Presiding bishop of Living Faith Worldwide aka Winners Chapel David Oyedepo says it is “immoral” to force people to take the COVID-19 vaccine, vowing not to take it.
The cleric said on Saturday at the church’s hour of prayer that the world was confused and lacking direction.
“I have never seen a generation where you force people to take vaccines. It is inhuman, it is immoral sir, I’m not a lawyer but I don’t think it is legal. You can’t come to my house and want to give me injection.
“On what? Did I invite you? They are confused. But the Church has the answer. Did you see any outbreak of virus here? How will it enter the gate? Will it come through the air? How?” he asked.
Oyedepo, however, did not back his claim with evidence of people being forced to take COVID-19 vaccine.
He claimed that a woman in Kaduna “got down after that injection”, asking if human beings were now being turned to guinea pigs.
“The world is confused but the church is lighted. So the triumph of the church will humble the pride of the world,” he said.
“They don’t know what to do, sir. In the last days, the church will be reigning in power and glory. That is God’s agenda.
“No apologies. There is a big big bird in our land, saying ‘Don’t take it, they are deceivers.’ Somebody is now saying… see what?
“Let me see someone who will come and inject me. By who? Are you going to tie my hands. How? Did I invite you? I know you are quiet, you will hear more of it. My job is to expose the devil and tell his agents ‘Get off, we are not guinea pigs,’” he continued.
Oyedepo added that closing down churches due to COVID-19 was a “demonic agenda”.
He is not the only preacher who has vowed not to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries earlier said he and his family would not take it.
Meanwhile, another influential cleric Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has not publicly endorsed the vaccine.
But Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy has been preaching a conspiracy theory about COVID-19 pandemic.