Ex-media aide to the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has responded to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye, who was reported to have said that people who don’t pay tithes won’t make it to heaven, saying: “no pastor can set a financial qualification to entering heaven.”

In a tweet posted on his account today, Sunday, Omokri insisted: “the only qualification Jesus gave for entry to heaven is that you should be born again then born of water and the Spirit.

 “Paying tithes has nothing to do with entering heaven. Such pastors should read 1 Timothy 6:5-6,” he wrote.

Pastor Adeboye had told his congregation at this month’s Holy Ghost Service at the Redemption Camp that “I want to give every one of you pastors an opportunity to repent tonight.

“And then to go back, immediately after this convention, to restitute your ways with your congregation.

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“Make it clear to them…Anyone who is not paying his tithe is not going to heaven, full stop.”