General News of Sunday, 24 December 2017
The Founder and Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah has described renowned lawyer and Member of the Council of State, Sam Okudzeto as a poor person the reason why the latter is not willing to pay his tithes.
The former President of the Ghana Bar Association has lashed out at pastors who demand tithes from their church members.
According to Mr. Okudzeto, he does not believe in the concept of tithe because it is a blackmailing tool for pastors to demand money from their congregants, adding that pastors are using an old mathematical concept of the old testament to entice innocent congregants to give them money which ends in their personal pocket.
In a recent interview on Good Evening Ghana show on Metro TV lawyer Okudzeto lamented about the springing up of Churches particularly in the capital Accra as a result of the monetary benefits pastors are making from the church business.
“I have a different concept of tithe and I have argued with pastors about it. They are using the tithe to blackmail people to give money and I say it is wrong. I give but I don’t pay tithe and I help those who are in need.
“They are using the book of Malachi to entice people to give and that money does not go to the needy but to enrich themselves. That is why everyone is opening a church. Every corner you turn in Accra there is a church.’’ He lamented.
He further admonished Christians to come out from the illusion that their blessings are tied onto payment of tithe.