Bishop David O. Oyedepo, founder of Winners’ Chapel International has come under fire for saying prosperity is impossible without tithing and anyone not paying his under a financial curse.
On Thurday, Bishop Oyedepo took to his social media page where he wrote;
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.
See reactions sparked by this topic on social media below.
The Polymath wrote;
Tithing cannot create wealth! Wealth creation occurs when you deploy capital to create value. When X gives 1/10 of his earnings to your church, there’s no production or investment, thus he has not created value, but only enriched you. Tithing is a church sponsored ponzi scheme.
Olaudah Equiano® wrote;
Pentecostal pastors/bishops, please leave tithing and sowing of seed for now, and preach salvation, repentence and virtue. Sacrifice those money on the alter of societal repair. You can’t be preaching tithing in a corrupt and evil society. Our country needs urgent resuscitation.
Ayo Sogunro @ayosogunro wrote;
Nigerian pastors love capitalising on our dysfunctional govt. Yet, there are countries with majority non-Christian population without any financial curse.
They simply have functional govts that ensure employment, healthcare, social safety nets, pension ans home ownership plans.