Prophet TB Joshua has waded into the debate on tithes and offering in Nigeria.
According to a sermon televized via his Emmanuel TV, TB Joshua stated that the collection of tithes is very scriptural.
“It’s Scriptural to ask for offering and tithes but it has to come from the heart,” the cleric told his congregation in an impromptu message.
“Anything that does not come from your heart becomes a curse to the person you give… We ministers of God should allow the congregation to bless us, not curse us with their possessions.”
The clergy also spoke about the case those who attain wrslth through bribery.
“If you collect a bribe, you can’t get anywhere with it. You may be rich now but at the end of your life, you will cry,” he continued.
“Let me suffer now and laugh tomorrow. Let me be poor now and blessed tomorrow. That should be the life we live,” he added.
He went on to advise people to learn from those who have engaged in corruption I the past.
“If somebody becomes so rich, if what he is having that made him to be rich is not from people’s hearts – it’s by corruption or bribery – you will cry for the person someday.”
“If people that are collecting bribes know all of this, they will stop collecting bribes,” he continued. “The repercussions are not midway. They come at the end when we have no strength again to do the right thing. The money, mansions and possessions will collapse… The beginner is not the owner but the finisher. Whatever you do – remember where you are going.”