The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church International(Winners’ Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that Lagos and Ogun state is now infected with anti-church virus.
Oyedepo made this statement while giving a sermon on Sunday.
Bishop Oyedepo, said it was ironic that people in marketplaces no longer observe social distancing or hygiene and remain open but the church is being suppressed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the cleric, shutting down places of worship while allowing markets open shows there is ‘no freedom of worship.’
“No handwashing, no nothing, everyone is in the market running over each other every day of the week and there is no outbreak from the market but there is now outbreak, perceived outbreak from the church. Prophets are God’s voices to the nations. Caution!, He said.
“Now, freedom of worship is no longer a constitutional right but now determined to buy some individuals. It is a hard thing to kick against the priest. This is no longer coronavirus in Lagos and Ogun. It is now anti-church virus clean and clear,” the cleric added.
He however argued that the church which had the power to heal people remained closed.
“Can anybody silence the church? Never! I have never heard of anybody that God healed in the market but people get healed in every church day and night, real tangible healing. We have recorded 114 coronavirus healing testimonies. We got 10 this week.
“And that is the place that is vulnerable, not the market.”