One of Nigeria’s most respected and prominent clerics, Primate Ayodele Elijah, the founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has named three top popular men of God as the cause of the disunity in the country’s Christendom. He specifically named Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith and Pastor Williams Kumuyi of Deeper Life Ministry.
Obviously angry at the decision of some top ministers to shun the burial of the late Prophet TB Joshua, the Primate expressed his anger last Saturday during the launch of his eagerly awaited annual publication, Warnings To The Nation. Many of Nigeria’s top clerics shunned the burial of the late founder of Synagogue Church Of All Nations, SCOAN, Prophet TB Joshua.
Ayodele claims that these top prominent pastors he mentioned will not want to have anything to do with you unless you belong to one of their associations. And he wondered where in the Bible was it stated that you must belong to an association or foundation.
“People ask me, who am I? When did I start? Which Christian society do I belong to? Am I part of PFN or not? Me, I don’t belong anywhere, I do not have any father in the Lord. I was not trained by anybody. I am.just doing things as the Lord directs me, so I’m standing alone.”
“So, if you want to get closer to some people they will say we don’t know you, you don’t have a foundation. I have not seen anywhere in the Bible where Jesus Christ or other prophets went for training, so I don’t understand why people keep asking where others belong to in Christendom.”
“The senior pastors don’t want the junior ones to grow. There is envy, hatred in Christianity among church leaders. And this started from Adeboye, Oyedepo, Kumuyi and the likes and they are causing big problems in Christendom. All the CAN leaders are just there for their pockets, they are doing nothing. Who is CAN president right now? Oritsejafor lost it during his time, the same as Cardinal Okogie, Ayokunle lacks direction, he has nothing to offer Christianity. We need people filled with the holy spirit to lead, not those who have monetised Christianity,” he said in a tone laced with anger.
Wale Lawal (08037209290)