- Government has no Right to Force Churches to Reopen
- Do not let anyone, whether religious leader or governmental leader, to drive you like a sheep to the slaughter
*Government Agencies Said there will be a peak in August
The Senior Pastor of The Citadel Global Community Church
(Formerly known as The Latter Rain Assembly), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has condemned the decision of the Lagos state Government to reopen churches, according to him the government is bowing to the pressure of religious leaders to lift ban without looking at the consequences, speaking during the church’s online Sunday worship on August 2, he warned against the government’s directive in spite of the pandemic in order to not to drive Christians like sheep to the slaughterhouses by reopening worship centres.
The renowned minister of God went on to note that if the government and health agency said there will be a peak of the disease in August, why should people rush and re-open churches ?
He also emphasized on the fact that though the state government can shut down chuches, it does not have the right to force them to reopen.
He revealed that the government might have bowed to pressure from religious leaders to lift the ban, he urged the people to keep safe and do their best to keep alive by following all the necessary rules.
He said: “Do not let anyone, whether religious leader or governmental leader, to drive you like a sheep to the slaughter.
If they (the government and the disease control authorities) said that the month of August is going to be the peak of the infection, why should they ask people to rush in (re-open the churches) again?
“Please keep safe and do your best to keep alive by keeping all the necessary rules. We know that by the grace of God this pandemic like the others before it has an expiry date. It shall not see our end. We shall see its end in the mighty name of Jesus.”
This is response to the Lagos state government to reopen churches from 9th of August 2020.
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