“Wearing of face mask/shield in the church means denying the finished work on the cross”, says Okotie
Popular Nigerian Televangelist and Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministry, Pastor Christopher Ogheneborie Okotie has kicked against the use of face mask and shield in the church.
According to the cleric, using of the face mask and shield means introducing the veil that was torn when Jesus Christ died on the cross. He further explained that the torn veil was a separation between God and His people before Jesus Christ died on the cross, therefore wearing of face masks inside the church is not acceptable.
In his words; “When a man is standing before God in church wearing a shield or mask, he is denying the finished work of the cross”
Pastor Okotie stated that what made him speak out on the issue is that fact that the face mask and shield is gradually graduating to the use of the veil that was long removed when Christ died.
Last week, it was reported by this media house that the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that religious centers within Lagos State can reopen for services as from August 7, provided worship centers would adhere strictly to the Covid-19 protocols which include using of Face Mask/Shield and practicing social distancing during services.
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