2023 Polls: Pastor Reveals Great Danger of Using Altars to Campaign for Politicians
- Reverend Ebenezer Egbebunmi of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Megida Ayobo area of Lagos has called on fellow pastors to stop using the altars to campaign for politicians
- According to the man of God, an altar is a sacred place that should be respected and using it for a political campaign will polarize members of the church
- Egbebunmi maintained that it is not possible for all the members of the church to belong to one political party and the altars are a symbol of unity
Ayoo, Lagos - A senior pastor in the Foursquare Gospel Church, Megida Ayobo, Lagos, Reverend Ebenezer Egbebunmi, has cautioned church leaders against using or allowing politicians to use the altars to campaign for politicians, adding that it is a sacred place that should not be used for such.
Speaking with Legit.ng, the senior reverend at the Foursquare Gospel Church, Megida Ayobo, in Lagos also warned religious leaders against polarizing their congregation by endorsing one candidate or the other.
Endorsement of a politician by pastors polarizes the church, Foursquare pastor says
The cleric made this position known in response to some religious leaders making comments and prophesying about who is likely to win the 2023 presidential election.
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“It is a misplaced priority for pastors to be aligning with one party or the other because everybody in the church, even in the most, belongs to one party or the other.
“If a pastor endorses a particular candidate, such a pastor has already polarized the church, which can create hatred. It is like such a pastor or Alfa is leading some and not directing others.
“The best is that a pastor should be neutral, even an Imam should remain neutral because the members belong to different political parties.”
2023: Why pastors should avoid using the altar to campaign for politicians
He added that pastors should also desist from using the altar to campaign or allowing politicians to use the altar for campaigns.
The reverend said:
“The church altar is a sacred place that is not meant for campaign. Campaigns should not be allowed in the church, members can do it among themselves individually. I personally detest using the altar for a campaign.”
Foursquare pastor reveals reasons some Christians don't celebrate Christmas
Legit.ng earlier reported that the annual celebration of Christmas every December 25 where Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ has always been colourful.
However, some Christians and pastors have distanced themselves from the colourful celebration, sharing different opinions about birthday celebration and Jesus Christ's date of birth
In his own proposition, Reverend Ebenezer Egbebunmi of the Foursquare Gospel Church traced the reason why some Christians don't celebrate the birth of Jesus to the death of John the Baptist in the bible.