One of the great pillars that hold the Celestial Church of Christ (C.C.C.) is Superior Evangelist Olatosho Matthew Oshoffa (TMO). He is one of the sons of late Samuel Bilewu Joseph Oshoffa, the founder of the Celestial Church of Christ. He is also the younger brother of Rev. Pastor Emmanuel Oshoffa, the head of CCC Worldwide.
He was promoted to the rank of Superior Evangelist-in-Charge of CCC International Headquarters, Ketu, Lagos at the heavenly city of Imeko by Rev. Pastor Emmanuel Oshoffa.
He recently visited Citypeople’s office and spoke about many misconceptions of people about the Celestial Church. In this excerpt, he spoke about why the church fasts only for 5 days.
“Most people believe that the celestial church do not know bible, but if you read your bible very well, you will see that we are the first Pentecostal church. What do we call Pentecostal? Pentecostal is Holy Spirit. In Celestial Church, you don’t need to clap so much to receive the Holy Spirit. In celestial church, the day you become baptised you may receive the Holy Spirit. In celestial church you don’t need to fast two months. Other churches fast for 40 days; we fast for 5 days. We start Monday to Friday and that is all, and the celebrate Easter on Sunday and the next Monday..
“My father was asked how come we fast for only 5 days and he asked them what is fasting? Fasting is depriving yourself of what you love most. And what is it that we love most as humans: Our shoes. All the days a celestial member wears his garment and s without shoes, he’s fasting.” He said