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Can Prophets Collect Tithes

A number of televised preachers claim to be prophets. Were prophets allowed to collect tithes?

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 ---jhonny on 8/16/06
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yes,If they minister to you spiritual things then you should minister to them carnal things thats the bible!
---chris on 6/16/07

tithes are for the support of the ministry locally. a tv preacher should not collect your tithe but only an offering. your first point in giving should be a local church, if a tv or radio preacher blesses or encourages your life then support them next, but don't neglect the local church (or you will find that you will not have a local church)
---Jared on 11/20/06

Here's a formula to keep you in want and poverty no matter how much you tithe or give.
Pr 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Peter Popoff declared 19.4 nillion last year, and many are beyond that. Does that qualify for giving to the rich? They've got the answers, the bottom line, the facts.
---jhonny on 8/19/06

Heh Barbara, thanks for this heart wrenching story you have shared. Unbelievable! Speaing of robbing God. The word in Hebrew is a verb to spoil, and to plunder, and to prey upon.
These fakers and actors are preying upon God's heritage plundering the truth.
Isa 42:22 "But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore."
---jhonny on 8/19/06

Some pastors recieve the tithes for themselves. They believe that tithes belongs to them, not the church. They recieve the tithes, offerings two sundays out of the month. The church recieves the offering the other two sundays. They have an annivasary twice a year one for the pastor. He recieves a big offering, one for the church to get the offering. One of the pastors gets 20% of that. He never preaches without talking about tithes, or money. He says, anybody not giving him tithes is robbing God.
---Barbara on 8/17/06

Amen again Rev. Herb. My tithes will go to my church and no one else.
---shira on 8/17/06

Jesus was the greatest of all prophets. He did not profit from being a prophet nor do I believe any profit should be acquired if you have been given the gift of being a prophet. If Jesus didn't say it or do it I don't believe it.
---Ryan on 8/17/06

Thanks Jack for your reference to the Didache. That sheds some light, but is there any case of money in anyway being dealt with by prophets as an instance?
---jhonny on 8/16/06

The Didache, one of the earliest post-NT Christian writings says that if a prophet says to give money to someone, that's a message from God.
But if he says to give money to HIMSELF, he's a false prophet.
How does this sound to you?
---Jack on 8/16/06

The TV prophets you talk about are for the most part false. There are no prophets today that can fortell the future. We have preachers that are called prophets, but they forthtell the word of God from the bible. We now have the bible and all God wants us to know today is in it. Nothing else is being add. Unless ofcoure, you concider the new perversions.
---Rev_Herb on 8/16/06

That's quite a carnal-spiritual formula Chris. How does that work again?
---jhonny on 8/16/06

Tithes are the offerings to your church for God's store house. What these people on television who may or who may not say they are prophets are collecting donations. Just beware as the bible tells us of false prophets. Tithe to your church, and causiously donate to those who you believe God wants you to help.
---Dottie on 8/16/06

Your question was answered about 2000 years ago. Check out the Didiache it is the first known written articles to instruct elders on how to lead the church. They determined then that any man who called himself a prophet and asked or demanded money, or a meal or any other free goods was a false prophet and to be removed from the church until they repented - check it out its really interesting . . . little is new today it's been around from the beginning. Hope this helps.
---robert on 8/16/06

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