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Outrage Over Adeboye’s 3-km Long Church  print

Published on August 12, 2013 by   ·   77 Comments


Simon Ateba

The announcement last Saturday that the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, would build a three kilometre long auditorium in Nigeria has triggered outrage among Nigerians who call the humongous investment a waste and another cofirmation that Nigerian churches are veering off the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, announced during the Holy Ghost Service at the Redemption Camp in Mowe area of Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, that the existing auditorium which was built in 2000 with a capacity to sit one million people at once could
no longer accommodate millions of people who attend service there.

Adeboye said that the new auditorium which would be built at the mission’s camp ground at km 46, Lagos-Ibadan expressway would also be three kilometres wide. This will make the auditorium a humongous 9km square auditorium, and one of the top ten churches in the world in
area size.

The Holy Ghost Service was one of the programmes lined up for the 61st Annual Convention of the church and Adeboye promised that the project will start soonest and will be completed before the 62nd Convention in August 2014. He solicited for donations from members toward making the project a reality.

Pastor Adeboye.

Pastor Adeboye.

But not long after the announcement was made public on www.pmnewsnigeria.com that Nigerians reacted angrily on social media with many describing churches in the country as business centres.

According to Lookman, Adeboye should rather build a three-kilometre farm land and employ a million unemployed youths in Nigeria instead of wasting money on a building.

“So what impact will this have on the common man? More queues on Lagos-Ibadan Express Way, making life unbearable for travellers on Lagos-Ibadan route whenever programmes are going on,” said another reader.

“While I commend such vision, I think the billions of naira that will be used for such project could do the common man good if such is used to build affordable hospitals, schools, scholarships and provide basic needs for the common man,” he added.

According to Godson, Nigerians are hungry and unemployment rate is sky-high but churches are wasting their resources on buildings and other investments rather than tackling poverty.

“Why not use that money to build a non-profit organisation and employ our youths?” Godson queried.

To Naubiko, despite constant prayers, deliverance services and vigils in these big churches, Nigeria remains stuck in darkness and corruption.

“If they like, they should convert the whole of Oyo State and Ogun State to church there’s still nothing to show for it . No light. Even the General Overseer has more bodyguards than government officials and moves about in Helicopter / Private jet,” he said, adding that the
road to Adeboye’s church is a death trap.

According to Ade, “building long auditourium means more tithe. For God’s sake these churches can industrialise Nigeria!”
To Moses, Ngeria needs job and not competing in being among the largest church in the world.

“We can see clearly that all the countries that have these large churches are economically stable in terms of infrastructure and job creation , unlike Nigeria that any idea by church only benefits the immediate people at the top . We read about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,they were all farmers creating jobs for their followers and not people that expand churches,” Moses said.

According to a reader who described himself as Folo, religion is the bane of Nigeria.

“I have said it time without number that religion is the bane of our country. Remove religion from the affairs of man and there will be peace. I have watched closely some of our colleagues who have been brainwashed to believe that prayers from the so-called men of God is all that is required to be saved,” he said, adding that church followers believe and swallow everything they are told by their pastors.

Mark Yaveli said he would not mind being given the contract for the fencing of the church.

To Ade Oolokun, it is good news Nigerians are waking up from spritual hypnotism.

“ They (Ngerian pastors) are worst than armed robbers. They are con artists who are not afraid of God’s punishment. Some of Nollywood actors and actresses have also dumped acting and joined these con artists because, it is more lucrative than acting or 419 business. ”

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77 Comments for “Outrage Over Adeboye’s 3-km Long Church”

  1. simisoluwa

    God bless Daddy G.O and Mummy G.o.you are indeed a blessing †̥☹ our generation.we youths of nowadays don’t have respect for our elders ooo.I beg of u all,stop insulting d man of God,afterall,he didn’t say it is compulsory u donate †̥☹ the church project but it is just necessary(givers never lacks).I don’t mind donating my last Kobo †̥☹ the work of God.note:The pix on pmnews was taken many years back.JESUS LOVES US ALL.

  2. Ayodele Ale

    God bless Baba Adeboye. Anyone who lacks vision cas say anything. My sincere prayer is that God will empower me to be part of the great vision. The church of God is marching on and the gate of hell shall never prevail.

  3. PASTOR SOLOMON

    THE BUILDING OF THE HOUSE OF GOD IS THE DUTY BINDING ON THE CHILDREN OF GOD ONLY. NON OF THE CHILDREN OF SATAN IS INVITED TO BE PART OF THIS. IF YOUR HAVE NOTHING TO WRITE ABOUT, PRAY FOR GOD TO GIVE YOU GOOD SLEEP AND STOP DESTROYING YOUR FUTURE AND THAT OF YOUR CHILDREN BY KICKING THE BRICK AGAINST THE ALMIGHTY. YOU LIKE IT OR NOT GOD ALMIGHTY IS ON OUR SIDE, THE BUILDING WILL SOON BE COMPLETED. JESUS IS LORD OF ALL lords AND KING OF ALL kings. PRAISE YE THE LORD.

  4. Obi Obodo

    That man is sick. Period. Whatever, vision he has has nothing to do with Jesus or spreading the gospel but self delusion. Western Nigeria is about 60% muslim & 40% Christian; this man has not been able to close that gap with all his skewed evangelism. Instead, the more intelligent people watch him, the more the stick to Islam. He & his kind are an eyesore.

  5. Almuie

    God help me that I may be part of those building for God. Amen

  6. Omachoko Joseph

    I attended the 61st Convention with my family and I quite agreed with Daddy G.O. that the Auditorium can no longer accommodate worshipers any more.
    I appreciate all the reactions/ comments but we should be very careful when we are expressing ourselves especially about men of God.
    God bless Nigeria!

  7. kehinde

    God bless Pastor E.A Adeboye.
    The critics need to go gather information on how this man of God has always been of immense assistance(in all wise) to both people in the mission and outside the mission locally and internationally. The results are there for you if care to know. then, you will learn how to keep quite. Pastor Adeboye by the grace of God has done what most of the state Governors can not achieve in their years of ruling inspite of the huge allocation being doled out to them. You guys should leave the man of God alone! We, the members are not complaining because we can see what God is doing in return for all our contributions. Anyway, you can continue to making noise while we continue to moving forward.

  8. Ola

    The number of people that sat on the bare floor and the crowd at the redemption city during the convention have shown us clearly that we need a new auditorium…….it is however not important what ordinary people who have been blinded by the devil thinks or says here,they have not seen anything good in this man of God and that’s why goodness is a stranger in their lives,they have always complained and devil have made sure that there is always something to complain about in their lives,may the good Lord deliver them….God bless the children of God all

  9. NARA

    This man has a vision. Wow!!!! The man of God indeed sees that people are hungry for God and its only Christ that can bring fulfillment in peoples hearts. The so called NGOs suggested by the critics will only provide temporary security. Foward man of God foward!!!! U remind me of the love that King Solomon had for God to an extent that he built the biggest temple during his reign.

  10. Soney

    After going through all the comments, I can only but laugh because M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ dad once said to us in a business meeting that γ☺u are not considered great until people, the media, an entire nation begins to critise γ☺u.
    I also wish to correct some of γ☺u who feel the effect of d gospel hasn’t affected Nigeria positively, that if not Fø̲̣̣я̅ the gospel of Christ and prayers of the saints, Nigeria would have been worse than Sumalia and other war wrecked nations in Africa.

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