Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, who has been outspoken on religious matters surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, as slammed pastors who have refused to open their churches despite the government easing restrictions.
He tagged the pastors as fake, stating that they have never been a believer.
Notable Nigerian pastors like Tunde Bakare, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, have not reopened their worship centers, despite the government lifting the ban.
Reacting to such developments, Oyakhilome who is the Founder of Christ Embassy during a service said ” if you refuse to open church for fear of being infected, you were never a believer.
“This is a great concern because there were churches that were thought to be churches until recently. We find a lot of ministers who were thought to be advocates of the gospel advocating for shutting down the churches. (Because they cannot guarantee safety).
“It is pressure like this that reveals what is a church and what is not. Do they really believe in God, the same God of the patriarchs in the Bible?
“I have laid hands on some of the most infectious people on earth and had no fear of being infected. The Word of God guarantees life in Christ.
“When you get to that point where you are afraid of opening churches for fear of being infected, you have denied the faith. You never believed,” he said.
The cleric also spoke on testing for the COVID-19 virus, tagging it the biggest fraud.