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Pastor Creflo Dollar made blog headlines recently when he called tithing a "scam."

The founder of the Christian World Changers mega church in College Park, Georgia, said, "Today I stand in humility to correct some things I've taught for years and believed for years."

He said the Bible never instructed believers to give 10% of their income to the church.

Pastor Dollar has had a change of heart.

Via Rhymeswithsnitch -- "In a recent sermon Creflo Dollar tells his flock that tithing is Old Testament law and that the New Testament requires generous giving. So instead of tithing 10% you should generously give 40%, but ultimately how much you give is between you and God."

Dollar was among the first mega-church preacher to demand W9 forms from his parishioners to determine how much they should be tithing.

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Pastor Dollar and his wife Taffi share 5 children and reside in a custom built 17,000 square foot mansion in Fayetteville, Ga.

In June 2012, Dollar was arrested for an allegedly choking his 15-year-old daughter, according to the Fayette County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office.

The charges were dropped in January 2013 after he attended anger management classes.
 

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Pastor Creflo Dollar, founder of the Christian World Changers mega church in College Park, Georgia, admits tithing is a scam.

In a new video titled "The Great Misunderstanding," Pastor Dollar admits he was wrong for asking his congregation to pay for his $65 million private jet years ago.

"Today I stand in humility to correct some things I've taught for years and believed for years."

Pastor Dollar said asking parishioners to pay 10% of their earnings is wrong and sinful. He said God never instructed his flock to pay 10% to brick and mortar churches.

Instead, Dollar urged his congregants "to take a portion and put it aside. Now if you want to give 10% that's fine but, you know, he didn't say that."

"You are under grace not under laws," he said in the June 26 video.

It was a different message from the one he preached over a decade ago.

Dollar was among the first of the mega-church preachers to begin demanding W9 forms from his parishioners so he would know exactly how much income they earned -- and how much they should be tithing.

In 2010 a loyal reader wrote in an email to Sandrarose.com that Dollar threatened his flock, saying if they didn't tithe to him they would go straight to hell. He also reportedly said "how he wished he could shoot those that didn't tithe right."

She added, "This is not of God."

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Dollar's congregation blessed him with untold riches. His custom built 17,017 square foot mansion sits on 182 acres of manicured land in Fayetteville, Ga.

Other pastors criticized Dollar's message, saying he got it wrong.

"They quote Bible upside down, that's why you have to be a Bible student, even a pastor can deceive you, please read Bible for yourself," said Pastor David Ibiyeomie.

"So that somebody cannot preach something up-side-down and you believe. All manner of things are everywhere, some people preach tithe and they said no more tithe because they did not have a solid foundation in the Bible and some of you believe it," Ibiyeomie added.

"Can somebody now tell me not to pay tithes? I will be foolish, I've read Bible for myself so nobody can preach to me, I saw it from the Bible so nobody can tell me not to pay tithes."

Question: Will you continue to pay tithes now that Pastor Dollar says it's all a scam?

Watch the video below.
 

 

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"Prosperity preacher" Creflo $ Dollar abruptly dropped plans to fleece ask his parishioners to donate $300 each to purchase a $65 million private jet so he and his inner circle can travel lavishly like world leaders.

Dollar dropped his plans after the weight of public criticism fell upon him.

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Greg McDowell reportedly saw his killer approach before he was gunned down as he led Bible study at Creflo Dollar's World Changers church in College Park on Wednesday. McDowell, 39, was pronounced dead at South Fulton hospital following the 10:30 a.m. shooting. The suspected shooter, Floyd Palmer, 59, was taken into custody hours later outside Macy's at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead, north of Atlanta.

Court records obtained by WSB-TV reveal the former World Changers employee was committed to a mental hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2001 after pleading not criminally responsible for shooting another man.

A witness told WSB-TV that Palmer followed the unidentified man outside and shot him for no apparent reason.

Court records show Palmer was released from the mental hospital a year later with unspecified 5 year conditions. The 2001 victim is paralyzed, according to a family member.

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Update: An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a minister at Creflo Dollar's megachurch in College Park early Wednesday. The shooting occurred inside the old chapel on the campus of World Changers church around 10:30 a.m.

According to witnesses, Greg McDowell, a 39-year-old volunteer prayer leader at the church was shot inside the old chapel -- not in the famed World Changer's chapel, where Bible study was being held. McDowell was transported to South Fulton hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Wsbtv.com reports that 52-year-old Floyd Palmer was taken into custody an hour ago at Macy's in the Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead, north of Atlanta.

U.S. Marshals joined with the county SWAT team in the massive manhunt for the shooter.

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