Elder Dr. Michael Adjaloo of the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Asokwa (PIWC-Asokwa) has called on Christians to tithe consistently and faithfully because God blesses faithful tithers.
According to him, tithing is still relevant to Christian living today despite the controversies surrounding the age-long practice in recent times.
“These dissenting views are largely due to misunderstanding or inadequate biblical teachings. Many a time, prejudice plays a major role in the anti-tithing crusade. There is, therefore, the need to respond with sound biblical teachings, and more importantly, establish timeless validity and relevance of tithing as a tool in the implementation of God’s plan of salvation”, Dr. Adjaloo decried.
He also stated that tithing is of God, and since He instituted it (initiator), He always blesses the faithful tither, as seen in biblical precedence and real-life transforming testimonies by some members of the Church.
“If God blesses for tithing in these days, it’s enough proof that God still approves of the practice” he emphasised.
Delivering a paper on the topic ‘Sacrificial Giving and Tithing’ at the 2023 Global Ministers’ and Wives’ Conference (GMWC23) at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa Fetteh near Kasoa, Elder Dr. Adjaloo, who is also a Senior Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), commended members of The Church of Pentecost (CoP) for their sacrificial giving and faithfulness in tithing which has been part of the Church’s growth story.
“The significant role money plays in restructuring and developing the Church cannot be overemphasised. The institutional structure of The Church of Pentecost (COP), the quality of both our ministerial and non-ministerial human resources, landed properties, and other assets constitute a monumental tribute to the generosity of our teeming church members over the years”, he explained and added that “the generosity and selfless giving of our forebears have brought the Church to its current status. In fact, churches which have left out tithing have ended up stifling the Church’s growth”.
Commending the Church’s leadership for strategic financial policies and prudent financial management, he asserted that “The COP ensures transparency and accountability at all levels by following standard financial principles and procedures that every Church can employ to ensure effective accountability. All financial transactions are approved by designated officers and income and expenditure are audited periodically to ensure value for money”.