The respected General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God,
Pastor E.A. Adeboye has addressed the Tithe controversy that has been
generating arguments online by advising Christians and his members in
particular on the dangers attached to none compliance to paying of
In his sermon tagged: Breaking Forth during a special prayer programme
for Fathers, Intending Fathers and their families at the national
headquarters of the church, Throne of Grace Parish in Ebute-Meta, Lagos,
Pastor Adeboye asked the congregation to avoid divine curse like a
plaque by pleasing God and also in paying of their tithe.
Enumerating secrets of breaking forth, Adeboye used the opportunity to
react to controversial online personality, OAP Freeze who said no
Nigerian Prophet, Pastor or General Overseer is qualified to receive
tithes from their members.
According to Freeze, tithe was meant to be eaten with our families in
the house of God, it is biblical to use your tithe and buy beer and
drink in the house of God.
Adeboye however debunked Freeze’s opinion saying ‘even mad people will not come to church to drink alcohol’.
In his words: “Avoid divine curse like a plaque, somebody show me
something on the internet on the question of paying tithe or not and the
fellow said tithe is suppose to be used to buy alcohol and drink in the
“Now you know who is talking, even mad people will not come to church to
drink alcohol, no matter how crazy that fellow is, asked him to come to
church and drink beer, he will tell you that he is not that crazy,
because even in his madness, he knows that it is the house of God and he
will refuse to do such thing. But this fellow said otherwise that tithe
ought to be used to drink alcohol.
“I know who is talking and I did not want
to worry myself about such person. But please do not let anybody get you
into trouble by attracting God’s curse to yourself, please pay your
“I have said it before and I will say it again and again, if your
physical father curse you, it can be cancel by your spiritual father, if
your spiritual father curse you it can be cancel by the general
overseer, if your general overseer curse you, you can fast and pray to
your father in heaven but if God curses you, where will you go?”