Pastor: I want 10% percent of your income going to my church — It doesn’t belong to you anyway

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It’s not all that long ago that pastor Curt Landry advised his followers to dump Dr. Anthony Fauci for “outstanding Christian man Ben Carson” and to reject any coronavirus vaccine because they will be forged “from the pit of hell.” But now that the U.S. deep in the middle of a financial crisis thanks to the pandemic and many Americans are struggling, he has some additional advice: Give money to your religious leaders, especially his ministry.

He said so Tuesday during a live-streamed interview with fellow pastor Jeremiah Moss, according to the Friendly Atheist.

Noting that Americans are out of work and struggling right now, Moss asked: “What are some things that you would instruct us that we need to do during a financial crisis?”

Landry explained that Christians need to make sure to give “ten percent of your income” and “get that seed in the ground as soon as possible.”

“You need to make sure that you tithe 10 percent of your income, and since I’m speaking to Life Church, that ten percent needs to go into Life Church, okay?”

“That ten percent spiritually doesn’t belong to you,” he added. “The Lord gives that to you to sew back into the kingdom, okay?”

Then he gave a tithing lesson, suggesting that when you give a grandchild ten dimes, you need to make it clear that the tenth dime belongs to “the Lord, because God actually gives you nine dimes and the tenth one is for him and to be obedient.”

While fasting and prayer are good, he said “what really causes financial problems to break is giving, and so if you’ll follow the ten percent to the Lord … you can sow a seed into Life Church for Passover. That’s an offering. That’s a first fruit of your increase over the ten percent and whatever that amount, there’s not really a percentage on it. That’s whatever the Lord tells you in your heart.”

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