A 28-year-old Nigerian man known as Oluwatosin Adegoke who is a member of God of Truth Covenant Evangelical Church, Idimu, Lagos, has set the church ablaze over alleged fake prophecies by the owner of the church.
The suspect claimed he has been deceived by fake prophecies and his condition worsened. He also warned the prophetess to close down the church, but she ignored, which led him to burn down the church building.
The question is, why are most pastors and prophets deceiving people with fake prophecies?
Originally, the church is known as a place where people gather to pray and share the gospel. The main purpose for the church's existence is to evangelize the world and build up believers. But nowadays, the church is turned into an avenue for extorting and deceiving the masses. You hardly find a church that is genuinely built for the purpose of serving God without demanding any penny from its congregation.
Oluwatosin Adegoke is currently in the police custody and the Ejigbo Magistrates Court charged him for arson.
Just some weeks ago, a Ghanaian pastor prophesied that England would win Italy and eventually the prophecy didn't come to pass. Then days later, he debunked his statement saying there is no pastor that gives a 100% prophecy that will come to pass. If no pastor can declare a prophecy, then they shouldn't.
Why use the lord's name to deceive and extort people?
If truly you were called by God, you don't need to prove or partake in social media stunts to show off your anointing.
Africans are so in love with religion that they forget common knowledge can solve 50% of our problems. Some people go to pay Pastors to pray for them to secure a job while they haven't crafted a professional CV or acquired the required skill for the job.
Pastors are here to direct and teach you how to live a righteous life, while it is left for you to live the life of your dreams.
I don't support burning a church over fake prophecies, but I pled to churchgoers to be very mindful of the churches they attend.