Who says men of God like Bishop Oyedepo should be poor?
Posted Tuesday, May 8 2012 at 20:00
This is in response to the DN2 article regarding Nigerian Bishop Oyedepo (Nation, May 2).
It appears the bishop was inspired to call witches from among the worshippers to go forward and receive deliverance, and a teenage girl came forward.
The girl became stubborn and said she was not a witch, then the bishop became angry and slapped her while rebuking demons, as is done the world over.
This girl may have been sent deliberately by extortionists or ambulance chasers.
Believers should remember that Jesus got angry with worshippers he found doing business in the House of God, and whipped them all.
What even makes the story worse is the issue of wealth. Who said men of God should be poor? Churches have different kinds of wealth. The Catholic Church has universities, for example.
Bishop Oyedepo is head of Living Faith World Outreach, and there’s nothing wrong with him in charge of church property.
The article laments that church-goers volunteer free labour, yet their children pay school fees in those academies.
Where on earth do worshippers’ children go to school without paying fees unless it is under scholarships, of which Bishop Oyedepo has given a number?
On former pastors who left because of being paid peanuts, this is an excuse of any former employee.
KILLIAN K. MAVINDU,
Winners Chapel, Nairobi