General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye said on Monday that the reason why he keeps on calling on people to give offerings is to enable God to take them out of poverty.

He said this while declaring opened the RCCG’s annual congress, which commenced at the Redemption Camp on Monday. 

Adeboye kicked off the event with the sermon topic “The Flood of Love. The congress, which has the theme, “The Floodgates of Heaven has brought together hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life to the Camp.

According to Adeboye , RCCG members pay offering to God and the church still takes offerings. ”Let me tell you the truth, the only reason we still take offerings is to get you out of poverty. From today if you’re not sure of your salvation don’t “ever” give when it’s time for offerings in RCCG. When you give offerings you’re sending money to heaven.”