A video of esteemed Nigerian Pastor E A Adeboye admonishing Christians who do not pay tithes – the practice of giving 10% of their earnings to the church – has enraged some Nigerians on social media.

Nigerian Pastor E A Adeboye

In the recording, Pastor Adeboye can be heard saying to his congregation:

“Anyone who is not paying his tithe is not going to heaven, full stop.”

Pastor Adeboye, who heads the Redeemed Christian Church of God – one of the biggest churches in Nigeria – has been listed by Forbes as one of the richest clerics in the world with a net worth of $130m (£91m).

Tithing has become a heated topic here.

Another respected pastor, Tunde Bakare, told BBC Yoruba earlier this year that tithing was not compulsory.


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