We know that we are in a society where self-acclaimed men of God are seen as semi-god and this sentiment sometimes becloud our judgment that even if they make mistakes in their utterances we will still clap for them.
This article is not in support of the present killings across some sections of the country but we want to actually talk about the subject matter which is the recent statement made by Bishop Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Bible Church, aka Winners Chapel, who said that the present government is the worst administration Nigeria has ever had.
Yes, no government is perfect but if we must be sincere with ourselves we will say that this present administration has tried far better than other administrations is the fight against corruption, yes the
immediate past administration almost ruined this country through money laundering.
The only problem we have is that most Nigerians are hypocrites. We glorify what should be condemned and we condemn what should be glorified.
The major problem Papa Oyedepo has is that politicians are no longer holding wasteful ceremonies where he will be called to come and preach and ongoing back he will be given a huge sum of money.
This administration has done something that will be remembered for a long time and should be applauded by anyone that is sincere and not mentally myopic individuals whose thinking faculty has been crippled by motivational speakers parading themselves as men of God, this present administration increased allowances of Youth Corp members and they are now smiling to the bank. This is a development that will be long-lasting because it touches the youths of the nation directly.
The recent autonomy given to local governments across the country will bring us much more good and I challenge the past administration to list 2 things they did that have brought a positive impact in the lives of the nationals other than empowering politicians and encouraging criminality.
While I acknowledge the importance of human lives and will never support anyone taking away such but we must be sincere with ourselves that killing in Nigeria did not start today.
Yes the rate has increased but every government has its weaknesses, the rate of nepotism, theft, kidnapping, etc. that took place in the immediate past administration was alarming and yet someone will open his mouth to say that this administration is the worst just because monies are not coming to him as it used to.
Are we even talking about Late Sani Abacha’s administration? Was that better than this administration?
If Bishop Oyedepo is truly a man of God, he should have concentrated in empowering his members across the country from the monies his church makes because they are far richer than other churches and I am sure they can do it but he will never do it, instead he has a God who told him to increase his school fees to N850,000.00 per term.
Bishop Oyedepo talks about hate speech but even the bible condemns it, Jesus said in Matthew 5:22, “But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell”, or is he not preaching the same scripture again?
Bishop Oyedepo, you have no moral justification to condemn this administration when you cannot even better the lives of your church members, how many schools have you opened for your members to send their children there free of charge or for fees that an average person can pay? None!
Any right-thinking Nigerian will admit that this administration is not the worst.
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