Leo Igwe, Apostle Suleman
Apostle Johnson Suleman has responded after Leo Igwe, the director of Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AFAW), challenged him to treat just one COVID-19 or HIV patient and get a reward of $1,000.
Igwe, who holds a doctoral degree in religious studies from the University of Bayreuth, wrote in an open letter to Suleman: "I am challenging the founder of Omega Ministries, Apostle Suleman, to demonstrate his so-called gift of healing under agreed medical and scientific conditions. I ask Suleman to heal a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and get a thousand US dollars. This challenge has become necessary because Apostle Suleman has in a recent video urged the government of Nigeria to allow him and other pastors with the gift of healing into the isolation centers so that they could pray and heal those who have been infected by the virus."
Apostle Suleman took to Twitter to respond to Leo Igwe's challenge.
He wrote: "A certain Leo igwe says I should heal covid19 and get a 1000 dollars..I will send you the details of those already healed.. so you can investigate.. I am not the healer, God is...to mention 1000 dollars, shows you are broke and poor..keep it..you need the money than me..
"Normally I wont reply critics..but the website he uses has been constantly writing against me for 3yrs non stop..all kinds of stories. also, I feel so ashamed to see some Christians joining the world to attack itself.. Not in my time..Jesus christ called herod a fox..(Luke 13.32.).
"A pastor speaks for the oppressed and gets arrested, you are silent. he feeds the hungry, you are silent..he employs hundreds of jobless folks you are silent yet you claim to be a Christian. he replies critics and you are quick to say he should behave like a man of God?.hypocrites.
"For those who say christ never replied critics, you dont know scriptures..matthew 12.24-27,Lk 13.31-32.. he replied when necessary..I am not of the stock of pastors, that keep quiet when you attack pastors,. you 'ridicule' and expect us to keep quiet..some silence means consent.."
Suleman added: "Proverbs 26.5 say 'Answer a fool according to his folly. lest he be wise in his own conceit'...
"According to proverbs 26.5,we are not replying critics,we are correcting fools.."