President of Believers Love World aka Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has condemned pastors in Nigeria for complying with government directives against large gatherings because of corona virus. The flamboyant preacher also insisted that corona virus patients can be healed in the church.
Oyakhilome said church leaders who obey the government were not true Christians as they did not ask the government for time to pray and consult with their congregation.
Ironically, the cleric also complied with the government’s directive. He made the latest remarks in a telecast to his members.
He also said the government would soon begin to classify churches based on their compliance with directives on the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, their swift compliance with the directive is the reason Nigeria is yet to “see the hand of God.”
He also queried the motive for any planned vaccination against the pandemic.
“What they are using to test, do you know what it is? Do you know why it can show positive and negative? Do you know? A virus they told us they are still studying, why don’t they study it first? They are still studying it and they already have a vaccine that could be ready in July for a virus they are still studying,” the pastor said.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Nigeria, bans have been placed on all social and religious gatherings in the country to curb the spread of the virus.
Mr Oyakhilome also said that the men of God that were invited by the government to discuss the closure of churches were not truly for Christ.
He said pastors should have asked for time to invite other pastors for prayer against the pandemic before consenting to closures of churches but prayer never came to their minds because they were not truly prayerful.