- Pastors have been blasted for encouraging their members to go for the COVID-19 vaccine
- According to Chris Oyakhilome, those going for the jab have no faith
- The celebrity cleric insisted that God has made pastors healers and as such should not make such recommendations
For endorsing the COVID-19 vaccine, a well-known pastor in Nigeria, Chris Oyakhilome, has slammed his colleagues. According to him, it is wrong for pastors to tell their members to go ahead and take a jab.
He disclosed this in a sermon which was shared on his church’s YouTube channel. In the sermon, he asked his colleagues, "Where is your faith"?
“I can’t understand how a minister of the gospel would be waiting for some vaccine to be the solution for the world. Where is your faith? What happened to you?
“We cannot make such recommendations, it is not our calling to make such recommendations. We cannot be used for that. As a minister of the gospel, you should not be used for that.
“How can you become of minister of vaccines? What happened to you? Where is the word of God in your mouth?
“Do you realise that if you would believe in Christ and in the word of God the way you believe in this vaccine, there will be power in your mouth? He (God) made us healers.”
“What is wrong? What has happened to you? When did we start making that kind of recommendation to God’s people?
“For God sake, think again. How can they send us to the churches to tell them to go take the vaccine?
“Listen, if I say to someone, you shall live and not die, that’s it for him. Isn’t that the Bible that you read?
In another development, the federal government has revealed that some Nigerian scientists have produced at least two COVID-19 vaccines which are awaiting clinical trials and certification.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, revealed this on Monday, March 22, while addressing journalists in Abuja.
The SGF also said that on Sunday, March 21, Nigeria recorded the lowest number of cases so far this year.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the General Overseer of the Faith Revival Apostolic Church (FRAC) situated in Egbeda area of Lagos state, Apostle Paul Adenuga, said he does not have a personal property because he is a revivalist and a crusader.
Apostle Paul, who spoke to Legit.ng via telephone, said that crusades which are aimed to win souls for Christ are very expensive and that is why having a personal property is nothing to write home about for him.