Few days ago actor and entrepreneur John Dumelo was in the news for saying he would rather give his tithe to the needy than giving it to the church.
The popular actor on his Twitter page wrote: “I give my tithe to the needy most of the time. I think they need it more than the ‘church’. I don’t know if it’s wrong”.
In a reaction to this comment, Tema-based producer and sound engineer, Kaywa who is a devoted Christian has explained that alms giving is not the same as paying tithe.
Kaywa in a recent interview with Amansan Krakye on Radio Central’s drive has schooled John Dumelo and Ghanaians on the essence of paying tithe.
“They are two different things, they are all giving anyway but there is difference. I can’t say paying of tithe is not from God because people have been blessed through the payment of tithe.
According to the Bible, God will protect your work and finance when you pay tithe but when you give it will come back to you doubled so they are different” he explained.
Kaywa, clearing the misconception around church offering said:
“I don’t also agree when someone says I won’t go to church because the pastor will take my money, it’s not every pastor that has that perception.
You are mistaking if you think the offering you are giving goes to the pastor’s pocket. It’s for the work of God so don’t concentrate on where the money will land but concentrate on the fact that you are in the presence of God and you have given something to support his work.
He continued: Worship is not only about going to church to sing and listen to the word of God, worship is also about giving your substance and the substance is your money so they both work”