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Gordons wants FG to Ban Religious Tithes & Offerings

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Gordons said the best way to fish out false prophets is to make tithes and offerings illegal. He also thinks they add to the plight of the common man in Nigeria, because some people earn so little.

“The only solution to our problems in Nigeria today is religion. I will be the happiest person in the world if the Federal Government place a ban on giving of tithes and offerings from churches.

“I tell, we will continue to lament as long as these people keep collecting the little one we have in the name of offering.

“By the time tithes and offerings is declared illegal, then we will know those who were called by God and those who called themselves in the ministry.

“I tell you, some people actually saw miss call and not calling into church ministry,” Gordons added.

Source: Daily Post

19 Comments

  1. teee

    October 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Poor attempt at being funny. This mentality might be part of the reasons he is broke

    • ANon

      October 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

      So rich people are rich because they pay tithes? And poor people that pay tithes nko? God doesn’t bless because of what you’ve done abeg

  2. Kane

    October 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Who are you mere mortal to open you mouth to condem what the most High God of all creations has commanded? Even if some men of God have decided to squander the tithes and offerings in the church , we leave it to God to deal with them in His own way. He is a very just God and he knows well how to deal with them.Him being quiet doesn’t mean He will not act but when He does act, the whole world will see. A similar case was seen in the story of the sons of Eli, they were corrupt but if you read the story in the bible, God dealt with them squarely.
    So my dear Gordon, tithes and offerings is a COMMAND from the most high God and you have no say in making it illegal before you buy damnation for yourself. He will visit the corrupt people in the church and deal with them in His own time.

  3. Nigeria School News

    October 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    i think its a good idea

  4. Ada

    October 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I don’t understand why people want to do God’s work or speak for God. If you don’t want to pay tithes, so be it but don’t say the government should ban what is scriptual. It is a personal choice not by compulsion.

    • nene

      October 29, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      dont mind him

  5. Temi

    October 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Is this a government problem or a blind flock problem?

    • Marlvina

      October 30, 2016 at 1:49 am

      He’s just tryna be funny but he failed. Rather he sounds so lame and silly! What has government got to do with tithes and offerings? You still pay your income taxes right? Yeye!

  6. Somto

    October 29, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Tithes is under the Old Testament law, where it says to give 10% but when Jesus died on the cross we no longer lived under the old law. The New Testament (new law) said to give your Widows mite and that means to give genuinely from your heart for God sees your heart and he knows if your offering is genuine or an obligation under the 10% law. God loves a cheerful giver not an obligatory giver.

    • Aj

      October 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Lol it fascinates me when I read comments like this. People just pick and choose what they want to believe in the Bible and make up a doctrine for themselves. Throughout the New Testament Jesus talks about tithing and giving your offerings. As Christians it is very important for us to tithe, because that is how God blesses us and protects us and that is how His servants are taken care of. (Malachi 3:10, Luke 6:38) now is it by force to tithe or give? Absolutely not, nothing with God is forceful everything is by choice. He said I have placed before you, life and death, choose life so you and your descendants may live. If you choose not to tithe because of some deception, then you are choosing not to be under God’s covering. After all the earth is His and its fullness there of, it’s His money to begin with, all He is asking for is 10%, the government asks for it and if you don’t pay you get into trouble, now why do you think, if you don’t pay your tithes, you can live a perfectly normal life? But at the end of the day you don’t have to, it’s your choice if you want to live a blessed life or a cursed life.

    • Gloria.

      October 29, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      @Somto, please, you and all the others who cannot be bothered to obey God and “”meditate upon His Word day and night”” and “”study to show yourselves approved, rightly dividing the Word of Truth””, should please keep silent on matters you know nothing about and stop calling yourselves Christians and presuming to speak on Christian matters. Thank you. Your laziness and irresponsible behaviour does damage to the cause of Christ and puts stumbling blocks in the paths of others genuinely seeking Truth i.e. Jesus Christ.

      Tithing preceded the Law. Abraham paid tithe. Jacob paid tithe (ten percent). Read your Bible, please.

      Tithing is in the New Testament.

      Jesus Christ denounced the Pharisees for tithing but not practising justice and mercy. He warned them to practise justice and mercy as well as TITHING. “Woe to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you give a tenth (TITHE) of your mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the Law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you ought to have done WITHOUT NEGLECTING THE OTHERS.” (“‘without neglecting the others”‘; “”the OTHERS”” i.e. “‘TITHING”‘)

      That we are under grace, we must not forget the purpose of grace: to help us live for God and do the things He wants us to do. Romans 8:4 tells us that Jesus came that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, not so that we could altogether dismiss it.

      And Romans 3:21-31 talks about how we have righteousness through faith and not through following the law, but verse 31 adds “Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! RATHER, WE UPHOLD THE LAW.”

      There are many practices in the Old Testament that don’t make sense to us today, yet many of these ancient ways carry over to the New Testament law of grace as part of Christ’s promise to not abolish the law, but to fulfil it (Matthew 5:17). For instance we no longer sacrifice animals but as believers we are called to offer ourselves up as a living sacrifice (Rom 12:1). Men no longer are required to be circumcised, but we all have a circumcision of the heart through the Holy Spirit (Rom 2:29). Most of us don’t have grain and produce to bring to the storehouse, but we do have incomes that we can bring the first tenth of into the church.

      In other words, just because something is written in the Old Testament doesn’t mean it lacks application to us today in some way or another. When I think of Christians asking themselves whether “tithing” as commanded in the Bible, is an Old Testament or New Testament teaching, I wonder how many of these Christians “send back” the many scriptural blessings God has given His people in the Old Testament. How many people when they are blessed and given hope through the mention of God’s works, words etc. through the Old Testament Scriptures say ‘I don’t receive this or that blessing, or, confirmation because it’s in the Old Testament’?”

    • I_I

      October 30, 2016 at 8:09 am

      LOL. Das all . . .

  7. chi

    October 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I think Gordons should face his “failing career” and leave people with their beliefs. Anyone who wants to pay tithe should pay and those that do not want or don’t have should not pay. It is not compulsory, everyone is answerable to God not man. This man, gordons started a church at a point in his life. I bet he saw a missed call and not a calling because that church no last 2 years before the church pack up.

  8. Chidinma Inspirations

    October 29, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I understand the angle he is coming from but leave God to deal with the fake pastors while we focus on obeying God’s word to the letter. It is not our business w they do with our tithes & offerings, that is God’s business. Our business is to obey God by paying out tithes & offerings.

  9. somto

    October 29, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    @AJ, God will still bless you because God is love he is not blessing you or protecting you because you pay tithes as you put it, you cannot buy God’s blessing and his protection. Yes tithes are paid to take care of his servants and not how God blesses us

  10. ogundoyin adewale

    October 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Mr. Gordon should be very careful what he says about spiritual matters (Christianity) . He needs to think things through before spewing them…..who asks the “government to ban what GOD demands without force? He should be careful what he says…God can fight His battles and if he’s fighting for his own pocket no b by force

  11. Still me

    October 29, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    People are so interested in church affairs these days. Is it not enough for them to make a personal decision not to contribute to the church???

  12. EbonyFre

    October 31, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    But nobody forces anyone na. Why is it pinching him?

  13. tee

    October 31, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    I dislike this guy..GOSH. He can yarn dust. Shebi the yeye guy was pastoring a church before

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