– Daddy Freeze response to Nathaniel Bassey on tithing… But what’s your take?
Gospel music minister Nathaniel Bassey who kicked off another edition of the #HallelujahChallenge has said he pays tithe and he is unapologetic about it. Nathaniel Bassey was responding to the controversy the issue of tithing in church has stirred.
In his response, Nathaniel said:
‘Tithing – Whether Old or New Testament o, or whether under the law or under Grace o. COUNT ME IN. I love this God too much to argue about one small fraction of what he has blessed me with. When He sent His ONLY SON to die for me, He didn’t argue about it. His wasn’t even 10%. It was 100%. He gave everything for a once bloody sinner like me so I can be called His Saint. “10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it”
“Malachi 3:10. Tithing, A key to an OPEN HEAVEN as we have been speaking about. I believe it is offered to God through our local Assembly. i.e, where we are planted and fed. And from my little understanding and observation, no genuine Ministry forces people to do so, even though they may encourage their congregation to give it. But Truth is, at the end of the day, it’s really a matter of LOVE & HONOUR. “For God so loved the world that He GAVE…” True love always gives.”
“My name is Nathaniel Bassey, and I unapologetically believe in tithing. Plus At the end of the day, this is my Instagram handle.”
Daddy Freeze, Cool FM OAP who initiated the controversy caught wind of the response and decided to reply Nathaniel Bassey. Freeze, the self acclaimed leader of the Free Nation, said:
“Dear Nathaniel, Peace be upon you! The leader of the #FreeNation greets you and brings glad tidings.
I have two questions I’d like you to address.
1: why do you use emotions and raise sentiments, instead of using biblical facts to support your argument on tithing? Im sure a bible verse showing where OUR FIRST PASTORS, THE 12 DISCIPLES, COLLECTED TITHES would serve more to buttress our belief systems, than mere statements like “me I tithe o”
Secondly, you quoted Mal3:10 this verse was a commandment to the priests not to us and if you took time out to read Mal 3:12 that promises a Delightsome land as a reward for tithing, you will realize that there is a HUGE problem. 51% of the Nigerian population is Christian, more than the Muslim population at the last count. Look around you do you see a Delightsome land, despite the almost 100 million Christians residing in Nigeria, a vast majority of whom are tithers?”
Trust SelahAfrik not to leave this kind of argument handing. We had earlier posted that while we give to God from a position of love and not out of compulsion, love is responsibility and commitment. Therefore, we are not committed to the religion but the law of love and if that law requires that we tithe… tithe we must!