The general overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel International, David Oyedepo, says people who do not pay their tithe to the church are under a financial curse.
“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.
As expected, Oyedepo’s message was well received by many of his followers. However, some critics on social media described his message as obsolete and incorrect.
Popular Broadcaster, Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze, faulted the GO’s message.
He wrote on Instagram, “Utter nonsense! Are you one per cent 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!”
Some other Nigerians have also faulted the GO’s message.
See some tweets below: