Popular and controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze, has recently said that churches should pay tax, since Jesus also did likewise.
Freeze reiterated his belief that Christians shouldn’t pay tithe, saying, “There is nothing wrong in giving offering, but there is nowhere in the Bible where Jesus collected tithes. Paying tithes is an Old Testament concept, but these days, so – called men of God have twisted the scriptures to enslave their followers, so they can keep collecting their money.
The Bible says in Deuteronomy that you should use your tithe to ‘buy beer and wine , and enjoy yourself in a place that God has chosen.’ If you want to give Jesus money, you don’t have to give it to a pastor ; you can rather give it to the poor and needy. Things like ‘ first fruit ’ offerings are nothing but scam . As a matter of fact, I think churches should pay tax because Jesus paid tax while on earth .”