- Reverend Father Chinenye Oluoma has countered the MFM general overseer, Daniel Olukoya, who said his church does not celebrate Christmas because it is not in the Bible
- Oluoma said Christmas is celebrated by Christians as a mystery of the birth of Jesus Christ
- The Catholic priest noted that there are many other festivities such as Easter which are not in the Bible but God is not against them
A popular Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Chinenye Oluoma, has explained why Christians across the world celebrate Christmas annually.
Oluoma's explanation is in reaction to the statement by the general overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Daniel Olukoya, that Christmas is “unbiblical”.
However, Reverend Oluoma disagreed with Olukoya, saying Christmas is celebrated by Christians as a mystery of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Legit.ng gathers that the cleric, in a Facebook post titled Where Is It In The Bible?, further explained that there were many practices in Christianity which were not recorded in the Bible.
He argued that there are many other festivities such as mother’s day, attendance vigils, etc. that Christians engage in but are not in the Bible. Oluoma added that the Bible is not against their celebration.
"Easter as a term is not in the Bible but we celebrate easter because it’s an event and a mystery recorded in scripture.
"Same with Christmas, it’s not the term or calendar date we celebrate but the event and mystery," Oluoma explained
The cleric also stated that there are many things Christians do that are not in the Bible and "God isn’t angry at all".
He added that such practices as December 31at cross over vigil, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries are also not in the Bible.
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 service 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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