Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the redeemed Christian church of God, said that social distance is not enough to keep him away to get his hands on the sick.
He was speaking at the National Headquarters of the Church in the Ebute-Meta area in Lagos State on Sunday.
Adeboye, who preached on the subject of Divine Removal, however, urged members of his church and Nigerians to obey all COVID-19 protocols outlined by the government to prevent the spread of the virus.
The 78-year-old clergyman, who wore a face shield, advised members of his church not to be afraid of the virus, but begged them to fulfill their role by complying with all health guidelines.
He said: ‘I want you to relax, but do not be careless. When I say relax, I do not say cautious. I hope you know the difference between the two. If you say you wear a mask, wear your mask. If they say wash your hands, wash your hands. You know we are very particular about hygiene. Keep washing your hands, even if the corona is no more. ”
A viral photo of the clergyman wearing a face mask while laying on the hands of a bedridden person drew criticism last week, but the clergyman spoke on Sunday, saying that social distance would not prevent him from imposing the sick not.
‘When you talk about social distance, do it as much as possible. Obey the government.
‘But I can not distance myself from my wife, and I will not allow social distance to take up my sick so that they can recover. It is my duty and I will do it, ‘said Adeboye.
Recall that Adeboye canceled the physical crucifixion service of the church last Thursday and opted for the virtual experience in submission to the government and the Christian Association of Nigeria.