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Anger As Top Pastor Tells Followers ‘No Tithes, No Heaven’

A video of esteemed Nigerian Pastor E A Adeboye admonishing Christians who do not pay tithes – the practice of giving 10% of their earnings to the church – has enraged some Nigerians on social media.

In the recording, Pastor Adeboye can be heard saying to his congregation:

Anyone who is not paying his tithe is not going to heaven, full stop.”

Some of the tweeters wondered on what authority he was making his statement.

Pastor Adeboye, who heads the Redeemed Christian Church of God – one of the biggest churches in Nigeria – has been listed by Forbes as one of the richest clerics in the world with a net worth of $130m (£91m).

Tithing has become a heated topic here.

Another respected pastor, Tunde Bakare, told BBC Yoruba earlier this year that tithing was not compulsory.

-BBC

 

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