- The general overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Daniel Olukoya, said Christmas is “unbiblical”
- Olukoya explained that that is the reason his church does not participate in Christmas celebration
- Olukoya added that no book in the bible recorded the word “Christmas” or that Jesus was born on December 25
The general overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Daniel Olukoya, has explained the reason why the church does not participate in the celebration of Christmas.
According to The Cable, Olukoya said the celebration of Christmas is “unbiblical.”
Legit.ng gathers that the popular pastor stated this on Wednesday, December 25 at the church's “Manner Water Service” which coincided with the 2019 Christmas celebration, at the Church’s Headquarters in Lagos.
Olukoya stressed that no book in the bible recorded the word “Christmas” or that Jesus was born on December 25.
“If you really study the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, there is no word like Christmas,’’ Olukoya said.
He claimed that December 25 is a date originally set aside by the ancient Romans for the Mars festival by the worshippers of the sun.
Olukoya said the birth of Christ was subsequently co-opted into the same date to give the Mars festival more popularity and then renamed “Christmas”.
He warned modern Christians to stop promoting such an “unbiblical” celebration.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Yohanna Buru, a Kaduna based pastor, said the number of Muslim faithful who attended his church's Christmas service was more than the Christians'.
Buru who is the general overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intercessory Ministry, Sabon Tasha-Kaduna expressed delight for the turn out of Muslims at the service just as he expressed gratitude to God.
The Kaduna clergy noted that the number of Muslims attending his Christmas has been on the rise over the years.
“This year, Muslims who attended the Christmas morning service tripled the number of Christians in the church,” he said.
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