Adefarasin Speaks on Tithing Controversy
General Overseer of House on the Rock, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, has broken his silence on the controversy trailing the payment of tithes in church.
Adefarasin was apparently reacting to a controversial comment by the On Air Personality, Daddy Freeze, who said no Nigerian Prophet, Pastor or General Overseer, GO, is qualified to receive tithes from their members.
Freeze stressed that tithes were only meant for the Levites, who were descendants of Levi the son of Jacob and Leah and “no one else.”
Reacting, Adefarasin admitted that God will no curse anyone, who refused to tithe.
“Tithe is a way to show that God is the supplier of your resources. God blesses and I respond with my 10%. It is an honour system, it means the money is not your God. You won’t be cursed if you don’t tithe but when you tithe you are saying you recognise Him and it keeps the cycle moving,” said Paul Adefarasin during a mid-week sermon.
“He did not make everyone a preacher, don’t let anyone tell you to take your tithe to charities, elsewhere.” he further said.
Further, into the sermon, Adefarasin spoke about people attacking the church.
In his words, “A guy can not just show up and say he is an overseer. He can’t. Overseer from where? Who is your father? Who ordained you? Where are you coming from? John Doe can not get up and say he is a pastor, there must be evidence of righteousness in his life.
“Anyone that attacks the body of Christ is not a Man of God. You can’t attack the church and call yourself a Man of God. We have to have decency and order in the Body of Christ. Paul said, Let everything be done decently and in order.
“If I have an issue with Pastor Adeboye, my responsibility, be in Christ as he is, is to go to Him. Especially because of the weight of his influence in the Body of Christ, Otherwise I am dividing the Body of Christ. Paul tells us to mark those that cause divisions in the body of Christ.
“If your teaching veils Christ and doesn’t bring Him forth, then there is something wrong with you.”