Apostle Johnson Suleman has weighed-in on the heated argument of tithing which has pitched OAP, Daddy Freeze and Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church.
Suleman, the President of the Omega Fire Ministries worldwide (OFM) in a statement said Daddy Freeze has no right to attack a pastor on church issues.
Suleman in the statement said; “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.
Apostle Suleman also added that there is nothing wrong with tithing.
“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.”
Cool FM’s Daddy Freeze drew the ire of Pastor Adeboye after he condemned prosperity preaching pastors and tithing in churches.
The RCCG founder who appeared angry at the position of Daddy Freeze, said his attention was drawn to how Daddy Freeze said congregants should buy alcohol to drink with their tithes in churches , he said even “mad people” don’t go to church to drink alcohol.
By Ahmed Boulor
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