Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founder of Christ Embassy, has lashed out as church leaders for complying with the COVID-19 ban on religious gatherings.
He described the guidelines by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Lagos State Government as “wicked”, stating they were initiated to muzzle the body of Christ.
Some of the guidelines, according to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), include wearing of face masks, suspension of Holy Communion, social distancing and body temperature check, among others.
He also berated church leaders for compliance with government directives on religious gatherings.
In his latest televised service, he stated it was odd church leaders were afraid of the virus.
He argued that one can’t believe in Jesus and be afraid of touching coronavirus patients and other virus.
He insisted what church leaders were inadvertently planning is “persecution of Christians”.
— Chronicle NG (@chronicle_ng) June 21, 2020