OAP respectfully addresses pastor’s latest comments on tithing

We reached out to the popular OAP who gave several reasons why the doctrine of tithing based upon Melchizedek is wrong.

In an exclusive interview with Pulse Religion, the leader of the free the sheeple movement shared his thoughts on Pastor Paul Adefarasin’s Wednesday sermon titled ‘Abraham’s Blessings Are Already Upon My Life’.

After listening to the Man of God’s explanation on the principle of tithing, Daddy freeze said, “Quite a lot of flaws with that particular doctrine. Where do I even start from? There are so many things that are wrong with this doctrine.”

He went on to say, “First of all, I have a lot of respect for Pastor Adefarasin as a person and as my first Bible teacher. However, after going the extra mile to study doctrine, to a large extent theology and the antiquities of the Jews, I have come to the realisation that a lot of what we were taught wasn't well grounded.

“I hear that he is one of the pastors that uses Melchizedek as the order for tithing going by Hebrews 7:5. I have a lot of issues with that particular doctrine. Abraham cannot be used as the role model for tithing and here is why, especially since in this part of the world, we believe that tithing brings blessings. I know he tried to work on that but let me break it down for you."

Daddy Freeze explains, “In Genesis 13: 2, it already says Abraham was wealthy. If you go down to verse 5, it says that Lot also was very rich, with flocks and lands. Then verse 6 says, ‘and the land was not able to bear because they were so rich and the land could not sustain them.’ So, these are brothers that were already immensely rich.

“Now, if you go to Genesis 14, Lot was captured and taken prisoner, then Abraham went to recover him. On his way back, he met Melchizedek, the king and the priest who was in the likeness of Jesus. Now, here is my first problem.

“First of all, Melchizedek met him with bread and wine. he gave bread, gave him wine, blessed him and prayed for him. Then, Abraham gave him, he didn't pay, there is a difference, he gave him a portion, that is 10% of his spoils  of the war, not from his personal income, riches or wealth so this can not be the direction upon which modern-day monthly tithing is based.”

Here, he tells Pulse why this doctrine is faulty. He asks, “Does your pastor give your bread and wine when you meet him? No, all they do is take. If you read that verse, you will see that Melchizedek gave Abraham bread and blessed him.

“So, how do you pay tithe to someone who can not bless you and give you bread and wine over an ATM connection or online? You have first of all destroyed the essence of that tithe. Secondly, how do you base a perpetual tithing doctrine on something that happened once? Abraham only paid tithe once no more."

The OAP ends his explanation by saying, “There are so many things that are clarified in Islam, which came after Christianity, especially those vague and grey areas that surround tithing that have laid a foundation of which exhortation can be based. There are so many loopholes and there is much falsehood in that particular doctrine.”

Daddy Freeze has been quite vocal about his issue with pastors demanding tithe from their congregation.

Tithing, along with the ‘excessive display of wealth’ among Nigerian pastors are major reasons for his #free the sheeple campaign.

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