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Oyedepo rejects new law and insists that no one can appoint a trustee over his church

Bishop Oyedepo has rejected the new regulation law on religious bodies – The law which was recently signed by President Buhari stipulates that trustees of religious bodies and charity organisations can be suspended by the government.

The law stipulates that religious bodies and charity organisations will be strictly regulated by the registrar-general of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and a supervising minister. With this, trustees of an association or a religious body can be suspended by the commission.

It can also appoint an interim manager or managers to coordinate the affairs of the affected churches or organisations. Oyedepo made his rejection of the law know when he addressed members of his congregation on Sunday, August 16, The Cable reports. According to him, the government is jealous of the prosperity recorded by the church. He argued that it is not right to subject God’s heritage on earth (churches) to the same laws as companies.
“The church is God’s heritage on earth. Molest the wife of somebody and you will see the anger of that person. The church is the bride of Christ. You know how a strong man is when you tamper with his wife. The church is the body of Christ. We are under obligation to give warnings to wicked rulers so we could be free from their blood,” he said. “It is only in Africa that people who are over 80 years still run around to become president. I know that it is the prosperity of the church that is making them jealous. But I am going to live to see an army of many winners soar greater. In this church shall emerge one of the largest concentration of giants on earth,” he said.

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  • The military government will not do that,that is why Mali was taken over by soilders.na shaking Daddy in the Lord.they will try but they will fail

  • Winners are God people,they will be put to shame if they tried this non sense.Nigeria is bankrupt but not everyone know that FG is in debt with China

  • APC has failed Nigeria and church is their target now but one thing they should know,they want to come and steal church fund,they are looking for big churches like winner.If My daddy rain causes on this government but i know one thing for sure,they will regret this step they want to take now.

  • Does it mean FG are looking for oppoertunity by all means to get money from the churches,I dont understand where all this is going. Organizations internal affairs are not supposed to be the business of the govt except they are flaunting any order.