General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has admitted that when he lost his son a year ago, some people made fun of him.
You might remember that in May 2021, the famous cleric lost his biological son, Dare Adeboye.
The Punch newspaper claims that Adeboye mentioned how others were laughing while he was in mourning. He spoke on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, during the church’s continuing 70th annual convention.
“Some of you have heard this before: when I was in the saddest period of my life, with so many questions and I know that even in my deep sorrow some people were still laughing at me.”
In other news, renowned clergyman and founder of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, chastised media personality, Daddy Freeze for a statement he made during the Owo Massacre.
It may be noted that after the Owo Massacre, the township’s citizens prayed to the gods to protect them from the attacker who claimed tens of innocent lives.
Daddy Freeze responded to the situation by making fun of the religious people for not doing more while the conventional worshipers gained over.
Freeze had written last month, “When dem call bros J and he nor answer dem nko? We abandoned African paganism to adopt European pagan ideologies. Until we start telling ourselves the truth and take our security issues more seriously this won’t end. Christ’s message is love and that’s the first thing so glaringly missing in Nigeria.”
Reacting to his comments, Rev Adeboye during a church service said, “I understand that one funny fellow said that some people were calling on Ogun because Jesus didn’t answer them.
“Well, the one who said that there’s a Yoruba proverb, it said, the mouth that the snail uses to blasphemy God, that mouth would kiss the ground. From now on, anybody who dares blaspheme Jesus Christ, they will taste the fire of the Almighty God.”
Speaking further, the preacher stated, “Safety is of the Lord and nobody dies until their time comes.
“I don’t want to say much, because I know whatever I say, some people may want to twist it. But I’ve searched the Bible from cover to cover and there is nowhere in the Bible where God said a child of God cannot defend himself.
“If you find the place, let me know. He said, if they slap you on the right cheek, turn the left. If they now slap the left, what did he say? When God is silent, do you know the meaning of that, it simply means, over to you.
“Every enemy of the church, as long as my Father is still on the throne, as long as Jesus lives, as long as His name is the consuming fire, if they don’t repent, the fire of God will consume them. I’m not talking to everybody o, I’m only talking to my children.”