Over the past few months, the subject of paying tithe in church has been causing a lot of disagreements among Christians from different denominations.
While some reputable Men of God who have said a few things concerning the topic believe that there are blessings attached to tithing, some Nigerians including the controversial Cool FM’s On Air Personality, OAP, Daddy Freeze, are of the opinion that it is merely a money-making venture for some pastors of today.
Some weeks back, Freeze was involved in a serious argument on the subject, stating that it was wrong for pastors to demand tithes from church members. He advised church members to desist from paying the money, insisting that blessings are not necessarily tied to tithes.
In an Instagram post, the OAP said blessings were not connected to how much tithe, offering or a pastoral sacrifice one paid.
“We have been mis-educated in many ways. If our teachers can admit that they were wrong, why can’t our pastors?
“The greatest blessing to Christianity was the sacrifice Jesus made, when he died on the cross and I don’t remember him charging the Israelites for it.
“Your blessing is not connected to your tithe, or an offering, or a dangerous seed or a pastoral sacrifice etc…. IT IS FREE!
“Let’s remember the woman with the issue of blood who spent all she had on physicians yet Christ healed her for free!”
Quoting Jesus Christ, Freeze said, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”
Speaking along the same line with the OAP, Pastor Paul Adefarasin of House on the Rock was reported to have said that tithing does not make one a millionaire neither does it make anyone to be blessed.
Makua Eyisi, a member of the church in Lagos who shared excerpts of Pastor Paul Adefarasin’s teaching on the very controversial topic on his Facebook wall wrote:
“Today, for the first time (in my hearing), My Pastor taught us about Tithing from the New Testament point of view and it was awesome.
Here are excerpts;
You don’t have to pay tithe in this new covenant.
Tithing will not make you a Millionaire.
You don’t pay tithe to be blessed. You are already blessed. Tithing is a faith response to the blessing.
Abraham paid tithe after he was blessed not so that he would be blessed.
Abraham paid tithe to Melchidezek who was a high priest. We pay to Christ who is also our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek.
Tithing is an honour system. It began before the law. In the law, if you don’t pay, you are cursed. In this new covenant era, even if you don’t pay, there is no curse. There is no curse for the Child of God in Christ. Only blessings.
He added; I don’t like teaching Tithing to babies. That’s not what they need. They need Christ and more of him for when they become mature, Tithing will not be an issue for them. They know the source of their wealth.
Faith without works is dead. He who does not work, let him not eat. Work.
Read Hebrews 5, 7 and more. We opened plenty scriptures today.
It’s good to have a Pastor who understands the Bible but it’s better to have a Pastor who is intelligent as well.
Church was beautiful today. Awesome from start to end.
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