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Covid-19: Nigerian Bishop says anyone against opening churches ‘dies for it’

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Top Nigerian preacher, Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church who is against the continued closure of Churches amid the coronavirus pandemic has once more expressed outrage.

He couldn’t appreciate the reopening of markets across Nigeria while Churches are not allowed to operate due to lockdown rules.

In a video circulated across social media, Bishop Oyedepo said he had opened the doors to Churches spiritually and warned those against the church getting back on its feet.

He said “The doors to churches across Nations are again declared opened this morning. Can I tell you this? Hunger is far more devastating than any virus that will ever visit the earth.

“It kills silently. There is no vaccine for hunger. There is no medical solution to hunger. Hunger has no treatment than to have food and Spiritual famine is far more devastating.”

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“That is what the devil is looking for but he has failed. The church is back on its feet. Anyone who hates to see that dies for it.

“The church of Christ on the earth is liberated. Spiritual famine shall not have its way. Can I tell the world, no one has the answer to a problem like Jesus”, Oyedepo added.

Across Africa religious groupings are pushing for the lifting of restrictions on their activities especially gatherings at church premises.

Initially these religious groupings mostly Christian and Muslim based heeded to the call to suspend their meetings to stop the spread of the virus.

But it seems the restrictions are biting hard and Churches especially are now pushing for their reopening so they can hold services.

Governments across the continent are still contemplating if churches will be able to observe proper social distancing and health guidelines should they be allowed to resume services.


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