Stop forcing members to pay tithe – Pastor Sampson Amoateng warns church

Prophet Sampson Amoateng, Founder and General Overseer of House of Miracles Ministries in Accra, Ghana, has urged the church to refrain from pressuring its members to pay tithes and offerings.

The cleric said this in a video posted on Meta (formerly Facebook) on Wednesday, June 5.

Prophet Amoateng described paying tithe and offering in church as a scriptural practice, noting that giving is meant to be free will not by force.

He said: “I am against churches forcing people to pay tithe. I am against pastors or churches forcing people to document their tithe cards. My money is my thank you. It’s carnal to document tithe cards.

“Tithing is a spiritual discipline that requires faith, trust, and obedience. By setting aside a portion of our income, we acknowledge that everything we have belongs to God and that we are mere stewards of His resources.

“Tithing demonstrates our gratitude for God’s blessings and provision, and it expresses our trust in His ability to provide for our needs. As Jesus taught, ‘Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’ (Matthew 6:21). Tithing helps us to prioritise our relationship with God and to store up treasures in heaven.

“In addition to its spiritual benefits, tithing has practical advantages. It helps to support the church and its ministries, enabling the spread of the Gospel and the care of the poor and needy.

“Tithing also promotes financial discipline and responsibility, as individuals prioritise their giving and budget accordingly. Furthermore, tithing fosters a sense of community and shared responsibility among believers, as we work together to support the work of the church.”

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