– “If you refuse to open church for fear of being infected, you were never a believer” – Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Blast Pastors That Are Yet To Reopen Church
Founder and senior pastor of Christ Embassy Church, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome blast pastors that are yet to reopen church for service.
The highly respected man of God questioned the faith of such pastors while also stressing that they are no longer believers.
Following the approval given by the federal government to religious bodies for the reopening of service months after the initial closure, some pastors still deems it unsafe to reopen for physical service but instead insist on sticking with online service for the time been.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the Christ Embassy Church has called out such pastors and even went on to describe such clergymen non believers.
Addressing his members yesterday, Oyakhilome said, “If you refuse to open church for fear of being infected, you were never a believer.
“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.
“It is pressure like this that reveals what is a church and what is not. Do they really believe in God, the same God of the patriarchs in the Bible?”
“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,” he said.
It could be recalled that some church leaders like Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly Lagos; Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre Lagos; Pastor Poju Oyemade of Covenant Christian Centre Lagos, and Pastor Paul Adefarasin of House on the Rock, Lagos, have refused to reopen their centers while insisting on waiting for the all clear from the ministry of health.