COVID-19: Oyakhilome says pastors who haven't reopened churches are not believers

COVID-19: Oyakhilome says pastors who haven't reopened churches are not believers

- Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy has condemned pastors that have refused to reopen their churches over fear of being infected with COVID-19

- The cleric says pastors that refused to reopen their auditorium for worship never believed in God

- According to him, he had laid hands on some of the most infectious people on earth and had no fear of being infected

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy has condemned pastors that refused to open their churches after the Lagos state government gave the approval for religious centers to reopen.

Legit.ng notes that the clergyman did not mention names but some of the pastors that have refused to reopen their auditoriums for worship include Pastor Tunde Bakare, Prophet TB Joshua and Pastor Sam Adeyemi.

Within Nigeria reports that Oyakhilome said in a sermon: ”If you refuse to open church for fear of being infected, you were never a believer.

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“This is a great concern because there were churches that were thought to be churches until recently. We find a lot of ministers who were thought to be advocates of the gospel advocating for shutting down the churches. (Because they cannot guarantee safety)."

The cleric said he had laid hands on some of the most infectious people on earth and had no fear of being infected.

COVID-19: Oyakhilome says pastor who haven't reopened churches are not believers
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Photo credit: Premium Times
Source: UGC

He said: “When you get to that point where you are afraid of opening churches for fear of being infected, you have denied the faith. You never believed."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the senior pastors of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam and Nike Adeyemi, reacted to the reopening of churches directive by the Lagos state government.

In a statement from the church that was released on Friday, August 7, titled, ‘Update On Resumption Of Physical Services’, the pastors said congregational worship would not resume on Sunday, August 9, as announced by the state government.

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The couple went on to state that online services would continue to hold until it is safe to reopen their auditorium in Lagos and other areas around the country.

The statement read in part: “We are aware of the Lagos State Government’s announcement that churches can resume physical services from 9th August 2020. We thank God for the progress made so far by the federal and state governments, the NCDC and our frontline health workers."

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