Rev. Chris Okotie has rejected the latest guidelines issued by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the reopening of worship centres.
In a statement released in Lagos, on Friday, the Pastor of the Household of God Church, Oregun, Lagos described the guidelines as an ‘abomination of desolation.’
He vowed: “Our doors will remain closed until these profanation and secularization have been pulverized by the Emperor of heaven.”
It will be recalled that Governor Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, rolled out new guidelines for the reopening of worship centres which restricted church attendance to 500 members.
He also said those who are 65 and above and below 15 years of age cannot attend. The measures, according to the governor, is meant to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Rev Okotie, who had last Monday in a widely published statement lashed out at CAN for proposing similar guidelines, said government cannot reorder worship in the house of God.
He said, “Beloved, yesterday, the abomination of desolation took a giant step towards standing in the holy place.
“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.”