In a recent Q & A session, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome addressed an important query that must be whirling in the mind of every Christian contributing tithe. The question was, “Is it rebellion to give more than one tenth of my money as tithe?” Pastor Chris – the Man of God – answered the question in a very interesting and enlightening manner, which left no room for further confusion.
Here is the question asked by one of the viewers followed by the answer provided the Man of God.
“Thank you, sir, for the opportunity. Pastor, please in the message- Why Are You Like This Part 1, you said rebellion is when we do what we’ve been asked to do the way we want to do it. Is it rebellion to give more than one tenth of my money as tithe? I feel that one tenth is not enough”
Pastor Chris Answers:
“When you are asked to do something and you do the right thing and go the extra mile that is the right thing to do. It is when you do something very different, that is when there is a problem. All the ones that God didn’t like, all such actions that God didn’t like in the bible, were of people who did something totally different, not those who went the extra mile in the same thing. In fact, Jesus taught us to go the extra mile. He taught us to go the extra mile in whatever we are asked to do. So, there is nothing wrong in going the extra mile in the same direction- the right direction. It’s when you are not doing what you’ve been asked to do and you’d rather go the opposite direction or doing something totally different, see that’s when you do wrong.”
Through his answer, it is significant that we, the Christians, should take the plunge and go an extra mile to accomplish something that is right in all aspects. We should not step back in doing the right thing, which benefits society, indigent and our underprivileged brethren.
As the Matthew 5:10-12 ESV goes…
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you”.
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