By Sam Eyoboka
THE General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has suggested members of his church prepared to take the COVID-19 vaccine to go forward, saying he is not going to hesitate to do similar if it’s the requirement of any nation he intends to go to on evangelism.
Addressing a congregation of worshippers within the early hours of Saturday on the month-to-month Holy Ghost Night on October 2, 2021, the cleric stated he has nothing in opposition to the vaccine as he may take it if needed.
Stressing that security is of the Lord, Daddy GO cleared the air that he didn’t instruct members to not take the Covid-19 vaccine, including that members who need to take the vaccine ought to accomplish that as a substitute of dwelling in worry or doubt.
In his phrases: “I never said to you don’t be vaccinated, you have never heard that from me. Rather than living in fear or doubt, get vaccinated. If you believe that getting vaccinated would put your mind at rest, then go ahead.
“Daddy are you saying that you too could be vaccinated? If there are nations in the world that say I can not come to preach the gospel there because of vaccination, I will do anything for Jesus Christ.
“If vaccination is going to hinder me from doing the work that God has called me to do, if they asked me to get vaccinated 10 times, I would be vaccinated.
“Don’t ever say that you hear from me that you should not be vaccinated,” the very revered cleric stated including that he broke silence many individuals are asking questions on the difficulty.
He emphasised he’s man below authority, presupposing that the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, are certified to talk such points in his stead, therefore he was addressing his kids solely.
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The cleric mocked some state governors mandating their residents to take the jab to have the ability to entry some public locations, together with the banks, church buildings and others.
However, the cleric puzzled why some state governors are mandating their residents to take the vaccine earlier than they’ll have entry to some public locations, together with the banks, church buildings.
“The number of doses available in the country is not even enough for 10 per cent of the total population of the country, how do you then say whoever does not take the vaccine will not be able to go to the bank, church?
“it means 90 per cent of the people will not be able to access their money. We will need to go back to the olden days of keeping money, I hope you know this system.
“Well, I believe they just want to make us laugh and you know in Nigeria, we need things to make us laugh,” he additional said.
According to him, “If taking the vaccine will make you feel safer, you can go ahead to take,” stressing that “if there is need for me to take it, I will do.”
Pastor Adeboye defined that he’ll take the vaccine if is a requirement to journey to a rustic he intends to go for the gospel.
“I can do anything to do the work of God, including taking the vaccine to allow me to enter a country just to preach the gospel,” the chief of the church stated.
Vanguard News Nigeria