Senior Pastor of Loveworld Ministry, Chris Oyakhilome has called out pastors who are encouraging their members to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
Nigeria received 3.92 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines on March 2 and have since begun the vaccination of Nigerians. Many clergymen both in the Christian and Muslim faith have been encouraging their members to take the vaccine.
Following the arrival of the vaccine, Chris Oyakhilome during his sermon showed his disappointment in pastors who are encouraging their congregation to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Chris Oyakhilome said: “I can’t understand how a minister of the gospel would be waiting for some vaccine to be the solution for the world. Where is your faith? What happened to you? We cannot make such recommendations, it is not our calling to make such recommendations. We cannot be used for that. As a minister of the gospel, you should not be used for that.
“How can you become a minister of vaccines? What happened to you? Where is the word of God in your mouth?
“Do you realise that if you would believe in Christ and in the word of God the way you believe in this vaccine, there will be power in your mouth? He (God) made us healers.
“What is wrong? What has happened to you? When did we start making that kind of recommendation to God’s people? For God sake, think again. How can they send us to the churches to tell them to go take the vaccine?
“Listen, if I say to someone, you shall live and not die, that’s it for him. Isn’t that the Bible that you read? Where is your God of Elijah, your God of Moses? Where is your God of Peter, James and John? What is the matter with you?” he asked