Shidaanikei Publishers announce the publication of God, Pastors and Title: What the Scripture Says (ISBN: 978-1-9992257-7-3) (2021) by Godwin Airuoyuwa, Engr. The taxman, who collects tax with the authority of the government, and puts the funds to his own use, is not only guilty of misusing public funds, he is also guilty of defrauding the government or misusing the authority of the government. In the same way, when a man of God collects tithes from God’s people, on the authority of God’s name, and fails to disburse it as directed by God, he is not only misusing the people’s funds, he is also misusing the name of the LORD. He is misusing the people’s funds by using them on things other than what the law of God commanded; God commanded that tithe be used to meet the needs of the Levites, who were priests and temple workers, the poor, the widows, orphans, and the strangers, all of whom had no means of livelihood. He is misusing the name of the LORD because he is using it for the wrong purpose – using it to feed himself; according to the English dictionary, to misuse is to use something in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose.
The name of the LORD is also misused when His words are misrepresented or when He is credited with words He never said. By insisting on using the law of tithing which God gave to the Israelites under the Old Testament, to extract money from the believers of Christ, even though we now operate under a New Covenant, these men and women of God are claiming to
be speaking in the authority of God; they may be in danger of the wrath of God, if He has not directed them to collect these tithes in the first place.
There is a heavy price to pay by anyone who misuses the name of the LORD; for according to the third of the Ten Commandments of God, “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone
guiltless who misuses his name” (Exodus 20:7). And if they are misrepresenting the words of God, the Scripture says, “But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death” (Deuteronomy 18:20, 22). A read through this book will reveal how this law of God on tithing has been misused and abused by several men and women of God.
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