The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has advised upcoming Christian Ministers to abstain from every appearance of evil.
This comes amidst the backdrop of several allegations emanating against Pastors and religious leaders in the country.
Pastors in Nigeria have been in the news for the wrong reason of late, with Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, the most recent one.
ASB News had reported that wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, Busola, had also alleged that the COZA founder forcefully raped her when she was young.
The mother-of-three narrated how Pastor Fatoyinbo allegedly forced his way into her when she was a teenager.
Fatoyinbo, who denied the allegation, however, admitted that Busola once attended the same church with his family.
The clergyman consequently ordered his lawyers to institute both criminal and civil cases against Busola.
But speaking in a sermons titled ‘Born to be great’, Adeboye on Friday warned Pastors against hiding under the guise of grace to sin.
He was quoted as saying, “I feel compelled to say some things to those that are young and up and coming ministers.
“What I want to say is from the Bible:
“1. There is nothing hid that shall not come to the open or made manifest. Mark 4:22
“2. Sooner or later, your sins will find you out if you continue in sin under the guise of grace. Numbers 32:23
“3. Abstain from every appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22.
“2 Timothy 2:22. When you find yourself facing youthful lust, flee; don’t say you’re highly anointed or something, ask Samson.
“You may say I’m old fashioned, I agree.I’ll never have a private secretary who’s a woman.
“When a woman accuses you of something, nobody will listen to you whether you’re right or wrong; be wise!
“I’m old fashioned, but I’m still surviving since I was ordained; it’s better to be old fashioned and live than modern and die.”
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