The Senior Pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has called on leaders to stop misinterpreting the outbreak of Coronavirus all over the world.
The cleric stated this while reacting to the controversy surrounding 5G network, the anti-Christ and coronavirus.
Pastor Adeyemi debunk the statement by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome that the Federal government is shutting down churches to install the 5G network.
Recall that the Senior Pastor of Christ Embassy had in a viral video linked COVID-19, Vaccines and the 5G network to the antichrist.
Adeyemi while reacting to the speculation noted that in 1918, churches, mosques, schools and markets were shut down in Nigeria during the influenza pandemic and it was not anti-Christ.
He charged leaders to use the opportunities appropriately rather that interpret the situation and bring fear to their followers.
The senior pastor said this on Tuesday night during a live Instagram chat with Poju Oyemade, the senior pastor of The Covenant Nation.
“Some leaders are giving extreme interpretations of the crisis. I studied the last global pandemic before COVID-19 to give the right perspective.”
“There was a pandemic 100 years ago I read online because the interpretation that people are giving to this pandemic, they range from one extreme to the other.”
“I don’t even want to go into the details now, but there’s quarrel on social media now, from 5G to 10G and other things. I decided to check, how it affects Nigeria and came across a research article by a history lecturer at the University at Birnin Kebbi.”
“In 1918 September, when the influenza epidemic hit, it was sea travel that spread influenza around unlike air travel spreading Coronavirus now.”
“The ships brought sick people into the Lagos port.”
“I was shocked and screamed when I saw they closed churches, mosques, schools and markets in 1918. So, some of us now think it is the anti-christ that is at work, he does not want us to gather together and fellowship.”
“We should just be grateful to God that we have the internet now and we can be relating without meeting together. They shut churches in 1918.”
“A leader should take a perspective like that, then calm people down and tell them there will be life after this thing,” he said.
The 1918 pandemic was the Spanish flu crisis which was from January 1918 to December 1920.
The flu killed about 50million people and infected about 500 million people (about a quarter of the world’s population at the time).