- Pastor Enoch Adeboye has advised Christians to pay their tithes in full
- Adeboye said it was better not to pay it at all than leave some out
- The man of God said that it was impossible to deceive God
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Over a few months ago, there was a debate on paying tithe on social media platforms as people shared their views. For some people who identified as Christians, paying tithe is important as commanded by God in the holy book. Others noted that it was not a must to pay it.
Another set of people raised questions on what the tithes paid to churches were used for. This issue generated a lot of controversies; however, many Nigerian pastors maintained that it was an important duty for true Christians.
Reiterating the message on tithing, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, 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.
The man of God made this statement through his official Instagram page. According to him, it is impossible to deceive God because He knows all things.
The RCCG pastor shared some bible verses to buttress his point, noting that no one should attempt to deceive God.
Pastor Adeboye then proceeded to share the story of a man who joined the church many years ago under the pretense of a hardworking person. According to the pastor, God told him that the man was a spy and was operating from the church so that he would not be easily discovered.
The RCCG pastor said he confronted and told the man that he would be exposed. According to him, the man was picked by the then military government of Nigeria within seven days.
The man of God said that deceiving God had grave consequences. He called for the repentance of people who may be guilty about the issue.
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