A former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says the General Overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, speaks the “mind of Satan and not God” for 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, Fani-Kayode took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to question the clergyman.
“Don’t attack Buhari”- Kumuyi.
“God, deliver us from shepherds that slaughter the sheep, that defend the cruel, that support injustice, that love the wicked, that serve the tyrant, that despise the weak, that enslave the poor and that worship genocidal maniacs and sociopathic butchers.
“Fulani terrorists abducted a husband, a wife and their 9-year-old son. They raped the husband, the wife and the son after which they killed them. These are the beasts that Buhari is protecting yet Kumuyi says we should not attack him? He speaks the mind of Satan and not God!”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, however, went on to delete the tweet where he said the clergyman speaks the “mind of Satan and not God. “