Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the founder of Believers Love World, widely recognized as Christ Embassy, has described clergymen who have refused to reopen their churches due to the COVID-19 pandemic as weak in their faith.
Speaking to his congregation, Oyakhilome said, “If you refuse to open the church for fear of being infected, you were never a believer.”
According to the famous preacher, such pastors have denied the faith, and are no longer believers.
Even though the Federal and State Governments have approved for worship centers to resume after months of lock-down, some church leaders have chosen not to reopen yet, for safety reasons.
“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,” he stated.