- Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has said that people who believe in Jesus Christ should be able to touch Covid-19 patients
- The pastor alluded to an instance in the bible where Jesus touched the lepers and healed them without fear
- According to the man of God, the reason why churches are still on lockdown is because some men of God advised the government to make it so
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the general overseer of Christ Embassy, has reacted to the guidelines rolled out by the federal government for the gradual reopening of churches.
In a video that has been trending online, the pastor said that one cannot say they believe in Jesus Christ and be afraid of viruses, adding that Jesus healed the sick by touching them in the bible.
The clergyman condemned many ministers of God who have been supporting government control of religious houses.
"These people who are afraid are pretending to be representing the Christians to the government, it's a shame. I think the government leaders are laughing at them.
"...If you are afraid of the virus, you have no gospel. Your gospel has ended. The moment you start giving such guidelines to people in the church, you've repudiated your faith in Christ," he said.
He said pastors who are scared of the disease need prayers. Pastor Chris added that the reason churches are still shut down is not because of government but men of God who convinced the government not to allow them open.
He said they told the government that churches must follow "wicked guidelines" before they can reopen.
Watch the full video below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Pastor Chris also reacted to the move by some state governors to temporarily relax the lockdown law so that some churches can celebrate Easter.
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During his preaching on Friday, April 10th, the cleric said that church is not a place of infection but where people come to get blessed.
He, therefore, prayed against anything that makes people come into the church and get infected with diseases.
“Churches are not a place of infections, they are a place of blessings… I decree and declare that every church is a place of blessing in that mighty name of Jesus,” he prayed.
Pastor Oyakhilome also said that any government with wisdom will know not to trouble the church, but leave them alone.
“You know the best thing in any government is to always leave the church alone… It’s always the best thing, the wisest leaders understand that, they leave the church alone. But when you trouble the church, there is a scripture…,” he said.
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