Is God a Micro-Manager of Your Life?
If you tithe to some preacher or church, does God really "bless" you for doing so? If indeed that were true, then every tithe payer on earth should prosper beyond all measure, while every non-tither would be cursed, based upon how Christians believe what they think God says in the Bible. It would require supernatural micro-management on the part of God, for people to be blessed or cursed based upon the false doctrine of tithing. Guess how many non-tithe payers in this world are very prosperous from hard work and not from tithing?
In reality many tithe payers do not prosper, but struggle to make ends meet and no wonder. Placing preachers above the family and children, by giving pastors free $money, is simply the stuff of Biblical ignorance. Virtually any church goer who tithes is Biblically ignorant and a person who has never studied the subject of tithing for themselves.
Naturally pastors of churches are going to demand tithing, while they stand in the pulpit and twist verses in the Bible to cause the naive and the gullible to take from their families and give to the preacher, as if God sanctions such a ridiculous fraud.
Proof that church goers and preachers reject Jesus Christ is in fact, the false doctrine of tithing. Check it out for yourself and you will find that Jesus spoke to His hand-picked disciples "freely you have received, freely give" and that meant to not take from people and take advantage of them, by demanding $money, using the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus taught that His disciples were to take the good news to the world at no charge and for free. So where has your pastor gone wrong? Greed? Lust for a free mansion to live in at your expense?
If your pastor or church demands cash, in the form of tithes and offerings, then you should exit the building, because any true follower of Jesus Christ does not live from fake tithes and offerings, but does exactly what Jesus said and that is "freely you have received, freely give" and that does not mean that church goers are to "freely give" to lazy preachers, who play golf and go fishing, while church goers work for a living. Nor can you follow some character named Paul (name changed from Saul and why?) and think you are following Jesus Christ.
Either you follow Jesus Christ or you follow some dude named Paul, or you follow some character who stands in a pulpit and pretends to speak for God/Jesus Christ, when he no more represents Jesus Christ, than your local car salesman. Or perhaps you follow some fictional character named in the "Old" testament, that you have never met, and have no clue about, other than your book of fairy-tales.
The biggest problem with the organized church world, is that millions follow preachers and believe what they say, when the preachers are no more than self-appointed religious overlords, because the $money is so good and there is no work or labor for the free $cash.
Do yourself and your family a great service and boycott all organized churches, because none of them follow Jesus Christ, they only follow the $money. You can worship God/Jesus Christ one-on-one and since God DOES NOT dwell in temples made with hands, you can be at peace that God dwells in your heart and mind and not in brick, mortar, stone, wood and glass buildings with clowns standing in the pulpits.