Pay and Pray Church in South Auckland – spiritual scratch and win

A Pay and Pray church is drawing hundreds of followers in South Auckland.

The  church offers four services a day to hundreds of followers, often asking its members to give to God for his blessings.

Associate Professor Peter Lineham from Massey University says the NZ group is part of an international organisation involving 120 countries.  He believes the Brazilian-based church is a sect.

The Pay and Pray movement, also known as the Prosperity Gospel, teaches  that the more you give in sacrificial donations the more they say you will receive in return.

Some former members of the Pay and Pray Church are disenchanted and speaking out against what they say are unethical practices.

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