Paula White Scandal

It’s not enough that people have to give the first fruit of their tithe, which is a scandal. Now Paula White is saying that a separate first fruit offering should be given. I’ve got a mouthful that i want to say. Here’s the difference between first fruits, tithes, and offerings. Where else could i begin with this mess? This is the typical TBN, Paula White scandal to get more money and fatten these theives. What more could Paula White want? If anyone else wants to fall for this Paula White scandal, be my guest. It’s just tempting me to come up with a good scheme to get everybody, to make me rich.

Jared Bartholomew is the author of www.tithing.com. There are over 300 articles written on research and reviews about tithing information.

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44 comments on “Paula White Scandal
  1. Kibuuka Daniel says:

    Oh its bad if the word of God is misinterpreted for our gains which do not benefit the kingdom God, Its true preachers need money but we need to understand the story of parable of tenant told by Jesus, this simply means that, we have been entrusted with abilities we can use to get money rather exploiting church members.  Its true believers can give to a preacher but some time preachers over demand and when they see that it works they turn it to be a business, that is making  a mind idle, we the preachers should be examples in investing such that our church members can do the same.
    Thanks so much

  2. Gigi says:

    I am tired of some pastors on tv asking for a $1,000 offering and that we can expect a miracle.    I have heard Paula asking for $1,000 for a miracle.     What will happen if no miracle occurs, do we sue GOD or the pastors?     I am very angry when I hear this.   I am hurting, unemployed and desperate in my situation.   God will judge, not me but I plan to stay away and keep away.

    • alex says:

      I totally agree with you. I watched Paula White the other day and she was asking for a ‘Days Wage’ or a ‘Weeks Wage’ or a ‘Month’s Wage’ for first fruits. God loves us so much that we don’t have to give to get a blessing from him. He’s our Father, He’s not walmart. To give ignorantly is foolish, God doesn’t want us to be robbed or to give to these people who are loaded who put it in their pockets. I go to a healing miracle service and they even told me that you can still get a healing or a job from God even without tithing. They said it is all based off our faith, belief and trust in Him that He is going to provide and to keep claiming it in faith. They also said look at alot of people who get nice jobs and they don’t tithe. I think it really sucks that Paula, Benny, Mike Murdock, etc.  get away with doing this to the public so they can have huge homes, expensive cars and so on. I give when I can to Joni and Friends, she is a parapalegic who helps families and children with down-syndrome and are wheel chair bound. Paula White should give me a thousand dollars for watching her bad performance. LOL I hope things are better for you for work. I’m in construction and due to the economy I am now back in college because work layoffs. 

  3. TRUTHSEEKER1970 says:

    it’s very sad that the mainstream of people are being taken for a ride by the very ones to whom they have entrusted with their very own spiritual lives.  as i searched the scriptures, this is what i found for all to find also, the tithing law was instituted by God for the primary purpose to sustain the surviving 2 sons of Aaron, the brother of Moses for the sake of the weighty responsibility that lied ahead of them.  as a nation that was devoted to our creator,  the tribe of  Levi through Aarons’ lineage only,  were to become the house of priests that oversaw the arrangements for the whole nation of  Israel by offering up animal sacrifices day & night to God on behalf of each individual of the nation for their sins. because Levites  did not have a inheritance of the land & owned no property or livestock or crops or any means to support themselves, this provision was made to take primary care of this particular tribe of Israel. there was also a tithe set aside for the whole nation & foreigners who resided with them as well as for the  widow & the orphan, those that were not able bodied to provide for themselves.  only the lineage of Aaron could serve in this function(NO GENTILE OR NON-JEW OR NO ONE FROM ANOTHER TRIBE WITHIN ISRAEL) any others would be put to death.  i also found that the order of that function became obsolete and invalid when our savior & high priest jesus forever replaced the levitical priesthood. now the scriptures state that christ did not come to destroy the law that was very rigid & stern for imperfect man to live by(THE MOSAIC LAW CONSISTED OF THE PRIMARY 10 LAWS OR COMMANDMENTS AS WELL AS 600 OTHER LAWS) but to fulfill the law(ALL COLLECTIVELY AS A WHOLE). With him obeying the law to the letter, Jesus thus was able to purchase that law which had condemed man by means of offering up his own perfect & sinful life so that we might have a chance at benefiting  from what a precious gift was given to us through his life & blood. now as the law covenant being the 1st was blotted out to the point that mankind was no more doomed to it by death, Christ incorporated a new covenant made better than the first on the basis that no more was the blood of animals needed because through the blood of this sacrificial lamb we might attain salvation. the first century christians were not commanded to pay a tithing because the Aaronic priesthood administration was made obsolete with the one who is high priest forever, Jesus Christ. Jerusalem was destroyed by the super world power of that time which was Rome who burned & destroyed the city in the year 70 of the first century. all records of the house of Levi were destroyed along with the other 11 tribes, and all vital records that was contained in the city were gone that no one was able anymore to accurately trace from which tribe he was from. REMEMBER, hypothetically, if Jesus did not replace the priesthood of levi, how could anyone not of jewish descent(GENTILES AND WOMEN) be in the position to say they are divinely appointed to receive a tithing? food to think about & digest huh? all information is taken from the scriptures & is not my interpetation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   i don’t find it hard to believe because i see it with other ministers on TV  as well as the untelevised ones in the pulpit. these people make the word of God invalid by the smooth speech & crafty things they speak. they feed you what you want to hear just enough to keep you starving & needing more. most keep you entertained with a live band, singers, a little dancing, and a few jokes in between. if you ever wondered which business makes more than Walmart, Google & Microsoft? THE CHURCHES OF THE WORLD! they rob God as well as unwilling victims, amass enormous wealth, tax exempt on their lavished lifestyles & not to mention are also ”non-profit organizations”…W O W! the time is coming when the governments are gonna tire of their wealth & want a very big piece of the pie. for all those who think this is judging, it is not, because if their doings are in conflict to Gods word, God does the judging, we are just the messengers or instruments who deliver the truth.

  4. Coyle says:

    Pastor Paula White of Without Walls Church, Tampa Accused of “Romantic Relationship” and “Extramarital Affair” With Married Real Estate Speaker James Smith in Federal Court Lawsuit

    James Smith a married man from Florida, a real estate inevstor, speaker of Get Motivated Seminars, and president of James Smith Company claims that “his privacy was invaded” that “he was tracked by GPS and private information about him was published ” and “information detailing travel itineraries and scheduled flights for James Smith and Paula White” was posted on message boards on the internet and referred to him as the “new boyfriend” of Paula White.

    http://www.courthousenews.com/

    Motivational Speaker Says Blogs Defamed Him
    By JONNY BONNER 
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    SALT LAKE CITY (CN) – A motivational speaker on the real estate and finance circuit claims he was defamed and his privacy was invaded when he was tracked by GPS and private information about him was published on message boards, with false accusations of extramarital affairs.
    James Smith, who speaks for “Get Motivated!” business seminars, sued Elizabeth Arden dbaComplaintsboard.com and other website hosts, in Federal Court. 
    He says the postings also referred to him as the “new boyfriend” of Paula White, calling a motivational speaker and senior pastor of Without Walls International Church in Tampa. She hosts the television show, “Paula White Today.”
    One posting stated: “Smith was trying to become Paula White’s third husband in order to take her congregants’ money,” according to the complaint.
    Smith claims that one blogger “posted information detailing travel itineraries and scheduled flights for James Smith and Paula White,”

    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE – Brad C. Smith, No …
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    Dec 8, 2010 … Smith was trying to become Paula White’s third husband in order to take …On or about 24 June 2010, another user referred to James Smith’s alleged … the Caribbean with a mistress rather than on business, and called James Smith … In response, some of the defamatory and slanderous comments were …

    38. On or about 30 May 2010, Complaintsboard users alleged that James Smith and one Paula White are “in a romantic relationship that is adultery for James Smith.

    39. On or about 15 June 2010 a Complaintsboard user posted that 
    “Pastor Paula White of Without Walls and James Smith of James Smith Company are in a relationship that has come to public notice” and accused James Smith of immorality.

    49. On or about 7 July 2010, a Complaintsboard user claimed that Paula White and James Smith were “devious”, engaged in an extramarital relationship, and “fleecing believers and investors.”

    Xenophilia posted a review entitled “Get Motivated Seminar, Colin Powell, Michael Phelps, others live @ Arco arena”. 

    http://xenophilius.wordpress.c…/

    65. On 22 June 2010, a user called Candy alleged that James Smith is carrying on an extramarital affair with a Pastor Paula White. Candy further alleged travel 
    itinerary information that would not be available to an individual without access to James Smith’s cell phone. 

    http://www.courthousenews.com/

  5. If God said it in his word whether in the old or the new testament, then take note of it. Don’t disregard it.  If you give in the name of the Lord, you will be blessed.  As someone mentioned before, those who receive what you give are accountable to God for their actions.  It is out of your hands. Don’t allow Satan to steal your joy for giving into the Kingdom of God.  He will test you with doubt saying “Did God really say” just as he deceived Eve, you may also be deceived.  Arguing about the law does not bring about peace or joy.  But when you give with a joyful heart, no one can steal your joy. God watches over His word to perform it.  Has He said it and will He not do it?  Has He spoke it and not make it good?  God is not a man that He should Lie.  Even when Man tries to do something in their own power, God can work all things together for good to them that Love God. 
    Follow your heart and do first things first:  Love the Lord Your God with all your Heart, mind and strength.  God will never fail you when you put Him first.  Go back to your first Love and deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Him daily.  He will come through, He will never fail. He reigns victorious in an everlasting kingdom.  His love endures forever!

  6. solaGod says:

    With God, you follow the whole Law are you are culpable for breaking all of it.  In His mind, there’s no bits and pieces.  It’s all or nothing.
    The issue of following any part of the Law (tithes and first fruits included) was settled a long time ago.
     
    I’ll let the Scripture speak for me:
     
    Acts 15:5-20; 27-29
     
    Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, “The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses.”
    6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. 7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. 8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. 9 He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. 10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear? 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”
    12 The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them. 13 When they finished, James spoke up. “Brothers,” he said, “listen to me. 14 Simon[a] has described to us how God first intervened to choose a people for his name from the Gentiles. 15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written:
    16 “‘After this I will return
    and rebuild David’s fallen tent.
    Its ruins I will rebuild,
    and I will restore it,
    17 that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,
    even all the Gentiles who bear my name,
    says the Lord, who does these things’[b]—
    18 things known from long ago.[c]
    19 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. 20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.
    Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing. 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: 29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.   Farewell.
     
     

  7. Renewyourmind says:

    These TV preacher do not believe half of the things that they teach people on TV. I read in the Bible were God said 1. You will know them by their fruit 2. He will not have us to be ignorant. If these big time preached believed in Tithes by do they beat people when they don’t give because if Tithe is for today then if NO BODY  in the church Tithe. and the preacher tithe then he would have everything he need to pay his bill etc, Thats what they tell hard working people to give them there rent money and God will bless them, Fool why give your rent money away then pray to God to give it back, Whatever you purpose in YOUR heart you should give,

  8. LoveYourNeighbor says:

    I’m surprised that there is any writing attacking first your neighbor, brothers, and sisters (all in the name of God)?  I’m also suprised at such judgmental comments…(passing judgment on behalf of God)?  I cannot imagine God has given any man or woman here any right to pass judgment.

    Does not (according to KJV) ALL belong to God?  Then does it matter whether it’s called tithing, firstfruits, seeds, or offerings?  Does not the Bible require each of us to give our very best?  Why would we limit what we give to God, so He can limit what He gives to us?

    Love thy neighbor?  Does anyone remember this?  These words I’ve read certainly do not sound like words of love.

    LoveYourNeighbor      

    • Proverbs 24:25 But those who rebuke [the wicked] will have delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.

      John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. 

      Friend, if the bible really truly called us not to judge then we would neither be able to rebuke nor discipline. You should read the whole passage of Matthew 7:1 to understand that the bible is not rebuking judgement; it is rebuking hypocrites. 

      There’s a whole book of men/women who were ordained as judges by God. 

      2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season [and] out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

      – jared 

    • LadyGrace says:

      LoveYourNeighbor,

      The New Testament COMMANDS believers to discern truth and to correct one another. That ‘non-judgmentalism’ stuff is worldly thinking that sounds ‘noble’ but makes absolutely no biblical sense.

      At your first opportunity please read ALL of Jesus’ thoughts on corruption or ‘wrongdoing’ in the Body. Matthew 18 is a great place to start.

      BTW, Jesus himself passed judgment on religious leaders of his day when we threw out the money-changers.

      Perhaps, you forgot how he called them out when he PUBLICLY called them ‘a bunch of snakes’ and ‘whitewashed tombs.’

      He denounced the ways of so-called religious people who prayed in public places to be seen or brought gifts with haughtiness, in contrast to the widow with only a mite.

      Jesus loved people alright. But he was forthright and pretty stinging in his rebukes of religious leaders.

      Study, my friend!

  9. LadyGrace says:

    Deuteronomy 14 has the most EXTENSIVE teaching on tithes yet almost NOBODY TEACHES IT!

    If you read it, you will see that God NEVER, EVER intended for tithes to be used for the ‘temple’ or the ‘church’ or the ‘priesthood.’

    The tithe was literally meant to be like Thanksgiving. The people were to use the agricultural goods for a feast at the Temple- which was to be EATEN by THE GIVER AND THEIR HOUSEHOLD. It even included ‘strong drink.’ God wanted the people to eat it in his presence to remind them that it was God that blessed and prospered the land to sustain them.

    God did not ordain it for the priests or the Levites or the ‘temple.’ God nudged his people to remember the Levites AND the poor, AND the widow AND foreigners. Every 3 years, the WHOLE tithe was used to feed the Levites, the poor, widows and orphans in their OWN town.

    God COMMANDED it to be food NOT money. All money was to be used to buy food for the party when the pilgrim and their family made it to Jerusalem.

    Once you study GOD’S prescriptions for the tithe, you realize most of what we’ve been taught does not conform to God’s prescription for tithing.

    God COMMANDED what the tithe was to be and how it was to be used. People have twisted – well-meaning or otherwise- to make it into something God NEVER intended.

    Please read Deuteronomy 14. It’ll all make sense.

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