Korede Bello receives backlash from US-based Pastor for performing at popular Nigerian church

Korede Bello’s
invitation to perform his hit song God Win at Harvesters International
Christian Centre (HICC) has drawn criticism from US-based, Pastor Olusola

Pastor Fabunmi  who  obviously was not impressed with the show
and  the artiste’s invitation to perform
on a church alter described it as friendship with the world.

 He quoted James 4:4, “Friendship with the world is enmity to
God? Whosoever therefore will be friend of the world is enemy of God.”

He further said that,
“Korede Bello is a young man I love personally, and have nothing against him.
But it’s written here, that when we chose the way of the world, we have clearly
chosen our paths; becoming an enemy of God. Please, there must be a clearly
defined boundaries of who sings, and /or ministers in churches. Some of the
questions that comes to mind are; is he born again? Sanctified with the spirit
of God and baptized in the Holy Spirit,” he said.
“Also, let’s ask
ourselves, what’s even the purpose of people singing in churches and Christian
concerts? Where purpose is lacking, abuse is inevitable writes Francis Wale Oke
in his book; The Power of the Holy Spirit. So I believe very strongly that one
major purpose of choristers or Psalmists singing is to prepare the minds and
hearts of the people for the word of God that is to come shortly; since we see
in parable of the sower that the hearts of men is like a soil, and when the
seed (which is the word of God) is sown, one of the factors that will determine
the level of harvest yielded is the condition of the soil (hearts).”
He concluded by saying,
“I wish to submit by saying that the only difference that makes the difference
between church gatherings/ programs and others like clubs, parties is the
Presence of Almighty God. If he is not there, we might spend hours and do all
manners of spiritual gymnastics, it’s sheer of wasting of time, energy and resources.
And the ministers who knows their onions do all it takes to secure his
presence. But I think today in the word of a very senior man of God, one of the
older generation, Dr. Ayodele who said in Houston recently, that churches in
this generation has been reduced to ABC… Meaning; Attendance, Building and

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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