Pastor Suing Member for Lottery Winnings

I receive google news alerts on tithing, and i received this one below. I don’t know who the source is, or even if this is real. This seems unbelievable in a way, but these pulpit pimps cannot shock me anymore.

I am a single 43 year old man who has been living in a small unit and working as a car cleaner. I have been attending The Potters House church for about three years and donating 10 % of my small income as a tithe as requested by my pastor. Some weeks ago I won 4.2 million dollars in the lottery. Soon many people found out somehow and I was approached by my pastor who requested I donate 10 % or more as a tithe. When I refused, because I had been planning on quiting religion altogether because of some things that have happened in our “church” ,he threatened to take me to court, because I had been donating in the past. Does he have any grounds to sue me?

Read the article here from financial theory

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6 comments on “Pastor Suing Member for Lottery Winnings
  1. Dwayne says:

    Are you serious???? I wish this man was biblically educated enough to understand that his 10% contribution was a FREEWILL OFFERING: NOT a true biblical tithe.

    I would imagine that the pastor would have no serious grounds for his charge. How can the parishioner be sued for not making a donation to a church institution? That makes no sense. He has a right to choose to NOT give anything. I think the pastor is driven by greed.

  2. Curt says:

    Pastor is very wrong to make people tithe. There is no biblical ground for tithing except cheerful giving in the New Testament. Once pastor takes you to the court, pastor will lose.
    So, pastor has no right to take your money. It is between you and the Lord God Almighty. Use it for the Lord. Smile!
    By the way, you can transfer to bible believing church with God’s guidance.

  3. IKEEM ABDUL says:

    God is looking for your time and give as you are able to give, and can give God your best in time. We are a real Church that doesn’t want money but your soul.
    Pastor IKEEM ABDUL

  4. Christian says:

    1 Corinthians 6New King James Version (NKJV)

    Do Not Sue the Brethren

    6 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 4 If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? 5 I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbeliever.

    Romans 10:4 Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for everyone who believes. (This means the tithe law to because born again Christians are led by God’s internal Holy Spirit not the outward external letter of the 613 Old Covenant laws.

    Think Christians think! If you were under the Old Covenant law folks could be stoned to death for not resting from all activity every Friday night to Saturday not which was and still is the Orthodox Jewish Sabbath and every 8 day old male would also have to be circumcised but no Christians Pastors preach doing that.

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