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COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by dre11(m): 7:10pm On Jun 06
Senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa has begged his members to stop paying tithes and offerings until after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Federal Government had announced the relaxation on the ban on religious gatherings in the country.

It however comes with some conditions that worshippers should wear masks, properly sanitise their hands, among other health guidelines to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

But Giwa while addressing his members in Akure said it does not make sense to ask members to be paying tithes and offerings in these trying times.

Besides, the pastor also faulted the federal government for mandating worshippers to wear masks.

He said: “I don’t think it makes sense for Pastors to ask their members to pay tithes or offerings during these difficult times.

“Things are extremely difficult now; giving is not by force but by one’s own volition. The Scripture tells us in the book of Exodus 35:29 children of Israel brought a voluntary offering to Jehovah, every man and woman whose heart prompted them to bring for all manner of work, which Jehovah, by the hand of Moses, had commanded to be done.

“I have begged my members to stop giving out tithes and offerings till everything becomes normal.

“The Scripture also tells us that one can give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctant or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

“However, if any of them chooses to still give out their voluntary offerings and tithes, so be it.”

On wearing facemasks to churches, Giwa asked the Federal Government to withdraw the condition.

He also faulted the one-hour mandate handed down to churches, stating: “Let me also use this medium to tell the federal government to withdraw some conditions given to the church. It’s wrong to give us time to be end our services.

“It is also not acceptable to mandate us to be using masks in the house of God. You don’t love us by telling us to follow the guidelines laid down by human beings.

“Our God is bigger than any disease. We will maintain social distancing, but wearing a mask is unhealthy.

“If they love us, they would have fixed our electricity since 2015. If they love us, they would have made arrangements to deal with hunger in Nigeria.

“They have further showed us that they don’t mean well for us by asking us to be wearing masks.”

https://thenationonlineng.net/covid-19-pastor-begs-members-not-to-pay-tithes-offerings/

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by CodeTemplar: 7:17pm On Jun 06
He has a point about acceptable offering being a voluntary one but again tithe is 10% and can always come out even if earning level drops.

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Gracealone: 7:29pm On Jun 06
The rate at which so many pastors strive to be politically correct and accepted on social media these days scares me.

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by GOFRONT(m): 7:30pm On Jun 06
Ayam not understanding.....

What is church service without offering??......I can't come and open shop and Not make profit..

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Kobojunkie: 7:35pm On Jun 06
dre11:
But Giwa while addressing his members in Akure said it does not make sense to ask members to be paying tithes and offerings in these trying times.
Besides, the pastor also faulted the federal government for mandating worshippers to wear masks.
He said: “I don’t think it makes sense for Pastors to ask their members to pay tithes or offerings during these difficult times.
“Things are extremely difficult now; giving is not by force but by one’s own volition. The Scripture tells us in the book of Exodus 35:29 children of Israel brought a voluntary offering to Jehovah, every man, and woman whose heart prompted them to bring for all manner of work, which Jehovah, by the hand of Moses, had commanded to be done.

“I have begged my members to stop giving out tithes and offerings till everything becomes normal.
“The Scripture also tells us that one can give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctant or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
“However, if any of them chooses to still give out their voluntary offerings and tithes, so be it.”
Interesting! So he finally reveals that tithing, and offerings, was never really about God but about the Pastors needs to collect their share from the Kingdom of God? undecided undecided

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by money121(m): 7:44pm On Jun 06
Ok
Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Slawormir: 7:44pm On Jun 06
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

"Senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming of Jesus Christ"

What da fuckkk!

All these low budget asss God of men. Anything that comes to their head is what they name their church
Jesus ain't coming back
This is why i keep on saying catholicism over Pentecostalism anyday anytime twice on Saturday
Jesus is like every other prophet. He was so overrated and over hyped.
Prudent200:
so you mean you prefer Catholic to Pentecostal
But nigggar
Ain't no Mary worshipper
But as a real niggarrr
Catholicism over Pentecostalism anyday anytime twice on Saturday

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by GeneralPula: 7:44pm On Jun 06
Some pastors won’t like this..

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by lekki1444: 7:44pm On Jun 06
cheesy
Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Macsjebs(m): 7:44pm On Jun 06
Awwwnnnnn, such a caring Pastor

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by RapistOnBail: 7:45pm On Jun 06
I no longer fault these men of the gods. They just going on with their businesses as usual.

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Bonaventura(m): 7:45pm On Jun 06
Way to go. At least this is not a Yahoo pastor unlike some pastors that I know that wants to protest that markets are open instead of church

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by kendrick9(m): 7:45pm On Jun 06
All Na format.
Pastors are yahoo boys disguised under the cover 'man of God'

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by OmoOduduwa01: 7:45pm On Jun 06
angry

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by lekki1444: 7:46pm On Jun 06
Gracealone:
The rate at which so many pastors strive to be politically correct and accepted on social media these days scares me.
pastors cant win with you grin

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Rochasokorocha: 7:46pm On Jun 06
wink
Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by playapayaski(m): 7:46pm On Jun 06
Ok

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by dapadawee: 7:47pm On Jun 06
dre11:


https://thenationonlineng.net/covid-19-pastor-begs-members-not-to-pay-tithes-offerings/
when he knows that church will soon be opened
he should have given this instruction when covid 19 started

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by visijo(m): 7:47pm On Jun 06
Once a girl enters your room and sees Plasma TV, Fridge,Microwave,my brother believe me a serious relationship has started.

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Liamm(m): 7:48pm On Jun 06
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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Hezmatosky: 7:48pm On Jun 06
Like seriously
Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by MrNipplesLover(m): 7:48pm On Jun 06
is God not wonderful?






I exalt your name, father.

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by damosade(m): 7:48pm On Jun 06
Sometimes, I wish I write something against our pastors on this forum but it looks as if my pastor is watching me.

Am I brainwashed?

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Olukat(m): 7:48pm On Jun 06
Isn't tithes paid to God again?
Let them keep deceiving their zombies grin grin grin

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by MuttleyLaff: 7:49pm On Jun 06
MuttleyLaff:
Bishop Gerald Glenn, 66, US pastor who blasted social distancing measures and said "The virus is out there, yeah, but God is out there too. God is larger than this virus et cetera" and so defied social distancing, only to come die of the same virus aka COVID-19.

Pastor Landon Spradlin from Virginia US, who didn’t think COVID-19 was a hoax, as his son said he knew it was a real virus died from illness, criticising the panic surrounding the coronavirus aka COVID-19 calling it "mass hysteria"

Frankline Ndifor, aged 39, Cameroon Prophet who claimed to heal COVID-19 patients by laying hands on them, died of Corona virus.

Pastor Charles Kayiwa, originally from Uganda, who moved to the UK in 1993 having spent seven years prior, living in Sweden, the disease took him so quickly. He was admitted to hospital on Monday and by Sunday he was gone.

Prominent Iraqi Shia scholar Ayatollah Sayed Hadi al-Modaressi contracted the novel Coronavirus, official sources confirmed.

Dr Paul Kasabele, "gifted" eye doctor and Woolwich pastor, died of COVID-19 after warning others to take it seriously.

Ballymena man Pastor Edwin Cotter, from Republic of Ireland died from COVID-19.
What a clown. The mask, the one hour gap break, the guidelines et cetera are for everyone's protection

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by KingAzubuike(f): 7:50pm On Jun 06
Adeboye and Oyedepo Dem no go gree o

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Joshmuch: 7:50pm On Jun 06
Gracealone:
The rate at which so many pastors strive to be politically correct and accepted on social media these days scares me.
he who dines with the masses will die with the masses

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Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Tobinrobin(m): 7:50pm On Jun 06
Amazing
Re: COVID-19: Pastor Adewale Giwa Begs Members Not To Pay Tithes, Offerings by Moneywirer: 7:50pm On Jun 06
That's not fair sir... You're denying the people of the opportunity to be blessed and to increase in wealth grin


But on a more serious note I think the Pastor made the right call there.

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