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The outgoing General Evangelist of Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide, Prophet Samuel Abiara says controversies surrounding tithes and offerings shows that it is the end time.
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Speaking concerning tithe controversy, prophet Abiara in an interview with Punch said it is mere heresay to tell people not to pay tithe, adding that in Malachi 3;8 God said, ‘He said people have robbed Him, by not paying their tithes and offering.’

“This is the end time and there are so many heresies. Your pastor or Bishop has taught you to pay tithe, and the instruction didn’t even emanate from pastors, but from God. In Malachi 3:8, He said people have robbed Him, by not paying their tithes and offering. That God is the same yesterday, today and forever. How can you stand up now and say it is wrong to pay a tithe? That is heresy.

“I just want to advise those who are listening to the heresy to quit and check the Bible themselves. I want to advise the whole world that they must stop the excuses and follow what God said about tithe and offering. Immediately the Israelites came out from the bondage, after God had delivered them, in Exodus 25, God told Moses to bring Him an offering and build a sanctuary for Him. He’s still the same God.

“He said we should pay tithe so that food would be in His house. God has said what He wants and it remains there for life. If you say you don’t want it in your Bible and you tear it, you can’t tear it in my Bible. People should check their own Bible if they are not comfortable with what their religious leaders taught them about tithe. And let me tell you that pastors who say there is no need to pay tithe know how to get money from their members, and at the end of the day, they get more than the tithe.

“We cannot afford to be ignorant of the word of God. I don’t know the entire Bible, but the little I know, I can break it, slice it and present it to individuals, because the word of God is the bread of life. Some of the revered great men of God fast for days and they make a lot of sacrifices. That was how people started calling me Coconut Pastor (Woli Alagbon).

The pastor who lost his wife a year ago added that many women have shown interest in marrying him but he is not interested until God speaks to him.


“Bible is not against it, so we are praying to God that God would provide. When it is time, we will let you know. However, until God says it is time and this is the person, then nothing changes. Many people have come to me with suggestions and many ladies have also shown interest, but I don’t do anything without God’s directive.”

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  1. Thithe for who and wot purpose? Did Jesus or his apostles ever mandated thithing, Mr Pastor for decades? Or do u even realise or knw d meaning of christ death for u and i? And do hav stil do animal sacrifices? When do yu pastors alwys emphasing on Thithe issues cos i related to money making? U abandoned the very important matters commanded by Jesus - hypocrites! Wot makes u pastors different frm the pharisees? They can't even tell us where Jesus the christian pioneer asked us to pay Thithe! Ma God help u all!

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  2. The Revered Prophet, permit me to say that people like you are the ones that are not obeying God's word or law when it comes to tithing. The law was given to the Jews not the entire world. Not even to the descendants of children Abraham had from other women. And not to other people in the world. The law of tithes was so specific about who should pay tithe, that is the Jews. Who should collect tithes,that is the Levites among the Jews. Who should collect tithe of the tithes, that is the high priest (who can only be a descendant of Aaron from the Levites). Furthermore the law was specific about how tithes should be paid, where it should be paid and substances to be used. Only farm produce are to be used. The questions now are when did God tell the gentiles (Nigerians), that had nothing to do with the law to amend the law and make the pastors descendants of Aron and collect tithes? When did God say that money can now be used as substance of tithes in place of farm products? When did God say that all Christians have become Jews and their pastors Levites?In this case who have the pastors, bishops, G.os, founders, apostles and archbishops chosen to be their high priest that will collect tithe of the tithes? There can only be one high priest! Do all these leaders mentioned pay tithe of the tithes? If yes, who is the high priest that they pay to? If no, that means they are not keeping to the law to the fullest. So, who is actually disobeying the word of God? it is the people like you (non Jews, non Levites and non descendants of Aaron) that collect tithes of money or people like me that say that by the specific requirements of the law, tithing(giving and receiving) do not concern us?. For we Christians know that we were gentiles without any relationship with God until Jesus came, died and resurrected and we were saved by his grace. And so made us members of his body. We are products of the grace of God while the Jews of Moses to Malachi and to the time Jesus was crucified were people of the law of God. We Christians that are products of the grace of God can not be cursed according to the book of Galatians. The Jews who are people of the law could be cursed by the law and were actually cursed already according to the book of Malachi. That curse was specific to the Jews that had abandoned the law. It wasn't universal or transnational curse. From Moses to Malachi and to the time Jesus was crucified God did not relate with humanity "universally or transnationally". He related with only the Jews. So all the laws including those of tithing and the curse of the law were limited to the Jews. But the risen Christ brought every body worldwide(including Jews) who had already died by one man sin (Adam), that believe in him into a new dispensation of God's dealing with humanity by making us his people by his grace not of the law. David

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