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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Pastor Oyedepo Says Not Tithing Invokes Financial Curse - Your View!

Pastor Oyedepo hammered on the importance of tithing and I have nothing against tithing but i just want to know if there is any Bible passage that backs up this curse (for those who will argue).........

What does he mean by Financial curse?If someone is already under a financial curse,how will they pay their tithes?

Is it right for a Pastor to concentrate on this aspect of winning souls for Christ?

What is your view on this please!!!






127 comments:

  1. God of Isreal!!!!
    with everything going on right now in the world, should tithe be our major concern? and so publicly like this where it can be used to ridicule and drag Christians?! oga you can do better than this now.

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    1. 不不不不不不不不不. This one off me . Pastor pastor. U must pay for parking PJ. Fly or not! U must pay

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    2. I totally disagree with this his utterances

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    3. Na wa, for this period this man is talking about tithe.

      Money hungry pastors, God will always expose them.
      God told him to speak about it now?

      Chinese people pay tithe, Dangote pays tithe, Kim Kardashian and co pay tithe abi.

      We need your discerning spirit O Lord.

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    4. I have always said it. NO man of God will make God slap me therefore I won't judge any of them. But they day I have I tithe the day i don't have God sees my heart

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    5. Dem think say to the pay for parked Private jet whether use or not na akamu.

      Corona be exposing so many things.

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    1. In all honesty, when i went into meditation years ago, what i understand is the power GENEROSITY has over a human being. I don't really care much about how it is interpreted in the bible but I know that GENEROSITY is a law of existence that is binding on you wether you are a Christian, atheists, Muslim, whatever you believe in.

      Now, this generosity is NOT limited to money. It goes all the way to your time, your ability to love and use kind words, to the nature around you both animals and vegetation, to family, friends, strangers and foes.

      Tithing on the other hand, I DO NOT BELIEVE there is any man alive today qualified to collect tithe. Tithing was to be paid by the 11 tribes of Israel to the tribe of Levi who is the only tribe God did not give inheritance to. That tithe was meant to sustain them because they were priests and forbidden to work except in the temple. The tribe of Levi has long gone extinct and I am not of the 11 tribes of Israel, I am Nigerian in far away Africa, so....?

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    2. Sapphire✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️%

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    3. Deuteronomy 14, 22-27 teaches about tithes. Read it your self. Dont listen to teachers with personal interest

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    4. I actually care very little about Deuteronomy if I have to pick only a part of the book to honour. Was that not the book that was so blood thirsty of young female blood talking about stoning rape victims and non virgins?

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  3. I think everyone should do what they believe and want. Heavenly race is an individual thing, tithing is also an individual thing. Loving God is an individual thing, how you see your God determines what you can do for your God.

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    1. I do not agree with Pst Oyedepo and how he relayed this. It simply puts fear, guilt and pressure on people to pay their tithes, and that's not what God wants.

      God desires we give from our hearts, not out of compulsion or coercion.

      I pay my tithes because it is an act of worship for me when I give God 10% of what He has given me. I do it because I love Him.

      Another reason is because the church uses the money for God's work. So I give to propagate the gospel.

      As for financial curses and all, I disagree. But,is there a blessing that comes through honouring God with your tithe? Yes.

      Pls if you are tithing with the wrong motives, please kindly stop tithing until the revelation comes to your spirit. Whatever we must do for God must be done in love. It must come from our hearts.

      Don't be pressured to give.

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    2. @Pure Inspirations. Your view on tithing is very apt. Thank you

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  4. Jesus Christ!!!! I have never paid tithe in my life,i believe in giving those that are less privileged. God's blessings has been immense in my household.

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    1. You're doing alright.

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    2. I pay tithe in my church and I am Catholic. But since pandemic I have not done so rather have been giving cash or foodstuff to people that dont have . This mor I g alone I have received 2 calls from peoplenasjing for 3k feed. I dont have 6k to give two of them but I have rice and tinned tomatoes so I asked them to come over and take some by afternoon. I have paid tithe thereby and my conscience is satisfied .How can God allow a curse on me for helping his people who are his temple?

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    3. Anony 10:47,Youre doing great darling.
      God bless your kind heart.

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    4. There are two (2) sisters that are given their tithes to a widow every month. They are no more paying tithes in the again.

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    5. God please have mercy, am not judging him,to be frank his thought are ridiculous...with all this pandemic this people have a code one can Dial just to pay tithes they don't care abt anything except tithes

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    6. Y'all doing well fam,i pray God blesses each and everyone of you as you give to the needy.

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    7. 10:47,you did ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️%

      Matt 25v40-45
      "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'

      THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CURSED ARE THOSE WHO DO NOT HELP THE POOR & NEEDY.
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      41 Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, I was naked and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’

      44And they too will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’

      45Then the King will answer, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me.’

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  5. Its like all dese curses are only for Africans....it doesnt affect the oyinbo ppl dat dont tithe.
    Or is it not d same christianity dat we are all practising.

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    1. That's to tell you these men uses gear factors to keep their "clients" on check.
      Nigerian churches don't allow their females to wear trousers but it's allowed in Europe and America branches, you can see that Africans worships different god.

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    2. Smart lady...I shake my head when I read such. And these oyibo are the same people that brought the gospel ooo.

      I didn't say dont pay your tithe or whatever, but enough with the yeye utterances, because them people (oyibo) and even my naija folks be balling without even knowing this my GOD.

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    3. @Don, "CLIENTS" is the appropriate word indeed.

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    4. He is losing out on investment, many people have lost jobs and here he is talking about tithes

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  6. "prosperity" not just wealth is impossible without tithing"

    A lot of people are wealthy but not prosperous. A lot are in misery even with the wealth they have. Now prosperity is an all round blessing; peace, stable mental health, financial breakthrough, devourers rebuked for you, wisdom, divine health, riches, divine positioning, abundance, favour and so much more.

    God is doing a lot for you aside financial blessings. Tithing ensures those blessings remain and overflow in your life. I believe in tithing and I do it cheerfully.

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    1. God bless you for this!

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    2. Sister. If you're tithing(or even giving generally) simply because you're expecting blessings from God, that means you're just taking this as a business transaction. Ko wrong na


      Some people are prosperous without tithing. And some people that tithe are not prosperous. Even people outside Christ. The only miracle peculiar to believers is the miracle of salvation/eternal life.


      So give/tithe because you want to. Not because you think that God won't bless you if you don't!He will bless who He will bless, whether you tithe or not..

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    3. Bbam! God bless you @ILMR for this.

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    4. God don't need your painted paper with dead people pictures before he can bless you. Nigeria pastors need to stop making mockery of Christian.

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    5. God Bless you .

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    6. Rhapsody you got it all wrong and I'm glad 11:04 put you right.

      Rhapsody please do you also tithe according to Deuteronomy 14v28-29?
      IF NOT, YOU ARE A TRANSGRESSOR OF THE LAW❗❗

      Your own Pastor teaches that God has already blessed you/believer with every spiritual blessing in places in Christ.

      It's just that these Pastors select the parts of the Bible that line their pockets and fill their account forgetting that TITHING IS NEITHER SALVATION NOR GUARANTEE TO MAKE HEAVEN.

      It is EASIER FOR A CAMEL TO PASS THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE THAN FOR A RICH MAN TO ENTER THE GATES OF HEAVEN.

      Will all these Pastors that chase tithes and extort God's people make heaven with the weight of worldly wealth they have acquired BESETTING them (dragging them down)?

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    7. Proper bull crap, study carefully the new testament @ Rhapsodylady, the church gave willingly, not begrudgingly, such as they have, you dont GIVE tithe, you PAY tithe, the operational word there being pay, which means out of neccessity and a must! If you think tithing originated with Abraham, then you havent quite studied your bible, tithing was a pagan practice of paying to whichever god, a tenth of the spoils of war, which Abraham continued to do when he was called out from amongst the heathens, no new testament believer should be tithing rather they should be worshiping God, not out of compulsion, but out of love and a grateful heart with their substance as much as God has blessed them with!

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  7. This tithing argument is becoming exhausting. Pastors should let people give from their hearts and not because of guilt. Besides, the average Nigerian is struggling to survive this period and doesn't need the extra guilt.

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  8. All I've got to say is mtchewwwwwwwwwwwwww Raise to power 10

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  9. If l comment on how these yahoo boys brainwash to scam their victims AKA members now, someone will say l am a fundamentalist ‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️

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    1. We don't need your contribution or comment. Talk about 'bara' and 'almajiri', tell us if its right.

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    2. Once they mention Christians, Bible or pastors you jump out. You are calling him a Yahoo Yahoo person but when it comes to those that behead others in the name of religion and the Islamic clerics that support them you would keep quiet.
      You are a fundamentalist.

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    3. Stop the foolishness . You are nothing but a bigot.
      You need to keep off issues of Christianity. Double standard being

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    4. See this one.That's if you haven't gone Anon.

      You call them yahoo boys but always quick to open their post.
      Ezigbote fundamentalist 'is you are!'

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  10. Some Pastors no get conscience, this pandemic rendered many people jobless, there is an increase in petroleum products with the consequent rise in goods and services, all this so called man of God could do is to pour financial curse on those that could not pay tithe. Jesus Christ did not tell anyone to pay tithe, why can't they emulate our Lord and saviour for Christ sakes

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    1. That is how one pastor was busy telling me his broke during the lockdown. At d time even i was not working dat period and we did not know our fate if we will get salary or not. I was managing the little i have.
      I didnt want to be rude so i didnt respond to the message at all.
      I just noticed the everyday prayers he use to send me on whatsapp he no longer sends it. I just laughed,so sending me bible verses and prayers has to stop cos i didnt send you money.

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    2. Just like what basketmouth said this life no balance at all!!
      The Govt will threaten us with prosecution if we don’t pay our tax & VAT.
      The Church will now threaten us with a financial curse if you don’t pay your tithe!
      Inside the terrible economy?
      With the level of unemployment?

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    3. NOBODY, NO PASTOR CAN CURSE ANYONE because JESUS CHRIST HAS REDEEMED US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW.

      ANYBODY, ANY PASTOR THAT CURSES A CHRISTIAN is TRYING TO curse Christ BUT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE for any being (man or spirit) to curse CHRIST❗❗❗

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  11. 3Amigos Bread @6 Okesalu St, Ikotun. 0813851632818 July 2020 at 10:23

    Tithe must not be paid in church. You can use your tithe to help the less privileged e.g. buy them food, clothes, set them up in a business if you can, pay for their hospital bills e.t.c. and as sure as the sun rises and sets each day, God will never forsake you or not bless you. This I know for a fact. What you may consider little goes a long way for many so use your tithe to better the lives of the needy.

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    1. God bless you amigos. This is just the plenty truth. I don't seem to hear these pastors preach about rendering a helping hand to the poor. If the preach that as much as they preach tithing I am sure a lot of people will not be so hungry and crime rate will reduce.

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    2. @Amigos God bless you

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    3. 3Amigos h

      Matt 25:40-46

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  12. The Bible says you are cursed with a curse if you rob God, how can you rob God one might ask, in tithes and in offering. Malachi 3:7-11.

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    1. Pls you are definitely colonised

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    2. My dear, the same Bible in Mathew 25:31_40 which is the final judgement, talks about feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and visiting the sick and imprisoned. Also in Mark 10:17_21.
      If you do all these with your little resource and you do not pay tithe, the God I serve will never count it against you. Remember these are the exact words of our Lord Jesus Christ himself.

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    3. A lot of you who go to church are very very ignorant.
      Tithing is a Jewish law, which doesn't apply to you, who are considered the gentiles.

      This is what concerns you, read and understand. Stop being mugulized by selfish pastors.

      Read the whole of Acts chapter 15....

      Here is verse 28 to give you small sense.

      28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: 29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.You will do well to avoid these things.

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    4. Uncolonized if you tithe according to Malachi 3v7-11 but do not give all your tithe every 3 years to the poor, widows/orphans/Levites/Stangers IN YOUR TOWN according Deuteronomy 14V28-29 you are a TRANSGRESSOR OF THE LAW AND HYPOCRITE. ⬅️

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  13. I'd love to know. There have been times, when I couldn't pay my tithes, not because I didn't want to, but because I didn't have. And then as soon as I get money, I pay it. Let's say I don't pay for 3-4 months, am I supposed to calculate, and pay what's owed, or just start from the 5th month? Bible Scholars, please help out.

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    1. Pay your tax to your state but you won't

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    2. You pay your tithe from "income" you get for the time being at any given month dearest candy. Not from money for business or borrowed money.

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    3. Candy , you have been paying your tithe and you have financial problem. Now you are financially stable. You see, paying of tithe has nothing to do with your income. If you haven't been paying it before the financial problem, your pastor will tell you the cause is because you don't pay tithe.


      As for your question, start paying from the 5th month. You can't pay for what you didn't earn.

      P.S:
      Anyone that wants to pay tithe should pay but don't believe that curse of a thing that will befall anybody that didn't pay it.

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    4. You didn't have and that's why you didn't pay. You are not owning anything.
      Jesus just wants us to give...not under fear or compulsion but out of fear.
      You will never see tithe in the New Testament. What was talked about was Giving.
      Give when you have.

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    5. Tithe is 1/10 of your income or increase. If your income is 0 naira, 1/10 of 0 is 0. If your income is #500, your tithe is #50. 1/10 means you divide your income or increase into ten parts and take one part and pay. For business owners, you tithe on your increase or profit and not on the capital plus profit. This means that if you sell a good at #1000 and your profit is #100, your tithe on that good will be #10.

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    6. Rhapsody dearie, thanks for the clarification.
      Chike love, I always pay my tithe, I just more light on it.
      Thanks Engraced, for your input. Appreciate.
      Thanks Hannah.

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  14. When he's not God???.
    This man is becoming delusional.
    Chai.
    If men were gods...
    People like me and my family for no rich na.
    Tufiakwa.
    It's sermons like this that made that lady send in that Chronicle one time, saying she was confused and torn between paying tithe and helping her family . Imagine.
    Whatsoever you do, too the least of my brotherssss....

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    1. Thanks Anon.
      Some of those gods of men have never tell their gullible members the importance of helping their family and sending monthly allowance to their aged parents.

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    2. He is not it’s in the Bible ! Read it for urself

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    3. Unusual Amy, sorry but you are the one that needs to read your Bible.

      WHERE DID JESUS CHRIST COLLECT TITHE FROM HIS DISCIPLES AND THE MULTITUDE THAT FOLLOWED HIM❓

      The letter killeth but the Spirit giveth live.

      STUDY to show thyself APPROVED UNTO GOD , a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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  15. His members should remind him that old things have passed away and tithing is in the old testament.

    People think with your brain and don't allow all these GOs to think for you.

    They pick the part of the Bible that enrich their pockets and preach.

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    1. Nah it’s in s New Testament too, u can google it

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    2. Exactly and they forget to preach about gay and others as it is recorded in the book of Leviticus. Same old Testament o.

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    3. Unusual Amy Matt23v23 Jesus rebuked the hypocritical 'tithe-paying' Pharisees and Scribes (religious leaders) for neglecting the weightier/more important part of the Law which is judgment, mercy and faith.

      In Hebrews 7 - talks about the High Priesthood of Jesus Christ ENDING the Levitical Priesthood of the JEWS and ANNULLING/SETTING ASIDE THE LAW WHICH COULD NOT MAKE the JEWS perfect before God.

      WHERE ELSE IS TITHE MENTIONED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT❓❓❓

      Romans 10v4
      FOR CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW for righteousness to everyone who believes.

      Go and live by Matthew 25:40-46

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  16. I think truly, it is important to pay tithe but not a must you give cash to the pastors. You can as well buy something tangible in any church you go to or you give to the needy etc
    There are so many ways to pay tithe, it depends on how you want it with faith

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  17. I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with the preachers of this country. How can their preaching center on tithe & offerings as if they are the descendant of the tribe of Levi. I’m beginning to think that the God that Nigeria serve is different from other advanced countries that have less religious centers but better living system for their citizens. Smh!!

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  18. Total nonsense.
    The millionaires and billionaires of this world are not Christians not Muslims, they never pay tithe and offerings to nobody, some of them only run charity organization to help the less privileges.
    Nigerian pastors and their form of religions are just pure scams.

    Thank God for covid 19, it has opened the eyes of some blinds and gullible that you don't need to be in the church buildings to be blessed by God.
    Nigerian pastors are "pastorpreneur"

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  19. All I know is that tithing open ways for supernatural financial blessings.

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  20. I don't agree and I attend his church. All the billionaires of the world are not members of his church but indulge in philanthropy and definitely do not tithe. They are not even christian per se except maybe Warren Buffet...still not sure tho.

    I was tithing, giving offerings and contributions...things changed yes but when I give to orphans, widows or the poor, blessings rained.

    I decided to be giving only offerings to the church and my tithe to people who need it when the same church refused to help when I needed urgent financial assistance for medical help.

    Meanwhile I contributed for others, we were even scammed at a point. But they refused and the reason was that my late sis wasn't a member so they can't help and that was the beginning of the end for me.

    I just give offerings and my service and go. No more contributions or participations ...I just faced God directly and told God this is what I want to be doing from now on with my Tithe and he proved himself.

    To each his/her own tho but this is mine.

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  21. Corona is seriously affecting business 不不不不不不不不不

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  22. I don't know the rightness or wrongness of this argument and I couldn't care less. All I know is that each time I tithe on any money that comes into my hands,I ALWAYS have double or most times,more than what I gave. If I lack,my best bet is to give something,my time to someone,my time in prayer,as little as gifting someone offering in church. Even the time given to encourage someone, God ALWAYS surprises me thereafter.


    I have not seen the person that will come to convince me otherwise on something that has been working for me.

    My mindset is also that when I tithe,the money I would have used for health issues,police case for my family members,armed robbery attack,all kinds of troubles,my gift and tithe will speak for me and most times when I do not tithe,it's not always pleasant.

    Everyman to his own abeg

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    1. The tithe should have turn you to Bill gate since it turns your money to double once you pay it to your pastor.

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    2. Lol
      DON calm down. It's not that serious

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    3. God bless you

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  23. SO TITHE WAS A TRUBUTE?
    Yes it was! Under the Pentateuch (Mosaic Law), payment of tithes to the tribe of Levi by eleven other tribes was a law unto itself. Why is this so?
    After the twelve tribes settled down for business in Canaan, the Levites were the only tribe totally excluded from land inheritance. Apparently, their priesthood position was vantage enough and automatically disqualified them. This was reinstated by a declaration made known by Joshua to all the children of Israel: “The Levites have no portion among you, for the priesthood of the LORD is their heritage.” (Joshua 18:7). RSV.
    So by priesthood default, the Levites became tenants in their own country! After this dawned finally on their elders, they put heads together and devised a stratagem. And what they came up with was ingenious enough! So they approached Joshua and entreated him with their masterstroke:
    “The LORD commanded through Moses that we be given cities to dwell in, along with their pasture lands for our cattle.”
    So by command of the LORD the people of Israel gave to the Levites cities and pasture lands out of their inheritance.” (Joshua 21:2-3).
    The prayers of the Levites were granted. This reprieve has two implications. First, the strategic spread of the Levites to all the nooks and crannies of the county means that they can be easily reached when it comes to collection of the tithes. Second, it also means that whether a Levite was ordained as a priest or not, he or she was fully entitled by heritage to receive tithe. So from this, we can see it clearly that tithing was a moral obligation, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Judaism, talk less of Christianity!
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  24. SO TITHE WAS A TRUBUTE?
    Yes it was! Under the Pentateuch (Mosaic Law), payment of tithes to the tribe of Levi by eleven other tribes was a law unto itself. Why is this so?
    After the twelve tribes settled down for business in Canaan, the Levites were the only tribe totally excluded from land inheritance. Apparently, their priesthood position was vantage enough and automatically disqualified them. This was reinstated by a declaration made known by Joshua to all the children of Israel: “The Levites have no portion among you, for the priesthood of the LORD is their heritage.” (Joshua 18:7). RSV.
    So by priesthood default, the Levites became tenants in their own country! After this dawned finally on their elders, they put heads together and devised a stratagem. And what they came up with was ingenious enough! So they approached Joshua and entreated him with their masterstroke:
    “The LORD commanded through Moses that we be given cities to dwell in, along with their pasture lands for our cattle.”
    So by command of the LORD the people of Israel gave to the Levites cities and pasture lands out of their inheritance.” (Joshua 21:2-3).
    The prayers of the Levites were granted. This reprieve has two implications. First, the strategic spread of the Levites to all the nooks and crannies of the county means that they can be easily reached when it comes to collection of the tithes. Second, it also means that whether a Levite was ordained as a priest or not, he or she was fully entitled by heritage to receive tithe. So from this, we can see it clearly that tithing was a moral obligation, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Judaism, talk less of Christianity
    The only flip side is that they never became original land owners. That condition has prevailed till today.
    Nevertheless, the compensation given to the Levites was more than enough — 10% of labors of eleven other tribes? So whether we call it tithe, rent or tribute, the principle remain the same. But alas, that unholy rent collection system was what the early Christians tried to justify (See epistle to Romans chapter 1 – 10). Was their argument not grotesque then, even now? Surely, to transfer a civic duty to the level of religious obligation was height of hypocrisy.
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  25. If you want to tithe, do so because you believe in it, as a commandment from God which has not been overridden by subsequent scriptures. Don’t do it because you think it’s necessary for your salvation (our righteousness are but filthy rags in His presence) or because you think it’s necessary for wealth to come your way (world events haven’t proved that that is correct). In this world, you can make money and be legitimately wealthy without paying tithe to the church.
    I believe one should ultimately do what one believes in. There are good reasons to pay your tithe - ignore Freeze’s comment about Pastors not being from the tribe of Levi. If nothing at all, tithe contributes to the upkeep and maintenance of the church premises which you go to everyday to worship. It also helps towards the Church’s works towards the sick, needy, imprisoned, etc.
    Giving ALWAYS comes with blessings, this works for everyone, Christian, Muslim, any other religion or atheist; it’s a law of life and this will also work for you should you choose to give your tithes in the Church.
    The doctrine of tithing can NEVER be faulted, as it adheres to both spiritual and earthly principles but saying those who don’t tithe are under a financial curse/bondage is false unless financial curse has another meaning.
    People who want to pay tithe shouldn’t be discouraged. The problem with tithing is ACCOUNTABILITY. You see church leaders in ostentatious living and can directly see the impact of your tithe in their personal lives, they aren’t even scrupulous enough to maintain a moderate lifestyle, they buy the best your tithe can afford and then give testimony of God’s Grace in their lives!
    Biblically, tithe is for the Priests(as they didn’t have land allocated to their tribe), Widows, Orphans and the needy (that there may be food in the House of God). I would say if you cannot see evidence that your Church carries out programs like these with your tithes consider apportioning and giving to these groups yourself. Yes, this is not in the Bible, but that is what I will do.

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    1. Thank you. I agree that the problem people have with tithes stems from accountability of church leaders. If the tithes are used appropriately for building the kingdom of God and not to enrich some selected few then we won't have these arguments. I know I belong to some professional organizations where I pay my dues to help the organisations run effectively. So also it is with my tithe. I am happy to pay my tithe when I see that it is truly used to build up the kingdom of God on earth.

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  26. If you want to tithe, do so because you believe in it, as a commandment from God which has not been overridden by subsequent scriptures. Don’t do it because you think it’s necessary for your salvation (our righteousness are but filthy rags in His presence) or because you think it’s necessary for wealth to come your way, world events haven’t proved that that is correct. In this world, you can make money and be legitimately wealthy without paying tithe to the church.
    I believe one should ultimately do what one believes in. There are good reasons to pay your tithe - ignore Freeze’s comment about Pastors not being from the tribe of Levi. If nothing at all, tithe contributes to the upkeep and maintenance of the church premises which you go to everyday to worship. It also helps towards the Church’s works towards the sick, needy, imprisoned, etc.
    Giving ALWAYS comes with blessings, this works for everyone, Christian, Muslim, any other religion or atheist; it’s a law of life and this will also work for you should you choose to give your tithes in the Church.
    The doctrine of tithing can NEVER be faulted, as it adheres to both spiritual and earthly principles but saying those who don’t tithe are under a financial curse/bondage is false unless financial curse has another meaning.
    People who want to pay tithe shouldn’t be discouraged. The problem with tithing is ACCOUNTABILITY. You see church leaders in ostentatious living and can directly see the impact of your tithe in their personal lives, they aren’t even scrupulous enough to maintain a moderate lifestyle, they buy the best your tithe can afford and then give testimony of God’s Grace in their lives!
    Biblically, tithe is for the Priests(as they didn’t have land allocated to their tribe), Widows, Orphans and the needy (that there may be food in the House of God). I would say if you cannot see evidence that your Church carries out programs like these with your tithes consider apportioning and giving to these groups yourself. Yes, this is not in the Bible, but that is what I will do.

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  27. yoga tinzz activited!

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  28. I think he was referring to Malachi as regards tithing , where in verse 9 it says 'a curse is on all of you because the whole nation is cheating me'


    I believe in tithing and all God's promises attached to it.

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  29. May God provide for me so dat I can help d less privileges,even if am going to winners I won't pay my tithe in d church, I prefer to gv an upcomin church.

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  30. Do what works for you, if you want to pay your tithe pay it but this up here is uncalled for,if after covid your eyes is not opened to this business men called pastors you are on your own.

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  31. Yes its biblical that not paying tithe is robbing God. Any time l have a tithe. I pay it with all joy and believe me that month will be all smiles.

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    1. This mindset is the reason why most of you invest in MMM.
      You think once you pay tithe it comes in double, you all should have turn Ortega since you always get it back double.

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  32. My issues On tithes is not the paying of it, but who receives it.
    In the Scriptures the Lord was clear that the tithes belongs to :
    1. The widows
    2. The orphans
    3. The strangers
    4. The Levites -in the New Testament dispensation; those who work on the gospel
    without any other form of livelihood.

    Here are the Scriptures:
    Deut. 14:28At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: 29And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the STRANGER, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come,
    and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
    See also Deut. 26:12-15, Matt. 23:23, 25: 31-46, Acts 6:1-6, 1 Tim. 5:2-9

    Please read the New Testament citations and see where they practiced these and Jesus teachings in Matt. 23:23

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    1. Thank you for these scriptures. Was about posting them.
      Let people know the truth of the word of God.

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  33. I don't pay Tithes cos I don't know where my money goes to. If God was coming to take it and go back up, I would. I don't understand where they keep the money I give. In my opinion is that I need to see the money put to good use. Use it to pay for school fees of the less privilege in the Church, feed the poor, do charity works cos Gods not coming down to take the 10% I paid. I don't want anyone getting fat on my money, buying more houses when all they need is one good house and in opulence on my sweat. Christ did not live in flamboyance. So, no thanks I don't pay. Muslims and organs who are blessed don't put money in envelopes and the same God blesses them. If you are looking at your neighbour who has not eaten as you walk by with that envelop in hand to go dump in a bag that has no accountability. Know ye now that he'll awaits you cos you are a wicked person.

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  34. I stopped tithing about 10 years ago. Come see blessing. Only the weak-minded and the gullible will listen to this criminal. Who does all the tithe go to? Oyedepo! He is the one at the receiving end and once in a while he will use about 5% of the money to do charity to keep the basket of unworthies attached to his bullshit forever.

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  35. Do whatever works for you

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  36. This man sef...His members will be like Ride on papa!!

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  37. JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT RICHER THAN HIS DISCIPLES IN WEALTH AND MATERIAL THINGS. ✝️


    IF YOU MUST TITHE, TITHE ACCORDING TO THE JEWISH LAWS!!!

    GIVING TO GOD SHOULD BE DONE BY FAITH that works by LOVE and not by COERCION!

    THOSE WHO LOVE GOD GIVE THEIR ALL and BEST without the threat or fear of any curse hanging over their heads like the 'Sword of Damocles.

    (Giving to - the saints/Christians, God's work, Servants of God)

    NO Pastor tells you to tithe according to Deuteronomy 14 28-29 - "At the END OF EVERY THREE years, BRING al THE TITHES OF THAT YEARS PRODUCE and STORE IT IN YOUR TOWNS , so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the FOREIGNERS , the FATHERLESS and the WIDOWS *WHO LIVE IN YOUR TOWNS MAY COME and EAT and BE SATISFIED*,* and so that THE LORD YOUR GOD MAY BLESS YOU IN ALL *the work of your hands.*

    NO PASTOR IS A LEVITE or PRIEST "to collect tithes from the other 11 Jewsish Tribes." WE ARE GENTILES SAVED BY GRACE.

    2. Jesus Christ did not command his disciples to pay tithes.

    3. The Apostles did not teach the early Christians to pay tithes rather to make weekly collections for believers in lack and in other locations. 1 Cor 16v1-3
    4. All believers shared their wealth and goods in common, nobody lacked. Acts 2vs44-45, Acts 4v32

    5. Mary Magdalena, Joanna wife of Chuza, Susanna and many others- These women were helping to support them out of their own means. Luke 8vs2-3

    6.Joseph, nicknamed by the apostles Barnabas (“Son of Encouragement”) of the tribe of Levi, came from the island of Cyprus, sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles. Acts 4v36 FREEWILL OFFERING used to meet the early believers needs.

    7. Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them. Gal 6v6

    8. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be given to you according to the measure you use in your giving. " Luke 6v38

    9. Give as you want to reap "Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Cor 9v6-8



    THE BIBLE IS CLEAR ON HOW A BELIEVER SHOULD GIVE. *Stop manipulating God's people*❗

    HEBREWS 7

    11 So IF THE PRIESTHOOD OF LEVI, ON WHICH THE LAW WAS BASED, COULD HAVE ACHIEVED THE PERFECTION GOD INTENDED , WHY DID GOD NEED TO ESTABLISH A DIFFERENT PRIESTHOOD, **with a priest in the order of Melchizedek instead of the order of Levi and Aaron?**

    12 AND IF THE PRIESTHOOD IS CHANGED , THE LAW MUST ALSO BE CHANGED TO PERMIT IT ?

    18 Yes, THE OLD REQUIREMENT ABOUT THE PRIESTHOOD WAS SET ASIDE BECAUSE IT WAS WEAK. 19 For THE LAW NEVER MADE ANYTHING PERFECT. But NOW WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN A BETTER HOPE, *through which we draw near to GOD.*

    Jesus rebuked the JEWISH RELIGIOUS LEADERS FOR TITHING IN HYPOCRISY.
    Matthew 23:23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, *and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith.* It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others.

    Giving to the saints/Christians - Gal 2v10 Rom 12v13, 2 Cor 8vs7-12, Matt 6v1, Gal 6v10,

    Giving to God's work - Matt 6v4, Matt 24v40, 2Cor.8vs4,5,7, Heb 13:16, Rom 15v27, Mark.10v21, 2 Cor8vs4-7, Phil 4v17, Acts 20v35

    Giving to Servants of God -
    1 Cor 9v12-14, 1 Tim 5v17, Gal 6vs6-10, 1Tim 5v8, Matt 10vs 41-42, 2 Cor 8v7

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    1. *ALL*

      *Jewish*

      (pardon all typos)

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  38. I believe congregates contribute tithe for the betterment of the less privileged in their midst, but what baffles me the most is that organization such as the school, the housing estates etc are built for the privileged.

    The Pastors are competing with billionaires that have feasible assets and we can point one or two companies owned by them. I hope we all learn from what is going on now, help those around you and watch God do His thing.

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  39. A lot of you who go to church are very very ignorant.
    Tithing is a Jewish law, which doesn't apply to you, who are considered the gentiles.

    This is what concerns you, read and understand. Stop being mugulized by selfish pastors.

    Read the whole of Acts chapter 15....

    Here is verse 28 to give you small sense.

    28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: 29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.You will do well to avoid these things.

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    1. Tell them!

      I get irritated when these preachers focus on money.

      Why don't they channel their preaching towards holiness?

      Every time money money money.

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    2. Daddy, mummy and uncle G.O, please focus on these scriptures. These are the things that matter.
      Leave money matter alone.


      Revelations 22:12-15


      12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me,and I will give to each person according to what they have done.13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,the Beginning and the End.

      14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes,that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
      15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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    3. 13:32 thank you for the reminder. You are in the spirit.荊荊 ✝️

      Some Pastors be scrambling for tithes while souls are dying.

      Behold, Christ is coming soon with his rewards and judgment.

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  40. When you read Malachi chapter 3,it talks about the curse that comes when you don't pay your tithe. Pastor oyedepo didn't say it from his head. As long as you are a Christian and belong to the body of Christ,you must pay your tithe to the church you belong to;so that there will be meat in the house of God. There are blessings attached to other givings like giving to the poor, giving to beggars and the rest. But giving your tithe attract it's own blessings. Do you know what it means for God to rebuke devourer for your sake? Christainity is not a religion.
    its the Life of Christ in you. You are citizen of heaven. If you live in Rome,be ready to pay tax to the Romans so as to benefit from the good things that Will come from there. As a Christian, be ready to receive goodies as you pay your tithe. Don't listen and follow those who don't pay. It's not everyone that call Lord!!! That are truly drawing from God. Some know the source of their income and you don't know when the devourer will come or when the curse will start manifesting. John d Rockefeller is a tither. And he became the wealthiest Man in America's history. A true christain should pay tithe

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    1. Why not use yourself as an example?

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    2. @13:02, but Christ was made a curse for us, for cursed is the one who hangeth on a tree, so if Christ was made a curse for me pray tell, how then am I cursed if I dont tithe based on the scriptures in Malachi? You lot are the reason people are confused about Christianity!

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    3. we sell Genuine Malachi 3 is talking about the CURSE on the Levites who withhold the tithes meant for the poor, orphans, widows and strangers.

      Put simply, it is the Pastor quoting that scripture that is under a financial curse SINCE HE CLAIMS TITHES meant for the poor AND HE IS NOT A LEVITE❗❗❗

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  41. Our pastors are the ones oppressing us, my former pastor will mount pulpit, talk about Jesus for 5mins, the rest is about himself, how blessed he is, how he operates in dollars, how he doesn't use his money to buy clothes and he wears designer clothes, in a congregation where a lot of people doesn't know where their next meal is coming from, hushpuppi go oppress us for SM, pastor sef go dey brag for church, this my former pastor changes car like pant, the one that off me was when a pastor in a church in my home town begged my late uncle who was a car dealer to be borrowing him big cars on Sundays so that the members will think he has arrived.


    There are good men of God out there, but plenty fake

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    1. This is why I love my catholic church. You don't get such nonsense. I even asked our priest if it is compulsory to pay tithes and he said no. He said people should pay tithe if they want to but that what is most important is to support the church when there is need and not regular payment of tithes.

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    2. Please, don't talk about Catholic Church or denomination here.
      Abominable atrocities happens everywhere by WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING.

      That of the Catholics is well-publicized.

      The true worshippers worship God in Spirit and in truth. ✝️

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  42. The bible says we should tithe so that there shall be food in his house not in pastors house, during Christmas in winners they will still announce that members should bring foodstuffs for the needy to church for church to share, WD pay transport offering differently.then one will ask what is happening to tithe and offerings? We contributed to buy the new chair we are using by ourselves,

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    1. If after faithfully paying your tithe, you are still asked to bring money for food stuff, transportation, chair and all sorts then you should definitely and politely ask what tithes are used for. Just like some comments here pointed out, we have a problem of accountability and transparency in our churches. Or if you can't ask, don't pay more than your tithe. Imagine if all what the church receives is just the tithe and nothing else, they will sit up and be better in the administration of tithes. Stop indulging their greed and iniquity.

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  43. I believe in tithing. I tithe because I love God and obey his words.
    I don't believe I am cursed for not tithing. I know the scriptures says clearly that Jesus was made a curse for me so I can partake of God's/Abrahamic blessings.

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  44. When armed robbers visited my hostel while I was in the university, I was so confused as to what I should do.. While pacing up and down my tiny room,so afraid and I decided to get out some money out of my box to give instead of letting them have to get it themselves when they eventually come to my room.. I then ran into another crossroad of getting the money out because the room was dark,I won't be able to see the number combination for the box.. While in this confused state, I heard a still voice within me saying"You can't pay your tithe to Me and as well as to the armed robbers"Instantly,fear left me and I sat on my bed waiting for them to come knocking on my door.. It was at this point I realized that my door wasn't locked. I forgot to lock it but I still wasn't afraid.. The thieves never came to my room,they went to the other rooms but mine was spared. That was the first time my neighbour who was always scare of sleeping alone in her room slept in mine,this was the reason why I slept off without locking my door. We always go to her room to pass the night there,but on that fateful day we slept in my room. This is so scriptural,because Bishop Oyedepo wasn't the one who reminded me about my tithing,when the devourers( armed robbers) came calling but that still voice on the 16th of August,2006 was the voice of the Holy Spirit. Ever since I have been paying my tithe in accordance to Malachi3:10-12, God have been rebuking devourers( untimely deaths,armed robbers,sickness,failures etc) for my sake.. It's only those who love you that will tell you the truth. Papa hit the nail on the head.. God bless you Papa,and madam Stella or p up the good work.. God bless you ma..

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    1. Wait. So you're saying that God protected you just because you tithe???????? Are you serious?

      See. Let me tell you one wrong thing that Christians do. We go like "thank God because others were robbed but I wasn't"
      Don't use the ill luck of others as a basis for your Thanksgiving.
      Even unbelievers are spared in some ill experiences and some times, Christians are affected.

      I'm not saying miracles don't happen. But they happen to everyone because God loves everyone equally. The only miracle unique to believers is the miracle of eternal life.

      Some tithers in your compound were also robbed. It doesn't mean you're more loved by God and it doesn't mean that your tithes were more acceptable than them


      No one is cursed for not paying tithes. In fact, as a believer, you cannot be cursed.

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  45. Please can anyone point to me where in the Bible Jesus talked about giving of tithe. Am aware tithing was done in the old testament and to a particular people, maybe Am wrong, can someone enlighten me?

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  46. Hmmm... This tithing issue brought a serious argument between myself and my pastor husband. During the lockdown with all the hardship and hunger the church just handed little to people. Where is the tithes going to? When u a challenged help barely come from the church you pay your tithes to. Pastor buy expensive cars and things that normally their salaries cannot cover. If jesus was to be a Nigerian he for rich pass even billgates. I have stopped tithing. If the money winner chapel have is judiciously use to help the poor and needy in her midst Nigeria will be a better place.

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  47. I also had an encounter where I was almost by armed robbers, they gain entry into our house at night started rough handling us,they draged me out and started hitting me and tearing y clothes to rape me they overpowered me and then I screamed for God to save that I am a tither ,I kept screaming reminding God till one of them stopped them and I was not rapped.My point is I saw it in the bible and I do it,this is not to say that people who it happened to, do not know God please. I do it with understanding and conviction.It does not stop me from helping the poor when I can.I have also had other cases where I reminded him of my tithings and he showed up yours might not be tithing..Forgive my typos please

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  48. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, if he did that despite our sinful ways, why then do we think we can do anything more, before He blesses us? To sow seed, pay tithe, etc, before God can bless you, is a flawed theology propagated by hardline Pentecostals..God Can not be bribed or cajoled to do anything by your mere giving!!! It is all by His grace!

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