Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has ascribed the success of the Jews across the world due to their steadfast payment of the tithe.
Adeboye said this at the ongoing yearly congress of the church on Wednesday, according to Church Times.
According to the renowned cleric, statistics show that 50 per cent of the millionaires in the United States of America are Jews despite them being just about 2.6 per cent of the population of the US.
He also stated that 20 per cent of the 900 Nobel laureates in the world are Jews.
Adeboye stated that such a level of prosperity can only occur because the Jews obey the laws of tithing and payment of their first fruit.
He insisted that the claims of some persons that the emergence of the Jews as the richest set of people in the world is a mere coincidence are incorrect, saying that it “then it must be a wonderful coincidence” for those insisting on the notion of happenstance.
The RCCG General Overseer also lamented the non-payment of tithes by Christians, noting that the church has been perturbed by theories propagated by persons who have tithe payment is not necessary.
He explained that many persons who object to tithing payment specify that the religious practice is based on the old testament section of the bible, but the same persons also take advantage of other scriptures like Psalm 23.
He said: “When it comes to those scriptures they don’t say it is old testament. But even at that if we are Christ, we are called the seeds of Abraham. Abraham paid tithe long before the law, what stops us from doing same.”
He subsequently led the congregation in a series of prayers, one of which was that God would enable them to pay their tithes and first fruits.
The cleric also urged Christians to take their time to work for God and watch Him prosper them.