Paula White Urges Followers to Give ‘First Fruits’ Offering of a Day, Week or Month’s Wages

APOPKA, Fla. — Prosperity preacher Paula White, who also serves as the chair of President Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board, is urging her followers to give a “first fruits” financial offering with the start of 2018, stating that there are “consequences” for those who don’t do so out of “ignorance or direct disobedience.”

“As you remember the Lord your God, according to Deuteronomy 8:18, through your first fruits offering, He gives you the power to acquire wealth to establish His covenant,” she wrote in a post on her website, accompanied by a YouTube video.

“Each January, I put God first and honor Him with the first of our substance by sowing a first fruits offering of one month’s pay. That is a big sacrifice, but it is a seed for the harvest I am believing for in the coming year,” White outlined.

She urged others to do so as well, noting that some of her partners “sow a month’s pay, a week’s pay, [or] a day’s pay,”—whatever is their best. White stated that the offering differs from a tithe—or 10 percent—because it is the whole of the first.

She asserted that “2018 is a year of life and deliverance from struggle [and] it begins right now with first fruits.” White noted that part of the Hebrew word for 18 means “alive” or “living.”

“We are demanding life to your purpose,” she declared. “And with obedience to this first fruits instruction, which is putting God first now, your purpose, your year, your prosperity, and your power will have life and be resurrected!”

“When you apply this, everything comes in divine alignment for His plan and promises for you. When you don’t honor it, whether through ignorance or direct disobedience, there are consequences,” White also said.

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White is offering a book, devotional and/or wall calendar in exchange for a first fruits offering, depending on the amount donated.

“Remember, I believe in sowing a month’s, week’s or day’s pay. By honoring God and obeying His Word, it shifts something supernaturally! It’s about doing your very best!” she wrote. “Honoring God with the principle of first fruits with your seed is all about Him—God is worth it! Let me hear from you right away and make your ‘promise to come’ a reality!”

“I want you to click on that [donate] button, and I want you to honor God with His first fruits offering,” White also urged in the video accompanying the article.

View the article and video in full here.

However, as reported by Leonardo Blair with Christian Post, some believe that the concept of first fruits is being abused and used as manipulation to coerce the hearer or reader to give the person money in the name of God.

“The ways in which churches use the phrase (and the practice) vary in theological truth. To say that ‘laying down a seed’ so that God will make someone rich, or that you can pay off God to bless future plans, is an abusive lie from adherents of the prosperity gospel,” writes the site Compelling Truth. “To give sacrificially is to follow in the example of the widow of Mark 12:41-44, and is commendable as long as it isn’t coerced.”

“As far as the first fruit offering as described in the Old Testament, the Church is exempt. Jesus did not come to abolish the law, but He did come to fulfill it—including being the first fruit Himself (1 Corinthians 15:20),” it outlines. “If the usage of the term ‘first fruit’ in the New Testament is to be considered, the manifestation of first fruit in the church age means that those who were saved in the early Church were a promise that more would follow. And Jesus’ resurrection is a promise that we, too, will be resurrected.”

“Any other use of ‘first fruits’ is either abusive or careless,” the site concludes. “There are better terms to use when a church collects a special offering, and there are more biblical ways to do so than to insist, cajole, and threaten people to give.”

As previously reported, White considers herself a life coach, authoring books such as “The Ten Commandments of Health and Wellness,” “Simple Suggestions for a Sensational Life,” “I Don’t Get Wholeness, That’s the Problem—Making Relationships Work” and “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.”

She has been married three times. Her first marriage was to Dean Knight, who she married as a teenager. The two have a son together, named Bradley. In 2007, White divorced her second husband, Randy White, and in 2015, she married Journey rocker Jonathan Cain, who has likewise been married three times.


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  • Off Shore

    2 Timothy 3:5

    5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    With a special emphasis on the last four words “from such turn away”.

    • Puppy

      When it comes to Paula White her fate is 2 Peter 2

      False Teachers and Their Destruction

      But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

      For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them. 22 [h]It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        she might repent ………..

      • IzTheBiz

        pray for her!

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Ravenhill is so amazing ……

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost.
    Leonard Ravenhill

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Isn’t it amazing that God gives breath to a man who is going to blaspheme Him all day!
    Leonard Ravenhill

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    A man with an experience of God is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.
    Leonard Ravenhill

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    What’s the condition of America like, spiritually, tonight? Zero. Why? Because we’ve got blind men coming out of seminaries. Men there don’t teach them; they don’t hear a word about Hell. They’re blind themselves, and as blind men, they lead the blind and they go to Hell.
    Leonard Ravenhill

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    The understanding soul prays; the praying soul gets understanding.
    Leonard Ravenhill

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    I doubt if 5% of professing Christians in America are born again-and that’s true of England!
    Leonard Ravenhill

  • james blue

    For those who can afford it not a bad idea, But don’t give it to Ms. White. Give it directly to a charity feeding the poor etc.

  • Robert Radford

    This woman is not only a false prophet but in error of the scriptures as the New Testament Christianity has no teaching whatsoever on tything.

    • IzTheBiz

      Hey, give her a break. Her lifestyle is high maintenance! Do you know how much plastic surgery is these days? I am sure her and Joyce Myer have their own clinic by now.

  • ButILikeCaves

    “And REMEMBER: I DO take American Express!”
    Cha-CHING!

  • TheSayer

    1 Timothy 1:7
    wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.

    • Puppy

      2 Peter 2 (NASB) The title is called The Rise of False Prophets.

      But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

      Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic [d]majesties, 11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in [e]the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed, 13 suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their [f]deceptions, as they carouse with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children; 15 forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.

      17 These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the [g]black darkness has been reserved. 18 For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, 19 promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved. 20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them. 22 [h]It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”

  • Arbustin

    Don’t feel obligated to send an entire month’s salary. Apparently for just $75, you get her book, a devotional, and a 2018 Paula White wall calendar.

  • Faithwalker

    Pray for Mrs. White

    • Bezukhov

      Praying won’t help. If you don’t kick your cut up to Don Paula she’s gonna send Big Vinny and his boys to talk to your kneecaps.

      • Faithwalker

        lol….you’re probably right.

    • Puppy

      How do you know if someone is a false teacher? Go to the scriptures! In 2 Timothy:3:16-17. Not all Pastors come from God, . Satan has angels and pastors.SO WE MUST be able be able to know GOD’S pastors come to deliver us from our sin and Satan’s pastors come to destroy us and to guide us farther away from GOD. Jeremiah 23:1-2.. Paula White claims,Jesus is not God’s only begotten Son and that Humans can become ”little Gods”,She,claims humans can be God and that Apostle Paul was boring..

      GOD does not want you to PRAY for Mrs.White.. You’re supposed to rebuke her in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ, as She is Satan’s pastor.. She was put in the church to do the Will of the Devil, the Bible doesn’t say nice things about false teachers

      Read, Jeremiah 23:16 NIV and 2 Peter 2 (NASB) The title is called The Rise of False Prophets. Mrs. White knows what she is doing, She has Chosen the WORLD, and Satan has rewarded her for serving him as he has given her everything she wants in this world. it’s very possible. AMrs. White could even be a Demon that is working inside the Church.Satan has his own PASTORS it’s called the prosperity gospel.

    • Puppy

      2 Peter 2 (NASB) The title is called The Rise of False Prophets.

      But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

      Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic [d]majesties, 11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in [e]the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed, 13 suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their [f]deceptions, as they carouse with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children; 15 forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.

      17 These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the [g]black darkness has been reserved. 18 For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, 19 promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved. 20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them. 22 [h]It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”.

  • Ginger

    The “prosperity doctrines” of today have the whole thing twisted around, and they think that because I gave my money, it magically must be given back to me. Because I spoke some words formed by my doctrines, this demand becomes an obligation that God must do and follow. They
    have made God a servant to their whims, and a dog to come at their beckoning. They have lost sight of who God is, and who they are, and under what conditions God will even listen to them. God blesses those that bless Him, and the first part of that condition is getting right with God, by confessing your sins “in Jesus name”. You are turning your entire self over to God for you to be led, and not you leading God. It is God that clears the path, and prepares the way, not you. It is God that does what is right for you so that you will fit in His plan, and not the other way around.
    Jeremiah 50:6 My People hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace. 7 All that found them have devoured them: We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD,the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers. [KJV]

    • Lydia Church

      Amen! God is sovereign, not them!

    • Puppy

      Yes, That’s why we must read Jeremiah 23:1-2 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep! of my pasture saith the Lord. We have to remember that all that say they are the called of GOD aren’t called by GOD. Satan has angels and pastors too. So we must be able to know the difference between GOD’S pastors and Satan’s pastor. GOD’S pastors come to deliver us from our Sins, in Repentance… Satan’s pastors come to destroy us and to guide us farther away from GOD.You learn the difference through meditation and prayer.

      The prosperity pastors haven’t have lost sight of who God is, because they stand against Him, Jesus has ALWAYS WARNED his followers/ GOD’s children of false teachers.. Because HE CARES! he knew they would come in his name and try to, lead-peoples away from GOD. All the Apostles warned about false pastors… These pastors fates are already sealed as they chosen to preach from another gospel Galatians 1:8,2 Corinthians 11:4,2 Peter 2, they may be living it up now enjoying the world, and leading,peoples away from GOD but their fate is destruction.

      That’s why when you don’t hear a Pastor talking about Sin or Hell, that doesn’t lead you,in repentance etc… GET OUT AND RUN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION!

  • Tangent002 ✓

    Send money! This chin implant isn’t going to pay for itself!

  • Lydia Church

    Oh really?! Great, then I will give her my routing number for my bank account and she can start supporting my ministry asap! Since I serve the Lord for free and she is rich, that should be the fair outcome of it all! According to their logic, ‘God will multiply her wealth’ anyway then… right?
    Ha, two can play that game! Charlatan’s, every last one of these types. And mine is valid, hers is not, but they don’t discriminate so long as they are on the receiving end!

  • Lydia Church

    “If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; … and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

    Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.” 1 Timothy 6; 3-10, 17-19

  • Croquet_Player

    This person is operating a sleazy business, and tax free – at the expense of U.S. taxpayers. It’s a disgrace, and should be illegal.

  • james blue

    There are some encouraging reactions in the comment section of this article.

  • Whats wrong? Does she need more plastic surgery???

    • IzTheBiz

      inflation!!

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Paula White Blathers on for Almost Seven Minutes; Basically Wants More Money

    Cindy Jacobs, Jim Bakker, Rick Joyner, Kent Christmas, Heather Curnew, Jennifer LeClaire, Dephne Madyara – Contradicting 2018 “Prophecies”

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Here’s what the Apostle Paul said about preachers getting rich:

    2 Corinthians 2:17 “Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.”

    1 Timothy 6:5, 9-10 “…and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. (9) But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. (10) For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”

    1 Corinthians 5:11-13 “But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of a brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler-not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those on the outside. Remove the evil person from among you.”

    Titus 1:7-11 “For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict. For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.”

    Here’s what Jesus said about getting rich:

    Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

    Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

    Luke 6:20-26 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.”

    Here’s what the Apostle Peter says about preachers getting rich:

    2 Peter 2:1-3 “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.”

    Here’s what the Apostle John says about getting rich:

    1 John 2:15-17 “Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For all that is in the world-the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions-is not from the Father but is from the world. And this world is fading away, along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.”

    ~PCR

    • Chet

      1000 thumbs up! PS What Holy Bible version is this cited from?

  • BobM

    Paula White’s net worth is 5 million dollars. I wonder what Jesus and his Apostles net worth was combined…bet not even close. Point is, Jesus did not teach a prosperity gospel in a monetary sense. Only in a spiritual sense.

    • Chet

      1000 thumbs up!

  • Chet

    She sacrifices her first fruit’s offering, one month’s pay each Jan. Note, she does not disclose to whom she forwards such. Thankfully, there is balance in President Trump’s ‘spiritual inner circle’ i.e., VP Pence, Franklin Graham, Robert Jeffres (spelling) and others.

  • peanut butter

    Christ warned us Himself about false prophets in the last days. But those who search out teachers who don’t teach the Bible as a whole, but only focus on one verse or block of scripture, are doomed to be misled by those who teach that way. That is the only way those with itching ears will be satisfied.

  • IzTheBiz

    Gee, I hate this sort of stuff! She probably doesn’t have enough to maintain her jet. Times are tough! They don’t know the bible so they have to preach law about tithing. Sounds like indulgences from the middle ages. Its not rocket science. If you want to know which old testament laws the early apostles/disciples were concerned about go to the book of ACTS and the first Jeruslaem council Acts 15, where the Jewish converts wanted to yoke new believers with OT laws. Paul asserted they should keep only 3. Was tithing one of those?? find out. Read the passage

  • Dianne

    Paula White is a MASTER MANIPULATOR AND A LIAR. John 8:44 And the will of her father the devil she will do!

    JESUS said, “But the poor ALWAYS ye have with you; but me ye have not always.” John 12:8 and ALSO HE SPEAKS THE SAME again
    in Matthew 26:11 and AGAIN in Mark 14:7”For ye have the POOR with you ALWAYS, and whensoever ye will ye may do them GOOD: but me ye have not always.”

  • heuristic

    Prosperity preacher Paula White, Let us PREY!

  • Interesting that she does not mention giving to the POOR! All prosperity gospel preachers are charlatans. I suppose she has already given at least 10% of her wealth to organizations that support feeding the poor and EDUCATING them OBJECTIVELY so that they can improve their own lives?