The controversy which has in recent times trailed the payment of tithes may have finally been put to rest after Pastor Tunde Bakare says it is not compulsory.
Tithing is the giving 10 per cent of ones earning to ‘God’ through the church. Many Christians believe it is compulsory because of blessings – which include the opening of the floodgates of heaven -attached to it
But Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly told the BBC Yoruba service that
“Tithing is not compulsory. No-one should feel compelled to pay – no-one is holding a gun to their head.
He continued to say,
‘Churches where pastors are becoming fat and the members are growing lean, God will judge them’.