Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly has hit out at the practice of tithing that requires Christians to give 10% of their earnings to the church despite the fact that It is estimated that 80% of Nigerians live on less than $2 (£1.40) a day.
He told the BBC Yoruba service that it should not be compulsory saying, ‘tithing is not compulsory. No-one should feel compelled to pay – no-one is holding a gun to their head” .
He continued to say, ‘Churches where pastors are becoming fat and the members are growing lean, God will judge them’.
Watch Pastor Tunde Bakare’s interview below: