Rev. Dr Dan Owusu Asiamah of the Missionary Church of Christ, has stated that using money to pay tithe is not Biblical. According to him, churches involved in collecting tithes in the form of money are flouting the laws of God.
Rev. Dr Dan Owusu Asiamah gave this reply on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz, when he was asked if Jesus Christ paid tithes.
“When you go to the Old Testament, God only demanded the Children of Israel to pay tithe. No other nation was asked to pay it” he said.
The Ghanaian Pastor also stated that when any church asks its members to pay tithe in the form of money, it is a fraudulent move.
”Paying tithe in monetary forms now is fraud” he added.
He supported his answer with a quotation taking from the book of Deuteronomy Chapter 14 verse 24 verse 26. which reads;
“But if that place is too distant and you have been blessed by the Lord your God and cannot carry your tithe (because the place where the Lord will choose to put his Name is so far away), 25 then exchange your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the Lord your God will choose. 26 Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice”, he quoted
“Tithe-paying is fraud. Under no circumstance was anyone asked to pay tithe in the Bible. Tithing has to do with foodstuffs. Everything they are doing now is wrong. We speak about corruption and talk about politicians. Corruption begins in the church. The church is actively doing these things. In Deuteronomy 14:25, it tells you, a tithe isn’t about money.” .
. “There is a difference between offertory and tithing, Malachi chapter 3: 8-10 says tithing has nothing to do with money but offering does. I challenge every clergyman to open a passage that says we should pay tithe on a monthly basis. No apostle asked a Christian to give one-tenth. Now it’s more like a law that some churches even collect the tithe before they bury the dead. How do you mark those who pay tithe in church?”