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The President of the Omega Fire Ministries worldwide (OFM), Apostle Johnson Suleman, has lent his voice to the burning issue on tithing stoked by an OAP, Daddy Freeze.
Below is his reaction during a church service;

“Let it be clear that if anyone is not a pastor, he has no right to attack a pastor on church issue. He should leave everything to God. I only laugh. Somebody who is not a doctor cannot teach a certified doctor how to go about doing his job; he will just be laughed at. Someone who is not a journalist can’t teach a true journalist how he should do his work; they will just be laughing at him.

I wouldn’t have spoken on the issue but you don’t argue with a man whose mind is already made up on any issue. It is futile. And I’m not going to confuse anybody to pay tithe, no. if you attend my church and you decide not to pay tithe, it’s left to you. In my church they don’t pay me allowance. I live on my personal businesses and I write books. So far, I have written 52 books that are inspirational and I’m still writing. If you write books that are inspirational, believers and non-believers will buy. It is not as if it is only church members that buy pastors’ books. That alone is enough to sustain any pastor. So, you don’t just jump to criticize any pastor for buying private jets of expensive cars because you think it is tithe that they use to buy them.  

If you asked me, there is nothing wrong with tithing. But tithes should be used by pastors to maintain Christianity, assist the poor in the church, the vulnerable and the stranded. Not that everything should go into the pastor’s pocket, that’s wrong. Every pastor should be on allowance.  

That young man does not deserve a response; in fact, I’m not talking because of him but because my Papa, Pastor Adeboye had spoken, I’m speaking on the issue. Now, if it requires that we go into a debate, let’s have it. Yes, your tithe is not a license to make heaven but it is an acknowledgment of God’s mercy in your life. But because Papa Adeboye corrected the wrong notion and the young man dared to respond to him, I felt it was insulting. This is not about sentiment or emotion, it is about commonsense. You don’t respond to an elder in certain manner, especially a man of Pastor Adeboye’s standing.

There are things people shouldn’t just dabble into especially when it is not their field. Even if you mobilize the whole world against tithing, you will only end up being counterproductive because this is not your field. Men of God do not need to react to such issues because like I said earlier, once somebody has made up his mind on a position, nobody should argue with such a man. My reaction to such a man is, if that is your position, keep it, continue with what you believe but don’t confuse people to believe what you believe.”


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  1. How many so called pastors in Nigeria are truly God fearing bible abiding believers.It's stated in the bible that no all that call God's name truly abide by the teaching.There are fakes in almost all profession including so called pastors in Nigeria

    1. Are God fearing bible believers supposed to be only pastors, what of you do you fear God? I doubt,because if you do you will never interfere in anything concerning pastors

    2. Anonymous 6:56, may God have mercy on you. When you are judging gospel ministers, first of all run a check on your own life. My candid advise is; the path you are tredding on is dangerous. Don't ignorantly get yourself entangle with God's on affairs. The outcome is always fatal.

  2. Both of you are either benefitting from the so called pastors or just outright lost the will to educate yourselves.Have you ever wondered with the numbers of the so called pastors in Nigeria why most of your lives ain't any better,well,most of the so called pastors are devils in disguise.Attending some churches are total waste of time because those leading you are not believers in the doctrine of the bible.I know some of you won't understand because your lives has been turned upside down and you can't reason logically any longer.The bible is what you can pick up and read yourselves to understand the awesomeness of God,you don't need to be led like fools always,you'll all end up wasting your lives

  3. 21 Richest Pastors in the World
    1) Eric Macedo $1.1b Brazilian
    2) Keneth Copeland $760m American
    3) Pat Robertson $500m American
    4) George Foreman $250m American
    5) David Oyedepo $150m Nigerian
    6) E A Adeboye $130m Nigerian
    7) Ayo Oritsejafor $120m
    8) Hebert Angel $60m Zimbabwean
    9) Chris Oyakilome $50m Nigerian
    10) Benny Hinn $42m Israeli
    11) Joel Osteen $40m American
    12) Tshifhwa Irene $35m South African
    13) Ray McCauley $30m South African
    14)Creflow Dollar $27m American
    15 ) Billy Graham $25m American TV star
    16) Rich Warren $25m American
    17) T D Jakes $18m American
    18) T B Joshua $15m Nigerian
    19) Mathew Ashimolowo $10m Nigerian
    20) Juanita Bynum $10m Kenyan
    21) Chris Okotie $10m Nigerian
    Compare these with Leaders of Other Churches and their Personal Wealth:

    Pope Francis $0 ( Catholic)
    Justin Welby $0 ( Anglican)
    All other Leaders of Orthodox Churches have, at most, one home where they live , except Pope Francis who has no personal home .
    This is what our tithes has summed up to...making them millionaires in usd.
    Source: Forbes List

    1. I don't support tithing. Its biblical but not for Christians. However, I need to say that some pastors have their personal businesses. It was not all of them that received tithes and became rich. If Bill Gates was a pastor, you would have included his name and worth here not considering the fact that he has his personal job. David

  4. This is one of the problems with black people especially Nigerians. The white man brought christianity, you see how they practice it and you black man, born of poverty, with poverty of the mind, body, soul and spirit want to enrich yourselves and misinterpret the Bible just to satisfy yourself and now say no right thinking person who can see through you and not scared to call you out should keep quiet and let you continue stealing the people blind? How is that going to be possible? It is akin to saying we should let politicians and military men keep stealing the treasury blind and we should keep quiet because we are not in government. Who the hell does this fool called Johnson think he is? We all read the Bible or is he saying the Bible he is reading because he calls himself a pastor is different from the one everyone else reads? All those who have ears, let them hear. All those who have eyes, shine your eyes. These rogue pastors are cleaning you out. Let them go and apply for normal jobs and join the hustle. Abeg freeze, continue jor. I am behind you one million percent. When it is time, I will join your crusade too.

  5. Anyone who has truly read the Bible understands that the only way to give back to God is to help the poor and those who ordinarily cannot pay you back. The church of God is not a building but in the hearts of those who believe the truth of the Word, Jesus. Read your Bible and the truth shall set you free from ignorance and bondage. It costs money to run church(place of gathering of believers), but the church should never be richer than the people it represents. This is the case today and it’s sad. Travel to the west and see how churches are run. Churches help the people. In Nigeria, it is most likely that your Pastor will never call you again when you change church. Who are we deceiving? I pray for the spirit of discernment for all.


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