To the ‘faithful’, paying a monthly tax, presented as tithes which ought to be 1/10th of a person’s income to the church is a commandment from God—and he rewards greatly those who honour this.
The poor with little to live on still have to squeeze and pay their portion to the church—and for long, this has been encouraged by the church.
But recently, it has become a key church principle: the tithe must be paid or else, God will refuse to even hear your prayers, let alone bless you.
In spite of this, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, president of UT Holdings—the holders of UT bank and other companies has come out to say, he does not pay tithes and will never do.
Speaking to Starr FM on Friday morning, he said he believes in God and goes to Church “once in a long while if there is a wedding or funeral,” but he is not a tither.
Prince Kofi Amoabeng said: “I don’t pay tithe. I would not give 10 percent and nobody can force me to give 10 percent of my money to anybody. So I don’t pay tithe. I do all sort of philanthropic jobs myself. I see where there is the need for me to help and I help.”
He continued, “I don’t have to give it to somebody who then decides where to put the money. So it is my hard earned money and I should put it where I want to put it.”
Obviously, though he has not been paying anything as tithe, God has richly bless him while those who continue to pay tithes only make the pastors rich—with their personal situations remaining the same. And for those who see improvement in their lives, there is no evidence it is because they paid out some tithes.
Perhaps, it’s time to stop putting your money in these pastor’s pocket as tithes—and use it for something else.
After all, Prince Kofi Amoabeng is a living testimony that if you do not pay tithes, God will still bless you.
3 thoughts on “Ghanaian Millionaire-Prince Kofi Amoabeng Says He Does Not Pay Tithes & Will Never Do”
who cares? If he doesn’t pay tithes the church will still march on. Has any church collapsed because he refused to pay tithes?. In all religions there’s some sort of giving, in Islam one of the pillars is Zakat. in Judaism they give the Tzedakah. GC pls the tithes in Not put in the Pastors pockets, it’s an honour we give to God and towards Gods work, in our church we are rightly taught by my pastor that Nobody should be forced if they unable to give. My church in the UK and is regulated by the Charities commission. We account for every expenditure and income at the end of the year. Stop misrepresenting the tithe and what it stands for. This man may be a rich man, we bless God for his life. He doesn’t have to give to the church, the church is Not poor. Remember Jesus said “How hard is it for rich people to enter into the kingdom”!
Let him take his money. Ironically he said he attends funerals and weddings in church. He shouldn’t at all. He’s a damn hypocrite, who put up the building structure? Who pays for the electricity, who paid to keep the surroundings clean and tidy, who paid for the maintenance of the chairs he went to sit on. Enough said
CALL IT EXTORTION…….The scripture says: “‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and try me now in this,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.’” (Malachi 3:10).This scripture is drummed repeatedly into Christians on Sundays. However, the only time Jesus mentioned tithing in scripture, he pointed out that it was not a weighty matter of the law. (Matthew 23:23). Hebrews says people only receive tithes “according to the law.” (Hebrews 7:5). It then insists tithing (and everything else under the law) has been annulled: “The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless.” (Hebrews 7:18-19).The principles of tithing were not laid down by Malachi. They were laid down by Moses. The study of Moses’ guidelines quickly reveals that the biblical tithe has no application whatsoever to Christians and is mischievously violated by tithe-collecting pastors today.
According to the Law of Moses, the tithe was divided into three allocations. The first year, it was given to the Levite. The second year, it was given to widows, orphans and the poor. The third year, it was eaten in the company of the faithful before the Lord as thanksgiving for his faithfulness. (Deuteronomy 14:22-28). Tithing was only applicable to Jews and to the land of Israel. When large populations of Jews lived in Babylon, Ammon, Moab, Egypt, and Syria, these lands became tithe-able lands. However, tithes were not acceptable from strictly Gentile lands.
It’s a Personal Conviction not Mandatory..