‘Nigerian pastors live like Hollywood stars’
Overseer of United Kingdon-based World Harvest Christian Centre, Rev. Wale Babatunde, has urged Nigerian pastors to turn a new leaf or end up without seeing the kingdom of God.
He made the call at a summit at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja last weekend held to educate and inspire participants on the role of the church in Nigeria as well as challenge participants to get practical with their faith as “faith without work is dead”.
The cleric who opened his sermon with the hymn “Immortal, invisible God only wise” told the gathering that some men of God live like Hollywood stars.
“A lot of pastors are deceiving God’s people. They’re holding them (followers) in bondage… they’ve turned the church into a house of requests - Give me! Give me!” he stated.
Rev. Babatunde who said his passion is to make men and women fulfill their destinies and get to heaven noted that, “if there’s decay in this nation, it’s the problem of the church.”
He said Christians should be solution bringers and stop looking up to government for answers.
“Church is about solving problems,” he maintained.
Taking his reading from Matt. 5:13, the pastor reminded Christians that they are the salt of the earth and should live the life of sacrifice.
The cleric said he came to speak the truth, not to lay hands on heads or legs.
The event tagged ‘National Transformation Summit’ is an annual gathering. The latest is the second edition.