Televangelist Creflo Dollar Says His Teachings On Tithing ‘Were Not Correct’

He famously campaigned to raise funds for a $65 million private jet.

Creflo Dollar, who famously campaigned to raise funds for a $65 million private jet, is speaking out against tithing.

According to Christian Post, the televangelist said during a sermon on July 3, “I would argue that tithing isn’t required or even encouraged for believers in Jesus Christ.”

He continued, “I want to start off by saying to you that I’m still growing and that the teachings I’ve shared in times past on the subject of tithing were not correct. And today, I stand in humility to correct some things I have taught for years and believed for years, but could never understand it clearly because I had not been confronted with the Gospel of grace, which has made the difference.”

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Dollar is a leading advocate of prosperity theology which teaches that financial wealth is the reward for devotion to God. He said, "I won’t apologize ’cause if it wasn’t for me going down that route, I would have never ended up where I am right now. But I will say that I have no shame at all saying to you, throw away every book, every tape and every video I did on the subject of tithing unless it lines up with this.”

According to a report, back in 2014 Dollar was worth an estimated $27 million- which is 900 times more than the $29,640 average annual income in College Park, Georgia, where he resides. It’s unclear how much his worth has increased. However, Christian Post also reports the 60-year-old owns two homes  worth approximately $5.7 million.

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