Tag: Home Foreclosures

Ignorance Plus Tithing Can Equal Home Foreclosure

SCRIPTURE TELLS US that God is no longer winking at our ignorance (Acts 17:30). And ignorance comes with a high price. Just ask Evander Holyfield. He “tithed” $20 million to his church and his mansion ended up in foreclosure. During an ESPN expose on the relationship between professional athletes and prosperity gospel preachers Holyfield was asked…

God Didn’t Show Up and Show Out – Now What?

LET’S FACE IT. Wall Street big wigs aren’t the only ones responsible for the sub-prime lending scandal and the home foreclosure crisis. The Prosperity Gospel played a role too. During the height of the real estate boom, the Prosperity Gospel was also in an upswing. Some preachers were encouraging their congregations to “step out on…

The Dark Side of Tithing the Church Won’t Talk About

THE ISSUE OF whether Christians should tithe is not just some theological debate in which scholar or wannabe scholar squabble over biblical scripture. The Tithing Doctrine (and the Prosperity Gospel) affect real people in a real way. There’s a serious downside to these doctrines that is rarely talked about in the Christian church. In this…

Are Tithers Suffering for Christ?

IN 2008 USA Today published an article about home foreclosures among Christians. The article highlighted how tithing was a contributing factor in these foreclosures. In one of my YouTube videos I share the story of a 68-year-old woman mentioned in the article. She is a devout Christian whose home went into foreclosure because she paid…