Nigeria government has suspend religious gatherings in the country since March to curb the spread of the pandemic.
The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 has allowed the reopening of churches and mosques in the country since June, but the Lagos State government did not allow worship centres in the state to reopen following the increase in coronavirus cases.
However, the Lagos State Government on August 7, approved religious gathering in the state.
“what do you expect when they have turn the house of God into buying and selling instead of it to be a house of prayers and worship. they are scared of dying, honestly there are no more prophets again like the days of Elisha and Elijah.’ [an observer.]
But some churches in the state have come out to say they’re not ready yet to reopen.
As expected, those who refuse to reopen have been under heavy criticism by many worshippers in these areas. Many questioned their faith preaching when they have shown nothing but fear in the face of a threat. Others also see this as being cautious and jeered that at least you all can see that not all pastors are after tithes and offerings. Another opined that those who will not open must stop preaching about spiritual healing, for they do not believe what they are preaching.
What is the view of The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN? how many of the mega-churches are opening and those who have openly professed to have raised the death, why are some of them not opening? A parishioner said it is good to be careful saying, God is not the four walls of the building we call church. ‘In fact, this lockdown has made me closer to God and with a better understanding of the words of God through the online programmes’.
Here’s the full list of the mega-churches that are not ready for reopening of services this Sunday, 7 August 2020;
1. MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES MINISTRIES
2. DAYSTAR CHRISTIAN CENTRE
3. SYNAGOGUE CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS
4 FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CHURCH
5. THE COVENANT CHURCH