A pastor is a man that forsook everything to answer the call of God, Some resigned from great positions turned their back on offers and opportunities so as to answer Gods calling. They changed men lives for the better , heal the sick cast out devils and brought the best out of people by the teaching of Gods word , He labours in prayers and intercession for the members and others.
Several attacks have come against them in the execution of their priestly ministry. especially in the area of finances.
Tithes Offerings, Prophetic Seeds etc.
firstly the church money does not belong to the pastor, He has his salary or allowance and also he receive other gift of appreciation from those who have been blessed by him.
Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
1 Tim. 5:17-18
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.  For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
When a pastor ask people to give , Is it not for their own prosperity? We receive by giving as Jesus taught us
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. That's why a pastor is anointed.His anointing cause people to be blessed by giving through him or to him.
Numbers 18:8 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee the charge of mine heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto thee have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever.
[color=#990000[b]]Philip. 4:15-19 [/b]
Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.  For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.  [color=#000099]Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.[/color]  But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. [/color]
2 Cor. 6:10
, "as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Jesus received money from people.How was he able to take care of12 men and their family, chatter boats etc
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,  And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
Our pastors can't do the work of God well without the funds. Jesus was criticised also for receiving money from people.
[b]John 7:12([/b]Living Bible)
There was alot of discussion about, Some said "he's a wonderful man" while others said, No, he's duping the public
I am not aware any pastor will force anybody to give.They only teach us the word of God. we have the choice to obey or not.
SO IS IT REALLY RIGHT TO CALL THE MEN OF GOD THIEVES?