“Don’t let anybody deceive you because if you meet Jesus on the Last Day, you don’t say I stopped paying tithes because somebody said it is wrong,” Pastor E. A Adeboye
Pastor Adeboye, who spoke at the church’s Northern Regional Camp in Jos, Plateau State, reiterated his warning that tithing was a necessary condition to inherit the Kingdom of God, adding that none of the requirements should be left out.
Pastor Adeboye drew criticism from several celebrities and on-air personalities after he warned about the dangers of ignoring tithing during the April Holy Ghost Service of the Redemption Camp along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, stated that born-again Christians, who do not give to God one-tenth of their income, may not make heaven.
Giving a message on the theme: ‘Stronger Than My Enemy’, the ‘Daddy G.O.’ admonished the congregants to ignore those criticisms from those who have been “attacking me on the internet” but who do not know they are also attacking the church.
The man of God quoted from the scripture in Matthew 23:23 where Jesus rebuked the scribes and Pharisees for not complying with all the tenets of the Kingdom.
The minister asked the congregation,
“They say Pastor Adeboye only talks about tithes, is it only what I preach? Don’t I talk about holiness, healing, prosperity, salvation?”