CAN President, Oristsejafor tells why Pastors are richer than their members

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at 07:07 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)

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President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor recently bared his mind concerning the controversies surrounding churches and their flamboyant pastors.

On why there are so many poor people in churches yet rich pastors, Oritsejafor who recently completed an ultra modern 40,000 capacity church auditorium in Warri, Delta State, said


“Remember that the pastors are pasturing both the poor and the rich. They are all in the same assembly. Both the poor and the rich, those who have the means in the church take time to be kind to their pastors. That is something most people don’t realize.

They give their pastors money, food and different things. For example, a member of the church goes to his pastor and says, ‘I feel led to give you a car. Take this car.’ Now the pastor has a car. Did he steal it? As I sit here talking to you now, I can tell you that I am training almost 100 people in institutions of higher learning. Nobody is going to broadcast that.

On every 26th of December, I organize what I call poverty alleviation. I have been doing it now for about eight years.”

When asked to explain why churches milk the poor, the CAN president and Senior pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, said:

"People don’t understand what they say about the church milking the poor. Can a poor man have money to pay tithe? A man who has no job, can he pay tithe? No, he won’t be able to pay. So how do you milk a man who has no milk? In a church, you have both the poor and the rich. It is generally not the poor that finance the church.

It is those with the means. A man, for example, who earns N10,000, how much is his tithe? His tithe is N1,000. A man who earns N500,000, how much is his tithe? His tithe is 10 per cent which is N50,000. How much would you milk from a man who pays a tithe of N1000?

“We won’t say things like this usually because the church is a level-playing ground. Whether you are poor or you are rich, God sees everybody as equal. It is because of a question like this that sometimes, we have to take time to analyse things.

I even hear people say that the poor give money to start schools, but their children cannot go to the schools. How will they give this money when they are poor? The truth is that, the people who actually give this money are those who have the means to do so. Those people make it possible for churches to start schools. Now again, why do churches charge high fees in school? You didn’t ask me that, but I’m just throwing that in free. People must understand that there is a standard." he told Punch



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fankun09 at 09:02 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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We don hear oops
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daveobahon at 09:05 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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true talk
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newtoncruz at 09:18 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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that one no concern me
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osamabinladin at 09:25 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Noted !
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Raphaeltaiwo at 09:28 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Tell them the bitter truth, they don't know
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RECORDS at 09:48 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Ok i go tell my neighbours
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na03123 at 10:39 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Ask am how much wey him pay for mission school wey him attend growing up?
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betaniluv at 10:40 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Has been read. Thanks for the speech.
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lovelyroli at 11:00 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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True talk Sir
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paulohking at 11:33 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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chicco77 at 11:57 AM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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passing
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DMG17 at 12:31 PM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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LET'S JUST SAY:

GOD SEES ALL, HE KNOWS ALL, HE WILL JUDGED US ALL.
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yhomy at 12:34 PM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Most religious leader have failed..and are empty vessel. They're responsible for the state of Nigeria. Nigeria is failing because our leader are failure. They all surround themselves with expensive cars and houses, leaving their followers and false preaching. They are all busy fighting for the worldly things. Churches are not suppose to ne someone property but of GOD..He chooses anybody He please to occupy its.
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orjiwolo at 02:05 PM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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How much would you milk from a man who pays a tithe of N1000?........sorry pastor if 1000 of those men give 1000 naira its 1 million Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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DMG17 at 02:41 PM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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LET'S JUST SAY:

GOD SEES ALL, HE KNOWS ALL, HE WILL JUDGE US ALL.
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gentlefelix at 03:09 PM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: orjiwolo on 02:05 PM, 30/03/2014
How much would you milk from a man who pays a tithe of N1000?........sorry pastor if 1000 of those men give 1000 naira its 1 million Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Tell them brother, don't forget those who are in a state of despair which gives way for the pastors to milk them through miracle activation seeds, sowing of seed, special seed, breakthrough seed, financial blessing seed and so on
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dickman2 at 03:20 PM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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we know..na every day biz..thats why we have more than 12milliom pastors today in Nigeria alone..and more is coming ooooh..
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Solidstonez at 03:31 PM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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hmmmmm

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christianity at 04:16 PM, 30/03/2014 (5 years ago)
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onye egwu,eziokwu  ka ina ekwu
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