Controversial On-Air Personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, is not one to let anyone take a swipe at him without giving an immediate response as he has fired back at Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Daddy Freeze who was not happy at Pastor Adeboye comments about him on the issue of tithing, felt the revered man of God had overstepped his boundaries by making reference to him at a service held on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
In the sermon tagged: ‘Breaking Forth,’ Pastor Adeboye had dwelt on the issue of tithes and admonished Christians to pay their tithes so as to avoid divine curses.
During the service, the Daddy GO, as Pastor Adeboye is fondly called, had advised Christians to ignore the OAP’s comments and pay their tithes.
He also warned believers, particularly his members, to avoid the curses that come with doing things that would displease God.
In his words, the GO had said:
“I know who is talking and I did not want to worry myself about such person. But, please, do not let anybody get you into trouble by attracting God’s curse to yourself; please pay your tithe.
I have said it before and I will say it again and again, if your physical father curses you, it can be canceled by your spiritual father, if your spiritual father curse you it can be canceled by the general overseer, if your general overseer curse you, you can fast and pray to your father in heaven but if God curses you, where will you go.”
Reacting to Daddy Freeze’s earlier comments that Christians should use the money meant for tithes to buy alcohol, Pastor Adeboye said:
“Somebody showed me something on the Internet on the question of paying tithe or not and the fellow said tithe is supposed to be used to buy alcohol and drink in the church.
Now you know who is talking; even mad people will not come to church to drink alcohol; no matter how crazy that fellow is, ask him to come to church and drink beer, he will tell you that he is not that crazy, because even in his madness, he knows that it is the house of God and he will refuse to do such thing. But this fellow said otherwise that tithe ought to be used to drink alcohol.”
However, the OAP is not happy with the stance of the GO in making a reference to him and gave a response in a video message he addressed to Pastor Adeboye:
Read the message here:
“Dear Pastor Adeboye,
If you permit me, I will like to humbly seize this opportunity to raise some questions I consider valid.
Why did you say in a viral video that even a mad person knows that you don’t drink alcohol in a church?
Although from a sentimental point of view, your premise might seem right but is it really what the Bible teaches us?
The book of Deuteronomy 14:22-26, when speaking about paying tithes, instructs us to take our tithe to the place the LORD has chosen, and if the place is too far, we are instructed to sell the portion of our tithe and use it to buy anything our heart desires, listing alcohol as one of the items that could be bought with our tithe.
The King James Version says ‘strong drink’; the Holmans Bible says ‘beer’ while the new international version specifies ‘fermented drink’. All the above are forms of alcohol.
So if you say even a mad person knows that you don’t drink alcohol in church, are you suggesting that the modern day church is not the ‘place the LORD has chosen for tithe to be paid and for his name to be worshiped’ as described in the book of Deuteronomy?
Or are you implying that the Bible was written by lunatics, or are you perhaps doubting God’s sanity?
Another issue I’ll be grateful if you can throw some light upon, is where our first pastors and Daddy GOs, the 12 disciples, collected tithes, or where they instructed the believers who took over the headship of the church from them, to collect tithe.
I humbly suggest, that you kindly address the above questions with biblical evidence, as against whipping up sentiment, or employing what many preachers use, and in my opinion, I consider; ’emotional tactics’.
As the Berean Christian that I am, before accepting any doctrine, I research the scriptures to see if it aligns accordingly, with the word of God.
Thank you, sir, I hereby extend my highest considerations and best regards. ~FRZ
Going further to quote the Bible, copiously to back up his points, Daddy Freeze went on:
‘Deuteronomy 14:26 KJV
 And thou shalt bestow that (tithe) money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God.”
It seems the campaign embarked by the Cool FM presenter dissuading Christians from paying tithes and offerings will not die down soon as he has taken up issues with other men of God like Pastor Paul Adefarasin, Bishop David Oyedepo, Apostle Johnson Suleman and many others.
Watch the video here: