General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop Oyedepo, and Nigeria’s richest pastor says wealth is impossible without tithing.
The Cleric who according to Forbes is the richest pastor in Nigeria made the comment via his twitter handle on Thursday.
The cleric tweeted, “Tithing is an inescapable covenant obligation. Prosperity not just wealth is impossible without tithing because when you are not paying tithe, you’re under a financial curse.”
Tithing is an inescapable covenant obligation. Prosperity not just wealth is impossible without tithing, because when you're not paying your tithe, you're under a financial curse. #Tithe #Breakinglimits pic.twitter.com/awqiZ5LDfb
— @davidoyedepomin (@DavidOyedepoMin) July 16, 2020
In a subsequent tweet on Friday, Oyedepo, said many problems men face could be traced to their financial dealings.
“The way you handle your financial dealings determines greatly what happens to you financially. Many things that afflict men are traceable to their monetary dealings. False financial dealings can open doors to inexplicable afflictions,” he said.
The way you handle your financial dealings determines greatly what happens to you financially. Many things that afflict men are traceable to their monetary dealings. False financial dealings can open doors to inexplicable afflictions. #Integrity #Friday#Breakinglimits pic.twitter.com/vHfKCA4ZWJ
— @davidoyedepomin (@DavidOyedepoMin) July 17, 2020
The Pastor’s stance has since generated lots of reactions by Nigerians on social media.
Prominent among the many reactions is that of popular Broadcaster, Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze, who has always criticise the idea of tithing by pastors.
Reacting via his Instagram page, Daddy Freeze said: “Utter nonsense! Are you one percent as prosperous or as wealthy as Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who don’t tithe? I personally find this unscriptural statement manipulative and cruel.
“Christ didn’t collect tithe neither did the disciples, yet no one was cursed! Tithing is the old law, obeying the old law partially, without obeying all the 613 laws of Moses is what carries a curse. That’s why to us Christians, it’s referred to as the law of sin and death!”
The critic, while quoting from Hebrews 7:5 said the law of Moses required that the priests, who are descendants of Levi, must collect a tithe from the rest of the people of Israel, who are also descendants of Abraham.
See some other reactions by social media users below:
Bishop Oyedepo said not paying your tithe brings financial curse; Daddy Freeze say na Lie
You people will now fight over their opinion as if the Bible was written for them alone
If tithing works for you, pay it
If tithing na scam, jump & pass
Just dont force your opinion on me
— Chlorpheniramine ?? (@VictorIsrael_) July 17, 2020
I dont want to say anything concerning tithing and Pastor Oyedepo but someone should please and educate all these our ignorance Pastors and their sheeps that Poverty and riches was created by humans not God.
— IFA FUNSHO (@funshographix) July 17, 2020
Such a very Stupid thing to come out from Oyedepo's mouth. Oga is running out of funds to maintain his jets.. Tithing is all Oyedepo has been talking about.. End Time Pastor.. Foolish Man, Foolish followers. https://t.co/Z5Rk0CtHaO
— Thanos Ugo ❁ (@CharmingUgo) July 17, 2020
We are back to this tithing matter again, before we will know it now Daddy Freeze will start trending, Bishop Oyedepo too will start trending
What I will say is simple, if you understand the principles of tithing pls pay your tithe, if you dont..my guy ignore
Its not by force!
— Peace Of Mind (@wealthy_yute) July 17, 2020
My people perish in ignorance. If you are paying tithe to Oyedepo and there's a widow beside your house selling akara trying to make ends meet or you have a mother who has not had a balanced diet in years….then you need to have your head examined.
— Tommy Njemanze (@tommymanze) July 17, 2020
Alot of people see OYEDEPO as a leader and role model , he shouldn't be using that influence to extort and deceive them, it is not fair .
— ALARIWO??? (@kasa_leee) July 17, 2020
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