Bishop Oyedepo on receiving a letter from the CAC that the Chief Registrar of CAC has the power to remove trustees of the church, close the account of the church got angry at the letter and decision saying it would be a direct assault on God by the nation and responded.
He was quoted to have said:
“The church is God’s heritage on earth. Molest the wife of somebody and you will see the anger of that person. The church is the bride of Christ. You know how a strong man is when you tamper with his wife. The church is the body of Christ. We are under obligation to give warnings to wicked rulers so we could be free from their blood.
“The church works on the pattern delivered by God not the pattern of man. Government has no power to appoint people over churches. This is a secular nation. The church is the greatest asset of God in this country. Please be warned. Judgment is coming.
“The Lord says I have been still but now I will arise. Anybody that is in this deal is taking poison. This will never work. I am waiting for a day when anybody will appoint a trustee over this church…”
However, Lauretta Onochie, Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, replied the cleric saying the Federal Government seeks to regulate Financial activities of local Churches through CAMA.
“I hope this is not true. If it is, Oyedepo will have to manufacture his own country and live by his own laws,”
“As long as he lives and operates within the entity called Nigeria, he will live by Nigerian rules and laws. He will do as he’s told by the law. Enough of lawlessness.”
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