I was at Ibadan Civic Centre, Idi-Ape Iwo-Road Ibadan for the Walimatul Nikkah of our brother & sister Adebayo Ajibosin & Kareemat Abdulwahab on the 23rd of December 2017 and exactly 2:03pm, I saw a banner which says “You cannot defraud God and be Prosperous, therefore Pay your Tithe and Offering regularly (Malachi 3:8-12).
As a Christian, You’re to follow what Christ said, Infact Jesus said;
John 8:31 (New International Version- NIV)
“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.”
Taking Tithe into cognizance, You can only find it in the OT scripture where you’re instructed to pay Tithe but when you ask the Christians why can’t you show us something like this in the new Testament, You will hear something like you’ve found it in the Bible so what else do you want.
But unfortunately for them, we read in Deut 22:20-21;
But if this thing be true, [and the tokens of] virginity be not found for the damsel:
Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.
When you show them something like this from their scripture, they will tell you that is the Jewish Law, We may then ask pertaining to the Tithe stuff, What are you doing with the Jewish Law in the OT?
The Bible recorded in Matthew & Luke whereby Jesus clearly cursed those paying/accepting Tithe ;
Mat 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Luk 11:42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Ask yourself, Are you a Christian or Malachitian? Judge yourself!!!
ZERO TOLERANCE AND HYPOCRISY
Islamophobes is all around this days starting from there hypocrisy in the Middle East, Donald Trump Israel-Jerusalem saga with #Firdaus not called to Bar too.
Surah Al-Bayyina, Verse 6:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَالْمُشْرِكِينَ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أُولَٰئِكَ هُمْ شَرُّ الْبَرِيَّةِ
Surely those who disbelieve from among the followers of the Book (Jews & Christians) and the polytheists shall be in the fire of hell, abiding therein; they are the worst of men.
Assuming you saw something like this (Qur’an 98:6) in an event centre, What do you expect? They will start throwing hate speech against Islam! Subuhan’Allah….. Be ready to defend Islam intellectually.
We need to be careful with what ever we said, do and claim to believe in.
Paying/Collecting Tithe is not from Jesus Christ, Desist from it.
Allah’s aid is sought!!!
Johnson Abdulazeez Ayomide