American Preacher Creflo Dollar Makes U-Turn on Teaching About Tithing, Says its Not a Grace Message
American preacher, Creflo Dollar has made a U-turn on his stance concerning the biblical teaching on tithing, declaring that he has been wrong on his teaching on the subject which has become quite controversial in the church in the last five years.
Dollar who has been in ministry for about 36 years and is known for his grace teachings said in a recent viral video that he had always wanted to make this known three years ago but was looking for the appropriate time and according to him, the teachings on tithing cannot be established as a grace teaching.
Speaking on the subject, he said when Abraham paid tithe, he paid it out of his heart and was not a legislation, noting however that what was not a legislation 400 years before the law was now grafted into the law and anything that does not come out of free will is not the gospel of grace.
‘Religion uses guilt and fear to hold people down. That is what the teaching of tithing does’ he said.
‘if you notice throughout 2020 I did not peach about tithing . But I experienced a turn around in my finances. God wants us to give by faith’ he said.
Creflo who is largely known for his prosperity gospel for decades told his congregation to get rid of books, tapes, videos where he had preached about tithing, insisting that it is no longer relevant for New Testament believers, he said.
‘ I know some of you will not like me for saying the truth. I know I am going to lose friends. But I am okay. ‘