The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A. Adeboye, has advised Christians in the country to defend themselves against attackers.
The cleric made this statement at the July Holy Ghost congress on Saturday while reacting to the high rate of insecurity and incessant attacks on churches in the country.
Lately, churches in Nigeria have suffered deadly attacks with the recent being Saint Francis Catholic church Massacre in Owo, Ondo State, where scores were killed and many injured.
Adeboye clarified that the bible doesn’t condemn self -defense.
The cleric said it is now in the hands of the Children of God to defend themselves amidst rising insecurity in Nigeria.
According to him, when God is silent, it simply means it is now the responsibility of his children to act.
“I don’t want to say much because I know some people may want to twist it but I have 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 that if they slap you on the right cheek, turn left, He said that one. 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.”
“I am only talking to my children. Only my children come to the Holy Ghost Service,” he added.
Adeboye also prayed that every enemy of the church will be consumed if they don’t repent.