Reno Omokri, ex-media aide to the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has faulted the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye, for saying that people who don’t pay tithes won’t make heaven .
In a tweet posted on his account on Sunday, Omokri insisted that “no pastor can set a financial qualification to entering heaven”.
“The only qualification Jesus gave for entry to heaven is that you should be born again then born of water and the Spirit.
“No pastor can set a financial qualification to entering heaven.
“Paying tithes has nothing to do with entering heaven. Such pastors should read 1 Timothy 6:5-6,” he wrote.
Adeboye had told his congregation at this month’s Holy Ghost Service at the Redemption Camp that “I want to give every one of you pastors an opportunity to repent tonight.
“And then to go back, immediately after this convention, to restitute your ways with your congregation.
“Make it clear to them…Anyone who is not paying his tithe is not going to heaven, full stop.”