- Comedian Basketmouth has said that the church is threatening people over tithe payment
- This was after Bishop Oyedepo tweeted that people who don't pay tithe are under a financial curse
- Basketmouth noted that the economy bad and the rate of unemployment keeps going high
For many Nigerians, tithing will always be an issue especially when religious leaders insist on it. The issue of tithing continues to be a subject of conversation among Nigerians and it doesn't look like it is stopping anytime soon.
Recently, comedian Basketmouth took to his official Instagram page to react to the tweet of founder and pastor of megachurch Faith Tabernacle, Bishop David Oyedepo.
It was earlier reported that the Bishop spoke about tithing through his official Twitter page. According to him, tithing is an inescapable covenant obligation.
He stated that one cannot be prosperous without paying tithe, noting that whoever does not pay tithe is under a financial curse.
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Reacting to the clergyman's statement, Basketmouth said that the church threatens people to pay tithe after the threat of the government about tax payment.
Expressing his displeasure at the tweet of Bishop Oyedepo, Basketmouth noted the condition of the country's economy and the rate of unemployment.
"The Govt will threaten us with prosecution if we don’t pay our TAX & VAT. The CHURCH will now threaten us with a FINANCIAL CURSE if you don’t pay your TITHE! Inside the TERRIBLE ECONOMY? With the LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT?ABEGI," he said.
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Pastor Enoch Adeboye advised Christians to pay their tithes in full.
The clergyman said that paying less than one’s tithe is deception. He noted that it was better that such a person did not pay it at all. According to him, it is impossible to deceive God because He knows all things.
He backed up his statement with biblical proofs as he cited Deuteronomy 14:26. Reno in another tweet responded to those who picked holes in his argument and said that it is an old testament law.
In response, the popular social activist said that why do his critics always use an old testament verse (Malachi 3:10) to support paying tithe.