The General Overseer of the Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, has urged its members to abstain from sex for the next 21 days.
The cleric stated this on Sunday, while directing his members to join the church’s begining of the year fasting and prayer exercise.
He also stated that abstention from extramarital affairs does not and cannot kill, and that 1 Corinthians 7:5 of the Bible advocates it for spouses while fasting.
He warned individuals who think they can break their fast with food and sexual activity for the day to get away from it and abandon such a mindset, which he claimed was typical of those who wanted to distort the Bible to satisfy their fleshly lust.
“Abstain from $ex this fasting season because I’ve heard people say, ‘My husband said that once e break since we eat food, we should eat this one too’! So, ah! I’ve heard it! As a pastor, they say please talk to my husband that we are fasting!
They are not sinners, two of them are members of the Church! They said, ‘Since we eat food, this one too’! Please 1 Corinthians 7:5, let’s close! All the married people read this Scripture! That you break with food doesn’t mean you should break with everything!
“Twenty-one days ‘no go kill you!’ Stay away from that area! Life is not about $ex. This is not the time to sleep with your husband and wife! Can you hear what I’m saying? From tomorrow, close that place till twenty-one days!
“…You know people, when it comes to bad things they preach the Bible! They won’t read! They say, ‘Since we break with food, why don’t we break for the other one?’ When we break finish’, we will continue the fasting! ‘Na lie!’ It’s not so oh.” he added.