Bishop David Oyedepo
The Presiding Bishop of the Dwelling Religion Church Worldwide, popularly referred to as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, says Lagos and Ogun states have been contaminated with anti-church virus therefore the choice to open markets and maintain church buildings shut.
The cleric stated this whereas delivering a sermon on Sunday.
Oyedepo stated it was ironic that individuals in marketplaces now not observe social distancing or hygiene and stay open however the church is being suppressed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He argued that refusing to open the church was in contravention of the liberty of worship which is enshrined within the structure.
The cleric added, “No handwashing, no nothing, everyone seems to be available in the market working over one another daily of the week and there’s no outbreak from the market however there may be now outbreak, perceived outbreak from the church. Prophets are God’s voices to the nations. Warning!
“Now, freedom of worship is now not a constitutional proper however now decided by some people. It’s a exhausting factor to kick in opposition to the priest. That is now not coronavirus in Lagos and Ogun. It’s now anti-church virus clear and clear.”
Oyedepo stated within the final one week, 10 folks testified to have been healed of the illness.
The cleric argued that the church which had the facility to heal folks remained closed.
The bishop stated, “Can anyone silence the church? By no means! I’ve by no means heard of anyone that God healed available in the market however folks get healed in each church day and evening, actual tangible therapeutic. Now we have recorded 114 coronavirus therapeutic testimonies. We bought 10 this week.
“And that’s the place that’s susceptible, not the market.”
Lagos, which is the epicentre of the pandemic, is but to reopen locations of worship.
Ogun State, which shares boundaries with Lagos, is dwelling to the most important auditoriums of many massive church buildings together with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Mountain of Hearth Prayer Metropolis and the Dwelling Religion Church.