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David Oyedepo On Corona Virus


The Founder and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide AKA Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo says there is something else entirely to the Coronavirus than a Pandemic.

As indicated by David Oyedepo from a disclosure He got from God the coronavirus pandemic was a ploy and method from the realm of obscurity to destabilize the development and extension of the congregation and to eradicate the realm of God yet that the entryways of damnation will not beat the congregation.

Serving at his Canaanland International Headquarters in Otta Ogun state Nigeria on the message “Divulging the miracles of being focused on cooperation”, Bishop Oyedepo said that Covid-19 was focused at the congregation.

r Oyedepo said the services were held to educate worshippers on the need to comply with the government’s directives.

His explanation followed a flurry of criticisms over his decision to continue holding Sunday services despite worldwide health advisory on social distancing as a primary precaution in curbing the spread of coronavirus.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the popular pentecostal preacher held services within hours apart at the headquarters of his Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) situated at Sango-Ota, near Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital and worst-hit by coronavirus.

Of the 36 confirmed cases in Nigeria, Lagos has 25 while, neighboring Ogun has two. Both states had restricted religious and public gatherings to only a handful of people, but the clergyman left doors of the over 200 thousand capacity Faith Tabernacle open to worshippers, brushing aside the order.

“Shutting down churches would be like shutting down hospitals,” Mr Oyedepo said during March 22 Sunday service that streamed live online. There are many, many places that would never have any medical solution but in church.

David Oyedepo brushed aside the potential hazards of his decision to defy government restrictions on social gatherings across Nigeria, saying some members would rather look up to Sunday service as the only viable means of treatment against COVID-19, a strain of coronavirus that has killed more than 15,000 people and left tens of thousands bedridden across the world.

“Shutting down churches would be like shutting down hospitals,” Mr Oyedepo said during March 22 Sunday service that streamed live online. “There are many, many places that would never have any medical solution but in church.”

Mr Oyedepo held the service at the headquarters of his Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) on the outskirts of Lagos on Sunday morning, the same day that Nigeria’s coronavirus infections jumped to 30 and health experts were raising alarm about the importance of social distancing.

A police spokesperson told PREMIUM TIMES officers showed up to ask Mr Oyedepo not to hold service for the health benefit of his members and society, but he proceeded nonetheless.

The preacher held two services within hours apart even though the government had placed an indefinite moratorium on religious gathering amidst scramble to contain the spread of the virus.

The service in Sango-Ota, which falls under Ogun State but keeps a close proximity with the nation’s commercial capital, held without provision of hand sanitisers to members, according to two people who attended.



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