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1  Forum / Politics / Re: Robert Mugabe Will Rule Zimbabwe Till He's 100 Years Old From A Special Wheelchair - Wife on: 24-11-2015 01:42 PM
I have a Zimbabwean friend and also a colleague at work, he always tells me that Mrs Grace is worst than her husband and his cabinet put together. Now I know and understand what he really and mean't and how right his been. "Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the mind of those who possess it".........This is not far from the saying from Lord Acton, that "absolute power corrupts absolutely". When the end is near, the ear gets blocked. The reign and time of President Mugabe is at the peak and will crumble like a pack of cards. Mrs Grace Mugabe whom some people thought will succeed her man will definitely fall from grace to grass because she is helping in legitimizing the abuse of power which make the problem of moral hypocrisy among Zimbabwean far even worse. At this point   
2  Forum / Religion / Re: I Can Never Give 10% Of My Earning To Anybody - Ghanaian Millionaire, Kofi Amoabeng (Page 2) on: 22-11-2015 05:41 PM
Quote from: Joe Jo on 22-11-2015 05:19 PM
As far as many pastors are concerned, the most important scripture of all is not to be found in the word of Jesus. Neither is it even in the New Testament. 

That scripture says: “‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and try me now in this,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.’” (Malachi 3:10).

This scripture is drummed repeatedly into Christians on Sundays. However, the only time Jesus mentioned tithing in scripture, he pointed out that it was not a weighty matter of the law. (Matthew 23:23). Hebrews says people only receive tithes “according to the law.” (Hebrews 7:5). It then insists tithing (and everything else under the law) has been annulled: “The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless.” (Hebrews 7:18-19). Nevertheless, mercenary pastors continue to insist on the payment of tithes.

Latter-day Pharisees

Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for keeping part instead of the whole law. (Matthew 23:23). That is what tithe-collecting pastors do today. If we insist our congregants must pay tithes, we must also insist that they keep the rest of the law. James says: “Whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.” (James 2:10). Therefore, if we insist on tithing, we should also refrain from eating pork. We should stone adulterers, execute homosegxwals, kill Sabbath violators and restore blood-sacrifices.

Tithe-collecting pastors counter this by maintaining the payment of tithes pre-dated the law. Here Abraham is cited as the cardinal example of someone who paid tithes before the promulgation of the Law of Moses, as did Jacob, his grandson. However, such arguments are disingenuous.

Before the law, tithing was at best an example but not a commandment. Moreover, pastors fail to mention that Abraham only tithed once in his lifetime. When he did, he did not even tithe his own money: he tithed the spoils of war. He gave ten percent of the plunder he took when he rescued Lot to Melchisedec, king of Salem. But then he did not even keep the rest but returned it (all ninety percent) to the king of Sodom.

For his part, Jacob also tithed only once. He did this in a “let’s make a deal” arrangement he offered to God: “Jacob made a vow, saying, ‘If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the LORD shall be my God. And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will surely give a tenth to you.’” (Genesis 28:20-22). This kind of deal about accepting God only under certain self-serving conditions should certainly not be a term of reference for any serious believer.

Lies upon lies

The first lie pastors tell Christians is what some have referred to as “the eleventh commandment:” “Thou shalt pay thy tithes to thy local church.” But the bible says no such thing. The storehouse of Malachi was not a church. It was a place where food was kept.

Pastors hide from church-members the fact that money was not acceptable as tithe. The tithe was a tenth of the seed and fruit of the land and of the animals which ate of the land. (Leviticus 27:30-32). That is why God says: “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be FOOD in my house.” (Malachi 3:10). He does not say “that there may be MONEY in my house.” The food was used to feed the Levites, the poor, widows, orphans and strangers.

Pastors also conveniently fail to teach the biblical tithe. The principles of tithing were not laid down by Malachi. They were laid down by Moses. The study of Moses’ guidelines quickly reveals that the biblical tithe has no application whatsoever to Christians and is mischievously violated by tithe-collecting pastors today.

According to the Law of Moses, the tithe was divided into three allocations. The first year, it was given to the Levite. The second year, it was given to widows, orphans and the poor. The third year, it was eaten in the company of the faithful before the Lord as thanksgiving for his faithfulness. (Deuteronomy 14:22-28). In the seventh year, there was no planting and no reaping and therefore no tithing.

So the next time your pastor asks you to pay tithe, ask him about the seventh-year reprieve. Also ask him if you can give your tithe to the orphanage, or bring it as food items to be eaten in church. Believe me; he will not agree with you because it is your money he is after.

Inapplicability of tithes

Tithing was only applicable to Jews and to the land of Israel. When large populations of Jews lived in Babylon, Ammon, Moab, Egypt, and Syria, these lands became tithe-able lands. However, tithes were not acceptable from strictly Gentile lands. So you need to ask your pastor how come he is collecting tithes in Nigeria.

Servants or slaves who worked on the land did not tithe because the land did not belong to them. Since only agricultural and animal resources were included, a fisherman gave no tithe of his fisheries. Neither did a miner or a carpenter pay tithes, nor anyone from the various professional occupations. So if you are not a farmer or a keeper of livestock, tell your 419 pastor tithing is biblically inapplicable to you.

Moreover, the only people authorized to receive tithes were the Levites. (Hebrews 7:5). So if your Pastor is a “tithe-collector,” ask him if he happens to be a Jew. Remind him that, even though a Jew, Jesus could not receive the tithe because he was not from the tribe of Levi but from that of Judah.

The trick, of course, is for pastors today to claim we are “Levites.” If your pastor is one such dissembler, ask him if he lives as a Levite. Remind him that Levites had no land and did not have private property. Ask him also how he knows he is from the tribe of Levi, which happens to be one of the lost tribes of Israel. Point out to him that even Jewish rabbis don’t claim to be Levites today because all Jewish genealogical records were lost with the destruction of the Temple in AD 70, ensuring that it is no longer possible to ascertain the true identity of Levites.

Therefore, if Jews no longer tithe because the Levites are a lost tribe, how can Christian pastors collect tithes when we are not even Jewish, how much more Levites? If Jewish rabbis, whose terms of reference remain the Old Testament no longer collect tithes, then pastors who insist Christians are under a New Testament have no business doing so.

The conclusion then is inescapable. Every pastor who collects tithes is nothing but “a thief and a robber.” (John 10:1).

...............Please reference FEMI ARIBISALA...........He's the publisher of this write-up from words to words. We should try as much as possible to always reference sources of report if they are from other peopl..........This is plagarism!!!! Even though it's a good write-up, we should be accountable of our statements if asked to defend it.
3  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: SHOCKING PHOTOS: This Is The New Look Of Cancer-Stricken Diezani Alison-Madueke on: 14-11-2015 08:41 PM
I pray and hope she get well soon. I have always and will always love her. If I may ask, who isn't a thief in Nigeria? Stealing, corruption, runs in the veins of most Nigerians, and we are here accusing her of stealing and being corrupt. The existing government is corrupt, the previous one also was corrupt, the one before the previous, and unto the first generation of governments in Nigeria were all corrupt. So lets stop pointing accusing fingers when we swim in corruption. Nigeria is like the the proverbial Bible text in John 8:7...."However, when they persited with their question, He raised himself up and said, let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her."
4  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Photo: World's Most Expensive Bra In 2015 Can Buy Linda Ikeji's Mansion In Banana Island on: 12-11-2015 05:09 AM
This is utterely and irresponsible journalism characterised with an insidious headline just to grab attension. Please poster can you state the reason why your comparing a Ladies bra to someone's house. I can see a high degree of insanity at play here. I guess the house Linda Ikeji acquired hasn't really sank into your vascular tissues. Please try as much as possible to be updating us with exciting and meaningful journalism that will add value to our lives, and stop reporting irrelevancies. Or are u jealous that Linda Ikeji bought a gigantic mansion for herself?
5  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Photos & Video Of Nigerian Man Caught Brushing His Teeth On London Train Go Viral on: 6-11-2015 04:15 AM
Well I can say he's an African man because his black. Being black doesn't mean his Nigerian. His name wasn't mentioned, so why the conclusion that his a Nigerian? Must everything negative be Nigeria? Don't they have Ghanian, Malian, Cameronian, Ivorians, Togolese and other Africans in England? Please confirm his nationality before you conclude his a Nigerian. However, this could be a bet between him and someone, or it could also be a stunt pulled to proof a point.
6  Forum / Politics / Re: LMAO! Abacha Is Back In Aso ROCK! See Photos Of Gamsu Abacha Welcomed Into Aso Rock on: 6-11-2015 03:51 AM
That her late father was levelled corrupt does not mean she or her other siblings are corrupt, and should be ostracised. Poster I wonder why this should be an issue. Does she not have right to visit Aso Rock? Aren't the Abacha's Nigerians anymore? Posts like this is baseless, nonesense, inane, lacks direction and above all inept. Poster please if there's nothing to post, sleep!!!
7  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Naija Bad Girl, Maheeda Opens A Posh Restaurant In Netherlands - Photos on: 1-11-2015 09:41 AM
So she still got business acumen, thought her business exploits are just only inbetween her legs. Hmmm, if the media is right then lets give her some credits.
8  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: 144 Virgins Set To Entertain Prophet Olumba Olumba On His Birthday In Calabar on: 1-11-2015 09:38 AM
Religious bigotry in action.
9  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: EXPLOSIVE! I Started Dating 2face When I Was Just 15 Years Old - Annie Idibia on: 1-11-2015 09:35 AM
No wonder!!!
10  Forum / Politics / Re: Elections Petition Tribunal Nullifies Election Of Wanted Drug Baron Senator Buruji Kashamu on: 9-10-2015 10:40 PM
The law at work.
11  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Could This Be True! Nasir El-Rufai Is About To Wed Zahra Buhari - The Polity Newspaper on: 9-10-2015 10:22 PM
It's too early to comment. Let's all be patient and see how the news unfolds. No marriage is hidden especially if your in the public glee. If it turns out to be true then I'll comment. I don't want to be media frenzy. I urge everyone not to jump into conclusion.
12  Forum / Law and Crime / Re: NAU Undergraduate Nabbed By Police For Diverting N8m From A Bank Account on: 16-09-2015 01:05 PM
We the youths often complain how our political leaders are corrupt and destroyed our nascent economy and infrastructures. Well, I wonder if we are also towing the line. Each year too many Nigerians and foreigners feel the pain and grief scammers and fraudsters cause to their livelihood. Online fraudsters target finance houses and other Nigerians irrespective of health and age to defraud them of their life savings. The case above is just a tiny drop in an ocean. I urge the Nigerian government to enact tougher policies and laws to deal ruthlessly with online scammers because they are not different from corrupt politicians, kidnappers and the likes. Tougher prison sentences should be imposed to offenders.
13  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Korean Man Destroys Mercedes S63 To Protest Poor Customer Service on: 16-09-2015 12:24 PM
My dear Insurance doesn't work in this manner. This is a deliberate act and in insurance law, deliberate actions are dealt with differently and in extreme cases, does not get any compensation. Insurance pays when its an accident due to fire, road or break-down that you as the owner didn't cause. He's angry over poor management services and as such displayed emotions (extreme anger) that he couldn't contain. I bet, if any staff had come up to stop him, that staff would have seen his ancestors by now. That's by the way, well the only thing I foresee here, is that he will sue the company for not acting or attending to his request or warranty/guarantee if his car is covered. However, driving such car means he is ready to confront the dealer in any manner. Good luck to him. I feel his pain.
14  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Nigeria Present Finest Girl, Queen Kate Efrida Odeh Releases New Pics. (Page 3) on: 16-09-2015 12:04 PM
I think there are lot of factors that add up to be called the most finest, or the most beautiful girl in a beauty contest. Apart from those factors, facially she's no were an inch to be called the most beautiful girl in Nigeria.....She's not in a million miles my choice. Just take a tour on Facebook or Instagram on Nigerian girls and see for yourself how beautiful girls display their beauties. Most beautiful girls in Nigeria shy away from these contests due to reasons they alone can explain. Well, if the judges had decided and settled for her, who are we to judge again!!! Hope she presents and represents Nigeria and herself well when the need arises..........congrats to her anyways.
15  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Fan Attacks Peter Okoye For Flaunting Photos Of His American House On Instagram on: 16-09-2015 11:50 AM
Well, Psq didn't buy the house. Two things here, it's either they rented a flat on one of the floors, or bought the flat, but can not buy the entire building. That structure runs into hundreds of million dollars and not naira. Now you can convert what a few million of dollars to naira and see for yourself. Do Psq worth up to a billion naira? However, Its their problem if they choose to showcase their wealth. To me, it makes no sense. That's their cup of coffee.
16  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Jim Iyke Welcomes Baby Boy With His 23 Years Old Lithuanian Girlfriend, Dana Kinduryte on: 7-09-2015 10:20 AM
Some people won't mind there business. When he was dating all them African babe's, U guys say he's a player and not someone to take serious. Now, someone far away has found him seriously and you guys are opening your gutters to speak rubbish. What a shame the way some people think and talk. Please Jim, ignore haters and continue to love your lovely wife and cute son. And for those of you who are laughing that his girl is Eastern European (Lithuanian), if I may ask, is Nigerian a first world country? Let me tell you crack heads, she will be the one to be mocked at in her home country for being with someone from a Third world country if you don't know. After all, she is a qualified lawyer, meaning she's is educated and serious in life. So go phyuk yourselves you wankers and get a life.
17  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: I Smashed The Igbo Broad, But She Is Trying To Set Me Up - Timaya Confesses To Sex With US Group on: 26-07-2015 01:44 PM
Rottweiler chick looking for who to devour and scam. This is what homeless and jobless Nigerian girls without document do in foreign land to survive. Timaya u have a lovely beautiful innocent girl at home and u went to the US to smash a hoe. Lucky, the police were not called on u. This would have been the end of your line. Be wise and show more love to your homely girl who gave u lovely children. Take her along when on tour to any part of the world, she's smoking hot.
18  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Jonathan’s Performance Will Hunt S/South For A Long Time – Obasanjo on: 17-07-2015 08:40 PM
Obasanjo I totally disagree with. Rather, it's the other way round, your performance in office is still hunting all Nigerians. Your era witnessed huge corruption, intimidation, maladministration and nepotism. It's pathetic at this moment u still feel pain against GEJ just because he refused to be tele-guided by your corrupt tendencies. Ain't u ashamed that of all ex-presidents, your still the only one lurking around the corridor of power seeking one favor or the other. Shame on u. Let me tell u, we are very proud of GEJ. We agree he had shorting comings in some areas, it was people like u that made his government ungovernable just because he refused to lead in your ways. SHAME ON YOU OBJ.....Retire to your poultry!!!
19  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Senate Makes 11yrs The Legal Age of segxwal Consent in Nigeria (Page 3) on: 5-06-2015 05:15 PM
How can the senate approve 11 years as the legal year for a minor to have sex. I think they are all insane and perverts. Can they allow some one to have sex with their daughter(s) who is 11 years old? These are politicians whose segxwal orientations are channeled towards minors. Pedophiles running the government of Nigeria. I think we are running a sharia constitution in Nigeria, what a shame!!!
20  Forum / Politics / Re: Michael Igbinedion Asked To Pay N3M For Stealing Over N25BN Or Go To Jail For 6 Years on: 2-05-2015 11:28 AM
Corruption runs in the family. They need Holy Ghost Cleanings. It's a shame how Our judicial system apply SELECTIVE JUDICIAL SYSTEM when handling cases. I read sometimes last week how a lady was sentenced to about 360 years for stealing from her employer about 2 million or more naira. Now compare both crimes and deduce your conclusion from our judicial system?  I think the higher you steal from the public coffer, the lower the years you'll spend in prison, while the lower you steal the more u'll be jailed for a longer time. The system stinks!!!
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