The founder and presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Mr David Oyedepo claim he can lay hands on, embrace and breath into COVID-19 patients.
The popular pastor cast doubt on the effectiveness of COVID-19 to kill human beings, admitting that it is a ploy by the devil to dehumanize people.
The Nigerian Pentecostal preacher and wife, Faith, who are above 60 years and have been attending the church services without wearing face masks, said, “It’s all the devil trying to dehumanise humanity.
“Don’t go near old people, yet you are buying food from them! Do you ask somebody of her age when you want to buy food: ‘Hello Mama, what’s your age?’ Age of what? Get out, my friend. I am selling something and you’re asking my age,” the clergyman mocked.
The Bishop who stated this Saturday during his church’s programme said he would lay his bare hands and breathe into any COVID-19 patient brought to him for prayer.
“Can you imagine anyone bringing a Coronavirus patient to me and I won’t lay hands on him? Will I wear gloves to lay hands on them?
“I will lay hands on them; breathe into them; embrace them. What you carry is eternal life, it’s not human life. You should know that,” he said during the broadcast.
As expected, his broadcast message has gone viral and has attracted diverse reactions from his church members and the general public.
Though the servant of God doubts COVID-19, the clergyman had during a sermon on June 28, claimed his church recorded 114 Covid-19 healing testimonies.
In his latest video, Bishop David Oyedepo lampooned people who wear nose masks and gloves to protect themselves from contracting the virus.
“You’ll now wear everything like a doctor, you have never been to a theatre in your life. You will be moving like somebody is under some attack.
Someday, they will know that they have been deceived. “They will all know that they have been grossly deceived,” he said expressing doubt in the virus and its preventive measures.
“You’ve covered your mouth: do you cover it when you want to eat or there is no Coronavirus when you are eating? I just look at it and say, ‘what is all this?”.
He also inferred that the current COVID-19 preventive measures were not of God.
“COVID-19 cannot be any reason why your own ‘breaking limit’ package will not be delivered. It’s not a tenable reason. No circumstance on earth will make the covenant of God of no effect.
“You can imagine a medical doctor going back there to minister to coronavirus patients (documented testimony). He found something, while others are scared by everything they can see.”