Yesterday, founder and Senior Pastor of the House on the Rock churches, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, slammed men of God, who are part of political campaigns ahead of the 2015 elections.
“I don’t belong to APC and PDP. I don’t belong to any political
party. I belong to Jesus party. I am interested in God’s agenda in
Nigeria,” he said.
Speaking before his Sunday sermon yesterday, Adefarasin told his
congregation: “I must say to you that pastors who join in these
political campaigns are not wise…the pulpit is not the best avenue to take a stand or advise members on
which party or candidates they must vote for.” he said.
Now another cleric, has said same thing but he chose to call out names.
Primate Elijah Ayodele says notable religious leaders, Pastor Ayo
Oritsejafor, Pastor E.A.Adeboye and Bishop David Oyedepo are disgracing
God with their actions by hobnobbing with people in power and not having
the courage to tell them the truth.
“Oyedepo, Oritsejafor and Adeboye have disappointed God. They see
the truth but they are not saying it. I will be frank. These frontline
pastors; Adeboye, Oyedepo, name them, PFN, CAN have they not
disappointed the Nigerian masses now? Jonathan goes to Adeboye, what’s
the other man’s name? Politicians have corrupted all church leaders.
They are not saying the truth. Adeboye, Oyedepo and other big pastors
are not saying the truth. We know that the economy is bad, things are
not going right but they should have the courage to face them. For the
first time let us be bold enough to tell them “What you are doing is
bad”. Tell them, “change from bad to good”.
“They say Lagos is moving. What is moving
in Lagos? Lagos is just there. Nothing is moving in Lagos. Both APC and
PDP have destroyed this country. Pastors who are to talk are part of the
corrupt system. Bishops, Primates, Prophets. Everybody is going to
answer before God. I am not here to judge any Pastor but I am standing
on the altar of truth” he said.