Adeboya was wrong – Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly has joined the growing number of Nigerians who have so far criticised the sack of Pastor Itua Ighodalo of the Redeemed Christian Church of God for remarrying 10 years after divorcing his former wife.

had two weeks ago published a story about the removal of Ighodalo, who before his sack was the Pastoral head of Province 18 of the church in
Lagos. This comprises all the branches of the church in Gbagada Parish.

Pastor Bakare in his sermon titled ‘Mammon and Their Counterfeit Astonishing Power’, yesterday decried the sacking of Pastor Ighodalo.

According to the pastor, who spoke mostly in parables, this same church that sacked the pastor for remarrying would honour other inviduals with more than one wife, giving them front seats in the church.

Hear him: “As a young Christian, a man married a total stranger and when it was time for him to come home, his wife refused to follow him.

“The man came down, gathered people to intercede for him for 10 years while gathering the flocks for his God and after ten years, he decided to re-marry and all of a sudden, the church said they found it somewhere in the Bible that he cannot remarry, whereas those with three wives are given front seats in the church.”

According to him, such was the level of the degeneration of the church generally to the extent that those who belong to the occult would be given important personality treatment in the church at the expense of imparting strict religious doctrines.

Pastor Bakare said most churches have embraced sorcery in order to perform fake miracles.

The man of God also praised the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido for what he termed his bold steps for removing five bank managing directors.

While praying for Sanusi, Bakare said he was sure that the apex bank governor was ready to sanitise the banking sector.

“I know nothing would happen to him. I am not saying he is a saint, but God can use anybody he chooses,” the man of God said while advising all those who took loans from the banks to pay back in their own interest.