Nigerian pastor Bishop David Oyedepo has been schooled by social media users after he complained that Nigeria’s government made an error in closing churches during this coronavirus pandemic.
Oyedepo recently bitterly complained that he doesn’t understand why markets will remain open but churches will be closed – arguing that it is a calculated attempt to stop the growth of the church.
Yes, a grown and reasonably intelligent man is wondering why markets need to remain open?
His thinking faculties have obviously been blocked by his need for churches to be opened so he can keep making some good money off his congregants.
“There is something wrong. For people to be allowed to be in the market for six hours and can’t be in church for two hours, it is an upside-down way of looking at things. Which one is more orderly? The market or the church?” Oyedepo said.
He even went ahead to wonder why hospitals are also open.
“I can smell a rat. The Lord spoke to me on it so strong yesterday. I can smell a rat. Behind all this, how do we stop the church from exploding? The people involved don’t know it.
“I don’t know what hospital that records the kind of healings that the church of God records. And now hospitals, where people die every day, are open, but the church is closed because the oppression of the devil has no medical cure,” he added.
But social media users, using their brains, took only a few seconds of thought to give him the reason he’s refusing to see because of his religion.
“It’s quite simple for me – Churches aren’t running “essential services” like our markets offer. Bishop Oyedepo of all people should understand this. So who has died coz he couldn’t go to church or mosque? Same can never be said of the markets – people need to re-stock supplies,” one social media user ‘sensibly’ said.
Another added: “What Bishop Oyedepo didn’t know is that if we don’t attend church for 1000 years, we won’t die but if we don’t go out to buy food stuffs, we will die of hunger. Religion is not an essential good. These frauds keep showing face everyday. I’m ashamed.”
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