The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has warned that any individual who blasphemes Jesus will taste the wrath of God.
Adeboye spoke to his congregation at the RCCG Holy Ghost Service for the month of July on Friday night.
The cleric also said it was not written anywhere that Christians should not defend themselves when constantly attacked.
Religion Nigeria had reported that no fewer than 40 Catholics were killed by gunmen in June at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.
Two weeks after the Owo attack. bandits killed worshippers during separate attacks on the Baptist Church and the St. Moses Catholic Church, all in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Speaking on Friday, the octogenarian preacher said, “Safety is of the Lord and nobody dies until their time comes.
“I don’t want to say much, because I know whatever I say, some people may want to twist it but I’ve searched the Bible from cover to cover and there is nowhere in the Bible where God said a child of God cannot defend himself.
“If you find the place, let me know. He said, if they slap you on the right cheek, turn the left. If they now slap the left, what did he say? When God is silent, do you know the meaning of that, it simply means, over to you.
“Every enemy of the church, as long as my father is still on the throne, as long as Jesus lives, as long as His name is the consuming fire, if they don’t repent, the fire of God will consume them. I’m not talking to everybody o, I’m only talking to my children.”
Adeboye also took time to respond to a comment made by controversial On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze, who alleged that some women turned to Ogun (god of thunder) to rain curses on the terrorists who massacred worshippers in Owo because ‘Bros J’ (a nickname for Jesus which is common amongst Nigerians) did not answer them.
Reacting, Adeboye said, “I understand that one funny fellow said that some people were calling on Ogun because Jesus didn’t answer them.
“Well, the one who said that there’s a Yoruba proverb, it said, the mouth that the snail uses to blasphemy God, that mouth would kiss the ground.
“From now on, anybody who dares blasphemy Jesus Christ, they will taste the fire of the Almighty God.”