Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners’ Chapel International once again has stirred up a conversation online. This time, he said, people who do not their tithe to the church are under a financial curse.
Oyedepo stated this in a tweet.
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Many of Oyedepo’s followers received this message with hope but some critics on social media described his message as old school.
Broadcaster Daddy Freeze said on social media that Oyedepo’s message was wrong.
He wrote on Instagram, “Utter nonsense! Are you one percent as prosperous or as wealthy as Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet who don’t tithe? I personally find this unscriptural statement manipulative and cruel.
“Christ didn’t collect tithe neither did the disciples, yet no one was cursed! Tithing is the old law, obeying the old law partially, without obeying all the 613 laws of Moses is what carries a curse. That’s why to us Christians, it’s referred to as the law of sin and death!”
He also quoted a passage from the scripture, Hebrews 7:5 said the law of Moses required that the priests, who are descendants of Levi, must collect a tithe from the rest of the people of Israel, who are also descendants of Abraham.
Some Twitter users had this to say;
@istifler_ tweeted, This is not true. There is no scripture that ties prosperity or wealth to tithing under the new priesthood. We can’t be conveniently cherry-picking the scriptures to support what is sweet to our ears.
Let’s focus on the gospel of Christ and less on these covetous messages.