Bishop Tamaki outrages with tweet about money

Destiny Church leader Bishop Brian Tamaki has caused a stir in social media with a tweet referring to both Jesus and money.

On March 23, Bishop Tamaki put out the following tweet.

“Jesus spoke to a tree/fish/wind/water [a]nd other things … i spoke to a $100 bill early in my life [a]nd said ‘you [a]nd all your whanau come to me’.”

Twitter users expressed their outrage at this, describing Bishop Tamaki as “greedy”.

This isn’t the first time Bishop Tamaki has tweeted about money, the New Zealand Herald reported.

Last May, Destiny Church circulated images of wads of cash and the Twitter hashtag “#iwannagive” to followers before its annual conference.

In the same month, Bishop Tamaki again tweeted along with a photograph of $100 bills saying, “The Bible speaks of a Blessing (includes $$$ too) that ‘Overtakes You’… time for you to be overtaken!!”

In 2014, the church received widespread criticism after Bishop Tamaki asked followers to “shower the stage” in money during a Sunday morning service.

Thousands of $100 and $50 bills were strewn across the Destiny Church in Auckland.

The scene was photographed and posted on Twitter by Bishop Tamaki.

He captioned it: “A Sweet-Smelling Fragrance that is Acceptable to God (Phil 4:15-19). My God shall Supply all your need”.

This also drew widespread criticism on social media.

According to ex-congregation members, families were pressured to give “love offerings” and other cash donations above the expected amount.


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