The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has stated that the fact that he is quiet does not mean he is silent on national issues.
Pastor Adeboye made the comment in a statement released by the public relations officer of the church, Olaitan Olubiyi, in response to a protest staged at the Redemption Camp on Monday, July 8 in which he (Adeboye) had been accused of being silent on the killings across the country, The Cable reports.
Source gathers that the cleric said national issues can be responded to, in various ways; explaining that he leads his congregation to pray over the problems confronting the nation, during major programmes in the church.
Adeboye stressed his commitment to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) which are mandated to speak on issues affecting the church and the nation.
The statement read: “The aforementioned Christian bodies had spoken on the issues of kidnapping, killing of Christians, herdsmen attacks and general insecurity in Nigeria and his position and that of the RCCG was not different from their expressed views. “Adeboye, who said that, to be quiet does not mean that you are silent, disclosed that he had made his views on the issues known to all the relevant authorities.
He declared that very soon, Nigerians shall see that God answers prayers. He enjoined all to remain calm and maintain the peace.
“The RCCG leader had always called the congregation to prayers against kidnapping, bloodshed and general insecurity at the monthly all-night Holy Ghost Service held at the Redemption Camp. “Pastor Adeboye led the congregation in supplication for God’s mercy on Nigeria after speaking on the negative consequences of bloodshed and inhumanity.”