– Pastor Chris Okotie Says His Church Will Not Use Nose Mask
Senior pastor of Household of God Church International Ministries, Pastor Chris Okotie has said that he is strongly kicking against the idea of using nose mask in church.
Following the plan to reopen worship centers with guidelines for the first time since March by the federal government in a bid to reduce the spread of Corona Virus in the nation, Some of the the guidelines includes use of nose mask, social distancing to mention but a few.
However, Pastor Okotie said his church which is based in Lagos, would not reopen for services. According to him, the wearing of masks or face shields is unacceptable during worship services as it defeats the finished work of Christ on the cross of Calvary.
“When a man is standing before God in church wearing a shield or mask, he is denying the finished work of the cross. Before we offer our sacrifices and lift up holy hands before God, we must make sure that everything is decent and in order,” Okotie said.
“We must only follow the protocols outlined in the Bible, not any directive that violates the basic tenets of our faith.”
The man of God who has been ever vocal against the government over there methods in curbing the deadly virus believes nose mask should not be worn in the house of the Lord and it is highly unscriptural.
Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu okayed the reopening of churches in Lagos state last week effective today the 7th of August, after over four months of closure due to lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. Pastor Chris Okotie has said for the above stated reason, his church will not be reopening.
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