A few years back, an ABC denomination took a stand and turned down the tithe and generous gift from a deacon who won over a hundred million in the state lottery. To top it off, the relieved the gentleman of his office as deacon. What would, or should, your church do if facing a similar situation?! The reasoning behind the pastor and his deacon board was that the money was of the devil, and that the deacon committed a sin by gambling. To make it even more interesting, the man and his family went to an AOG fellowship down the street, gave the tithe and gift to this small congregation, and the money went on to help church missionaries, start a preschool, build a new sanctuary, and that church has not stopped growing since.