Emmanuel Okeke, identified as the Senior Prophet at Watchtower Prayer Network, is making headlines for publicly criticizing members of his congregation.
The prophet expressed his dissatisfaction with the amount some members were offering, despite their apparent financial prosperity.
In a video clip that has since gone viral, Prophet Okeke Emmanuel is seen passionately addressing the congregation about their giving habits.
He specifically calls out individuals who claim to have significant wealth but only offer small amounts. The prophet questions the sincerity of such offerings and questions which deity they believe they are appeasing with such meager sums.
Prophet Okeke questions the authenticity of members’ claims that God led them to give minimal amounts.
He draws attention to the apparent contradiction, stating that it resembles offerings made to oracles like Amadioha in shrines, emphasizing the disparity between claimed wealth and offered amounts.
The video has sparked diverse reactions on social media platforms.
Some netizens express agreement, questioning the sincerity of individuals who claim to have substantial wealth yet offer minimal contributions. Others, however, criticize the prophet, suggesting that his focus should be on salvation and repentance teachings rather than the financial aspects of the congregation.
Selected Netizen Responses:
- @Timmydennyd questions the logic of praying for financial blessings and then offering a minimal amount, humorously pointing out the inconsistency.
- @sampedia urges the prophet to redirect his energy toward salvation and repentance teachings rather than expressing apparent frustration.
- @osagie_adams sarcastically questions if God needs money and playfully accuses the prophet of being a thief (ole).
- @limitbreaker_35 suggests that some individuals may have entered ministry motivated by financial gain, rather than a divine calling.
The controversy surrounding Prophet Okeke’s statements highlights the sensitive nature of discussions around financial contributions within religious communities.
The varying perspectives of netizens underscore the complexity of balancing spiritual teachings with financial expectations in congregational settings.