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Nigerians React As Pastor Kumuyi Tells Christians Not To Attack Buhari

A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted comments made by the General Overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, calling on Christians not to attack the president of the country through any means, in what many see as a support for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Naija News understands that Pastor Kumuyi made this call during his sermon at the Deeper Life Bible Church, Headquarters, Gbagada, in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city on Sunday, June 2.

Delivering his sermon entitled “The Believers’ Preservation Until the Day of Visitation”, Pastor Kumiyi noted that real Christians must obey constituted authorities and shun violence.

The clergyman said Christians are strangers and pilgrims in the world and must be Christ-like in their character, conducts and conversations.

Reading from Biblical passage, I Peter 2: 11-25, Pastor Kumuyi stressed that Christians’ lifestyle must reflect Christ in civil society, saying that government derives their authority from God.

His words: “Don’t attack the president of the country whether in words or in the newspapers or through internet.

“Honour kings; don’t disrespect or dishonour the governors. Don’t disrespect leaders of the community and leaders in the church.

“If we are to honour the governors in the states, how much more the pastors, ” the clergyman added.

Apparently displeased with the comment, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, where they questioned Pastor Kumuyi.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…


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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am