The Founder and Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Center, Pastor Poju Oyemade has debunked the news going around that a message he recently posted was a counter to Bishop Oyedepo’s statement on the closure of churches.
Pastor Poju Oyemade said unlike what some bloggers want people to believe, his post, which was uploaded 48 hours before Bishop Oyedepo’s statement has nothing to do with what the Bishop said
He called the articles and news stories that linked his post with Bishop Oyedepo’s statement as assumptions and incorrect.
He said, “My attention has been drawn to articles going around some websites that an article I wrote on how one can remain effective during these times was written in response to Bishop Oyedepo’s statement on the closure of Churches.
“That assumption/inference is simply incorrect. Facts can easily be verified by checking time-lines. My article was written before Bishop Oyedepo spoke.
“I do understand that certain narratives drive traffic to websites and sowing seeds of division does attract attention.
“I would like to make it clear and on record that my article was written 48hours before he spoke.
“In the article, I did emphasise that criticising other ministries and churches operations is not a sign of strength on one’s part so the article contradicts the conclusions being inferred.
Bishop David Oyedepo had said the decision of the government to open the markets while churches remain closed is influenced by the devil.
In his own words, “For people to be allowed to be in the market for six hours and can’t be in church for two hours, it’s an upside-down way of looking at things. There is more hope for a poor and wise child than an old foolish king who would no longer be admonished (Ecclesiastes 4:13).”
“Which one is more orderly? The market or the church? I can smell a rat. The Lord spoke to me so strongly yesterday. I can smell a rat. This is about how do we stop the church from exploding? People that are involved don’t know it o.
“The greatest headache of the powers of darkness is the growth and expansion of the church. Worldwide. Worldwide. No civilization has ever endured without a foundation in Christ. Where were the philosophers of Greece? I can smell a rat.
“The forces of darkness are influencing people at various levels, targeting the church, because the growth and expansion of the church is the greatest headache of the devil. But the gates of hell shall not prevail,” he declared.