Pastors using tithe to enrich themselves - Sam Okudzeto

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh

Member of the Council of State, Sam Okudzeto says the idea of tithe in church is becoming worrying because most of pastors use it to enrich themselves.

According to him, because of this everybody wants to open up a church to enrich themselves.

“I have argued with pastors that they are using the tithe as a ruse to blackmail people to give money and I said it is wrong. I give, I don’t go and give tithe. And I give not only to the church, I give to people who have needs, I help those who I think are in a situation where they need help.”

In an interview, Mr Okudzeto said pastors take advantage of Malachi 3:10 which says: “’Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”