Monday, October 22, 2012. 10.30 p.m.
In Nigeria, there’s nothing wrong with churches making billions off members as and there are no laws to charge anyone with claiming he/she can deliver prosperity for fees, pardon me, for tithes. And there’s definitely none asking these modern-day “men of God” to pay taxes on the huge offerings they collect in what a Guardian essayist described in the 1980s as “religion as entrepreneurship.
Well, folks, it is not so in many other societies and the Winners faith is facing ome questions about the U.K. operations of Bishop Oyedepo whose son heads the UK churches as generally seems the style of modern churches.
We used to be told in the past how Christians believe God “calls” His ministers of old but I’ve often wondered if Nigerian ministers of new-age churches are not only “called” by God, He also seems to conveniently “call” the wife, the son … one of such becomes a successor when the “man of God” receives the Great Call. The footprints of American televangelists are visible enough for the Nigerian “men of God” to plant theirs right inside.
Below is the link to the story from the Daily Mail: