Religion is big business. Blessings mentioned in the Bible have been turned into monetary opportunities. If G_d blesses you then it must be in terms of money. Churches now stage “blessings” to people by giving them money. Ministers show the blessings of G_d by asking people to give them money for jets and mansions. Unfortunately, many have fallen into this fraudulent belief system.
Weightier Matters addresses the foundational giving structure for most churches and its true meaning: The Tithe! What is the tithe? Why was the tithe originally established? Is the tithe just money or does it represent something greater?
Dr. Lanston M. Sylvester invites you to walk with him to rediscover what really matters. Clothes, houses, jets may attract many and tap into their base desires, but people matter. Justice and righteousness must be the basis of the money that is collected in the church. The poor, the homeless, the foster kids, the widows, and the immigrants should be the beneficiaries of communities (churches) that pool their monetary resources together. If churches spend more on feeding themselves than relieving suffering, that church has yet to understand what the tithe is.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cummin but have neglected the weightier matter of the law: justice, mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” Matthew 23:23 NKJV