It’s wrong to threaten congregation over tithes- Uti
Actor Uti Nwachukwu has resuscitated discussions on tithes and offering in churches.
Uti took to his Twitter handle to express his thoughts on tithes.
According to him, God won’t punish people for not paying tithes and offerings.
“A lot of people get this whole tithing thing wrong. Does it work? Yes! But it is not compulsory. And you will not be punished for not practising it,” he begins.
“It is an elective. A covenant blessing is available for those interested. It’s like the government waking up today to tell us that you’d be arrested if you don’t invest in real estate. Same goes for first fruits, offerings, and all types of giving.”
The 39-year-old thespian urged pastors to desist from threatening their congregation when they refuse to practice the act of giving.
“What is wrong is using fear of punishment to threaten your congregation into practising it.
Let people know the advantages but do not lie to them that they sin if they don’t practice it.
Continuing the former winner of Big Brother Africa said: “Love and faith are all that matter in our chosen religion.
Your faith will always produce results. Which is why some people doing the unimaginable still produce results.
“When you give/sow into whatever covenant you want to, have faith in your actions and believe it’ll be multiplied back to you!
And just like the woman with the blood issue, your faith will reward you.
But it is not by force. Give with a clear mind. Not because you are afraid of punishment or poverty.
According to him, Jesus never preached the doctrine of prosperity.
“As a matter of fact, the only time Jesus mentioned wealth was to let us know that it’ll be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to see heaven.
Ask your MOG.”
Source: The Nation Newspaper.