The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A. Adeboye, says any attack on the church self-defence is a legitimate right of every child of God.
“Every enemy of the church, as long as my Father is still on the throne, as long as Jesus lives, as long as His name is the consuming fire, if they don’t repent, the fire of God will consume them.
“I have searched the Bible from cover to cover and there is nowhere in the Bible where God said a child of God cannot defend himself,” Adeboye said on Friday night at the monthly Holy Ghost Service for July at the Redemption Camp.
The senior cleric warned that any individual that blasphemes Jesus Christ and attacks Christians will taste the wrath of God.
According to Adeboye, who pastors one of the largest church in the world, perpetrators of recent attacks and killings targeting churches and worshippers in some parts of the country will not go unpunished.
He declared:“From now on, anybody who dares blaspheme Jesus Christ, they will taste the fire of the Almighty God.
“Safety is of the Lord and nobody dies until their time comes.
“I don’t want to say much, because I know whatever I say, some people may want to twist it.
“If you find the place, let me know. He said, if they slap you on the right cheek, turn the left. If they now slap the left, what did he say?
“When God is silent, do you know the meaning of that, it simply means, over to you.”
Persecondnews recalls that worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo in Ondo State were killed in a terror attack on June 5 during Sunday service.
About 40 people were killed in the attack which reportedly began with an explosion followed by gunshots.