The founder and president of Believers LoveWorld popularly known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has accused some pastors of complicity following the closure of churches over the corona virus pandemic.
Oyakhilome made the accusations during a sermon on April 26 which just surfaced online where he addressed the present situation of the country as regards COVID-19 pandemic.
CANDIIDONLINE recalls that the Federal Government has imposed a ban on public gathering including religious gatherings as precautions to prevent the spread of Corona Virus.
According to Oyakhilome, the government held meetings with several pastors and leaders of churches to seek their opinion before going ahead with the lockdown during which the religious accepted without offering the suggestion to first pray over the decision.
Pastor Oyakhilome accused the men of God of not representing their faith well enough by prioritising their personal gains over the people and God’s direction.
“In different cities, countries, states, before the government went ahead with the lockdown, they held meetings with pastors, leaders of churches. Why did the pastors and leaders not say give us a few days to go and pray? Because they were not prayerful before.
“Hearing such a thing as Ministers of God and you are called for such a meeting, you couldn’t say give us a few days and you would call the Ministers and say this is what we just heard from the government authorities and we need to pray.
“We have asked them to give us three days. Then you would have seen the hand of God.
“But you weren’t thinking about the father’s house. Do you know what it is for you to shut down the congregations of the lord? Do you know what that means? It never meant anything to you, that is why.
“There were pastors and Ministers that were sending strong warnings to others not to venture entering the church because of the virus. This is because Christ has never truly being your lord. You have been the master of your life. You have never truly known him.” he said.