“You’re a criminal if you don’t pay tithe; your offense is punishable,” says pastor David Ibiyeomie
Well-known Nigerian pastor, David Ibiyeomie has asserted that people who do not pay their tithes to the church are criminals.
Pastor David Ibiyeomie who distinguished tithing to paying taxes to the federal government, claimed on Sunday that giving 10% of all income to the church is needed.
He also said refusing to render tithe, like tax evasion is a dangerous act.
According to him:
“Tax is the government’s share, so you don’t say I want to give the government my tax, you say you want to pay tax, that is how tithe is God’s own. Leviticus 27:30. God is the owner of the tithe. So, what do you do?
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“You pay, it’s only in Nigeria you don’t pay tax and they can leave you, in the Western world it is a big criminal offense, if you don’t pay tithe, you are a criminal, your offense is punishable, tithe is simply one-tenth of your income, 10 percent of your income goes to God.”
Pastor David went further to reveal that if an individual keeps encountering a lack of success, it’s not because they need deliverance, but because they are not paying tithes.
According to him:
“Near success syndrome will not happen. If you’re experiencing near success syndrome don’t go for deliverance, you’re not a tither. Anything that I do, when it is close to manifestation, the thing will just go off, you’re not a faithful tither.
“Many deliverance ministries, they just go for deliverance, this is the problem, they don’t pay Tithe faithfully. Yet, they will say anything I want to do, when it is about to click it will just go off.
“It is near success syndrome. Correct it from tithing, don’t correct it from seven days deliverance. Hear this, tithe must be paid first otherwise the curse will remain”