Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has clarified that he never asked Christians to purchase firearms to protect themselves.
“I never asked Christians to go and buy guns. Samson in the Bible did not fight with guns,’’ the renowned cleric said on Sunday at the church’s monthly thanksgiving service.
The clarification came against media reports that claimed he said it is now “fire-for-fire”.
Terrorists attacked Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo, on June 5, killing more than 40 worshippers and injuring many others.
Also, the clergy has been the target for kidnappers in recent times.
“Don’t buy guns. You don’t want to kill anybody. We just must make sure that unwanted visitors don’t come to our churches, so don’t go and buy guns,’’ Adeboye added.
At the church’s Holy Ghost Service on July 2, Adeboye had urged members of the church not to be afraid to attend church programmes because of the Owo incident.
Adeboye urged Christians to rise to the occasion and call the bluff of the devil.