Patterson extortion letter

Remember when church elders said tithing wasn't mandatory; and to just give whatever you can? Well, those days are long gone.

As more and more churches face budget cuts and rising gas prices making it more costly for pastors to drive Cadillacs, church leaders are looking to their flock to foot the bills.

One Florida church demanded a female member pay $1,000 in delinquent tithes or be removed from the church's roll.

Candace Patterson received the letter from Tampa's Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church. The letter reminded the single mom of the church's mandatory "contribution" of $50 a month plus two special assessments.

The letter also demanded children pay $5 a month plus two special assessments.

It isn't unusual for church's to shame members into paying tithes, but some say Patterson's church took it a step too far.

Patterson posted the letter on her Facebook page, where it sparked fiery debates on mandatory tithing and religious extortion.

Patterson wrote: “if I knew a church charged 50.00 a month I would have never joined…especially if I’m a single parent trying to make ends meet…”

But many of her followers saw no problem with a church forcing its members to pay what amounts to private club dues every month.

Others criticized the church for hiding behind its tax exempt status while fleecing its congregation.

Churches used to be sanctuaries where parishioners could go for spiritual guidance and a sense of belonging. But churches have become a business, and churches profit from tithing.

Patterson told ABC News, “It’s like you say to me, if you want to be a member of this church, you need to pay this. If you want to find God, it don’t say anything like that in the Bible.”

  • OpinionHated

    Pay your tithes ho you can't steal from God.... meanwhile you getting your herrr dun and your face pierced and leave God waiting for his share.....
    I REFUSE to join the church - I still enjoy going on occasion and can appreciate a good sermon and i'll give offering (does $5 count) but I am not joining the church cause the members act like the Pastor is Jesus reincarnated and I am not with calling no woman First Lady just cause the bish phucking the rev....

  • suganspice68

    If I was Candace,that church would just have to remove me from their roster.Forget them!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Shameful. Hopefully she left the church. I remember seeing the video of Creflo Dollar saying that he wished he could put all of the non tithers in a pit and have his ushers open fire or catch them on fire....it was one of those.

  • Nik

    Last time I checked, giving is not to be done through coercion. I guess that church missed that memo.

  • Nik

    Creflo said WHAT?

  • GuestSTAR

    LMAO @ that pic

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The real problem is that these preachers no longer teach the Bible and the congregation no longer reads the Bible for themselves. No one wants to be told what they are doing is wrong so they would rather have the preacher get up there and preach about tithing and prosperity.

    "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly, or under compulsion.." ~2 Corinthians 9:7

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    ...just no...#shameful

  • Nik

    I wonder why she felt the need to put her church on blast? In another article I read that she said she loved her pastor, so if that's the case she should have resolved it quietly between the parties involved. If that doesn't work, then seek mediation. That's what the Bible she reads says to do.

  • Nanny

    ?????

  • http://www.southernbellepublishing.com countrygal

    You will not find many like my late Pastor. Many times, he'd pay the church bills out of his own pocket when funds were low. And he never told anyone. I knew because I was the secretary. These people ought to be ashamed.

  • chappedlippz

    The church’s mandatory “contribution” of $50 a month plus two special assessments...yeah right. Next.

  • imright

    smh Church is the worst

  • Buttercup

    What the what? Is there a school through the church and her children are attending? That's the only way I could understand her receiving a letter like this.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. I had to google it. Idk the rules on posting links (it's on YT) but I transcribed below.

    "I thought about when we first built the dome, I wanted to put some of those little moving bars and uh give everyone a little card, and they stick it in the little computer slot. If they were tithing beautiful music would go off. You know, 'Welcome, welcome, welcome to the world dome'. But, if they were non-tithers the bar would lock up and red and blue lights would start going and a siren would go off in the entire dome, 'crook, crook, crook'. Security would go and apprehend them and once we got them all together we would line them up in the front and pass out uzi's to the ushers. We would point our ushers right at all of those non-tithing members BECAUSE WE WANT GOD TO COME TO CHURCH and then at the count of three Jesus' we would shoot them all dead..."

  • eljjai

    God never asked Christians for tithes, read your bible. Read the new testament.

  • eljjai
  • Tammie Reed

    Hmmm.....

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Well this is not a God-filled church. If folks who want to use this example as they don't "do" church, they had no plans of "doing" church in the first place.

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    All I know is....You cannot buy your way to Heaven...

    ...I believe that you choose to give and that amount should private. No one should be made to feel ashamed or guilty for not giving more. There are more ways to serve God than monetarily.

  • side_i

    What is special assessment exactly ??

  • Renee Bee

    Gasp! Nah uh! This pulpit pimp right herr. Smh.

  • aRoth

    Teach DON'T preach.

  • Buttercup

    One of my sisters already did. I was like, "Girl, just be real. You're one of those people who feel like Christianity was shoved down the throats of slaves and their descendants as a means of control." Don't try to push this on anyone else. Own your ish.

  • Renee Bee

    Thank you. All of this.

  • SummerBaby

    I would've been pissed had my church sent me this. ?

  • That’s Interesting

    Every church member is supposed to tithe 10 percent of their income monthly. That's biblical and it's no getting around it. However, you are not supposed to kick a member out the church. Certainly not a single mother who isn't spiritually mature enough to understand you are supposed to tithe either way. I'm sure she honestly feels that she can't afford to ttithe.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    WTF type shyt is that!? Oh no. Jesus did not die and get up for that. Does this same church send out letters to its members for all the sins they do!? Could not be me. Forgive me Lord but to hell with them.

  • Its Me

    I luhs ya. You see that cray ish downstairs sis?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Huh??? Let me read

  • OpinionHated

    I grew up in church and churches have changed.... when my granny died the church she went to for over 30 years not only did everything free they fed my family and our guests - real good west indian cooked food... cheese you rice and peas stew chicken ... man we didn't want for nothing... Nothing is wrong with church but something is definitely wrong with the people who running them....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh Florida ..... let me finish reading

  • Its Me

    WELL Candace. Be glad you dont attend Mt Calvary Word of Faith Church. They got an ATM machine that be waiting on you at the doe.

    Pastor Shirley Ann Caesar Williams said she is GETTING her coint!

  • Buttercup

    Weeeeeeell!! This reminded me that I need to ask my passah about this. I've never gotten his stance on Law and Grace. He routinely preaches out of the Old Testament.

    For those who believe that Jesus came to free us from Law, why do we still tithe since it was governed in the OT?

    Let me text passah so he can come back with 50-11 'scriptures and umpteen books for me to read on this subject.

  • SummerBaby

    It don't matter to me if she's a single mother or married this church is out of line in my opinion.

  • iWasteTime

    #WhatHappenedToSandraBland
    #SandraBland

  • Its Me

    HELLO! *flangs myself in your arms*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Them folks Love Creflo too smh

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    I went downstairs and tried to read the comments, but I gave up. I see coo coo crazy back at it again. Smdh. She don't have shyt else to do? Sandra, come get your girlfriend. She is irking.

  • aRoth

    No! What happened? I'm stuffing my face with chinese food, shading the fuk outta my supervisor because she trying to find out HOW the chinese food got in here and looking at my cruise countdown. #147days
    Translation: Ain't got time. LMAOOOO

  • 1/8

    "God" doesn't have any use for money, but the men wrote the bible and run the churches do.

    I'm so glad there aren't any atheist membership fees!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Evil spirit !!!!!! Just ugly ..... demented

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Heyyyy!!! *hugs you hard* how are you!? Who are you? *hugs you again* lol

  • Its Me

    Girl. Smdh.

    If you dont get help at Charter? PLEASE. Get help SOMEWHERE. That girl down there is CRAY. I will email a synopsis.

  • Buttercup

    Timothy Baptist Church in Athens had an ATM in the vestibule back in 2006. I don't know if the new pastor took it out, but I never should've ignored that red flag when I walked through the door.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    lmfao these churches are demanding tithes now? Where's the church burner when he's really necessary?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    LOL...****HUGS***....new "FREN"....We Fens now!!!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    "But churches have become a business, and churches profit from tithing."
    This!^^^^ do you know how many failed 'businessmen', ex-pimps, hustlers, a grifters are starting "churches"??? and I'm not arguing against tithes 'cause I am a tither BY CHOICE (but please know that when I didn't/don't tithe, God did NOT foreclose on my house or snatch my vehicle, nope.)
    I've been in The Church all my life and I've seen first-hand the manipulation, shaming, and threats used by some of these 'pastors' to fleece folks like this young lady above. what's going on in these "churches" is straight b.s! don't let these wolves 'teach' you what's contrary to the fact that "God is Love" and anybody threatening you over money is NOT of God. ugh!

  • Its Me

    I just talked to you yesterday. You dont know who I am? *blank stare*

  • aRoth

    #waiting - LOL

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Tithes were brought about as a means for philandering popes to support their babymamas.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    I done told her she is hateful. But this is a bit much. How petty do you have to be, to want to come in here, be a pain in the ads and get cussed out every damn day? Didn't she say she has a husband? She might need to tell him she needs more attention at home. Then maybe she would not act like a fool in here.

  • Buttercup

    Waaaaait a minute. Does the term BBD mean anything to you?

  • iWasteTime

    If you thought the post downstairs was bad.
    Watch what is about to happen.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Shyt, now i feel bad....But no. I'm so sorry.

  • Its Me

    I am not here to stay. Folks called me out of the Blog Witness Protection Program. *hugs you while I am here*

  • 1/8

    Disgusting and somewhat predictable. In my experience, so-called believers are some of the most angry, violent people I have ever met.

  • DYmondgurl

    Hunnid :waves:

  • aRoth

    You know. :wink:

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Yeah I think I do. Lol. Took me a second. #imslowtoday

  • Its Me

    Yes. I coined that term.

    Big Black Dack. ='s The most beautifullest thing this the whurrrrrrrrrrrl (Keff Murray voice 1994)

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Yes because my ain't shyt is about to be real triflent.

  • Buttercup

    I just KNOWED it was you! We've been missing your font, shugg. Don't stay away from here long like that again.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Never mind. Lol I know

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Hey boo!!

  • Its Me

    He needs to scissor with her.

  • Tysion

    Read your bible again. The tithes the bible speak of refer to food not money. 1) What is the tithe? The tithe is 10% of the increase, established in Leviticus 27:30-33 as an offering Holy to the Lord. The scripture identifies the tithe as grain and fruit, herd and flock. The tithe is food! An example of the tithe can be seen in a shepherd with a flock of 100 sheep who is blessed with the birth of 50 lambs in the spring. Five of the lambs must be offered to the Lord as a tithe. The tithe was brought to the temple in Jerusalem in acknowledgement and appreciation of God’s provision for His people.

    2) What was the tithe for? God doesn’t need the food – God doesn’t eat. God doesn’t desire sacrifices or offerings ( Psalm 40:6 and Hosea 6:6 ) – He desires mercy. God doesn’t need us to give Him a 10th of everything – when He already owns everything ( Psalm 24:1 and Job 41:11b ). The tithe was used to feed the Levite priests (and their families) who were required to work in the temple day and night ministering to God on behalf of God’s people ( 1 Chronicles 9:33 ). Without the tithe, the Levite priests would have needed to raise their own food, thereby taking them away from ministering before God. Hence the reference in Malachi 3:10 "…that there may be food in my house"

  • Its Me

    Did you get my message downstairs?

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Hey baby!!!! I see I came back just in time!!! How's the vacation?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Oh..O...K... ***sads**

  • Its Me

    FOR THE RECORD: That CRAZY person downstairs ran me off. I dont have the STRENFF daily to deal with her. I just want to kick it with yall and K. I. M.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Yep.....

  • Karla Smith

    Ha! Guess that church has one less member now. It's mind boggling how people can be so easily manipulated (talking bout those other members who think it's ok for a church to do this)....This is one of the reasons I don't even go to church. I love Jesus and God to the fullest and pray regularly. I just don't trust these "churches" anymore...they full of shit...all about the damn dollar...

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Vacation has been wonderful! Waiting for food now lol

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Roses please note that the witness has said it was indeed dumb ass Giggles or whatever her name is today, that made her leave. So now she can STOP acting like she didn't know.

  • Its Me

    Since she KEEP saying...I aint run huh off. What is yall talking about. It wasnt me! HEFFA! IT IS YOU. Folks is TIREDT of you. Cant you just comment and...be normal? Like... try to take your meds? No?

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Primitive Baptist churches
    ??????
    I've never seen anything like this before....

  • Luvn_it

    I don't recall seeing in the bible about God asking for cash. What exactly is he going to do with it??

  • Buttercup

    Come through with the education, Sway.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sounds like a wonderful man that was in his true calling ... a blessing to witness that !!!!! I'm sure he is resting well

  • Its Me

    *sads that Khaki aint spaked to me* I abandoned you. I understand

    *wails*

  • Its Me

    Yeah man. And then she zoned in on @Jenie due to ME leaving. For that I am sorry.

  • Buttercup

    I can't wrap my head around it. She's actually cool until she starts becoming a victim and yelling, "THEY WON'T SIT WITH ME!" like a crazy person. We don't always agree on topics, but the new post comes up and we keep it moving.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    -----

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile she tell mo lies than a ninja going to jail nah .... you can not believe a damn word that flies out that fat gerbil looking btych mouf ya hear ... not a one ... this da same chick talm bout she has a masters working at got dayum Walgreens ... no offense to those that do ... but to not know Walgreens is not black owned ... chile

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Giggles....not the person. I'm really giggling.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Miss you Spencer Reid! **hugs you before you go poof**

  • KayDot

    O.M.G. Creflo done lost his everlasting mind! I don't see how people are still members of his ministry after the whole Luxury Jet thing... He's a crook

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    *-*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Waiting for the new log in to be a man (again) Toni Walker

  • iWasteTime

    Where people think they get the money to pay for that

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THE SHEEPLE KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO...FORGIVE THEM!

  • That’s Interesting

    I could be wrong but I don't believe most people back then dealt with money. They traded goods. The Levite priests needed food and the church needs cash. The church building has costs and the church is supposed to do outreach. That costs money. If you pay for your pastor's Mercedes, that's one thing, but every church member needs to tithe. That's my take on it. Don't come sit in a church every Sunday and Wednesday, and don't do your part.

  • Its Me

    MAYBE HER AZZ is Tiffany @Walgreens yall. All these YEARS. She done gave some poor soul some ADHD meds and he was in there for Viagra.

    Old man at home concentrating his gatdamn azz OFF...straight wondering why he cant rise to the occasion.

    All b/c she on HERE calling folks coons.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ROFL LMAO

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    I spoke back boo and said thanks about the fat chunky baby. Eben said how are you!!! :hugs: ???

  • SummerBaby

    Bol! ???

  • iWasteTime

    um ...
    I'm so full!
    Jesus so real

  • Ruby shine

    Reminds me of a cute joke I heard aways back

    A grumpy old man walks into a local First Baptist Church and says to the secretary, "I wanna join this damn church." The astonished woman replies, "I beg your pardon, sir. I must have misunderstood you. What did you say?""Listen up, dammit. I said I want to join this damn church!"

    I'm very sorry sir, but that kind of language is not tolerated in this church." The secretary leaves her desk and goes into the pastor's study to inform him of her situation. The pastor agrees that the secretary does not have to listen to that foul language. They both return to her office and the pastor asks, "Sir, what seems to be the problem here?"
    "There IS no damn problem!," the man says. "Looky here, I just won $200 million bucks in the damn lottery and I want to join this damn church to get rid of some of this damn money."

    I see," said the pastor. "And is this bytch giving you a hard time?" ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey there my bew ... by the way

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    This church must think they are a gym or country club selling memberships! See this is why I am in the right church!! My Pastots believe we should tithe, but they let us know they both work long hours with good paying jobs to pay ALL the church bills! We give what we can! This is why Jesus went off in the temple.... Because they were selling items and turned the temple into a flea market/mini-market!

  • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=037EgQ9Lvps harley_quinn21

    Dead

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *dead*

  • http://www.southernbellepublishing.com countrygal

    You won't find any like that. I'm honored to have known him.

  • Its Me

    She just CANNOT. Its like its an internal FIGHT. She cannot HELP it.

  • DYmondgurl

    many wet :tears:
    LMAO

  • Its Me

    We been trying to figure out who Tiffany was who tried to get a log in. Probably another one of those voices in her head is named that.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    disgusting

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Truly a blessing !!!

  • babygirlzzz

    Shame on this church. Jesus said be warned of false prophets. Esp in the church. Tithes isn't just giving back to the church its giving back to those in need. If I was her I wouldn't even dare return to that church.

  • Its Me

    That baby is PRETTY! Yall have/had fun? I am good. Bout to skate. But I refused to skate until I heard from my hunny tho. HA.

  • imright

    ????

  • Its Me

    I AM CRINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNE

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL! that's them!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile you know I hold my own .... Fugg her

  • Its Me

    HONEY! What in the world. Then she tried to "be your friend" last night too I saw. And ran Femme404 off. What in the whole HELL? Sandra needs to eradicate her. Like smallpox. Polio. Just capture the last of the spreading virus and put it in a vault.

  • Trey

    lol...glad I don't go to church no more...

  • I want to be free

    straight up dead...lmao

  • Its Me

    I started reading at like Chris Brown until #currently. Lord have mercy. So much done went down in ONE DAY. 24 HOURS.

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Da Fugg kind of name is Candance?!?! ????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Keep reading and keep interceding

  • Its Me

    Her mama could and her daddy was hoping she could.

    Can Dance.

  • Shygal1

    Read Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Also Malachi 3:10

  • aRoth

    She Can Dance like David danced...... HALLELOOOO

  • MsSincerity

    smh...CTFU!!!

  • SummerBaby

    Wasn't there a church that asked for members ssn or am I making that up?

  • Its Me

    Alright chall. If "I Am (Personality) Number Four" comes back...folks know where to find me. I think she gone. Only #currently tho.

    Adios

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Tried it !!!!!!! Tried it hunty ....... nah

  • GTFOHWTBS

    good riddance--- remove me from the church's rolls

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    My 8 year old has more faith than these so called believers chile ..... never look at man as an example !

  • Chitsngiggles

    This sounds more like a club than a church. With membership fees. Hell naw...

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    there's a Primitive Baptist Church in my dad's hometown in NC, established in the 1800s... I still have family members who attend the church. hey you! :hug:

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    And here is her other damn login

  • Its Me

    I aint eem get a chance to damn log out.

    Yall got it.

    This a Godly post. Jesus got it.

    WhooooCHIT. Look at all them one person typing...two...15 folks typing. I am on the PC and I can see folks done swarmed on her like flies to chit. Yall bout to get up in her ays.

    Good day.

    *poof*

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    you feel some kind of way about this, huh? LOL!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    FOH

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    Just ignore

  • Buttercup

    *Dolphin laughs* Hey, Nan, hey!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nope not no mo !!! Not no mo !

  • I want to be free

    bwwwaaaahhhaaa

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Jenie! remember that day you said "the power of Christ compels you!"??? lawd that was hilarious!!! ROFL!!!

  • PussyGal0re

    Where does the bible say churches should send threatening letters demanding tithes? This letter was equally embarrassing as the FB post. I would have shared too out of pure indignation. To deter people from joining this shake-down con because that's exactly what it is. A racket, a hustle, a CON. They're just using God as the pigeon.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Girl I just logged on. Somebody playing games with ya'll but it ain't me. I haven't been on here since yesterday. I saw all that shyt you responded to last night and was #unbothered

    Carry on hunni.

  • I want to be free

    Dub I ain't never seen no chit like this.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Not no mo !!!!! Nerp !!!!!! All the hell she give folks following folks fonts etc ...... GAME ON !!!!

  • Its Me

    Email me sometime *hugs*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    FUG YOUUUUUU take dat take dat take dat

  • iWasteTime

    will do, I suck. EYE knows it!
    **hugs**

  • MeDee

    I've heard that a church was asking for its members wage and income doc's

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *lets a lil snot run down* IS DIS YEW????!!!! *lip quiver*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The chickens have come home to roost !!!! Exposing that psycho for what it truly is !!!!!

  • Chitsngiggles

    You are pressed. And this is hilarious to me. You said not to speak to you, yet you kept responding last night. With that long as thesis. Nobody cares. At least I don't. Ciao.?

  • PussyGal0re

    They don't make them like that anymore. Everyone wants to a part of Pastor Prada's church now. The gross materialism tied to mega churches is daunting and off-putting. They worship items, not God. May your pastor RIP. He sounds like a true man of God.

  • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=037EgQ9Lvps harley_quinn21

    Are you serious?

  • I want to be free

    Wasn't she someone else a post ago? How many personalities does Sybil have?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Loose ya demon

  • iWasteTime

    Jenie!
    I'm about to be fired!
    I'm rolling! tears in my eyes and all

  • DYmondgurl

    BOL!!!
    Poker in the EYE Jennay!!!!

  • Chitsngiggles

    Go play with yourself. I'm sure you use to it by now. You said don't font you. And I won't. Now you making yourself look crazy. Just leave it alone Chile. Ion feel like it today

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    MEMO FO YOU BYTCH .... PRESS THESE !!! I got yo pressed .......

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ha! My old 80-something year old bishop used to always say that. LOL!

  • MeDee

    Yes, don't know it to be fact tho

  • Chitsngiggles

    Nope. I just logged in. Somebody reading the blogs catfising.

  • Its Me

    Yes

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Aye somebody wanna give me GERBIL gub ment name .... sick of the bull .... email me !!!!! I will handle the rest !!!!! Aye Chiby hope you up to date on ya damn taxes bytch !!!!!!! For yo sake ....

  • Chitsngiggles

    ????????

  • I want to be free

    Ok. But they sure had your vibe. Guess we was gaslighted.

  • aRoth

    PLEASE!

  • SummerBaby

    That's crazy!

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    Whoever you are u ont bother me dis funny

  • Tysion

    Your modern day church's are for profit. The gospel is for free, Christ didn't sell it to the people. He bought it to them in the streets not in a so called church. Back then he use to whip people out of the temple for doing nonsense. God always provided for the Israelites, When did they every have a need and or want for money? They had more important things to worry about then money. Like the Romans chasing them into West Africa and destroying their temple in 70 AD.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    CHIBY ........

  • PussyGal0re

    Girl/Boy/Person Bye. Did you really just perpetuate the lie one does not matter if they don't tithe? Keep believing you can buy your way into heaven (if it even exists). Tell Luce I said hello.

  • Chitsngiggles

    I put that on my kids. I just logged on.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    turd

  • Chitsngiggles

    ???????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    YEP

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    Girl dont put yo job at risk....

  • Chitsngiggles

    Are you threatening me?

  • Noirluv45

    She should leave that church immediately. What many people don't know is that tithing is NOT Biblical...not in the sense some see it. If they really want to follow the tradition, they'd give the firstfruit of every harvest, and that doesn't mean money. That was a Jewish custom (see Old Testament). It was their way of paying taxes. The New Testament says talks about giving, and you give with a pure heart NOT out of cohesion. It's so important for people to know and study their Bibles. This church is wrong!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bye

  • Chitsngiggles

    Sounds like a threat to me....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Byeeeee

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    (sits next to you digging in the popcorn-snigggeling)but I'm here for it....ALL!!!!!

  • Chitsngiggles

    Let me screen shoot this...

  • Its Me

    Shots fired. Man down. AND... You a Non MF Factor... All rolled up into one.

    Jesus.

    chit just got real. Cause I KNOW mad folks gone email the information to Jenie. Cause folks is messy messy messy. Lord.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    well then please just do that! if you can ignore folk in the flesh, you can ignore folk on a blog. turn a bline eye tew it, :cool: PLEASE.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Cause if I find out you playing with me. Girl I'm not the one.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I don't make threats btych ... I put away stalkers ..... Don't believe me just watch

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    Oh jeez look this jus a blog for entertainment only...

  • Its Me

    I smell a restraining order.

  • Chitsngiggles

    I want her to mess with me if she want to.

  • I want to be free

    jenie don't go there. This is getting too ugly and we don't want you going down for this.

  • imright

    its jus a blog. Log Out ?

  • Its Me

    Threatening somebody with legal action. I dont see anything where Jenie is like Imma break yo legs.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh please believe ..... It will be going down ... everything that is reported will be legal .... I work fo da law !!!!

  • Its Me

    Jenie NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh this thing here ... will be done right .... folks like her should not be walking the streets ... I don't play with stalkers I don't ...

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Dumb shyt. Get a life, a clue, something.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nah son .... she has been doing shyt outside this here blog ...... I don't play with kids

  • Chitsngiggles

    Girl you think too highly of yourself. Ain't nobody stalking you. You is a non factor to me. I don't give a fug about you. None zilch. But if I find out you playing with my house hold that's another level. You might wanna chill. Cause you threatening me for the world to see. YOU are the crazy one.

  • Its Me

    My dear, she not worth it. I know. BELIEVE me of all folks I KNOW. But look. LOOK AT ME. NO!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    WHAT I SAY BYTCH

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    won't HE do it! *flips over bench in the church in this post* :danban: *waits for my letter*

  • Chitsngiggles

    Doing what exactly? Since you say I'm stalking you.

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    jenie its not that serious...we just tripping we can fight argue thats part of it...even name calling dont let this get to u

  • Chitsngiggles

    Keep talking....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yeah right !!! CIO Standing ret here mah!!! He da one getting IP info .... I don't play with kids

  • Chitsngiggles

    Who stalking you though? You want somebody to stalk you. You need it.

  • 1/8

    When I was boy, around 9 or 10 years old, I made the mistake of asking too many questions in Sunday school.

    We had just reviewed the incredulous story of Moses and the Red Sea, when I started to pepper my Sunday school teacher with questions.

    For starters, I couldn't understand why God would murder innocent horses just to protect Moses and his followers.

    I said to my teacher, "If God can do anything, why didn't he simply make the bad guys disappear or give them all a heart attack, why drown the horses, too?"

    My teacher seemed befuddled by my logic.

    Sensing she wasn't going to answer my question, I rephrased my statement, "If God knows everything, before it happens, why did he allow the bad guys to be born in the first place?" I asked.

    Instead of giving me a direct answer, I received a bunch of slick double-talk.

    The next week, when I got up to join the other children in Sunday school, my aunt politely grabbed my hand and said, "From now on, you can sit with the grown ups. It'll be fun!"

    ?

  • DYmondgurl

    new post

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    you said "Luce" ROFL!

  • Its Me

    Hey Dymond

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Man listen .......l joke here and there ... but I don't play bout certain stuff.... I do not !

  • Chitsngiggles

    I have to be a stalker first though. I don't think about her. She doing too much...fr fr.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Get it. Good.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *hugs you tight ...then church faints* CRINE.

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    Good!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL!!! *church mama voice* The Blood, The Blood!!! LOL!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Newpost !! On Bruce again

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Hey Butter, my boo! :hug:

  • BlancheD

    THIS...

  • ABbaby

    God Dont Need Money and everybody else need to get a job!

  • That’s Interesting

    Don't be rude. And don't put words in my mouth. When did I say people who tithe don't matter? Paying tithes is biblical AND practical. What does it have to do with buying your way into heaven? I'm sure it wouldn't be that cheap. With your attitude, you have a better chance of meeting "luce" first.

  • That’s Interesting

    We disagree. Everything in the Bible is open to interpretation. I don't understand why people have a problem with paying their church that needs to be sustained. They pay more for houses, cars, entertainment, dinner, and clothing. I attend a small church, and how is it supposed to survive if members don't tithe?

  • 1/8

    Hey, there!

  • ShadeMstr

    I was attending a church many ages ago. I would tithes every time requested and place money in the tray every go around. I hit a bump in my road, the company I worked for went out of business and a few months later I was hit by a car. Life was hard at that point. Anyway, I had 10 dollars in my pocket. I put it in the envelope and proudly wrote my name. Knowing I had no carfare to get home. After service I walked 13 miles home on cruches. The next service I had $1, I placed it in the tray. The pastor began his sermon. The first words out his mouth was about someone placing a measly $10 in a envelope and thinking they did something for God and his church. I shrank in my seat feeling defeated. After service again I walked home. I never returned to that church again. They called harrassing me for months.I know why now. I had a feeling about the 42 year old Pastor with his all male support team. Roflmao (today)

  • Beverly Clark

    Tithes were mainly agricultural goods except when Abraham paid tithes to Melchizidek from the spoils of war that one time. The tithes were for the Tribe of Levi who were musicians and caretakers of the temple. That was their only job so their needs had to be provided for. What temple does any of us attend and are we of the tribe of Levi?

  • AnonymousRose

    None, them just scams, I don't. See how folks fall for this, lol

  • Nik

    *clutches pearls*

  • 1/8

    You poor baby. ?

  • Nik

    Good point.

  • AnonymousRose

    I'm still looking for Christians in the bible, ?

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    No , it looks like your not only stalking the blog, but your coming in here to start shyt daily.

  • AnonymousRose

    Leave that church, if u think this is referring to green dollars, run forest run...

  • AnonymousRose

    Lol

  • PussyGal0re

    You implied it and if my post was rude yours was condescending. That is your interpretation of tithes. The US dollar did not exist in biblical times, fact. So how exactly did we arrive at this practice? MY God does not need my man-made cash. You keep staring your stance on tithes as if that is definite and etched in stone. Perhaps your stance comes from years of being told this without questioning and using simple logic. Also, the same system that benefits from your tithes is the same one creating this rule and condemning you if you don't comply. There is more proof than not that tithing is a CON but you continue to finance your pastor's lifestyle that God so desperately needs. I'll continue to help my fellow man when I see the need. Namely this single mother who could probably use the money more.

  • Tysion

    You're getting religion and the bible mixed up. The Bible isn't open for interpretation , that's religious nonsense. This is why phoney pastors are able to con ignorant people out their money. They interpret the bible to fit their agenda , instead of just telling the truth. Believe what you want, I'm washing my hands clean of you and this conversation.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Thanks love!!! Missed you much!!!! ????

  • stanley

    You ain't giving that Money to "Godly" people at those churches. Just like that Minister Creflo that asked his Church to buy him a 69 million dollar jet, instead of providing Community services for Children, single mothers and College students. Not all churches are created equal! Trust in God, Not in Crooks!

  • 1/8

    I would have used that $10 for bus fare and White Castles hamburgers. ?

  • AnonymousRose

    Nothing, that's the confusions going on now in churches, they twist, flip and turn epistles to fit, either,
    Baptist
    Methodist
    Presbyterian
    Catholic
    Mennonites
    Seven day
    Jehovah..

  • Chitsngiggles

    How can a person stalk a blog? Especially one with an open forum. I don't come starting shyt. Folks can't let stuff go. That shyt is over and done with. If folks mad I'm back they need to take that up with Sandra. I'm not going to let them bully me off the blog. That's weak.

  • Andrea Williams

    @chappedlippz.....Good Evening, I am a first time commenter, but a long time lurker. LOL. The question that I have for everyone is where are the children supposed to get their monthly 5.00 tithes and two assessments from? Do they have jobs or is momma supposed to tithe for them too? And what are these "assessments", how are they determined and why are there two of them assigned to the children? Are newborns getting jacked too? Just asking. Have a good one everybody.

  • sunni_daze

    Jesus was a carpenter. So who is this money really for? Doesn't matter this is why I speak with the Lord in private these churches are not here to lead they are here for greed.

  • Sincerity7

    Whoever mailed this letter should have known it was going to end up on the internet. Tithing is a personal choice. Time to find a new church!

  • ABbaby

    GOD don't need money!! Everybody else need to get a JOB

  • ShadeMstr

    Lol, ummm wish I did

  • Shygal1

    No, I don't need to run and if I do it's straight to the church. I pay my tithes and offering faithfully and I am blessed beyond measure. I don't know if your a person who attend church or watch church online, but as for me I was raised in the church so I know better. Now don't get me wrong if you was down to your last dollar and you had to pay your rent or tithes, pay your tithes because God knows your heart.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    my goodness! was somebody giving you a ride to church, but not taking you back home??????? this is horrible!!! (did you ask for your dollar back after he taunted you for the $10?) this so wrong... on so many levels.... :tea:

  • ABbaby

    GOD don't need money and everyone else need to get a Job

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    wait! you must got the gift, 'cause I am eating white castle hamburgers, RIGHT NOW!!! you is a prophet! *sends you some tithes* LOL!

  • LuLu

    Matthew 10:8 - Cure the sick,+ raise up the dead, make lepers clean, expel demons. You received free, give free.

    2 Corinithians 9:7 - Let each one do just as he has resolved in his heart, not grudgingly* or under compulsion,+ for God loves a cheerful giver.+

  • LuLu

    There will be!

  • ShadeMstr

    I did get a Ride there but, not back.

  • ABbaby

    Hello

  • 1/8

    Just thought of another church related story!

    I met my first boyfriend at 16 - he was 17 and deeply religious. He always prayed over his food, said his prayers before going to bed, and never used profanity.

    One day, despite the fact that he knew I was an atheist, he begged me to go to church with him. I agreed to go, but I made it clear that I wasn't going to bow my head and pretend to pray or hold hands and sing church hymns.

    I got through the service without any problems, but when it was over, the congregation swarmed around me like angry bees and started interrogating me.

    "What church do you belong to?" a short portly woman with a balled up face, barked at me.

    "I don't go to church," I replied.

    " Why not?" She shot back.

    To which I responded, "Because there is no such thing as God."

    "If you leave this church and get hit by a car, you are going to he'll!" she screamed.

    "If I get hit by a car, I hope I go to the hospital, first," I said as I walked out the door.

    ?

  • chappedlippz

    Great question @A. Williams. I have no clue where the children are supposed to get it from. Last time I checked, church was free. This will definitely cause an uproar in the church.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    smh... blessings

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    :hug:

  • Luvn_it

    Totally agree

  • DYmondgurl

    I noticed that chit tew...
    @Jenie handing that bish her a$$ tho
    Glad u here! :hugs:

  • LuLu

    YAS! I recognize my brothers and sisters!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm so glad you took the time to put this on here.

  • DYmondgurl

    I like your tellings :heart:

  • 1/8

    LMAO! Can you send me some onion rings, instead? ?

  • 1/8

    LMAO! Can you send me some onion rings, instead? ?

  • 1/8

    Thank you! ?

  • 1/8

    Thank you! ?

  • Candine Kane

    Tithing is 10% of your financial resources, 10% of your time and 10% of your talents; there is no dollar amount. OpinionHated, yes, your $5.00 offering does count. Did this lady join a 'mega' church?
    I went to a revival at a church once and on the offering envelope, they asked for your SSN; I put my offering in the envelope without filling it out and I never went back to that church again.

  • Candine Kane

    Tithing is 10% of your financial resources, 10% of your time and 10% of your talents; there is no dollar amount. OpinionHated, yes, your $5.00 offering does count. Did this lady join a 'mega' church?
    I went to a revival at a church once and on the offering envelope, they asked for your SSN; I put my offering in the envelope without filling it out and I never went back to that church again.

  • 1/8

    That was a horrible thing he did to you. Hopefully, you found a more supportive place to worship.

  • 1/8

    That was a horrible thing he did to you. Hopefully, you found a more supportive place to worship.

  • Shygal1

    Proverbs 3:9 Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase:

  • Shygal1

    Proverbs 3:9 Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase:

  • JUDGEMENTAL

    Give with a joyful heart, says the Lord - you can't make people give you money in church. Period.

  • JUDGEMENTAL

    Give with a joyful heart, says the Lord - you can't make people give you money in church. Period.

  • Shygal1

    Deuteronomy 14:23, the purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God first in your life. If God has our finances, then we know He has our hearts. If we refuse to tithe, we prove that He really isn't first in the first place.

  • Shygal1

    Deuteronomy 14:23, the purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God first in your life. If God has our finances, then we know He has our hearts. If we refuse to tithe, we prove that He really isn't first in the first place.

  • Andrea Williams

    @Chappedlippz.....I am so done with this foolishness and Creflo's shady behind. A new jet indeed. NINJA PLEASE! HAVE SEVERAL SEATS! He lost me when he said that he wasn't going to Heaven broke. At that point, I was truly done because if Creflo gets in Heaven, then I'll just have to believe that Heaven will let any old body in because we can see that Rev. "Gitmo Creflo" ain't right.

  • Andrea Williams

    @Chappedlippz.....I am so done with this foolishness and Creflo's shady behind. A new jet indeed. NINJA PLEASE! HAVE SEVERAL SEATS! He lost me when he said that he wasn't going to Heaven broke. At that point, I was truly done because if Creflo gets in Heaven, then I'll just have to believe that Heaven will let any old body in because we can see that Rev. "Gitmo Creflo" ain't right.

  • ShadeMstr

    Yes, from within and prayer.

  • ShadeMstr

    Yes, from within and prayer.

  • chappedlippz

    You are so right. But Creflo is standing his gtround that he is right. Brain washed.

  • Brightseat

    It's found in Acts 11:26....."and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch."

  • That’s Interesting

    Ok. Thanks.

  • That’s Interesting

    No, God doesn't need your cash. The church does. The church is God's hands and feet. Not manmade. That is not MY interpretation. My pastor works. I don't finance anything for him and his family. A lot of y'all sound bitter and holier than thou. Just because YOU don't want to tithe, it doest not mean that those who do are ignorant and simply do as told. To think that is what's small minded. Good day ma'am or sir.

  • 7ate9

    Im an agnostic atheist myself and black Christians do get angry and confrontational when you express your non-belief but they have no problem trying to indoctrinate and shame you. Like how am a I going to hell if I don't believe? I thought God was forgiving? Im sure he would forgive me for using my brain to think for myself.

  • TheWildChild

    Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church ?? this name tho.....Bedside Baptist works for miracles for me.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ooh child! whatchu say?! now I want some lemon pepper wings and onion rings! *smacks lips*

  • 7ate9

    My coworker goes to that church and she tithes faithfully every 2 weeks. She is riding around in a car that is smashed up pretty bad in the front because she can't afford another vehicle. You'd think the church would help her. I've seen her calling the electric company to ask for an extension because she was waiting on the check she used to tithe to clear because she could pay both.

  • 1/8

    As an atheist, I don't go around trying to discredit other people's beliefs, but if you ask me or bring it up, I'm going to speak my truth.

  • 7ate9

    Same here...im not going to shy away from my beliefs if the subject is brought up I will share it but its usually met with negativity.

  • metrice7979

    i bet one of fthose special assessments was some side ass. lmao

  • 1/8

    I was at a Tyler Perry play when a woman tried to engage me in a religious discussion.

    When I told her I am an atheist, she asked me why I would attend a Tyler Perry play if I don't believe in god.

    I said, "Ticketmaster asked for credit card number not my religious beliefs."

    ?

  • 1/8

    Mmm... lemon pepper wings! ?

  • jusstlooking

    TEARS, that tickled me. Good Story

  • AnonymousRose

    Thanks, which version is this

  • 7ate9

    Lol. Its like you say you're atheist but people hear devil worshipper.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    So the lights and mortgage get paid with cattle and dry goods?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    LMAO

  • LuLu

    That is what we SHOULD do. If we have to be forced (tithing) or through formal letters, do you think God wants that? He wants us to give freely. Only we know for sure what is acceptable to God. He loves a CHEERFUL giver.

  • LuLu

    We SHOULD put him first. However, COMPULSION means being forced to do something. Tithing should be from the heart, not by means of force. If we don't put God first in our life, sooner or later, we won't even have the finances to give

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I could've sworn that was Dollar.

  • 1/8

    OMG! LMAO! You're absolutely right!

    I can't tell you how many times I've had to explain... If I don't believe in god... I don't believe in the devil.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Wasn't that Dollar?

  • SummerBaby

    Could've been. I can't recall the details.

  • Gayle

    There are those who doesn't have a problem paying tithes to a T. I mean they will give the exact 10% to the very penny. Then they will commit every sin under the sun. How is that making God first in there lives?

  • Angela

    Just goes to show. Religion is just another racket.

  • NOLAGIRL504

    Paying tithes is between you and God.i feel like that's out of line for somebody i don't care where you stand in church to say or send a letter like this.

  • That’s Interesting

    No. That's why people need to tithe cash money in 2015. I'm not sure if you meant to reply to me or somebody else.

  • Shygal1

    That's between them and God. They will have to answer for that. Pray and repent.

  • Shygal1

    I agree! I totally disagree with the church. Obviously they are not practicing what they preach. If she choose not to pay tithes and offering that's her preference. The church job is to preach the word and the members will follow.

  • Shygal1

    I agree! I don't agree with the church sending out letters, now that is wrong but I do believe in paying your tithes and offering because it shows your covenant with God and the rest will fall in place.

  • SecretVoice

    Right...Money did not exist back then.When they talked tithes,they were talking about "exchanging goods or services", such as goats or even good counsel.

    Only a fool would let someone make them believe that tithing is a bill.

  • Gayle

    I was just going off of what you said "if He has their finances He is first in their lives" I'm just saying that is not necessarily true. There are those that have been conditioned, manipulated and embarrassed into paying tithes. Trust me, I have been in church all my life, I have seen it all. There are many that give out of obligation, not out of love. Faithful with their tithes, but sinful in other areas in their lives. I do agree with you that they need to pray and repent, as well as us, to pray for them.

  • A D N

    If you were down to your last dollar and had to decide to pay tithes or rent, tithes is the correct choice?

  • A D N

    I think you two are discussing different reasons to give. You are referring to being conditioned and forced while the other is referring to a duty to God.

  • Gayle

    Very good point.

  • A D N

    So many people miss this message which is so common sense if they would read the word.

  • A D N

    You made a good point about those who choose to support the church is not ignorant. I think those who are opposing paying tithes to the church object to supporting the pastor's lifestyle.

  • A D N

    Just shared this on my FB lol

  • Joi Calloway

    This is so ridiculous it sounds crazy. paying tithes is one thing, but paying tithes versus your rent is crazy! These churces now a days, and I'm sorry to say it appears to be the black churches doing all the hustling their congregation for money. I do attend a church every now and then, but I refuse to be a member. When did Jesus start asking to see your paystub? The pastor, reverend is not Jesus or God and therefore should not be telling people pay tithes or you can't hear the word. BS!!

  • That’s Interesting

    I think so too, but God gives people who go to church common sense. If you sit in a church with an ATM machine, and under a pastor with a Jaguar and two houses, or heaven forbid, a jet, you are part of the problem. My pastor works. I believe preachers should. Also, my church is small, but we still do a lot for the community. We are about to get things and throw a party for the kids in the neighborhood who are about to go back to school. We know where our money goes. We are a small, Bible teaching church. Instead of complaining and blaming the church, stop flocking to these mega churches, and find one that suits you. There are plenty with empty pews.

  • A D N

    I was raised in the church and served under different denominations as well as church sizes. Recently, I have been attending a local megachurch online only because the lead singer voice is too loud and annoying lol...well, for me...but it hasn't deterred me from the overall ministry. The pastor's word is good and the choir's singing is uplifting. I believe in giving. I believe God wants us to help those less fortunate. I also believe I should provide support to the church in the form I'm most able to give...whether that is money, time or prayer. At some times, it is all. In others, one or the other, but mostly, my time. What I most believe is my money, particularly offerings, is most helpful in organizations established to further or better causes, such as feeding the poor, providing water in undeveloped areas, helping with back to school supplies, helping a college student, helping an animal shelter. Again, this is how I choose to honor God in my offerings. My heart feels good, I sleep well at night which is the biggest blessing. But mostly I am fortunate to be able to give back in the form I am better able to give.

  • That’s Interesting

    I agree with you. You can hear the word anywhere. No church is perfect. No pastor is perfect. You are supposed to go to church for YOU, not the pastor. People are getting saved everyday at the megachurches people complain about. And it's my understanding that megachurches, at least the ones on TV, do a lot of outreach work, here and overseas. I'm glad you are content, and there's nothing better than sleeping good at night! :-)

  • ???

    Exactly! The lies just never stop. She has tried to disguise herself in the past as
    1 a black woman
    2 a gay black man
    3 married
    4 Christian
    5 a witch
    6 atheist
    And a host of other things

  • ???

    That's her real name Tiffany!

  • ???

    Yep!

  • ???

    Quite a few and wasn't nobody cat fished ..I can tell yall she gonna play tf outta the victim next talkin bout sum please leave me alone .what did I do..I'm new here..she did it first..somebody is harassing me..and on and on!

  • ???

    Oh yea I forgot the infamous Imma report yall one. Just like clockwork too.

  • JerseyMom

    This has to be a hoax. If not, then the Klan should burn the church down to the ground.

  • AnonymousRose

    Are u Baptist

  • ???

    You walked home 13 miles on crutches? Wow..unbelievable ..no really I mean UNbelievable!
    I have a similar story but not quite as exaggerated . I wanted to go to church really bad one Sunday and I had a little cash left but I know I needed gas cause my church was all the way west. Anyway I knew I should tithe but I know I needed to hit my tank to make it. I exercised faith that day and tithed that money. I got on the freeway and I promise you I made it home on the wings of love cause there was little to no gas left. Later on that afternoon I was met with enough money to fill my tank and go out to lunch. #wonthedoit

  • mzwhang90210

    lmao...Nakey sed "triflent"

  • mzwhang90210

    ...

  • mzwhang90210

    When you can't afford to pay tithes so you just dance as a distraction...

  • TheRealLee

    She should hire a lawyer and go to court and demand an accounting of church funds and how the deacons and all employees use it. If I see a Mercedes or a jet in there, I would sue them for extortion plus legal fees. Churches should request donations, not a portion of your paycheck nor keep a list as to who gives and who doesn't.

  • MsScott1

    A joke I once heard is that if you don't want black people to know something put it in a book...(sad) The problem that most people have in the churches is that they take someone's word and never investigate it themselves. The word is giving free of charge...

  • Queen B

    ....and yet ppl throwing stones at Creflo Dollar smh i joined his church as a child but havent been in years therefore i havent tithed but i still get letters!! Never had to show W-2s nor does he have an intermission for tithes and offerings...u give when u can

  • Chile_Pleeze

    Yall keep on worshiping the "Savior" forced upon your ancestors...

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    After the tithes are collected do the send god a check or deposit it into his account?

  • run_dmc

    Shygal - if you are only quoting or believe the old testament, which is part of the Talmud, and not new testament - words of Jesus - who would have NEVER asked for $, then you are not Christian. That makes you old school (orthodox) Jewish.

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    Most pastors pay their bills and expenses and plan their next luxury vacation on their sheep's tithes. Hallelujah!

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    Do you see how Eddie Longstroke, Creflo Dollar, TD Jakes and Pat Robinson just to name a few live? If god created all why does he need money that he can't even receive? Isn't heaven fruitful and golden? It must be nice to own multiple homes, cars, jewelry and not pay taxes.

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    The preachers, pastors and priest live and eat very well. My grandmother would tithe but miss out on her meds.

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    He needed a new Bentley that month. Shame on those greedy and selfish people for paying their bills and feeding their families. Preachers have to live large according to the good ole book. SMFH!

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    Especially when priests molest little boys.....shhhhhh!

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Hahahaha girl you better pays your tithes before you get evicted!!! ??

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Huh? So I need to pay my tithes before I pay my rent? So when they put a eviction letter on my door what I need to do?

  • 1/8

    That is heartbreaking to hear. I don't understand people who take advantage of other people.

  • Shygal1

    No sir, I am not only quoting, I believe it or you only quoting? . Matthew 6:21 says "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." When Christians are able to give 10% or more of their income instead of keeping that money for ourselves, it shows that our heart isn't tied to our money and that we love God more than our money. Also, Matthew 23:23 Jesus talks to the Pharisees, condemning them for tithing to the penny but neglecting the more important issues of justice, mercy and faith. He then goes on to tell them that they should in fact tithe, but that they shouldn't neglect the more important things. Jesus recognized the importance of keeping the tithe and we should, too. Not quoting, learning! That's what's wrong with most, they use the word to benefit them at that moment.

  • Shygal1

    Don't categorize all pastors because their or some that use the tithes and offerings to help the poor, assist those who are in need in the church and in the community and if they do so be it. If you don't pay tithes and offering it shouldn't concern you.

  • Shygal1

    You do as you see fit. If you have it so be it, if you don't that's fine as well. God knows your heart and h knows. I can't speak for other people, I can only speak for myself. I have faith when I pay my tithes and God always make a way.

  • Shygal1

    Yes it must be. God has truly blessed them, don't you agree.

  • Shygal1

    I am, which are you?

  • Shygal1

    My purpose is not to go back and forth about tithes and which should you pay. I know what I have done in that situation and it may not be the right decision for others but I will say this, that can be a question you can discuss with your pastor after church or during bible study if you need more clarification.

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Okay

  • imdifferentme

    This is hilarious. I'm weak. The struggle is real everywhere. Lol!

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    But it does. Next.....

  • SexyScoorpio

    With all the crazy news and people going completely crazy, this right here is how I am 100% sure we are living in our last days!!! #fixitJesus

  • Shygal1

    Well that's your issue!

  • Shygal1

    Wow!

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    Let's pray....Dear lard, turn me into a preacher and bless me one on those mega churches so that I can end up with a mansion, Bentley and jet for church related trips. I hope that you receive my tithes money submitted last Sunday because I know that you need help with Jesus being a single dad and all. Can I get a amen? Tell Biggie and Tupac wasuuuuup.
    Your greatest fan with a amen, Luv

  • Shygal1

    SMH! Dreadful!

  • Alltheliferightnow

    *im dead* lls

  • Alltheliferightnow

    *bows head* and me lord wanna scheme and get rich using your name too

  • Crazy tee

    It's hard to find a good church. It's not like the good ole days some of these church's have shady practices....

  • Crazy tee

    Fancy cars, boats and big old lavish homes while people are struggling to pay their rent, maintenance on there vehicles and gas so that they can get to that so called fraudulent church...Now I'm not knocking all churches but now a days you have to be very selective....when is it mandatory to give a certain amount.....give me a break

  • SoChlo

    Let god be true but every man a liar. The bible was written by men...?
    When will we use logic and reason to understand that the bible is NOT a magical sacred text. It was transcribed from a dead language and re translated hundreds of times. If anyone has ever played telephone you can understand how quickly a message is interpreted so wrong from one person to the next yet people believe wholeheartledy in it. I don't trust any institution that uses some leaflets to justify their position *dismounts soap box*

  • SoChlo

    I keep all of my coins exactly where they belong...in my pocketbook?

  • 1/8

    Hello! ?

  • ebonyhud

    "Don't come sit in a church every Sunday and Wednesday, and don't do your part."

    Wow!

  • AnonymousRose

    none, I know most baptist say, ""God Knows my heart"', that's all...my whole family is Baptist no offense, but they Rotten to the dam core, and when you try to say well your bible say this, they first words is GOD KNOWS MY HEART" but ok....

  • Kimberly

    I'm a Jehovah witness and we do not force ppl to give donations they do if they want to that's not our concern our concern is that everyone learns the truth

  • AnonymousRose

    Thats an error statement, if u believe the almighty is the truth, then when u speak of him, u should speak the truth, that is where the confusion comes from, she ask should she pay her tithes or rent, a true follower. Would have told her yes pay your. Tithes. When you (people in general) dont stand on what u practice it turn possible followers away. NOT SPEAKING TO U IN PARTICULAR, just making a point. Stand on what u truly believe, that's the LORD WAY. they may not like it, but tell"em what u believe is true...

  • Shygal1

    I know what I believe and in a situation like that I know what I would and will do. People will do what they want to do in that situation so why will I go back and forth with individuals that have their beliefs and I have mine. The debate will not change their mind and it will not change mine. I pay tithes and offerings if I'm struggling or not and like I stated before I am truly blessed and I have no complaints.

  • Shygal1

    None taken and I understand. I know several people who claim to be Christian and act worst that people who are not saved. That's why a lot of people speak badly of most religious people. Being saved is not easy and it's a struggle to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord. For me I pray to be a better person every day and I know it may sound corny to some but I do always say in the back of mind, "what would Jesus do" and I always ask for forgiveness when I do things not Christ like but that's me. I can't speak for others.

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    Church and religion are big business.. keep praying to your white sky daddy to save yall. ALL these pastors do is preach lies and they been lying to yall since day one. Jesus never existed and the true and living god is in self, not some made up sky daddy in the sky.

  • Bernadette Jackson

    Being spiritual is free. Churching is now. If you want to belong to the choir, get the monthly newsletter, get a shout out from the pastor on your birthday, or otherwise benefit from any institution then you need to pay. You can show up to most church's for free. It's all the clique type mess that you have to pay for.

  • Bernadette Jackson

    AMEN!

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