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"My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by ikorodureporta: 7:42pm On Jun 05, 2020
Chris Okotie, founder of the Household of God Church, has rejected the guidelines issued by the Lagos state government for the reopening of worship centres.

The Lagos state government, on Thursday, announced that religious activities will resume in two weeks.

While Muslims will return to mosques on June 19, Christian worship would begin on June 21.

Some guidelines were also announced by the state government to facilitate the reopening of worship centres and to curb the spread of COVID-19.

They include the compulsory use of face masks; restriction of people below the age of 15 and above 65 years from services, while gatherings should not exceed one hour.

But in a statement, Okotie rejected the guidelines, saying the “fulfilment of the Bible prophecy” against the church is already being played out and that rearranging the church’s mode of worship is “to deny God the divine prerogative of congregational adoration”

Citing how Dagon, the god of the Philistines, was destroyed in the Bible, he said the coronavirus will be annihilated in like manner.

He, however, said while his church awaits the defeat of the virus, its doors will remain closed until “these profanation and secularization have been pulverized by the Emperor of heaven.”

“Beloved, yesterday, the abomination of desolation took a giant step towards standing in the holy place. Fulfillment of bible prophecy is being accelerated by the forces of Janes and Jambres,” he said.

“To reorder temple worship is to deny God the divine prerogative of congregational adoration and the holy genuflects of the saints in light. Let no man’s heart be troubled by the vengeance of satanic antagonism.

“Dagon the god of the philistines fell in obeisance before the Ark of God. Coronavirus, the god of Secular Humanism will be decapitated in like manner.

“Our doors will remain closed until these profanation and secularization have been pulverized by the Emperor of heaven. Unto him shall the gathering of the people be. To thy tents O Israel.”

The clergyman had earlier criticised the proposed guidelines offered by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to the federal government, saying they were “unbiblical”.

According to CAN, the guidelines, in accordance with the government’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19, would determine the operations of churches when they reopen.

Source: https://www.thecable.ng/my-church-will-remain-closed-okotie-rejects-guidelines-for-reopening-worship-centres

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by blackboy(m): 8:15pm On Jun 05, 2020
Some people will not like this. They said una dey run business centre and you cant do without opening church.
Shame to bad people. Fear God

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by ikorodureporta: 8:19pm On Jun 05, 2020
Most churches can't comply with the guidelines. It's better to remain closed

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by Belaashoorey(m): 8:45pm On Jun 05, 2020
That's a man of principle

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by SamuelAnyawu(m): 8:45pm On Jun 05, 2020
Oga you go lose church members oh embarassed embarassed

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by Moneywirer: 8:46pm On Jun 05, 2020
Open Church joor.... Do you know the number of brothers and sisters that have missed themselves due to the lock down
Especially those of them in the Choir unit, please sir they need to commence rehearsals. grin

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by tellwisdom: 8:46pm On Jun 05, 2020
Ok, Jerry curl pastor

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by Slawormir: 8:46pm On Jun 05, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

All these God of men self
If you nor fit comply with the directive then nor open
This man way say God reveal to am say him go be presido

He don contest the presidency three times now on the platform of the Justice Party in 2003 and 2007, and also in 2011 he contested on the platform of Fresh Democratic Party

We still dey wait

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by MuttleyLaff: 8:46pm On Jun 05, 2020
ikorodureporta:
Most churches can't comply with the guidelines. It's better to remain closed
Business strategy be this.
Better to close shop until trade picks up properly, than open it and be wasting air-conditioning, electricity/power/diesel et cetera on scanty pews.

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by OKTolu(m): 8:46pm On Jun 05, 2020
This is a pastor that has sense
Nice one from you sir

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by AshipaEk0: 8:46pm On Jun 05, 2020
ikorodureporta:


Source: https://www.thecable.ng/my-church-will-remain-closed-okotie-rejects-guidelines-for-reopening-worship-centres


When you can easily just say you don' want to catch corona and therefore regular church is closed.

This is why i don't like Nigerians

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by u11ae1013: 8:47pm On Jun 05, 2020
And so I hilariously unplugged my phone and hilariously opened my browser, then I hilariously logged into nairaland and I hilariously opened this thread before I hilariously plugged my phone back then I hilariously left it to be charging while I hilariously continued browsing

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by airminem(f): 8:47pm On Jun 05, 2020
FTC tongue
Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by bigdammyj: 8:47pm On Jun 05, 2020
Sure Guy

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by Smartypant: 8:47pm On Jun 05, 2020
[quote author=blackboy post=90350034]Some people will not like this. They said una dey run business centre and you cant do without opening church.
Shame to bad people. Fear God

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by Nobody: 8:47pm On Jun 05, 2020
Are we still deliberating on Covid19 issues?

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by airminem(f): 8:48pm On Jun 05, 2020
grin

H for Haram
u11ae1013:
H

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by jaxxy(m): 8:48pm On Jun 05, 2020
Ego or Faith?
Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by Nobody: 8:48pm On Jun 05, 2020
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AshipaEk0:



When you can easily just say you don' want to catch corona and therefore regular church is closed.

This is why i don't like Nigerians
Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by Authoreety: 8:48pm On Jun 05, 2020
Na so
Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by airminem(f): 8:48pm On Jun 05, 2020
grin

R for rose
Moneywirer:
R

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by IME1: 8:48pm On Jun 05, 2020
Hebrews 10:25 says that, Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
What people call church today is building.
The very same thing Hebrews 9 and 10 talks about.
That we are not limited to building made by hands of men.
Church is first of all who we are.
Many big churches we have now even among some Catholic churches I know started in people's houses as mass centres. As a number of Living Faith and RCCG churches started from people's homes as house fellowships.
So what's this fuss about physical buildings?
I've not been to any building designed solely for congregational worship since March. But I've been gathering with my neighbours in a neighbour's parlour since and also participating via TV on other days.
So when the opportunity comes again for larger gatherings we would come back.

If you know you will go to church when they lift the ban click like. If like me you will wait till the Spirit leads as wisdom is profitable click share. Meanwhile know that we all have different measures of faith so kudos to those who by faith are ready to resume especially for us whose churches contain nothing less than 500 persons per time

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by philip0906(m): 8:48pm On Jun 05, 2020
See him hair, Ororo everywhere...enough to fry 3 eggs na just 50 naira pepper and tomatoes remain, breakfast is served.

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by airminem(f): 8:49pm On Jun 05, 2020
wink
Slawormir:
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

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Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by PrinzEleju: 8:49pm On Jun 05, 2020
That's great
Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by Crochet: 8:49pm On Jun 05, 2020
Better
Re: "My Church Will Remain Closed" - Chris Okotie Rejects Government Guidelines by Sososo(f): 8:49pm On Jun 05, 2020
Your church is in Lagos and should remain closed according to government directive so what are you saying?

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