I do not agree with the Faith Promise Campaign. Faith Promise has one vowing to give “x” amount of money per month for a year.
The problem? It’s not Biblical.
In 2 Corinthians 8, we read,…
2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
1. Paul said giving should be of a “willing mind.” Many feel pressured to sign the Faith Promise cards. This is not a “willing mind,” but rather, “a forced mind.”
2. Giving should be according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. Not one of us know what will happen from one day to the next. According to James, our life itself is “but a vapour”. We don’t know if some medical need will take a good portion of our future monetary income. or a lay-off from work, or even inflation will cause us to need more for food on our tables and household bills. Faith Promise has us vowing to give money that we don’t have yet, nor really know if we will have.
Faith Promise works in total contradiction to 2 Corinthians 8:12.