..

    i hope u.c.k.g stops any evil they have in the church

  18. Steve Says:

    All former members of UCKG who have been chatting on this page please do go to the press. Otherwise the UCKG will continue its corruption.

    Recommend that Panorama looks into the church’s practices – just like it did with the Church of Scientology. http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/contact_us/default.stm

    The UCKG is giving Christianity a bad name.

  19. fidele casto Says:

    Guys, there’s God in UCKG , i have seen people come from nothing and get blessedd . the Pastor doesn’t force anyone to participate in Compaign of Israel on this point i disagree with u. it’s because God power works in UCKG that why u want to write anything to mislead believers. i learnt to tithering in uckg which i don’t regret at all and my life get better and better. so people u should join uckg and experience the true power of God .if u are happy with your church then stick there and God will bless u there and for us who are uckg member we are thanks God for blessed us in UCKG.

  20. moses love Says:

    dear Reader, can’t u see that u are corrupted with this article. i do believe UCKG is right church because you are keep on posted nonsense only why u are not see what they are doing to save people soul . could u tell among all these church around in uk which one doesn’t ask offering and tither even muslim pay zaka mean tither so why u are criticised uckg and the bible in Malachi chap 3verse 3 God himself said about tither fellow christian . Don’t judge because u will be judge . let God himself judge UCKG rather u pharisiens. who thought to know but u don’t . Don’t stay behond because we are getting blessings . Thanks God my life change completly because of Compaign of Israel. there’s no success without sacrifice.

    • jaycueaitch Says:

      If you read my post you would see that I understand the need for independent churches to tithe as they do not have the massive property portfolios of the more established churches. The Campaign of Israel goes way beyond tithing, as does the constant demands for ‘sacrifice’ in the magazine.

    • ophelia Says:

      how did ur life change, cuz today I sacrifice in the campaign with faith and am feeling it cuz am broke and i believe in Jesus.

  21. Joseph Says:

    Below is a report by a member of the national newspaper The Times, having gone undercover in a UCKG so-called “Help Centre”. It reveals how the UCKG is using fake testimonies to tout for “offerings” from its congregation:

    ‘Church encourages worshippers into debt’

    The Times
    Mark Bridge
    Last updated November 20 2010 12:01AM
    Followers of a church in the UK are urged to sell all their possessions and default on bills to fund ‘gifts to God’
    A Pentecostal church with 10,000 followers in some of the poorest parts of Britain is encouraging worshippers to sell all their possessions and default on their bills in order to donate more money to the Church, an investigation by Times Money has found.
    The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is also using false testimonies to tout for “offerings” from its congregation. It even uses sessions supposedly designed to help its worshippers with their financial troubles to elicit more donations.

    [EDIT: Rest of post removed for copyright reasons]

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/money/consumeraffairs/article2814692.ece

    • Helen PHillips-Batman Says:

      yah, yah, yah, blah.

    • Na'quelle Says:

      Stop the uneccessary yapping. All this article is truly about misleading church members from the righteous path of God. Satan is behind this idle work!! When you have doubts and negative comments then Satan starts to work inside of your heart. Your heart is very deceitful and those who are quick to say no and full of pride a big sin. How many times has your direction and heart led you to the wrong place or situation. There is no proof. Be saved before it is too late.

  22. James Says:

    Here is an article in The Times. I am a devote Christian and I totally condemn their practices. The UCKG are not Christians. They are false prophets/con artists. Please read this article if you are a UCKG member and realise that the devil comes in many guises. But before you read the Times article, please first refer to the following verse from the Bible:

    1 Timothy 6:10-11

    ‘For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

    But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.’

    THE TIMES Article on UCKG

    ‘Jesus would be shamed by this church’

    Andrew Ellson, Personal Finance Editor
    Last updated November 20 2010 12:01AM

    How can a supposedly spiritual organisation behave so shamelessly towards its vulnerable congregation?
    The gospel of Matthew famously says that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
    There have been many interpretations of the word of God over the years but I don’t think anybody has ever understood this to mean that a church should impoverish its congregation. Yet that is exactly how the pastors of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God seem to be conducting their affairs. Over of the past month, Times Money has been investigating the practices of this Church. Our findings are astonishing and deplorable in equal measure.
    The Church — which originated in Brazil but now has 39 branches in Britain — encourages its congregation not to pay their bills so that they can instead donate more money “to God”. Pastors even urge worshippers to sell everything that they own to finance donations. Only when followers sacrifice all their worldly possessions, will their financial prayers be properly answered, the church says.
    [EDIT: Rest of article removed for copyright reasons]

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/money/article2814724.ece

    • Helen PHillips-Batman Says:

      Hello dear, no i don’t think Jesus would be ashamed of this church because many souls and marriages and so on are saved every year and the congregation is constantly told that we are under no obligation, and that we must not participate in a sacrifice if we consider that we are giving money to the church because that would be a waste of time. but then you weren’t there were you? bye

    • tasha Says:

      @luke i truly believe what u say i’ve been goin to this church a month now and all i’ve been hearing the pastors preaching is thithe and offering only about money which i find was disturbing.Where is the message where is the gospel am confused with these pastors.Only the old testament they focussin on malachai 3 vs 5 is their favorite scripture what are they doin with all this money.They are openin branches all over the world to make more money its not good at all noone is sayin u can put an offering accordin to how God has bless u but they are insisting u must thithe was that the message jesus taught his diciples?? when send them out he told them freely u hav given freely give dont walk wit script or purse.God dont want any money.

      • Na'quelle Says:

        Tasha you are confused and narrowminded as well as Grace and a few others and just because I am a christian does not mean I will sugar coat the truth for you to feel better. Just because other churches/church you got to isn’t growing like the UCKG they are doing the work of God and of course they need money to grow you have to buy things with money, thats how this world works. Just because tithe is mentioned in the old testament and not the new that does not mean we make our own rules and disobey God. You have to ask yourself are you saved? Do you have good eyes? well as a new comer to the UCKG you don’t seem to have the Holy Spirit because if you did, you would want to see the work of God grow rapidly and many people saved no matter what it takes.

  23. Luke Says:

    How about this article too! Also in national newspaper The Times

    Church encourages worshippers into debt

    Mark Bridge
    Last updated November 20 2010 12:01AM
    Followers of a church in the UK are urged to sell all their possessions and default on bills to fund ‘gifts to God’
    A Pentecostal church with 10,000 followers in some of the poorest parts of Britain is encouraging worshippers to sell all their possessions and default on their bills in order to donate more money to the Church, an investigation by Times Money has found.
    The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is also using false testimonies to tout for “offerings” from its congregation. It even uses sessions supposedly designed to help its worshippers with their financial troubles to elicit more donations.

    [EDIT: rest of post deleted for copyright reasons]

    • Na'quelle Says:

      UCKG encourages members to get out off debt and be free from stress, stop getting confused. Where is your proof of false testimonies???

  24. moses love Says:

    Dear jaycyueatich, who fake his name i think u need to see your GP coz u are insane. One thing for sure u are good in nonsense. probably u are a satanist who doesn’t want people to be delivered from your father lucifer demons. UCKG help me alot my spritualy life is completely change. give me your number so i will come pick up to experience the wonders of God that he has done in UCKG. there’s no success without sacrifice even in ancient Testaments people where offered sacrifice to God. so God is still the same yesterday, today and tomorrow so ifunderstnd that u need to give your all to God so u can put him to test. don’t stay behind bro .we are getting blessings .

    • jaycueaitch Says:

      My name is not faked, Moses old chap. My blogname is merely my initials spelled out.

      I am leaving your post standing as it says far more about you and your church than it says about me.

    • Helen PHillips-Batman Says:

      of course Moses, you are completely right, that is why satanists sacrifice their children, and that still goes on in countries all over the world including America, that is why the JUJU markets are full of body parts, they are part of sacrificial satanic ritual, but we had best not use big words in front of our friend jaycueaitch! Happy new year moses.

      • Na'quelle Says:

        I agree Helen, it is funny how this jaycueaitch is trash talking UCKG but not the satanic churches where people donate millions and hundred thousands to try and grow rapidly for the work of God it is not good and they want to shut down UCKG. Well God will not let that happen and let me tell you something Jaycueaitch, those who think they are wise are fools quoted by the bible. lucifer satan or what ever he wants to be called is going down once and for all properly and I can not wait for the rapture to set apart the true men and women of God an those of satan.

  25. James Says:

    Please read this report in national newspaper The Times. I am a Christian and I do not believe that the people who run the UCKG are Christians. Remeber the devil comes in many disguises:

    ‘Jesus would be shamed by this church’

    Andrew Ellson, Personal Finance Editor
    Last updated November 20 2010 12:01AM

    How can a supposedly spiritual organisation behave so shamelessly towards its vulnerable congregation?

    The gospel of Matthew famously says that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

    There have been many interpretations of the word of God over the years but I don’t think anybody has ever understood this to mean that a church should impoverish its congregation. Yet that is exactly how the pastors of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God seem to be conducting their affairs. Over of the past month, Times Money has been investigating the practices of this Church. Our findings are astonishing and deplorable in equal measure.

    The Church — which originated in Brazil but now has 39 branches in Britain — encourages its congregation not to pay their bills so that they can instead donate more money “to God”. Pastors even urge worshippers to sell everything that they own to finance donations. Only when followers sacrifice all their worldly possessions, will their financial prayers be properly answered, the church says.

    ……

    Our investigation shows that the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is very likely in breach of one or more of the commission’s guidelines. After all, what kind of charity impoverishes the people that it is supposed to be helping?

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/money/article2814724.ece

    [EDIT: This post has been editted because cutting and pasting entire articles is almost certainly a breach of copyright law.]

  26. jaycueaitch Says:

    To everybody who has quoted the Times article: thanks for your interest but I have had to prune your quotes as I understand cutting and pasting entire articles is a breach of copyright law. Where links have been given I have left them in though readers should bear in mind that the Times operates a paywall these days.

  27. Michael Says:

    Dear Members,

    As a former pastor of the UCKG our main aim was to gather as many people to the Church as possible so that we can gather more cash from people.

    In our meeting with the Bishop every Thursday in the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, LONDON, UK we are thought how to get into the minds of the people so that they would trust us when we preach about giving, their life savings, possessions, etc.

    In the campaign of Israel which the church does twice a year we recieve millions of pounds in total.!!!!! Not to mention the volunteers who are church members that freely go out in the streets to collect money for the church in the freezing cold all over LONDON.

    UCKG [take money from] the poor, innocent and vulnerable.

    squared brackets indicate editted wording – JQH

    • GRCOOTE Says:

      Dear Michael,

      I’m a journalist currently making a short documentary about the UCKG helpcentre in Finsbury Park. In particular about the tithing and ‘fund-raising’ that goes on there.

      It’d be very useful if I could talk to you about your experiences in the church to ensure that the film is as accurate and powerful as possible.

      I’d be enormously grateful if you could get in contact with me by email- either at george.coote@bbc.co.uk or grcoote@gmail.com (gmail preferred).

      Thank you very much.

      Best,

      George

    • GRCOOTE Says:

      Dear Michael,

      I’m a journalist currently making a short documentary about the UCKG helpcentre in Finsbury Park. In particular about the tithing and ‘fund-raising’ that goes on there.

      It’d be very useful if I could talk to you about your experiences in the church to ensure that the film is as accurate and powerful as possible.

      I’d be enormously grateful if you could get in contact with me by email- either at george.coote@bbc.co.uk or grcoote@gmail.com (gmail ideally).

      Thank you very much.

      Best,

      George

  28. moses love Says:

    hey james . the pentecotist started in the USA where all the churchs are preaching blessing and prosperity . i don’t see where’s the problem on this matter people are investing in kingdom of God where there’s not thief . probably u own some church around and your business doesn’t go well that why u wanted to put fear on UCKG members . let be honest with you people are blessed that why they can’t leave UCKG. if your God is sleeping our Heavenly Father show us that he will stand with us though your critics. i say it again there’s God presence in UCKG. if u can’t sacrifice then stay their and endures your suffering.

  29. James Says:

    Moses, you message is a complete load of nonsense. I do not own a church nor any other business. Your writing is a load of inane waffle.

    Either you are a propaganda agent of the UCKG (not a very good one at that) being paid off to write in support of them, or else unfortunately, you have been totally brain washed. If your faith is so blind that you will not listen to anyone other than UCKG preachers, then you are truly cut off from God’s world.

    The Times report goes on to state how UCKG use fake video ‘testimonies’ on its website. One man features twice; either time he specifies that he received a top job at different firms after donating to the UCKG. The Times investigated this and discovered that he has not worked at either of the firms mentioned!

  30. moses love Says:

    hahahaha . james , why are u bored ? i’m not brain wash the truth is in uckg people are blessed what the different between osteen joel ,TD jakes , cliff Dollars and uckg . guys i’m totaly tired with your nonsense . God presence is out there. i will never stop sacrifice for my benefit bcoz i have found the secret of success in life through the compaing of israel. i think u ahould learn how to use your faith. all God’s Prophet were rich that why anyone who give his life and devote himself to God should prosper. my friend james could u read Malachi 3 – 10 so u can understand what god said about tither and offering.

  31. James Says:

    Moses, I am not bored. You are bored or more likely you are extremely corrupt. I am concerned about false prophets. You are completely misrepresenting the spirit of Malachi. It does not mean that you should bankrupt yourself for the profit of others.

    Moses, rather than “hahahaha” what is your response to the expose that the UCKG’s testimonies are bogus?

    Also, have you understood that I do not own a church or any other business that competes with the UCKG (reference to your previous message) ?

    Moreover, even if I did, then the fact that they are not corrupt would be a major differential.

    I do not see any of your followers responding by the way.

  32. moses love Says:

    Michael , who is lying on God’s name . shame on your coz what u written doesn’t have any meaning. u can’t fight God that’s a problem. u can post as many articles as u can and uckg will be full on sundays. u sould join us and share blessingswith us rather than being a bad loser.

  33. moses love Says:

    thanks my dear James . do u have an evidence that uckg bankrupt his members? myself i’m not bankrupt coz i have faith in God . people tithering and sacrifice on their own sake not for the church . if u want to save your life then u should apply what the word of God said. testimonies are not bogus coz i gave one as well through my blessings. we share testimonies to glorified God . let UCKG save souls and help people to overcome life challenges that the devil has put on them. one thing for sure God is there . i will never allow u to keep on misleading people about God word . read Mathew 7 and u will find the answer. God bless UCKG

  34. James Says:

    Moses, I refer to Michael, the former pastor’s message. Why not pay attention to a former pastor of the UCKG rather than bizzarely calling him a “bad loser”?

    Thanks Michael, for your message btw. Please, is there anything more you could say to UCKG members such as Moses to stop them from supporting the devil?

    Moses, I do not have solid proof but there is plenty of circumstantial evidence against the UCKG. The Leader Macedo is due on trial in Brazil for billions of pounds of fraud against its members, the Victoria Climbie case, Advertising Standards Authority banning the blessed oil advert etc.

    I hear that you have to be a member to join a congregation and video cameras are not allowed. Also, leaders of the UCKG do not do interviews instead, just like you, they do not answer direct questions.

    Michael, I was wondering if you could give us your views on all of this? It would be very useful and much appreciated.

    It is remarkable how Moses refuses to listen to anyone else. This can only lead me to believe that it is more likley that he is a propaganda agent of UCKG rather than a modest but gullible member. Would you agree with this view point Michael? I expect you have come across several such agents.

  35. moses love Says:

    listen guys , who’s MIchael ? i don’t think if that guy was a pastor in UCKG . Macedo is man of God coz it’s not the first time you are saying such evil thing on his name. u keep on putting curse on yourself by fight God. thanks God uckg help many people to overcome challenges that they are facing in life and save their souls . i’m not a propaganda agent but i’m really christian who has experienced the same situation in life that some members of our church are facing. that why i have to share my testimony to defeat Lucifer and glorified God. i do believe God will change your mind and you are going to join us in uckg. God bless u all and you must love his word.

    • jaycueaitch Says:

      Note the arrogance of claiming that disagreeing with you in particular or the UCKG in general is “fighting God”.

  36. moses love Says:

    which direct questions do u want from i , once u have no an evidence to support your claims . are u looking for an interview or bring a cameras to get people attention while they are focusing on the holy world. i can see that u just talkative but u can not prove anything. u don’t want people to preach prosperity, so how are u going to empower your congregation if u don’t feed them with useful ideas. please stop being ignorant. God bless UCKG . there’s a really presence of Holy spirit in UCKG. members will prosper and glorified God.

  37. James Says:

    I am a busy man Moses. I am not writing on here simply because I am bored. I am writing on here because I think that it is extremely important to expose false prophets and thus extremely dangerous organisations. Especially during a recession when vulnerable are even more susceptible.

    Are you writing on here because you are bored? I think not. I think you are writing on here because you are a propaganda agent of the UCKG. You show no sign of having paid any attention to the comments posted on here by others including former members (inc. a pastor) of the UCKG. You make no attempt to directly contact any of them on here – in an attempt to understand them and to try winning them back. You have only directly contacted Michael, and then only to blindly accuse rather than asking him about his change of mind.

    Your reading of The Bible is ridiculous. Picking quotes out and inferring literal meaning in them without any context is meaningless. Or at least it would be if the UCKG were not doing it in the pursuit of extracting cash from the poor to give to the corrupt rich.

    Tithing does not mean that you should give your money away – so that Macedo and the other leaders of the UCKG can spend it on material goods for themselves. The Bible states that you should not store up material goods on earth. Tithing’s real meaning within The Bible is to impress on man that you should be spiritually fulfilled rather than materially fulfilled. It means that money is not important. Yet the UCKG is obsessed with money.

    If the UCKG has nothing to hide then why not allow public videotaping of its services? With the hi-tech state of technology these days there is no reason for the cameras to be intrusive. After all, a house of God is supposed to be open to all. And why not post such videos online so as to promote yourselves?

  38. moses love Says:

    thanks for called me propaganda agent, what i’m saying uckg is not obsessed with money. Bcoz u don’t give to God if he doesn’t bless you. folks are always give offering because they have seen God’s power in their are life. go on youtube u will see many many video being posted online. we don’t need to promote ourself , God will promote us through our blessings. UCKG is not pursuing cash from anyone my dear. people are blessed thanks God for uckg.

  39. James Says:

    Many of these videos are actually photo slide shows or else carefully selected and edited videos.

    However, these two are particularly interesting:

  40. James Says:

    Just wanted to make sure this one is more prominent.

  41. moses love Says:

    hahahha this’s fabricated video . u are trying to show people that are not believe in right God , why we believe it’s because we are prosper.

  42. moses love Says:

    people failed to succeed because of lack of faith if he sacrifice his money for his own problem but he should wait for God to answer his prayer request rather than doing stuipde thing. UCKG pastor has no divine power to change your circomstance automatic unless if they are doing magic then they can do it. that why Jesus himself said if u have a faith like a seed , u will be able to move the mountain. but him , he didn’t have faith he taught that he’s going to the magicien rather than stay alert in faith while others are getting blessed. concern the news paape i don’t see anything at all because that news paper it was analyses par expert in UK media before being publish to public. we don’t see any wrong with that news paper God can Healed anything cancer is like water in front of God. May God bless UCKG the most rising church in the world which mean God is UCKG

  43. fidele castoli Says:

    dear friends, why u keep on attacking UCKG this church has change many people life but u are not living with Jesus that why u will never bear fruit . u like a branches that is dryied . Let UCKG preach Gospel while you are sleeping, go on youtube and see what crespo DOLLAR does in the state rather than attack this chuch for nothing. you aremaking UCKG more popolar if u dn’t know . God bless and carry on with your war of word with UCKG.

    • jaycueaitch Says:

      If we are making the UCKG more popular by pointing out its many faults, why are you moaning about our criticisms?

  44. James Says:

    Moses, with every reply you are sounding ever more like a very poor UCKG propaganda agent. Having said that, given what everyone else has posted here you clearly have no defence. Why not accept this and see light. Be strong and leave the UCKG and its corruption.

  45. moses.love Says:

    thanks my Dear , which light are u talking about ? i already accept Jesus as my saviour i can not betray and abandoned my church because of fabricated articles posted on youtube. i keep on getting more blessings spiritualy and materiel , what else do i need ? James i do believe God wil touch your heart and change your mind so u can join us. why christian are turn against each other? UCKG want to see all their members overcome challenges and become prosper. Deuteronomy 28 then u will understand why uckg , it is the right church.

  46. moses.love Says:

    the voctory is for UCKG. dear james i will pray for you so u will come to testified soon in uckg. merry xmas

  47. James Says:

    Moses, you have not answered either of jaycueaitch’s questions. You are not very good at answering questions are you?!

  48. moses.love Says:

    hahahaha my dear friends UCKG is the winner coz u have no argument and ground to support your claims so u don’t need to full christian not to join UCKG because we have seen people testified and glorified God through uckg . i gave u my own example , how my life change . there are many tetimonies go on youtube u can see by yorself all around the globe folks from our church testified. michael, jay and james who want to go on war with uckg u are defeated . happy new year . i hope u join soon the door are opened for u guys.

  49. Michael Says:

    Dear Moses,

    It is so clear to see that you were so unfortunate to fall victim of a church propaganda, there will never be a way to convince you of anything even if evidence is presented to you.

    YOU’RE BRAINWASHED AND PROGRAMMED TO THINK THAT IF ANYONE IS TRYING TO REASON AND MAKE SENSE THAT THEY ARE OF THE DEVIL.

    NO ONE IS DEFEATED APART FROM YOU, BECAUSE EVERY MONTH, guess what H HAVE MONEY TO SPEND. MONEY WHICH I WORKED FOR AND I DON’T LET ANY STUPID PASTOR MAKE ME FEEL LESS IF I DON’T GIVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT.

    I Pray that God can one day open your eyes

    God Bless You…

  50. moses.love Says:

    first u said that u were a pstor at UCKG, now u are complaining that the money that u worked for and u don’t let a stupid pastor make u feel less if u don’t give a certain amount God won’t hear your request.
    good Mr Michael, that u were a Pastor did u force anyone to pay tither or offering? that depends on your faith if u want to give then give . rather than blame the church and Pastor for your life. UCKG doesn’t make magic that why as christian u need to be patient waiting for God to answer your request. if i’m brainwashed fine but i’m serving God i’m not going to church to pleased the Pastor or the bishop . i’m aservent of God and he must use me on the way he wants me to served him. if uckg does thing that is not in God’s way . i will leave the church and rest faithfull to my God but i’ven’t seen anything wrong with the teaching. if can’t not give to God your offering then keep quiet and don’t God to net and start writting nonsense of God word. if u were pastor put your picture of being a ex paston tells us in which church in uk. may God bless u and keep faith in God. uckg save many souls.

  51. The pastor Says:

    Hello jaycueaitch!
    There is a person eating food from the rubbish bin, if you come to him and tell him not to eat from the bin because that food will be harmful for him, he might be angry at you and tell you off. But if instead going there and complain with him about his food, saying that his food is not good and he should leave it aside. GIVE TO HIM something better, for sure he will leave it aside and get what you are offering him.

    There is no doubt that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, but we must congregate right? So if you find a church that opens 7 days a week, that has 4 services a day or more, that has a chain of websites with messages of faith, help the people who suffer with domestic violence, has groups to visit you in hospital if you need, that goes to prison, has a TV program, a radio program, a church that even if you go overseas it is there in the country you are going, if you need counseling they can hear you over the phone or 101, if you don’t have to schedule a time to talk to a pastor because at any hour of the day that you pop in they are there for you.

    Well if you find that church please make a post on your blog and spread the word to everyone of your contacts. As for now, since I believe you can’t find another church that do it except from the UCKG, please be quiet.

    I’m not an ex-pastor of the UCKG and I can say, this Michael was never a pastor from the UCKG.

  52. moses.love Says:

    that’s Good pastor , these people are trying to get attentions and start a war that they can not win. the fact that UCKG is the fastest grow church in the world and uk some folks who are Anti-Christ and full of wrong ideology of deceiver want to tell christians that they must not go to uckg , atleast people gave testimonies in uckg . what about others church in uk? we need the proof of Michael who was an ex pastor if u privide that i will believe u. shame on you jay and your blog is sucks . this is the first and last message that i’m just posting on your blog . it’s time to think out side the box. UCKG for LIFE.

  53. fidele casto Says:

    i have a question my dear, i can see that nowadays many churches are busy preaching prosperity but and their prophesy base on old testament while we are in new testament . i am sure God made a right sacrifice to the world by giving his beloved son so everyone who believe in him should be save. i hope the church should start preaching new testament so people can see the truth about jesus . some said to christians that God is a businessman while God doesn’t want our money. many church are making their christians poor. instead of helping them then they start taking advantage of their problems. sacrifice of money is not in a new testament so if u believe that jesus died and carry all your problems on cross why u have to sacrifice money for you to be bless.

  54. fidele casto Says:

    dear jays , are u hidding ? u make your blog and u don’t make it activete , u should close it .

    • jaycueaitch Says:

      It is active – if that’s what you mean. Now why should I close it? If you don’t like it, don’t read it but plenty of people do seem to like it.

  55. moses.love Says:

    Dear Jay ,in somehow u are Right nowadays many church are preaching “Prosperity” rather than tell their members how to seek God and their salvation . if u can read ” Mathew 7 , 24 -34 ” you will see what Jesus says about money the church is now a Big business if u want to become rich kick and easier just open your own church and u gonna make money without stresss but u gonna bankrupt your vulnerable members of your church. i have question to ask u, how did u know about UCKG ? i can see u know everything about them . There are thousands church a cross the Globe people are free to choose where they are gong to worship but some Pastors must stop threating their members by saying if u are living the church u won’t prosper . the church is for God if a Christian leave your church and go to an other church u should be grateful because the person still in God ener circle rather than tell them they wont prosper or curse them, why u have to do that. all church originated from Catholique church but u never heard a Priest or Pope saying they are going to curse christian because they left the church. God bless u always for his work that u are busy spreading around the globe . we are all believe in God and accept Jesus as our seviour .

    • jaycueaitch Says:

      If you read my post “UCKG – Still Demon Hunting”, you’ll see how I know about the UCKG.

      As for the Pope not cursing people for leaving the Chuch – that may be true now but in times gone by it was a different matter!

  56. moses.love Says:

    u don’t post comment anymore on your blog ? u should tell the truth about the bible.

  57. The Pastor Says:

    Fair enough:

    The Bible is full of sadistic Bronze Age myths.

    That enough truth for you

    Well, well, well our blogger sounds more like an atheist now. As the bible says there is nothing hidden that will not come to the light. Now this hatred feeling against the UCKG is revealing its source. People we are going to keep on marching on while these guys come against us, we just should keep on going on…

    • jaycueaitch Says:

      I’ve never concealed the fact that I’m an atheist. If you read some other comments on this post and the “demon hunting” post, you will find plenty of Christians who do not have much time for the UCKG either. My hatred for your nasty little church is not based on my atheism (I do not hate other churches) but the fact that one of your scummy colleagues attempted to con my step-daughter that she was possessed by a demon. Why should I not hate a church that pushes such nasty, evil, hateful lies?

      • Richie Says:

        A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything! (Atheism) (Gr. “godlessness”): Denial of the existence of God. An atheist accepts only the material and physical world or what can be proven by reason. It’s funny that some say they are christians and agree with one who doesn’t accept the existence of God. No matter which church you go to Keep your Faith in Jesus!

  58. moses.love Says:

    hey dude, have u been defeated by the Pastor . which mean UCKg is a winner . u should understand that your step daughter was possessed by demon then let the pastor cast it out because they have that power to drage them out of her. my dear jay and UCkG why can’t u meet and work this out? rather than going on war. nobody have seen God we believe by faith so all the church belong to God. scummy is all over is not in church only and u can be con by anyone. keep faith Guys and share God word with love.

    • jaycueaitch Says:

      Actually, my step-daughter is away from your damned church now. A win for me and a defeat for the pastor.

  59. Xiomara - Atlanta, GA Says:

    Jay your very pasionate about exposing uckg bcuz of your stepdaughter experiance. i got that. i was a visiter for a minute i went to some services in Houston texas at beachnut, shepherd and south west freeway. i kept hearing about the church and i got curoius about what the fuss was all about.

    let me tell you what i seen at beachnut i didnt talk to no one because i wanted to obsurve. real good people worshiping jesus, i think a lot of them its just normal people there to praise jesus for salvation. a lot of them are probably go from paychex to paychex but they look happy to be at the church. the people as majoridy there latinos like me.

    the other place at shepherd was kinda small top floor in a buillding, reall small room. the main room on the lobby was big, that was for the spanish people and upsteairs for the americans. again good people praising and worshiping. i think upstaeiars i dont think the pastor was to good, its like he was looking for his words to come out. im not sure.

    the last place at south west freway i was suprized to see the same pastor from the beachnut place. it was mix but not as big as the latinos. more good people praising jesus. the pastor was kinda a snob by the way he was talking. i asked somebody to show me his wife she looked so cold like she didnt wanna be there.

    what i ddidnt like was the money part. this economy is not what it used to be so people are strugling. i think it was wrong to preach so much time on money and a small time preaching for the grace of jesus and the cross. jesus died on the cross for our sins and we dont need to sale everything to give to no church. then what you gonna do when we gotta pay people , we got contracts with people to pay them come every month. so i didnt agree with that preaching at all.

    what people need to do is put aside money for the church whatever they can aford, not what the pastor is preaching bcuz not everybody make the same money with the same bills. i got 4 kidz and if all i can pay is $4 or 5 on a sunday, thats fine bcuz thats all I can pay. how can the pastor tell me i gotta bring $50 or 70 and i got 4 kidz. that broke my heart, i was crying on the inside for the people that suffer bcuz of this preaching.

    dont beleive that jesus will only hear you bcuz of your sacrifyce. jesus don’t need our money , the church need it to pay there rent, light bills bcuz the church is open everyday. i cant say about the lifestiles bcuz i dont know the pastors but they looked good with high qualidy clothes.

    i forgot 1 more thing, the young people working there, they look tired with glassy eyes like there not sleeping. man, i dont know what to make of that church but i cant judge them bcuz we are not suposed to do that.

    my advise to people at uckg, pray to jesus and give what you can aford , bcuz come a rainy day, you’ll need your money for something. will uckg be there for you or any other church? think about that.

    blessings.

  60. fidele casto Says:

    My dear from Atlanta u are right in somehow because Pentecotist churchs are no longer preaching word of God but they are doing business by diging money from poor christians. how can u exchange miracle with money .” show me in bible where jesus charge or ask a donation for healing or prayer? if u can show me then i will believe u. is it a Magic that u are selling. how can people who served God go after material things of this world. if Jesus could asked money for miracle he could be the richest man in history of the world but he never tell folks about money. and this thing of asking sacrifice for money u should stop it, because GOD by loving the world he did sacrificed his only son for u Pastor, Bishop to be sarved then u come and ask people sacrifice again then when things doesn’t happen u start saying they are not mature enough to handle blessing that God is preparing to give them. Shame on you because u are destroying and make your Christians poor while u are sending your kids to a private school and living lavish life. Fellow christian worship God with all your heart but when it come for money think twice before u take out your money out of your pocket. our God doesn’t want to pleased with money.give whetever u got there’s no big or small in front of God as long as u give with your heart U will be blessed. dear brother in Christ our Heaven father is rich we can not test him with money. he owns silver and Gold . Be Blessedin Christ name.

  61. Moses.love Says:

    hey Fidele , why are u saying that u and Mr Jay u are probably broke and lack of faith .those who are blessed are always giving even u stop then God will bless someone else in the church and will give. the sacrifice work in some people life but other’s need to be persevere to conquer their blessing and if u can’t receive then u need to try again until you got what u want. so my dear jay u make this blog to take revenge against yor step daughter that’s a shame on you. evil need to be cast out. once u understand the delivrance that your stepdaughter needed then u can believe UCKG.

    • jaycueaitch Says:

      Taking revenge on my stepdaughter? What are you wittering about? And the only evil was the scam-artist ‘pastor’ trying to convince an adolescent that she’s possessed by a demon.

  62. firdele Says:

    Moses u are brainwashed ,and one day u will need your money and u wont find help from the Pastor either the Bishop. how can u ask money for Holy spirit . are u selling the Holy sprit . people should not focus on money rather than word of God .uckg IDEOLOGY is based on money .how can a Pastor complain about the Offering ,GOd doesn’t require certain amount for offering as long as u gave with your heart that is blessed .Stop fuling yourself all these successfull business man in the world have worked hard but they didn’t sacrifice money to get where they are. IF GOD gave his own son for me , you and your bishop,pastor to be sarved why should i sell ma possession and give to church while Maced own a Bank, Media empire and other Shares in some Big company . He should sell it first and give to the poor so he can have the wealth in Hevean . People loss money every time in compaign of Israel and they dont see their dream become materialise . Stop dig money from poor God doesn’t need money to be save. u should encourage people to seek God first and tither rather than tell people to Give their all. i took part in many compaign and i was con by the church and i dont want people to be mislead by those pastor.your life will change if u how hard not to sell everything that u own and give to the church to make the Pastors and Macedo rich while u plunching yourself in Debt . GOD FORGIVE ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE RUINED CHRISTIANS ON YOUR HOLY NAME.

  63. mosese Says:

    Dear fidele, u are right nowadays church are replace Christ with tithing u can’t see Pastors talk much about Jesus the way they talk about tithe.please my dear christians why some church says God is a business man could u tell me where it written in bible. you should read 1 timooty chap 6 -7 to 10. we can most those church doesn’t preach the new covenant where Jesus tell the truth about money . my dear everyone can be con by those pastors . nowadays it rarely u hear those Pastors preaching the true Gospel of new covenant. the sacrifice of money is not true . people have been asking to give hair and money where have u seen that . there are false church that i getting people lost.
    ready your bible often in the new testament u will see the truth. becourage my brothers and speak out the way Jesus did to pharisien and the teacher of the law. why catholic doesn’t tell people if u don’t give tithe u willbe curse ? they are rich in all archive and the book of bible . Pentecotist should preach Gospel rather than put money first.

  64. fidos Says:

    Dear brother in Christ moses , u should understand that we are living under the Grace of God , if a person is put right with God through the Law, it means that Christ died for nothing! my brother UCKG is preaching the OLD COVENANT and we are living in the NEW COVENANT. Gatatians 1 – 9 we said it before, and now i say it again: if anyone preaches to you a gospel that is different from the one you accepted, may he be condemned to hell! my friend moses all those story of compaign of israel is against the Grace of God . that told u to sell your possession and make the Pastors and Bishop rich , how many people who took part in that campaign and lost thousands of thousand Pounds and Dollars so their life can change and they never experience anything. u should understand that God doesn’t need money to bless u. i speak from my own experience with in the UCKG how was full with the compaing and bogus testimonies because anyone can give it . u show people testominies but with in the chucrh nobody gives it . My dear Christians read the book of GALATIANS u will see the truth and God will set u free from UCKG [deleted - Ed]. give what your want to offer to God not the pastor to ask who’s going to give certain amount . Jesus says if u give with left hand the right hand musn’t know why u have to ask people to gives certain amount are we doing offering auctions where we start a certain amount then we go down. plz don’t worry once u are living under faith in Christ u will prosper . those who have Jesus are rich and the wealth will never ended. those who live under the law are curse. May God bless you all always.

  65. moses Says:

    I wonder why the church ask people to give the hair of their head so may be a DNA change during the compaign. i never saw it somewhere else which mean UCKG is doing some suspecious things. could tell me where Jesus asked people to give their Hair? beware these fause teaching u can read the book of 1 timoty4 and u will understand why i left UCKg . Pastors are hangry for money. we start the service they are talking about money money…. once u look insede the church there’s no Millionaire that UCKg has produced. PLZ people of God think twice before u lesten to those Pastors coz they make u guilt that if u dont give to the church u wont be bless. look out side the church English people are blessed than these poor cleaners that spent thousand of pound everyday and deprive themselves for their life to change. u should work hard and pray God who knows your need before pray and He”s going to open Doors for u. Not to spend everything to make Macedo rich. Macedo worth 250Millions Dollar then he’s still want money from poor christians.

  66. sana Says:

    If only we can spend this much time in uplifting the name of JESUS, which is the only thing that matters , than trashing the church with things we dont even have proof of. Can we not leave the judging to GOD and concentrate on our salvation.If you believe what teh church does ,Amen. if you dont believe, Amen, When it comes to GOD lets be careful. he said we must not judge, so let it be.teh best way if you dont have facts , dont say anything.

  67. Faith Says:

    I know tithing is difficult to understand and I have fought with the idea long and hard and spoke just as most of you here but I found that Jesus or in the whole new testament there never spoke against tithes specifically , against worrying bout the foods we eat and circumcision 
    But not tithes Jesus didn’t come to change the law but to reinforce & fulfill so in part we still use the law but also in faith of Jesus , just because we are under grace it Dos’nt mean we do whatever we feel like.

    For example ,It’s like if we were going to be executed by electric chair for a crime we did then we would be under the law but if a judge or head of state comes in and frees us from this punishment then we are no longer under law but under grace , because if we are under the law we would be dead , can you see the link?
    Jesus is the guy that’s giving us grace but that dosnt mean we run around and start doing crimes again  right ?? 

    And as for the success of the churchs,
    If you look at church’s that are successful it is because they know the power of the word of God and believe in it’s power and the promises that are there in the bible, so why should’nt they be successful when everyone even you can be successful no matter what your talent may be just go out in an intelligent faith and action and believe that with God in charge he will make it happen.

    Romans 6:1. “Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?” In other words, does grace give us a license to disobey the law of God? His answer is: “God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer there in

    Mathew 5:17 
    “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

    I hope this helps with some of the doubt 
    I know it’s hard to believe but it’s all there in the bible and ask God in prayer for the answers you seek before you read

    Be blessed in Jesus name !

  68. Faith Says:

    I also like to add I know there are some churches and people alike that represent Christians in a bad way and I cannot speak for them but as far as what the Uckg has done for me has help me find Jesus wer no other church has been able to and turned my life around to be great blessing and I could only wish that for everyone no matter who you are
    Or how bad your situation is or how good you think your life is there’s always room for improvement no one is perfect only God is

    God bless

  69. Pam I Says:

    I give money to charity but I share it out. So if you want to give 10% of your income – and we in the rich west will always have more than most of the world – then give, but vary who you give to. Why should this church demand that you only give to them?

  70. Cheryl Says:

    Dear friends,

    Giving is a wonderful thing to do. But think about it in this way…

    Would you freely give with what God has blessed you to support a corrupt church?……the answer is No

    UCKG is a rich church, if you see the cars the bishops and the pastors drive, they are so expensive……

    they insist that member give [lots of] money twice a year and they call it a sacrifice!……If that were true then why does the church not sell all their riches and give it to the poor?

    [redacted]
    Look how may volunteers are brainwashed to stand in the cold from 1 – 24 December to shake buckets and raise money!

    [some] parents are frustrated because they youth children spend most of their time at their ‘church’.

    Dear Readers God gave us to brain to use….It says in his word that we need to test the spirit…and I believe I don’t need to say any more….

    Be blessed.

  71. jonny mapumbu Says:

    My dear faith. i dont think that’s your right name. UCKG is waste church ever exist in this world i lost $15000 in compaign of israel when i started asking the pastor why i dont see the resultat he says u don’t have the faith and i told himmy $15000 is not faith. my dear uckg use amazon magic and voodoo toheal people. UCKg Pastors always said if u leave the church you will never prosper. which is wrong since i waalk away from evil church i saw my finance life change the way i never expected. i realised that as long as u are with uckg they are going to block your life. i learn and Macedo,Pastors LUkas,JOnatan and Renaro those son of bitch crooks will be burn in hell like their father satan.

  72. Deflectig Criticism 2 – Ad Hom Attacks « Letting Off Steam Says:

    [...] to go to the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, whose mouthpiece ‘Moses love’ who accused me of being the son of Satan: “i think u need to see your GP coz u are insane. One thing for sure u are good in nonsense. [...]

  73. Deflecting Criticism 2 – Ad Hom Attacks « Letting Off Steam Says:

    [...] to go to the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, whose mouthpiece ‘Moses love’ who accused me of being the son of Satan: “i think u need to see your GP coz u are insane. One thing for sure u are good in nonsense. [...]

  74. Vanelli Says:

    No Tithing for Christians. At no time were first-century Christians commanded to pay tithes. The primary purpose of the tithing arrangement under the Law had been to support Israel’s temple and priesthood; consequently the obligation to pay tithes would cease when that Mosaic Law covenant came to an end as fulfilled, through Christ’s death! (Eph 2:15; Col 2:13, 14)

    It is true that Levitical priests continued serving at the temple in Jerusalem until it was destroyed in 70 C.E., but Christians from and after 33 C.E. became part of a new spiritual priesthood that was not supported by tithes.—Ro 6:14; Heb 7:12; 1Pe 2:9.

    As Christians, they were encouraged to give support to the Christian ministry both by their own ministerial activity and by material contributions. Instead of giving fixed, specified amounts to defray congregational expenses, they were to contribute “according to what a person has,” giving “as he has resolved in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2Co 8:12; 9:7)

    They were encouraged to follow the principle: “Let the older men who preside in a fine way be reckoned worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard in speaking and teaching. For the scripture says: ‘You must not muzzle a bull when it threshes out the grain’; also: ‘The workman is worthy of his wages.’” (1Ti 5:17, 18)

    However, the apostle Paul set an example in seeking to avoid bringing an undue financial burden on the congregation.—Ac 18:3; 1Th 2:9.

  75. jonny mapumbu Says:

    Macedo gettin rich day by day while poor christians are suffering with those evil sprit that has been put in their finances. This church is not good only africans and brazilian who are still attending this church that preaching money money money money.

  76. jonny mapumbu Says:

    How in 21 century people are still believe in Miracle of money instead of working hard so they can prosper. i was a uckg member for the last 3 years, what i saw in that church was bad luck and evil spirit that they send to people so they can have more problem, they are not happy once they see christians are happy. they girl who invited me to the church for the last years i saw the pastor cast her evil spirit but she always go out evengelized that her life has been changed but she’s possesse evil spirit that they past failed to cast in 3 years , beware those people who look happy outside by inside they are burning. i think she has no way out that why she still in uckg. why this church love money never understand why this church like money like a whore. the Pastor spend much time talk about money and few time talk about word of God, i have been there i never heard the Pastor talk about Jesus Christ rather than send us back to the old testament. Macedo was listed among the rich people in Brazil with estimated wealth of $300,Millions and every day his asking money. people of God why they guy can’t help millions of poor people in UCKG rather than exploiting them. beware uckg is church hangry money.

  77. steven martin Says:

    UCKG is witch church, the last time i was in uckg the Pastor was casting demons out then those demons told him that is not a men of God is magicien who work with their senior demons . guys this church is not good. they called themself help center but are not because they take advanage of christians problem. God will burn Macedo in Hell with his father satan. uckg want to lose as many christians as they can. Macedo is big croolk and he’s facing fraud case in brazilia.
    i

  78. fidele casto Says:

    Dear christians we should never stop telling these people to stop using and exploiting christians. [redacted]. we should not fear evil rather than confrote it bcos if we can’t tell them the truth then we gonna let UCKg take advantage on our families and community. i lost $16.000 in the compaign of israel and the Pastor still telling me that i didn’t give my all. shame on this Pastor Lukas from Mozambique and his small mentality . this guy keep on telling christians that he has the power to block their life? whenever comes into his mouth is evil rather than word of God. beware those people who make packet with satan. If any TV or Radio channel want me to give an inetrview i’m ready to testified about this evil church who they are impoverished christians. \Christians stay strong against this church [redacted].

  79. Jesus Paid It All Says:

    Thank you for this site Jaycueaitch. I came across it whilst searching for information on this deceptive ‘church’. I am a born-again Christian and have recently discovered that a dear relative is a member of this church in Nottingham. He is giving his money to this ‘church’ and loves the fact that they seem so ‘caring’ as they always ring him and seem to ‘care’. He is in a very vunerable state as he is dying. They preach that God does not want people in debt and we have to give to get out of debt. For all the supporters/deceived out there can give me ONE scripture where it says God will take you out of debt if you give money whilst in debt I would be grateful. But it does NOT exist – so I will be waiting a long time for someone to take a completely random scripture, twist it and then post it back to me. That is what false teachers do! I do believe that the true ‘Jesus’ that I know and love can remove him from this mess and open his eyes to the false teaching and manipulation they have him under. He gave me the ‘Faith’ magazine and I am so glad I took it as I now have their own articles to hold up to true Biblical scripture and show him the errors.
    I am sorry that your step-daughter was hurt by so-called ‘Christians’ and I pray that she finds the true Jesus of the Bible by the Holy Spirit who alone leads to TRUTH.

    • Jamma Says:

      You want One scripture: Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.

      http://bible.us/2Kgs4.7.NKJV

      Here is a bonus:  except when there may be no poor among you; for the Lord will greatly bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance http://bible.us/Deut15.4.NKJV
      And more:  and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.http://bible.us/Luke21.2.NKJV
       Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. http://bible.us/Luke6.38.NKJV
       Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, In what way have we robbed You? In tithes and offerings. http://bible.us/Mal3.8.NKJV
       The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;

      http://bible.us/Gen26.13.NKJV

      Either you Believe or You Don’t.
      *Ps_ I hope you didn’t wait too long.

  80. Jesus Paid It All Says:

    Dear Jamma,
    Thank you for your reply but it is biblically incorrect. The doctrine that you hold is not biblical. PLEASE READ THIS SCRIPTURE 2 Timothy 3:12. Read this list and tell me why they suffered instead of being healthy and wealthy? Simon Peter-crucified upside down
    Andrew (Peter’s brother)-crucified
    James-beheaded
    John (brother of James) –exiled, put into pot of oil and died of old age
    Matthew-speared to death
    Bartholomew (aka Nathaniel)-beaten then crucified
    Philip-crucified
    Thomas-speared to death
    Simon-crucified, the zealot
    James-stoned to death
    Thaddaeus-stoned to death. (aka Judas son of James)
    Judas Iscariot-suicide by hanging

    Matthias replaced Judas (Acts 1:26)
    Do not even attempt to reply until you tell me and the other readers why they were killed in horrible ways and did NOT achieve a wealthy status and remain in full, optimal health?

    The Bible teaches that even the righteous can and will endure persecution, suffering, and even times of financial hardship (1 Cor. 4:11; Mt. 8:20; Lk. 9:58). True faith does not necessarily lead to financial prosperity (Mt. 19:21; Rom. 15:26). While God certainly wants us to be wise stewards of our finances, these finances are not the measure of our spirituality or faith.

    Please read you Bible and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you into HIS truth and not what YOU want to see.
    Regards
    Carol

  81. jonny mapumbu Says:

    Thanks Carol, UCKG is damn and evil church . God will burn Macedo and His cabal [deleted] alongside [deleted] Satan. this church ha impoverished many christians lost $15000 in their stupid rituel of compaign of israel. how come a church can asked christian hairs t perform a miracle . dear christoan brothers this is kind of vooodoooo magic and amazonian magic. all church originate from brazalia are demoniac. where have seen the church ask people to give moey to receive Holy spirit. Macedo, bishop junior, Pastor Jonattan and Pastor Lukas are Devil and i’m ready to testified. especially Pastor LUKas is desperate for money . this idiot sell HOly Spirit how can u ask chritian to give money for them to receive holy spirt. God will burn macedo crook.

  82. steven marting Says:

    I will fight uckg till the end of the world. [Some pastors] are the biggest crook ever seen. when u are practice blind faith u always end in mess. those pastors are crook and like intimidate christians. money maker uckg money and demons are principal of macedo devil. if u recieve their magazine don’t take it their evil power on it.

    [text edited - JQH]

  83. steven marting Says:

    Dear bother ,Macedo is an asshole criminal. people beware the Pastors in leeds called Likas is witchdoctor , and other own Jonattan a magicien. Macedo and bishop Junior are devil. i work with uckg and i know their secret magic beyond vooodooo power and amazonian riyuel. people know about compaign of israel sacrifice is dangerous rituel where they going to the mountain to sacrifice your relatives and your life. people should be carefull in uckg once you see the church asking people hairs which mean there is evil power involve in there. Pastor lukas witchdoctor from mozambique will be burn in hell .

  84. steven marting Says:

    Macedo has diabete but uckg all said to his christians that they can cure any incurable deseases why he can’t heal himself where’s the faith that he always perform miracle. dear christians uckg can fooled anyone but you will never fool God. it’s time for Macedo to prove his faith and power that he always asked money for faith and money. the holy spirit that they are selling his going to heal him.

  85. steven marting Says:

  86. steven marting Says:

    Guys watch this video of a uckg Pastor who reveal the truth about Macedo and his cabal of crimina. Macedo is devil and he’s dying with diabetes he can heal other people but he can not heal himself.

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  89. creditaction Says:

    The Bible warns us plainly of organisations such as UCKG. My counsel to anyone thinking of being a part of this church would read your Bible and pray.

  90. creditaction Says:

    The Bible warns us of organisations such as UCKG. My counsel to anyone would be read you Bible and pray before getting or staying involved.

  91. fido's Says:

    dear brother in christ UCKG is not the true church of God . people should stand against [this church] . we know God is great and he will prove Macedo and his cabal [deleted] wrong

  92. hec Says:

    Some say the “pastors don’t make you give money to the campaign”. Yes, they don’t force you to give. All they do is stuff your throat in every service about sacrificing for an answer to your prayer. Pay attention to EVERY service they give. For every bible passage they read…they manage to tie it in to giving money. It never fails. I’ve been a member of the church for almost 3 years because of my wife and the way they twist bible verses to con people out of money is ridiculous. Whats MORE ridiculous is how ignorant the poor people are. Most of the time during service I’m praying to God to give wisdom to the people of the church. I pray to give the pastor a conscience so that he himself can expose the true intentions of the church. For those people who condone this behavior that have been posting, thats how badly brainwashed you are.

  93. johny castro fidello Says:

    You should pray for yourself AND seek GOD. Your the one who needs help. I understand sacrifice. Regardless of Pastors i do not follow them. I follow GOD. I intend to pay tithes but to different churches ….its called WISDOM. Not being sucked by one Church.

    People who think its a quick fix forget it! YOUR there to fight for yourself.

    Pastor Macedo he may be corrupt as this topic stated but not the whole of the UCKG. There may be other UCKG churches not acting the way they should….DONT WORRY GOD sees all.

    I have listened to testimonies and doing so everyday goto the UCKG USA, Canada websites and listen to them…watch the finding answers videos. I believe that this church helps and am thankful for the vidoes which have inspired me and given me Hope and knowing i can make a difference to my life.

  94. Natasha! Says:

    No one at the UCKG is forced to do anything, everyone has their own free will to choose to follow the suggested methods that can help to change their lives and have a relationship with God or not. Pastors at the UCKG do not “force” or “manipulate” but strongly advise people to take part in movements of faith such as the campaign of Israel or tithing because it is evident that these actions can change peoples lives as demonstrated by the many testimonies as a result of them. Everything preached and taught at the UCKG corresponds with the bible and has helped to build many peoples lives because what they teach is always positive and beneficial for our lives.

    Many people despise the UCKG because there they speak the truth point blank no sugar-coating and for some the truth is hard to accept so they would rather leave the church than to humble themselves and accept the truth. Others simply want to speculate about the church, never having been to the church nor seen or experienced anything themselves, but feel the need to persecute without knowing anything whatsoever; even in a court of law a case without concrete evidence is not valid.

    For those who attend the UCKG, amen! Only we truly know the work of God done by the UCKG. keep fighting for your salvation as that’s the most important thing and lets work harder to save these lost souls. For those who left the church and/ or persecute the church, I pray that God opens up your hearts and minds to see His truth. For the atheists I respect you for standing for your beliefs even if I don’t agree with them – but because it takes courage to do that; however, be open minded because even if you don’t believe that God, Heaven or hell exists and one day when you die and you find out that its true they don’t exist than fair enough you don’t lose anything but if you die and find out that God does exist it will be too late to do anything about it and you will have everything to lose – better safe than sorry! so I also pray that God shows you the truth and that when you get an opportunity to be saved you take it.

    God Bless.

  95. fidele casto Says:

    Macedo, Bira, Junior , Lukas who is really name JOAQUIM AUMANGA. AND jONATAN THESE ARE really member of brazilan mafia organisation called UCKG. how can church tell his christian if you leave the church you will never prosper? people from angola are sleeping because they are the most in that church wake up angola is getting rich and you don’t give money for you to prosper , you must workhard forget about the witchcraft in uckg.

    • Fidello Says:

      forget you stupido your the person with all the woes and problems we dont need ppl like you to spread the Good News, Stick to your own way of doing things,,,your the ONLY gang member here spreading LIES and DECEIT. Look at other churches brother ….so you think they are ALL in the boat with Uckg or are they EXCLUDED from your hyppcrisy ?

  96. Pearl Says:

    I would advise all of you who are against the UCKG, to get yourselves the copy of Bishop Macedo biography named Nothing to Lose. I am wondering why I have not seen or felt robbed for 15 years that I’ve been in this Church? I have learnt to use my faith in an unlimited way. Ive been in campaigns of Isreal most of my time in the church,and I have seen results of my sacrifices. God does not look at the amount you give but your heart and determination. I will never stop giving my tithe either in the house of God, because I see the work it does for the poor in my country. We get the preaching of Salvation EVERYDAY not only prosperity as many highlighted that.
    May the Good Lord bless you all in Jesus name
    Faithfull memember of the body of Christ

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