- Pastor Ibiyeomie of Port Harcourt-based Salvation Ministries Church restarted the controversial topic that months ago on social media in a recent sermon
- The Christian cleric says to show you love them, you have to give just as one gives tithes and offerings in church
- He says even God gave His only son, Jesus Christ, in order to show his love for the world
Popular Port-Harcourt-based Christian cleric Pastor David Ibiyeomie has re-started the controversy of the Tithe and offering giving in churches during a recent sermon.
The general overseer and founder of Salvation Ministries Church stated that love without giving is fake.
According to reports, Pastor Ibiyeomie made the declaration in a recent sermon he delivered.
In the video of the sermon seen by Legit.ng, the cleric said the first way to prove that your love to someone is by giving them things.
He said: “Any love that does not involve giving is fake. If anybody ever told you ‘I love you’ and cannot give you something, cancel that love, it is not genuine love. The first way to prove love is giving.”
He based his declaration on the popular Bible verse John 3:16 which narrated how God so loved the world that he gave up his only begotten son to save the world from sin.
Laying emphasis on the ‘gave’, Pastor Ibiyeomie says one is expected to give if one truly loves in order to imitate God.
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Legit.ng recently reported that whether a Christian should pay tithe or not is a question that has been trending on social media for some months now.
And at the forefront of those who say it is not by force for Christians to pay tithe is OAP Freeze. As expected, his stance has drawn attacks from several men of God who insist payment of tithe is a must.
Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder and presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide while speaking at the church’s recently organised Shiloh programme explained why Christians should pay tithe. He said God will not open heavens for someone who doesn’t pay tithe no matter what the person does.
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