The cleric stated this while reacting to the guidelines rolled out by the Federal Government for the reopening of churches.
Pastor Oyakhilome said that one cannot say they believe in Jesus Christ and be afraid of viruses, adding that Jesus healed the sick by touching them without fear.
He made biblical reference on how Jesus Christ touched the lepers and healed them, adding that he is disappointed with some church leaders who have advised the government to seal churches and “persecute” defaulters.
The clergyman went on to condemned those ministers of God who have been supporting government control of religious houses.
“These people who are afraid are pretending to be representing the Christians to the government, it’s a shame. I think the government leaders are laughing at them.
“…If you have afraid of the virus, you have no gospel. Your gospel has ended. The moment you start giving such guidelines to people in the church, you’ve repudiated your faith in Christ,” he said.
He said pastors who are scared of the disease need prayers. Pastor Chris added that the reason churches are still shut down is not because of government but men of God who convinced the government not to allow them open.
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This is coming barely one month after United Kingdom government sanctioned Pastor Chris Oyakhilome over ‘harmful’ comments about coronavirus on his TV, Loveworld Limited.