The head pastor of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Prophet TB Joshua, has said poverty in the world is caused by absence of compassion and love, not money or resources.
Delivering a sermon at his church during the annual Christmas Carol Service held at Church headquarters, the clergyman said not helping others and not circulating money causes poverty.
He said: ”We keep our possessions and save our money. We say there is not money but money is everywhere. The cause of poverty is because our money is not being circulated”.
The cleric explained that even those who are materially wealthy are often filled with complaints because they are keeping their wealth, rather than sharing it with others.
“You are rich but you are still complaining – as if you have nothing. You have money yet unanswered questions in your life. You are a president but anytime you are in private, you cry for what you do not have.
“Possessions do not bless when we keep them. Money does not bless when we keep them in the safe but giving them to help the poor, needy, refugees and others can.
”We use money to get what we need but when we keep it, it becomes dormant as if we do not have.”