HomeBLOGPresidential Candidates in hot water for campaigning from a Church, which teaches homosexuality is a sin & what about tithing
August 10, 2019
Presidential Candidates in hot water for campaigning from a Church, which teaches homosexuality is a sin & what about tithing
According to Mercury News last weekend “Presidential
candidates Kamala Harris and Cory Booker attended services” at Victory
Missionary Baptist Church in Las Vegas, NV. This church is pastored by Robert
E. Fowler Sr.
Liberals and others from the homosexual community did some research on Pastor Fowler, and learned that he had called homosexuality a sin. Though that may have been a ‘politically incorrect’ thing to say, Fowler was ‘Biblically correct’ for saying it. Frankly every pastor and every true Christian should be on public record stating that (imagine that). But instead, today that makes the news.
But what I’m going to zoom-in on is the 2013 radio interview
these researchers discovered, whereas Fowler stated,
“whether you commit adultery, whether you commit fornication, whether you’re a child molester, you gossip, you lie, you cheat on your taxes, you don’t pay your tithes, things of that nature — all of that is wrapped together as sin, along with homosexuality. And so at our church, we don’t believe that there’s any one sin that’s greater than anything else.”
SOURCE: Audio here https://knpr.org/knpr/2013-02/black-community-and-homophobia
Though Fowler is absolutely correct, that God does call homosexuality sin, as well as the many other sins that he mentioned in the above interview. But where he was incorrect was adding that a person who does not “tithe,” to this list of sinful lifestyles.
It’s bad enough to teach a false teaching on tithing. But it’s heresy to somehow make tithing a salvific issue. Implying that tithers will go to heaven, and non-tithers will go to hell. This is a lie from the pits of hell.
Furthermore Fowler is Biblically inaccurate to state “And so at our church, we don’t believe that there’s any one sin that’s greater than anything else.” The truth is God’s Word does speak very strongly and specifically against sexual immorality.
It’s shameful to allow politicians to pimp or pander from a pulpit. Especially pro homosexual candidates. But it’s as shameful to shame others, for not tithing.
Undoubtedly Fowlers’ “tithe” is referring to giving ten percent of their paychecks to his church. But that is not what the Scriptures speak of in regards to tithing. The Bible never commanded nor even suggested “tithing” from your paycheck. Most of the tithes in the Old Testament were giving 10% of their produce, food, and miscellaneous agriculture. Not 10% from a paycheck. The Word of God never changes, but the way we do grocery shopping and commerce, has changed today. If we were to Biblically tithe today, our church sanctuaries would be full of spoiled moldy food.
So if Fowler’s parishioners were to “tithe” Biblically, Victory Missionary Baptist Church would have an over-stocked stinky storehouse on their property. But instead, Fowler is demanding (or legislating) ten percent from his parishioners’ pockets and purses.
And no – I’m not being a partisan mouthpiece for the GOP. Thankfully I am not a republican nor a democrat.
“Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; In that very day his plans perish. 5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, 6 Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever, 7 Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners” (Psalm 146:3-7).