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Pastor Adeboye's son made a post thanking Daddy Freeze for the recent controversies on tithes and for the recent increase in tithing activites in RGGC.


According to him, the number of tithes they get, the number of emails his dad gets and the number of website visits have increased of recent. Now;

Should the GS son have access to the number of tithe his dad's church receives? Has he ever made a post celebrating the number of people who turned out for altar calls in the name of being born again? Later they will be arguing that they are not for money indeed.

Why should money bother you so much? You are the GS' son and not the church financial secretary or treasurer. You should't tell the people you actually know how much tithes and offerings they give to "GOD" in your dad's ministry.

If I send a personal email to Pastor Adeboye his son actually sees them? It means his wife, other kids and maybe stewards see them too. If a public figure should send a personal health report to the GS, how can you assure us that it will not be leaked?

This is the same reason why people don't confide in pastors any more. When your son has access to your email, then the church affairs are no more confidential. He might also have access to the text messages and maybe pick your calls at times.  

Website clicks: So you actually are so much interested in website traffic than conversions? I don't think all church members have access to these info but the GS' son has. Please mind the information you send via their contact forms at least for security reasons.

What is the truth in this tithe issue?

Tithing was a part of the law of moses; believers are not under the law

Romans, Galatians, and other New Testament passages make it clear that Christians are not under the law of Moses. That does not mean that we are lawless, because we are under the law of Christ (1 Cor. 9:20-21; James 1:25; 2:8, 12; Rom. 13:8-10) .

Those aspects of the Mosaic law that reflect the moral character of God are valid under the New Covenant and are repeated as commands in the New Testament. But the church is never commanded to tithe.

Tithing was a tax(agricultural items) to support Israel

In the Old Testament, there was both required and voluntary giving. The tithe was required. It was commanded for every Israelite to fund national worship and help the poor. In actuality, there was not just one tithe, but rather two or three ([1] Lev. 27:30-33, Num. 18:20-21; [2] Deut. 12:17-18; [3] Deut. 14:28-29)

tithing is not instructed to the church although much is said of giving

Since the tithe played such an important part in the OT and in Judaism contemporary with early Christianity, it is surprising to discover that never once is tithing mentioned in any instructions given to the church.

Jesus mentions scribes and Pharisees who tithe ..., but he never commanded his disciples to tithe.

Tithing gives a wrong emphasis on giving

Tithing emphasizes your obligation to God; New Testament giving emphasizes your willing, loving response to God’s grace.

 Furthermore, tithing limits giving by making a person feel that he has paid his dues and thus nothing more is required, when, in fact, much more could be done.

Tithing is burdensome for many and very easy for others

If a man with a family of five makes N10,000 a year and tithes, he has N9,000 (apart from taxes) to support five people. If a childless couple makes N1,000,000 a year and tithes, they have N900,000 (apart from taxes) to support two people. That would be burdensome to the man with five mouths to feed, but ridiculously easy for the couple.  


Nigerians need to get it right on these tithing issues for once!

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Sports Gist / EPL preview: After Man City's gallop, top-four hustle begins
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:27:57 PM »
This weeked in the premier league, the focus will tilt away from Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking Manchester City team after galloping away towards the Premier League title to the hustle for Champions League positions.

Many presume Manchester United, 11 points below City in second place, and third-place Chelsea are well placed, but behind there is congestion. Just a point separates fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur and seventh-place Arsenal, and Burnley and Leicester City are aiming to break into the ‘Big Six’.

Chelsea and Manchester United bow

Manchested United and defending champions Chelsea both 11 and 14 points behind city respectively have openly lowered their aim despite their successful seasons. Jose Mourinho’s United had gone 40 home games without defeat prior to last Sunday’s stormy 2-1 loss to City in the derby, while Chelsea have taken 22 points from a possible 27.

Chelsea host Southampton on Saturday after bouncing back from their shock 1-0 loss at West Ham United with a one-sided 3-1 victory at Huddersfield Town.

Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal hustle

Tottenham appear to have rediscovered form having ended a four-game winless run with back-to-back victories over Stoke City and Brighton and Hove Albion.

Spurs beat Brighton 2-0 on Wednesday and with Liverpool and Arsenal both drawing 0-0 — at home to West Brom and away to West Ham respectively — it lifted Mauricio Pochettino’s men up to fourth.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are without a win in two games, courtesy of Wayne Rooney’s late penalty in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Everton.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are yet to win a league game in December, their stalemate at West Ham following a 3-1 home defeat against Manchester United and a 1-1 draw at Southampton. Arsenal trail Spurs and Liverpool by only a point and they will expect to get back on track on Saturday against free-falling Newcastle United.

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It’s not a concern. The manager and the boys have a plan, so we’re just trying to get back to winning ways  

We’ve got our home crowd behind us (on Saturday) and I think that could be what we’re missing in terms of getting that finishing touch on a goal
, 20-year-old winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who made his league debut in mid-week told the Arsenal website.

Burnley and Leicester plotting top 4

Burnley who were briefly in fourth after defeating Stoke 1 - 0 on Tuesday — their highest position since March 1975 sit between Liverpool and Arsenal in sixth place. Sean Dyche’s drilled side have won six of their last eight league games and on Saturday travel to Brighton, who are without a win in six.

Leicester under new manager Claude Puel, who has lost just once in eight league games since succeeding Craig Shakespeare. They sit four points below Arsenal ahead of Saturday’s home game with  Crystal Palace, who are six games unbeaten in the league.

Fixtures (3:00 pm nigerian time unless otherwise stated)
Saturday :
 Arsenal v Newcastle,
Brighton v Burnley,
Chelsea v Southampton,
Leicester v Crystal Palace (1:30 pm),
Man City v Tottenham (6:30 pm ),
Stoke v West Ham,
Watford v Huddersfield

Sunday:

 Bournemouth v Liverpool (5:30pm),
West Brom v Man United (3:15pm)
Monday (9:00 pm)
 Everton v Swansea

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been named Premier League Player of the Month for November after his electric effort in the month.

 The former Chelsea forward, who has made 17 league appearances, currently leads the scoring charts with 13 goals ahead of Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.

The Egyptian help Liverpool fc maintain an unbeated run during the month scoring seven goals in four games.

Salah opened his account for the month with a double in West Ham 's 4-1 defeat. Southampton were the next club to fall victim to Salah as his two goals helped Liverpool to a routine 3-0 win at Anfield.

Liverpool were unable to extend their winning run against Chelsea, despite Salah opening the scoring for the hosts after Willian's late equaliser earned the Blues a draw at Anfield.

Liverpool find themselves fifth in the Premier League after 17 games, level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham and they travel to Bournemouth on Sunday.

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Politics / FG reveals source of $43m Ikoyi cash
« on: December 15, 2017, 10:27:39 AM »
As cited by The cable, a report by the auditor-general of the federation has disclosed that the huge sum of money found at a residence in Ikoyi, Lagos state, was taken from Nigeria’s joint venture (JV) cash call account at the American bank, JP Morgan Chase.


The findings stated that the normal processes of approval and authorisation for the release of government funds were not followed by the NIA director-general, Ayodele Oke, at the time.

The report read in part:
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During the examination of the JVCC JP Morgan Chase Account and JVCC CBN Naira Account, it was observed that payments with amounts totaling $292,094,405.82 and N2,474,295,000.00 were made from the Joint Venture Cash call accounts for purposes outside the objectives for which the funds were provided for and thereby constituted misapplication of Federation Funds.

These include: The payment in “Cash” of a total of $289,202,382.00 (N56,972,869,254.00 at 2015 year end rate of N197.00 to $1) to the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency. The Director General sought the President’s approval for the release of a total of $289,202,382.00 to the NIA for the procurement of 13 items of expenditure to enable NIA respond to the nation’s mounting diverse and complex security challenges.
However, audit noted that there was no evidence of the President’s approval to the request other than a minute to the then Minister of Petroleum Resources seeking assistance from the NNPC Security votes. It was not clear from records/documents examined the authority that NNPC/NAPIMS relied on to disburse this fund.

Audit noted that, of NNPC/NAPIMs did not make the payment to an identifiable NIA official account, but rather mandated the CBN to make the payment in Cash to the DG, in spite of government’s e-payment policy and the huge sum involved. This was highly irregular.

Audit further noted that this payment was not budgeted for meaning that it was extra-budgetary payment.

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Education / UNIBEN Final Year Student Erects Beautiful Statue (Photos)
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:53:35 AM »


A graduating student of the University of Benin, Ugwuanyi C. Joseph has erected a masterpiece in the Ekehuan campus of the university.

The masterpiece which was shared on Facebook by Uniben’s Public Relations Officer, Michael Osasuyi, shows a crocodile and a bottle.


Apparently, the masterpiece is the final year project work of Joseph, a graduating student in the department of Fine and Applied Arts.


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Latest-News / Re: US jets intercept Russian warplanes in Syria – Pentagon
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:47:40 AM »
The us and it's controversy

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