Teachings of the Church on Chain Letters/emails, SMS

1) The Church neither believes nor encourages any of its faithful to get involved with Chain letters, Chain SMS, Chain Emails etc. These kinds of prayers are from the occult & therefore DANGEROUS. They are NOT from God. When we say we have to pass it on to so many people and should not break it…that is certainly wrong, worse still when we say on the 4th day or 5th day this will happen, that will happen, a miracle will occur etc etc…it’s like gambling. God never gambles. He simply gives because He simply LOVES US. It is so simple…child-like faith.

2) There is NOTHING (JUST NOTHING) we can do to receive God’s favour. THEY ARE ALREADY OURS FOR THE ASKING, because of what Jesus has done for us on the Cross…Jesus said Ask and you shall receive –Mt. 7:7…no strings attached…no

conditions…Jesus had done everything for us on the Cross…it is FINISHED.

3) Coming to the nature of God, God is love – 1 John 4:8. He just loves us…He loves us so much that He gave us His only Son – John 3:16. We cannot twist His arm by making chain prayers and worse still some people think if they break it something bad will happen. That is fear…there is no fear in those who are in the love of God…in fact perfect love (of God) drives away all fear – 1John 4:18.