Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says he never asked Christians to buy guns for self-protection.
“I never asked Christians to go and buy guns.
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“Samson in the Bible did not fight with guns,” the renowned cleric said on Sunday at the monthly thanksgiving live television programme of the church.
The clarification came against media reports that the general overseer said it was now “fire-for-fire’’ for any attack on Christians.
“Don’t buy guns. You don’t want to kill anybody. We just must make sure that unwanted visitors don’t come to our churches, so don’t go and buy guns,’’ he said.
At the July Holy Ghost Service, on July 2, Pastor Adeboye urged members of the church not to be afraid to attend church programmes because of the terrorist attack on a church in Owo, Ondo State.
Nigeria is currently going through one of its worst forms of insecurity in history. From banditry to kidnapping and insurgency, attacks are being recorded in virtually all the regions of the country on a frequent basis.
Terrorists attacked Saint Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, in the Southwestern part of Nigeria on June 5, killing more than 40 worshippers and injuring many others.
There are also several attacks on churches in the northern part of the country as well.
Adeboye urged Christians to rise to the occasion and call the bluff of the devil. (NAN)