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Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by unstoppable51(m): 5:26am On Nov 10, 2019
In recent time, the subject and practice of “giving” has raised so much dust to prove that “giving is a very fundamental practice to the Christian faith.”

From tithes to offerings, to firstfruits and partnerships, the Bible never leaves us in the dark concerning how to go about giving in order to honour and glorify God with our resources and as well curb excesses or abuse.

What does the Bible especially the New Testament teach concerning Tithes, Offerings, Partnership etc? Is it still right to practice these things as believers in Christ?

In a bid to fight against manipulations on pulpits, most people have come out to say it is not right to practice one type of giving or the other in the New Testament. While it is true that the New Testament is not loud or is completely silent on different kinds of giving like Tithes, Firstfruits, etc, it is also true that there is no where the New Testament or the whole Bible expressly spoke against them.

What the authors of the New Testament actually took time to address in the epistles, is the motives behind everything we do today as believers - including giving.

“.…..whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31b

If you give whether Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits, Seeds or even Partnerships because a preacher promised you an overnight multiplication of finances, you have just been scammed. You will get nothing out of it, seeing that you never really gave it to honour the Lord and to see His work prosper. You gave it out of greed to have your money doubled overnight. And God is no money doubler.

If you give to be seen and praised of men, have your name engraved on church walls and seats, that’s the only reward you will get out of it. Regardless of how much you gave. You must never give to impress any man.

Always be alert against manipulators on suits who use fear and threats to force you to give. They may come to you saying things like “if you don’t give you won’t get blessed. Your business will be cursed, your health attacked and you will go to hell.” Such are the messengers of Satan who are only after their own belly. Never give in to their threats.

“For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” (Rom 16:18)

The man in Christ is an already blessed being. He does not need to give in order to keep curses, destroyers and satanic attacks away from him. The blessings of God already bestowed on him ensures that.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Eph 1:3)

The man in Christ is to give as God has prospered him, bearing in mind that his giving or not giving will go a long way to affect the work of the Gospel, since it takes money to acquire and maintain things like public address systems, church buildings etc.

“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2Co 9:7-cool

A believer can purpose in his heart to give 10, 20, 30 or 90 percent of his resources on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. He has not sinned in any way regardless of the name that kind of giving is called in his local church in line with the Word. If it is done cheerfully without any form of manipulation, to honour the Lord and support His work, then there is a reward for it which the Lord Himself will give us.

So can believers still practice the giving of Tithes, Offerings, Partnerships etc in church today?
As long as the motives for such is in line with the scriptures(to honour the Lord, support ministers and fellow believers in the work of ministry) , there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

In our local church (Grace Word Assembly), we are perfectly fine with just the regular offerings and ministry partnerships that we give in our church branches. But that does not make us any better than other churches where people give more than that. Neither does this mean that if any member decides of his or her own will to give more than what we regularly give in church, we will reject it. No we won’t. As long as they have properly understood what the Bible truly teaches concerning giving, it is all good.

I hope this blesses you. Say “I choose to honour the Lord, with my resources. Through my giving, the work of the Gospel will prosper in my locality and all over the world. Glory to God!”


Source: https://www.feedmejesus.com/2019/04/concerning-tithes-offerings-firstfruits.html

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by hopeforcharles(m): 5:42am On Nov 10, 2019
Impressive
“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2Co 9:7)

This verse of the Bible is very sound in encouraging giving. Give from your heart that is what I practice.

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by Monogamy: 6:07am On Nov 10, 2019
Helping others should be the concerned of the church not tithe and offerings all the time

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by Pavore9: 6:11am On Nov 10, 2019
Share willingly from what you have received but not out of threat of hellfire or future hardships.

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by yusluvad(m): 6:12am On Nov 10, 2019
Monogamy:
Helping others should be the concerned of the church not tithe and offerings all the time
You've said it all!

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by Larryallovernig: 6:12am On Nov 10, 2019
Love your neighbor as yourself, don't neglect the Poor instead of taking your first fruit or tithe to a Pastor, look around you there are lot of people around you that need help there are youths business minded people around you who you can turn to billionaire with your money by helping them start up a business , invest in people most of the Pastors you are seeing today are not of God, being Pastor for them is conditional" they are after their belle most of them are doing it just to earn a living for their families, they want to live large.

Pls let help one another to make this Country grow.

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by otokx(m): 6:13am On Nov 10, 2019
Interesting
Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by sykeng(m): 6:14am On Nov 10, 2019
Monogamy:
Helping others should be the concerned of the church not tithe and offerings all the time

They won't practice that one.

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by hopefulLandlord: 6:14am On Nov 10, 2019
Scam . If the Jewish god needs money then he should get a job and stop being a leech

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by QuietHammer(m): 6:14am On Nov 10, 2019
In the words of Fela, "Archbishop na mikiki, popu(pope) na enjoyment, Imamu na gbaladun ehn ra-ra-ra-ra-ra"

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by JAZES(m): 6:14am On Nov 10, 2019
God bless the writer

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by AmuDimpka: 6:15am On Nov 10, 2019
Stop decieving people

Jesus never gave tithes, never accepted tithes and never encouraged any to give either

None of the apostle didn't pay tithes anywhere ..even today the Jews don't even pay that...so which one come be una own

And there are no place in Bible that tithes was paid in money

Tithes tithes tithes...always...when would you take about salvation, repentance

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by TOPCRUISE(m): 6:16am On Nov 10, 2019
Heh. By the time pastor order the technicals to increase the volume of church loudspeaker, open Bible and begin to shout about cankerworm, locust, devourer, poverty this and that, and proceed calmly by reiterating about thithing in the bible and thereafter conclude by asking questions like; Do you want to be successful in life? Do you want to move to the next level or you want to remain where you are? Do you want to be rich or you want to become poor? Then you will have a rethink.

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by ngwababe(f): 6:16am On Nov 10, 2019
Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by phayvoursky(m): 6:17am On Nov 10, 2019
STOP DECEIVING PEOPLE

TITHING IS NOT A CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE. CHRIST AND THE DISCIPLES NEVER ENCOURAGED, GAVE OR PREACHED TITHING TO THE TO BE CHRISTIANS.

TITHING, CIRCUMCISION ET AL ARE LAWS AND TRADITIOND OF THE JEWS WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A GENTILE OR JEWISH CHRISTIAN.

Galatians 2:11-16
[11]But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong.

[12]When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile believers, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision.

[13]As a result, other Jewish believers followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.

[14]When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?
[15]“You and I are Jews by birth, not ‘sinners’ like the Gentiles.

[16]Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”

IF YOU MUST GIVE? GIVE TO THE POOR AND NEEDY ACCORDING TO THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST.

GIVING TO A RICH PASTOR OR CHURCH HOLDS NO BLESSINGS

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by Nobody: 6:17am On Nov 10, 2019
How can church help when church does not have money on the pulse? Churches should be giving financial reports annually to members. Let them know the financial strength and weakness of the church. That is one thing Foursquare Gospel Church practice annually.
Monogamy:
Helping others should be the concerned of the church not tithe and offerings all the time
Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by AmuDimpka: 6:18am On Nov 10, 2019
hopefulLandlord:
scam
You know these Pentecostal folks have made. Mess of Christianity

Preach repentance and leave tithes abeg

Una no dey tire...Jesus even said that sell all you have and follow me but pastors encourage members to sell theirs and give them

Jesus fed over 5,000 folks but today 5,000 folks feed pastors

Everyday tithe this and that ...go get a job please and stop leecing and fleecing people

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by Nobody: 6:21am On Nov 10, 2019
Those kicking against Tithe should go back to the bible very well. Tithe was God command and i see no reason why we should go against a maker...some of you kicking against tithe, when is time to give offering in your church, you will look for #5, #20, #40 #50....none of you can give offering of #1000 and upward...How can you expand the gospel of Jesus Christ without finance? When Christ came into this world, he didn't talk about Tithe because it was God commandment and how can a son go against the father? For you to understand bible, you will need the Holy Spirit to interpret to you. You can't read bible with your personal knowledge and you think you know bible.

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by nextstep(m): 6:24am On Nov 10, 2019
hopefulLandlord:
Scam . If the Jewish god needs money then he should get a job and stop being a leech

Best comment on this issue ever! grin
Permit me to copy and paste this in the future grin grin grin

The day I see pastors eschewing suits and fancy cars - and instead spend their life giving to the poor from the tithes - that's the day I'll give tithes to a church. One can give, but don't be a sucker to the sharp salesman on the pulpit, who threatens eternal damnation if you don't fund his mistress' apartment.

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by jogsman01(m): 6:24am On Nov 10, 2019
I'm not against paying tithe but I don't pay. I prefer giving, cos it brings more blessings. What if the pastor I want to pay the tithe to is not called by God (95-99% of the pastors) or has lost his calling number and unable to retrieve it. C'mon, we shouldn't deceive ourselves. God is not wicked and he's a God of grace, which everyone of us are enjoying.
I can boldly say most pastors preaching for the tithe wants to know how much is your worth so that they can give you more responsibility. They will respect you for your earnings and contributions to their ministry. But the person who has little and pays tithe from it will be looked down. The bible says it all sha. But TITHE IS NOT A MUST. If you feel like paying, PAY!

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by tunjijones(m): 6:33am On Nov 10, 2019
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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by paxonel(m): 6:33am On Nov 10, 2019
unstoppable51:
In recent time, the subject and practice of “giving” has raised so much dust to prove that “giving is a very fundamental practice to the Christian faith.”

From tithes to offerings, to firstfruits and partnerships, the Bible never leaves us in the dark concerning how to go about giving in order to honour and glorify God with our resources and as well curb excesses or abuse.

What does the Bible especially the New Testament teach concerning Tithes, Offerings, Partnership etc? Is it still right to practice these things as believers in Christ?

In a bid to fight against manipulations on pulpits, most people have come out to say it is not right to practice one type of giving or the other in the New Testament. While it is true that the New Testament is not loud or is completely silent on different kinds of giving like Tithes, Firstfruits, etc, it is also true that there is no where the New Testament or the whole Bible expressly spoke against them.

What the authors of the New Testament actually took time to address in the epistles, is the motives behind everything we do today as believers - including giving.

“.…..whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31b

If you give whether Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits, Seeds or even Partnerships because a preacher promised you an overnight multiplication of finances, you have just been scammed. You will get nothing out of it, seeing that you never really gave it to honour the Lord and to see His work prosper. You gave it out of greed to have your money doubled overnight. And God is no money doubler.

If you give to be seen and praised of men, have your name engraved on church walls and seats, that’s the only reward you will get out of it. Regardless of how much you gave. You must never give to impress any man.

Always be alert against manipulators on suits who use fear and threats to force you to give. They may come to you saying things like “if you don’t give you won’t get blessed. Your business will be cursed, your health attacked and you will go to hell.” Such are the messengers of Satan who are only after their own belly. Never give in to their threats.

“For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” (Rom 16:18)

The man in Christ is an already blessed being. He does not need to give in order to keep curses, destroyers and satanic attacks away from him. The blessings of God already bestowed on him ensures that.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Eph 1:3)

The man in Christ is to give as God has prospered him, bearing in mind that his giving or not giving will go a long way to affect the work of the Gospel, since it takes money to acquire and maintain things like public address systems, church buildings etc.

“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2Co 9:7-cool

A believer can purpose in his heart to give 10, 20, 30 or 90 percent of his resources on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. He has not sinned in any way regardless of the name that kind of giving is called in his local church in line with the Word. If it is done cheerfully without any form of manipulation, to honour the Lord and support His work, then there is a reward for it which the Lord Himself will give us.

So can believers still practice the giving of Tithes, Offerings, Partnerships etc in church today?
As long as the motives for such is in line with the scriptures(to honour the Lord, support ministers and fellow believers in the work of ministry) , there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

In our local church (Grace Word Assembly), we are perfectly fine with just the regular offerings and ministry partnerships that we give in our church branches. But that does not make us any better than other churches where people give more than that. Neither does this mean that if any member decides of his or her own will to give more than what we regularly give in church, we will reject it. No we won’t. As long as they have properly understood what the Bible truly teaches concerning giving, it is all good.

I hope this blesses you. Say “I choose to honour the Lord, with my resources. Through my giving, the work of the Gospel will prosper in my locality and all over the world. Glory to God!”


Source: https://www.feedmejesus.com/2019/04/concerning-tithes-offerings-firstfruits.html

you say what?
Bros, I'm coming, just wait let me come grin
Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by tstx(m): 6:39am On Nov 10, 2019
Hmm
Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by Cumpel1615: 6:40am On Nov 10, 2019
I stopped paying tithe and nothing has changed, I know people that pay tithe that are indebted on all fronts. All this devourer story is just to threaten people.

Malachi is not even the only part of the old testament that talked about TITHE, why concentrate on only Malachi?

Paul preached so much about giving but never preached anything close to tithing, let's stop deceiving people abeg, tithing is part of the mosaic law and Christ has redeemed us from the course of the law.

The book of Galatian said we are made right with God by believing in Christ and not by obeying the law.

Tithing is not part of the new testament, stop scaming people jare.

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by Peterosky(m): 6:48am On Nov 10, 2019
Hhhhmmmm this tithe issue enhe! That was how last year one greedy pastor in Assemblies Of God suspended me for not paying tithe and even had the guts to command me to go and bring my tithe from January to August before I can be reinstated, not even minding how I was surviving considering the fact that I just got wedded and some debts still waiting to be settled. Na so I just jejely pack myself and my lovely and sweet wife commot for the Church piam! to another one. I can not come and kill myself for any greedy pastor. Mbanu.

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by Bennycollins: 6:53am On Nov 10, 2019
So how should the church raise funds to help otherso if not tithes and offering. I agree that most church leaders misappropriatemail these funds and some so-called ministerso are motivated by tithes and offeringservices to start up churches.
Monogamy:
Helping others should be the concerned of the church not tithe and offerings all the time
Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by dermmy(m): 6:55am On Nov 10, 2019
Cumpel1615:
I stopped paying tithe and nothing has changed, I know people that pay tithe that are indebted on all fronts. All this devourer story is just to threaten people.

Malachi is not even the only part of the old testament that talked about TITHE, why concentrate on only Malachi?

Paul preached so much about giving but never preached anything close to tithing, let's stop deceiving people abeg, tithing is part of the mosaic law and Christ has redeemed us from the course of the law.

The book of Galatian said we are made right with God by believing in Christ and not by obeying the law.

Tithing is not part of the new testament, stop scaming people jare.

I'm happy you are liberated.

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Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by Monogamy: 6:55am On Nov 10, 2019
Bennycollins:
So how should the church raise funds to help otherso if not tithes and offering. I agree that most church leaders misappropriatemail these funds and some so-called ministerso are motivated by tithes and offeringservices to start up churches.

Preaching to the congregations to use their hard earned money to help those who are truly in need.

Has church helped itself?
Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by Tsolutionifede(m): 6:58am On Nov 10, 2019
May God help us
Re: Concerning Tithes, Offerings, Firstfruits & Partnerships - Giving The Right Way by stonemasonn: 7:01am On Nov 10, 2019
@OP, you said everything and nothing at the same time.

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