Pastor John Anosike, the President and Senior Pastor of New World Faith Ministries has sent a message to his members on their January salary.
The clergyman, while preaching in church, informed that them their January salary which is their first fruit is for me alone and not for the church.
The pastor stated that he isn’t afraid of backlash and criticisms as he reiterated that their first salary belongs to him alone. He explained that if his members call him their spiritual father then they should honor him with their first salary of the year. He added that such honor will bring forth blessings to them.
Challenging them to try it, he stated that if they don’t receive blessings before the middle of the year, then they should collect the money back.
“Your first-month salary is your first fruit of the year. It is for me and not for the church. I fear nobody and I fear no criticisms, if you call me your spiritual father, this first month’s salary which is your first fruit of the year is for me and not for the church. It is for the altar, vessel, which is me. It is for my welfare. If you honor me with the first fruit of your first year, in the middle of this year if you don’t testify come back I will give it back to you. You will deer wonders”.
As expected, his statement caused a stir online as many tackled the pastor.
Actress Victoria Inyama wrote, “I think when they want to get famous, they just drop a blablablu. It’s now his spirit @daddyfreeze don’t even bother, he needs to grow his congregation
One Opeyemi Famakin wrote, “If more pastors said this I won’t have an issue. No dey use God lie, beg with your full chest. He didn’t do anything wrong, he told them the money was for his pocket, anyone who gives knows exactly why they give
One Perry Signature wrote, “Even God take 10% but u wan take all, who are you God Father?
One Ladyque wrote, “At least he told them the truth
One Prince Jerry wrote, “I talk am this is the reason I don’t pay tithes to pastors instead I give to those really in need and God been blessing me
One The Vanesa Only wrote, “Instead of me to carry my salary give church pastor I’ll give to the less privileged children on the road shalom
One Demo Pimpin wrote, “Now I think I am beginning to understand Daddy Freeze better
One Martin Uro wrote, “Politician says rubbish you clap. Pastor says gibberish you clap! There must be another definition of clapping in Nigeria
One Chris Crownn wrote, “And the clowns clapped
One Cartella wrote, “Honor you? I thought it only God we are meant to HONOR only. Nawa, see his members clapping mumu”.
Some months back, Nigerian singer and rapper, Emeka Akumefule better known as Blaqbonez recounted how his mother made him give his first earnings as an artiste as first fruit.
The ‘Sex over Love’ singer recounted the story on his official Twitter page as he also narrated some hurdles he had to overcome on his journey to stardom.
On First Fruit, Nigerian radio host and presenter, Ifedayo Olarinde popularly called Daddy Freeze who is known to dabble in sensitive and controversial topics revealed that First Fruit is not an act of Faith but a total fraud
Listing some bible pages to back up his claim, he lectured his disciples popularly known as Free the Sheeple followers.