Founder and President of The Believer’s Loveworld also known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has Kicked against the guidelines laid down by the government regarding reopening of churches.
The Cleric also blamed the church leaders and religious organizations for accepting such rules while claimin that “their days are numbered.”
Earlier on Tuesday, June 2, the Nigerian government, through the coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, had stated out some guidelines to be adhered to before worship centres will be permitted to reopen.
The guideline includes that worship centres are only permitted to operate for a maximum one hour each time they meet, observance of social distancing, suspension of Sunday schools, night vigils and Islamiya schools among others.
In a viral video on social media, Pastor Chris, while preaching on Saturday, June 6, slammed church leaders who supported the laid down rules for worship centres to be opened.
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He opined that some church leaders supported the continued lockdown on churches due to fear, greed and jealousy.
“One of the reasons you still have lockdown of churches in several counries right now is not even the government,” Pastor Chris said.
“You will be amazed it is church organizations that are keeping many churches locked up till now, The so called advisers of government.
“The government invited certain church leaders, consulting with them whether to open the churches or not to.
“They advised the government to keep churches locked, because of their own fear, greed and jealousy. These are the problems, nothing else, are and they kept those churches locked, but their days are numbered.”
He also questioned, if the church leaders are taking after the examples of Jesus and the apostles.
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