The head pastor of the Loveworld Outreach Ministry aka Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has described pastors who are yet to open their churches although government has given the green light as faint-hearted unbelievers.
In a televised sermon on Wednesday, Pastor Chris said such pastors are of little faith and in essence have denied the presence of the spirit.
“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?
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.”
Churches have been asked to open in several countries including Ghana and Nigeria. But some churches are yet to open their venues for worship following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
On the back of that, Pastor Chris believes, the delay by these churches to open for fear of endangering the lives of their congregants is a gross display of fear.