Pastor Chris Okotie of Household of God Church has bared his mind on the requirement that worshippers must wear facemask or shield.
He said; “I accept the imperatives of the safety precautions to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the wearing of masks or face shield is unacceptable.”
“For Christians to wear any type of mask or face shield to church, is to reintroduce the veil which was torn the moment Jesus died on the cross.”
“With the tearing of the veil, there is no longer separation between God and his people. “Wearing of masks will reverse the order, which is unacceptable.”
“I didn’t initially discuss the mask in my broadcast on the COVID-19 mystery because I was waiting for its full manifestation. I decided to speak out now because the mask is now graduating into a face shield, which is a veil.”
“When a man is standing before God in church wearing a shield or mask, he is denying the finished work of the cross. Most Christians do not understand the implications, thinking it is just a medical requirement.”
“If a believer wears the face mask, he denies the efficacy of the word of God. As such, I will not allow members of my church to do that, which is why the Household of God won’t resume service.”