Nigerian televangelist and the pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, Rev. Chris Okotie has condemned Can’s guideline of social distancing inside the church.
He referenced a report in the Sun Newspaper in which CAN recommended guide lines for the Opening of Churches. He said ” Social distancing in the Church of Jesus Christ is tantamount to blasphemous infidelity and an impeachment of the integrity of the word of God,”
Chris Okotie also advised CAN leadership to reconsider its position on the issue
“Healing is fundamental to the redemptive work of Jesus. To allow the idol of coronavirus to determine the scope of congregational worship in the house of God is an abomination of gargantuan proportions,” he said.
“No true minister of the gospel will succumb to such travesty of the faith. This is a summary of my objections. I have sent this message hoping that you would respond as one who bears the burden of the cross of Jesus.
“I have restrained myself from making a public outcry of this desecration and profanation out of respect for you and the CAN hierarchy. But be assured that this position is transient.”