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TAXING THE CHURCH IS WRONG – Makinde

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People calling for the taxation of churches are like people calling for the sale of their mother. The christian church is the architect and mother of Nigeria’s achievements….
It (taxing) is an action that is impossible. I am re-emphasising it, it is an impossible task.
States cannot generate funds for themselves and they think they can generate funds to run states through taxation of churches. They are deceiving themselves. We will pray and they will collapse because God can fight for himself. Let them diversify!
We brought civilisation, education, even publication-the first publication started in Ajaokuta by CMS. We brought hospitals. The first leprosy centre was established by Methodist Church,followed by the Catholic Church. The killing of twins was stopped by Mary Slessor of the presbyterian church in Calabar.
If we are getting an income from it, you can tax..but tithes and (offerings)..you cannot!
Dr Sunday Ola Makinde
Former Prelate
Methodist Church

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