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Oyedepo flaws Lagos, Ogun for not reopening churches

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The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church International, Bishop David Oyedepo, on Sunday stated that Lagos and Ogun states have been contaminated with the anti-church virus, therefore, the choice to open markets and hold church buildings shut.

The clergyman asserted this while giving a sermon yesterday.

Oyedepo claimed it was ironic that whereas marketplaces stayed open and people now not observing social distancing or hygiene, the church was being suppressed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The cleric added, “No hand-washing, nothing, everyone is in the market running over one another every day of the week and there’s no outbreak from the market, but there may be now outbreak, perceived outbreak from the church. Prophets are God’s voices to the nations. Caution!

“Now, freedom of worship is no longer a constitutional right, it’s now determined by some individuals. It’s a hard factor to kick against the pricks. This is no longer coronavirus, at least in two states – Lagos and Ogun. It’s now anti-church virus, clean and clear.”

Oyedepo noted in the last one week, 10 people affirmed to have been healed of the disease.

He contended that the church, which had the ability to redeem individuals, continued to be closed.

In accordance with his statement, what was happening to the church may very well be described in relation to the experience of the children of Israel when they were in Egyptian bondage.

“Can anybody silence the church? No! I’ve never heard of anybody that God healed in the market, but people get healed in each church day and night, real, tangible therapeutic. We have recorded 114 coronavirus healing testimonies. We got 10 this week. And that is the place that’s vulnerable, not the market,” Oyedepo added.

Lagos, which is the epicenter of the pandemic, has yet to reopen places of worship.

Ogun State, which shares boundaries with Lagos, is residence to the biggest auditoriums of many large church buildings, together with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Mountain of Fire’s Prayer City, and the Living Faith Church.

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