Certified accountant embezzled from our brother church, he was also the accountant for the church I attend and is the senior pastor's son. He has presented the fiscal report for the last several years at the church annual meeting. Due to his recent arrest for allegedly embezzling 4.25 million over these last seven years which of 1.25 million he admitted to stealing. Can I asked that my tithes and offerings be returned to me on the basis of this mistrust by this person and misleading myself and the congregation to believe he was an honest Christian believer in a trusted position within the church
Probably not. You did not tithe to him, you tithed to the church. Once you gave that money to the church, it was no longer yours. He stole from the church. The church can pursue him for the money he took. If the church was somehow involved with the embezzlement or mislead you in some way, then perhaps you might have a claim, but that does not appear to be the case based on your description.
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