“70% of churches in Abia and Nigeria are into business enterprises. CAN has cases against them. They are here to make money; some claim they are Jesus themselves. Take a trip across streets in the country and what you see is churches both in schools and shops.”
Emmanuel Agomo, who spoke today, Sunday in Umuahia, capital of Abia State, said: “60% of rituals happening in Nigeria are perpetrated by Pentecostal pastors. They are fetish. They open up churches just for the sake of money and to perform fake miracles, to deceive people. They are not worshipping God.
“I recalled a day a woman came into my office, telling me how she was used and dumped by a particular pastor. She said the pastor took her to different crusade grounds within and outside Abia where she was made to fake different disabilities from deaf and dumb to cripple and blindness, during miracle time.”
According to him, CAN is handicapped to sanction such erring pastors because of freedom of worship as enshrined in the constitution even as he called for genuine repentance.
The CAN chairman maintained that Christians are not united as some churches do not believe in the celebration of Christmas and Easter, adding that any church that do not believe in Easter cannot say to be a Christian church.
“Christ death and resurrection signify our faith and salivation.”
Source: Sunday Independent.