David Oyedepo, the founder and general overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel International, took to his verified Twitter page to state that anyone who does not pay tithe is “under a financial curse” and can never prosper and this has led to an argument.
“Tithing is an inescapable covenant obligation. Prosperity not just wealth is impossible without tithing, because when you’re not paying your tithe, you’re under a financial curse. #Tithe #Breakinglimits.”
A PhD candidate at Edinburgh University disagreed with Bishop Oyedepo, writing:
“Tithing cannot create wealth! Wealth creation occurs when you deploy capital to create value. When X gives 1/10 of his earnings to your church, there’s no production or investment, thus he has not created value, but only enriched you. Tithing is a church sponsored ponzi scheme..”
Twitter users have now taken sides, some with clergyman and others with the PhD candidate.
See reactions below.
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