- Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is not kicked against the guidelines and modalities laid down by the government for churches to comply for it to be reopened
- The cleric blames the set rules on church leaders and religious organisation for advising the government in that line
- Oyakhilome called those who made the government made such modalities are greedy and jealous
- He stated further that their days are numbered
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the Believer Loveworld also known as Christ Embassy Church is one of the few clerics who raised their voices against the lockdown on churches during this COVID-19 pandemic by the federal government.
In a recent video trending on social media, Oyakhilome took a swipe at church leaders who approved the new guidelines set for places of worship to reopen for service by the federal and state governments after the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 lifted the ban on religious gatherings on Monday, June 1.
Pastor Oyakhilome while preaching on Saturday, June 6, slammed church leaders who appended their signatures to the document on the new-laid down rules to operate worship centres.
He claimed that some church leaders have supported the continued lockdown on churches because of fear, greed, and jealousy.
Legit.ng had reported that among the modalities and guidelines given is for churches to ensure they check the temperature of members before they enter the church, observe social distancing, have only one hour service, suspend taking of holy communion, suspension of weekly activities and others.
It was reported that Okotie who is the pastor of the Household of God Church, Oregun, Lagos, called the guidelines an ‘abomination of desolation’ in a statement he released on Friday, June 5.
He, in the press release, vowed: “Our doors will remain closed until these profanation and secularization have been pulverized by the Emperor of heaven.”
Pastor Okotie, who had earlier in a widely published statement lashed out at CAN for proposing similar guidelines, said the government cannot reorder worship in the house of God.
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