By David Olalekan.
The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor W.F Kumuyi, has charged Christians in the country to abstain from attacking the government on the internet or on the pages of newspapers.
In his sermon titled, ‘The Believers’ Preservation until the Day of Visitation,’ Kumuyi said Christians were strangers and pilgrims in the world and must be Christ-like in their character, conducts and conversations.
He said, “Don’t attack the President of the country whether in words or in the newspapers or through internet.
“Honour kings; don’t disrespect or dishonour the governors. Don’t disrespect leaders of the community and leaders in the church.
“If we are going to heaven, we must be careful and thoughtful and run from all appearance of evil”, he added.
Reacting to Pastor Kumuyi’s sermon, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri disagreed; arguing that Jesus Christ criticized a king in the Bible, citing Luke 13:32 as reference.
Responding through a tweet, Omokri said, “Dear Pastor Kumuyi,
“Jesus, who came from heaven, criticised King Herod, a political leader (Luke 13:32). Paul, who went to heaven and returned to Earth, criticised Peter (Galatians 2:11). So, should we obey Them or you?” he asked.