COVID-19: “Is the church not a place of healing?” Oyakhilome slams clerics for backing closure

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President of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has flayed Christian leaders that backed the government over the closure of churches in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that since the church of God is a place of healing, it was wrong for Christian leaders to have backed the government’s decision on closure.

Oyakhilome stated this in a telecast to members, The Nation reported.

“In different cities, ministers of God gathered together and shut down the congregations of the Lord.

“How many said, let us pray; give us time to pray? They consulted you; they consulted you in different nations and states. How many of you said, let us pray?

“Because they said there would be compensation for the period of the lockdown. What compensation can be enough to replace the praise and worship of the congregation?

“I hope you have enjoyed the time so far, only you in the cathedral did online transmission. Hope you enjoyed it so far? But thank you very much for what you did to the House of God,” he stated.

Oyakhilome stressed, “COVID-19 compliant churches will mean churches that people who are infected with COVID-19 cannot come there.

“Is the church of Jesus Christ not a place of healing? So, those of you who love to run around government officials to get your validation, come and get COVID-19 compliant registration for your church. That is the last day Jesus will be in that church.”

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