– A Nigerian pastor has caused quite a stir on social media after making a controversial statement
– Pastor Biodun Lawal of Christ Embassy said heaven is ashamed of other clerics and Christians who wear face masks in church
– Nigerians have criticised the cleric for making such a statement to mislead his congregation
A Christ Embassy pastor identified as Biodun Lawal has said heaven is ashamed of pastors and Christians who wear face masks as a COVID-19 preventive measure.
In a viral video that has sparked controversy, the cleric said anyone who wears face mask is a baby Christian.
Pastor Biodun said:
“If you still want to wear a mask, wear it but do not call yourself a man of God. He is a baby of God. We can’t even call you son. You are a baby of God. Son is too high. We can’t even call you child of God.”
Nigerians flooded the comment section of the post to share their thoughts about the statement.
Instagram user with the handle @damrichee wrote:
“This man needs to be arrested for misleading his congregation.”
“My pain is that they keep deceiving their church members.”
“I honestly don’t find this funny and I think such people should be arrested or something. You won’t know how terrible covid is till you have experienced it and it’s nothing to joke about.”
“They haven’t told him house on the rock lost a pastor right?”
“Ignorance! No wonder bible says people perish because of lack of knowledge.”
In a video on his Instagram page, the comedian said people died in the isolation centre he was taken to when he contracted COVID-19.
According to him, anyone who says coronavirus is not real should not be trusted. He said the virus is real and killing people.
He expressed condolences to friends and families who have lost their loved ones to the deadly disease and warned people to be wary of those claiming that COVID-19 is a scam.
In his words:
“Don’t let anyone tell you it’s a scam. I just came out of isolation. Several people died while I was there. Some of my close friends knew and they were very supportive.”
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