Pastor Enoch Adeboye announced why the church did not hold crucifixion service at 31 p.m.
The General Overseer of the Redemptive Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Friday, 4 January, during a sermon entitled ‘Divine Removal’ delivered at the Church Headquarters in Lagos, expressed dissatisfaction with the restrictions on crucifixion services that made it impossible for Christians. denominations to keep the traditional vigilance on 31 December.
The pastor recounted how he instructed members of his church to observe the intersection in their homes, that it was funny for him to cross on December 31 at 10 p.m.
Pastor Adeboye wondered why authorities were afraid that people would become infected with the virus during the midnight service, and no one told him that Coronavirus is a witch, because it is only witches that fly at night.
“The authorities in the government and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have said that the cross over services should be held at different times. Some said we should close at 10pm, while others said we should close at 11pm. I said we should agree and include our homes because it’s funny for me to move on on December 31st at 10pm. It means we will move to God. So, rather than crossing at 22:00 or 23:00, I said we would stay in our houses and cross at 12 midnight, which would be a proper crossing.
‘I found it funny because no one has yet told us that Coronavirus attacks people at night. Nobody told us that Coronavirus is a witch, because it’s just witches flying at night, and if the virus is a witch, it means it can hear. If I’m a witch and I hear that the people I want to kill would run away to their homes by 12 midnight, then I would kill them by 11 or 10.
‘But I tell you this so that you will not be afraid. There is fear in the air and fear is a killer. As it goes, some people will die of high blood pressure just because they are scared. When I say relax, I do not mean that you should be careless. ‘
Pastor further stated that he would abide by every rule instituted by the government to restrict the spread of Coronavirus, but that he would not refuse to perform his duty as pastor and husband.
‘Obey the government by wearing your masks, washing your hands and taking as much social distance as possible. In church, the guards put down a large stool between me and my wife, but I removed the stool because no one could place a distance between me and my wife. Social distance will not stop me from imposing the sick so that they can recover, it is my duty and I will continue to do so.
‘There is nothing wrong with following the rules, because you can see that I also wear the mask and wash my hands regularly, because the government is trying to save us all and we have to abide by it at all costs.
‘As a church we have done everything we can to make sure we obey the government, but as far as I am concerned, I will not allow social distance to keep me away from my wife and cure the sick by laying hands on them, that’s me duty. as a man of God.
God called me and said that the redeemed Christian church of God is his church and that he has promised to protect his church. We are under the protection of God and we do not have to be afraid.
‘We will survive this period. Ebola has come, we have survived, Coronavirus has come and we will survive as long as we continue to praise God. ”