Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Believers Love-world, aka, Christ Embassy has responded to backslash by some pastors over his statement attributing the COVID-19 pandemic to the introductions of 5G and Antichrist.
Oyakhilome had come under attack following ongoing debates on the alleged relationship between COVID-19 pandemic and 5G network,.
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo of Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, had criticized Pastor Oyakhilome and other pastors who are attributing the COVID-19 pandemic to 5G and Antichrist.
He hadExpressed disappointment in pastorswho are allegedly bringing up what he described as ‘foolish’ conspiracy theories.
Also, Pastor Sam Adeyemi on Tuesday debunked claims by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome that churches were shut down by the government in order to install the 5G network.
Making reference to 1918, Adeyemi said churches, mosques, schools and markets were also shut in Nigeria during tHe influenza pandemic and it was not Antichrist.
However, shedding more light on the topic, Oyakhilome said the theories about the 5G network and its effect do not concern pastors or ministers who are not into technology.
He mentioned that he is a ‘Science and technology enthusiast’, hence the reason for his interest in the 5G network and theories.
Oyakhilome noted that the 5G network even though is of interest to him became a concern after he looked at the health risk involved.
He added that he would love to adopt the 5G only if the experts look into the health risk and fix the challenges.
The Pastor in a live broadcast said: “I have to look at my calling to the healing ministry as a priority. You may be a pastor or minister and you are not into the healing ministry; this may not concern you.
” I love technology. I’m a science and technology enthusiast, just studying the capabilities of the 5G I’m wowed and would like to go into it right away but at the same time I’m into healing and meeting with sick people every time.
“So, no matter how enthusiastic I am about the 5G technology I’m going to think of health implications and put my concern for the health risk involved
“I became more concerned when I realized regulators did not seem to care much in looking into the details and these concerns.
“I would love to go on the 5G within hours but it’s important that the health risk area of it be fixed and other challenges.
“We want to go on extraordinary technology, but we must also consider all the health implications that’s my point and I see no reason why anybody will think otherwise.”