Catholics will go to hell, says Chris Okotie

Simon Ateba/Lagos

All Catholics in the world will go to hell because they worship Satan and are led by an Anti-Christ Pope who is a friend to the devil, Nigeria’s controversial preacher and former presidential candidate, Chris Okotie, told his congregation on Sunday, leaving members bewildered.

Fifty-five year old Okotie, while preaching in his Household of God Church in Ikeja area of Lagos, western Nigeria, said the Catholic church is “a counterfeit church set up by Satan” and that Catholics “bow to idols and crucify Jesus every Sunday when they eat bread claiming they are eating Jesus’ body.”

“They are not Christians and have never been,” Okotie told a stunned congregation.

“They don’t know Jesus. They believe that when they eat bread on Sundays, they are eating the body of Jesus. It’s ritual,” Okotie said.

He said Pope Francis is an Anti-Christ who does the job of the devil and that time is fast approaching when the Catholic church will pledge allegiance to Satan.

“The pope is an Anti-Christ and the Catholic church will soon declare for Satan. This is the end of times,” Okotie erupted.

Chris OKotie: Catholics will go to hell
Chris OKotie: Catholics will go to hell

He advised members of his church to come to the rescue of Catholics and evangelise them.

This, he said, was not out of disrespect but out of respect for the word of God.

He said those who know the truth should bring it to those who do not know it in the Catholic Church.

Okotie said one of the Catholic most revered Popes, Pope John Paul 11, surrendered the Catholic Church to Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus Christ, instead of Jesus himself. He said even the current Pope Francis has also done same.

He said Catholics are not Christians and do not worship the same Christ that he preaches in his church, at least the one spoken about in the Bible.

Okotie said he did not write the Bible but it was clear to him that those in the Catholic church were lost and were heading to hell fire.

“They don’t believe in heaven. They believe in purgatory, the purgatory that they invented,” Okotie said.

“That church, the Catholic church has been there for Satan and at the right time, they will declare for Satan,”Okotie said.

Okotie who has been married twice and divorced also twice said a beauty pageant will take place in his church next Sunday to select the most beautiful woman in his church.

He also said his yearly “Grace programme” where he makes donations to charity organisations will also take place next Sunday.

The once rock star turned celebrity preacher and politician has been controversial for years.

He once said it was the devil who told him for the first time that he was going to be a preacher.

He also said Nigeria’s famous preacher Prophet T.B. Joshua is the son of the devil and his followers will go straight to hell.

In recent years, he has been saying that God has anointed him to be Nigeria’s president. That prophecy has not come to pass in two presidential elections that he participated in.


  1. Angel

    So what is purgatory? Ok they are the only church that talks about it. They are the only church telling their members to sin and ask God to forgive and go back to sin again and keep asking God to forgive so instead of telling them that if christ met them in sin it is hell. Exodus:20v4 Thus shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Exodus:20v5: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God is a jealous God: so my dear read on to see. So I have not Seen where God said mary should pray for us and let me tell you the name of your church will not take you to heaven so read your Bible and do what is written there my love ones Jesus is coming again let us keep his commandment please

  2. Nora Chioma

    Can you imagin!

  3. saint

    While being for or against pst chris insinuations might surely be needless ask yourself many homeless have I sheltered many hungry have I fed many orphan have i cared for?My brothers and sisters when the Master cometh this will be His questions,and He demands an answer.In Jesus’s messanic message(lk4:18-19)it was seen how God cared for His creature?.Godly wisdom will help you to avoid the pit the pharasis and saduceses fell into because they could not understand why the messiah be found in the company of sinners!.The church must be found to exist among the sinners bringing them to conversion and holiness.I submit that this has being the pre-occupation of the catholic for more than 2000yrs.Jesus Christ promised His church that the gate of hell will not prevail aganist her.Yes,Paul and Apollos I know,chris okotie who are you? Holy God,Holy immortal one have mercy on us and on the whole world.

  4. Caleb

    @ Harry MBA I strongly believe in what you said. If somebody says something wrong about your church (Catholic) and you doubt it pick up the Bible (not catholic Bible) study prayerfully and compare it with what is going on in your church (Catholic) and be intelligently convinced; after that God will guide you to know and follow what is true.

    Whether the world likes it or not Catholicism is not of God; but God has His people in it and that is why God is calling them to come out it in the book of Revelation 14:6-12.

    God says my people perishing for lack of knowledge. Many Nigerians are easily deceived by erroneous teachings cos will fail to study the Bible by ourselves. For our information, when Jesus shall come to reward all of us accordingly, no ignorance of God’s word will be permitted.

    So, Catholic brothers and sisters beware you are indeed in a wrong place. Challenge yourself, search the Bible (not catholic Bible), the Holy Spirit will guide you to know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Study Revelation 12:17 and 14:12; 19:10. These Bible texts will guide you in identifying the true church of God on this planet. Shalom Nigeria.

  5. George Audu

    @ Harry Mba. It’s clear u don’t have concise information about the Catholic Church and it’s a pity also for u to, alongside the Catholic Church, proclaim that Catholic Christians are going to hell. Trace the origin of the church u worship presently. It’s a little assignment I have for u. May God have mercy on u.

  6. Kali Gwegwe

    Please don’t condemn Chris Okotie. Just pray for him because he needs ,such of it.

  7. Basil

    He simply wants to be noticed and relevant. He has already missed the mark and is passing time.

  8. Positive Impact

    Mr. Harry Mba, you have said it all. Let those who have ears to hear, let them hear. Let those who know how to read and have eyes to read, let them read. God’s judgement is going to begin from His own household and that is talking about the Cathloic church which has now become engrossed in religion and also in satanic or man made rituals , putting aside the true worship or our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, and instead concentrating on doctrines and the worship of idols dedicated to satan all in tbe name of worshiping or honouring Mary and other dead saints. The Bible admonishes us to worship the one and only true God, and Jesus Christ is the only route, the only way, the truth and the life. No one cometh unto God the father or accesses God except through Christ. Not through religion, not through man made rituals or doctrines, these are satans deciet that will only lead people to hell. There is nothing like purgatory , penance, worship and adoration of Mary in the Bible. The Bible has categorically told us that after death judgement follows. Purgatory is satans idea to hoodwink or decieve people into thinking there is a second chance for repentance after death. A big lie from the pit of hell. Take heed therefore, we are in the last days satan is preparing to unleash or reveal the anti christ who will come from no other place but the catholic church described in the bible as the great prostitute. It is only the truth that can set you free, not religion, not doctrine, not rituals or tge worship and honour of dead saints. Hallelujah, thank you Jesus for being my only way, my truth and my life. God bless you all. A word is enough for the wise. Read your bible everyday and ask God for insight into its teachings.

  9. ike

    @Harry Mba.Well said my brother Harry Mba.the truth. Is always will only take a person of Pastor Chris Okotie’s pedigree to voice this truth out.Majority does not carry the vote in the things of God.The answer is in the word of God and not in ceremonialism.

  10. Positive Impact

    Mr. Harry Mba, you have said it all. Let those who have ears to hear, let them hear,let those who know how to read and have eyes to read, let them read. God’s judgment will begin from His household and that will be the Catholic church that has now become engrossed in satanic and human rituals putting aside the true worship of our Lord and saviour Jesus christ, instead worshiping idols dedicated to satan all in the name of worshiping and honouring Mary and other dead saints. The bible admonishes us to worship the one and only true God, and Jesus Christ is the only route,the only way, the truth and the life, no one cometh unto God or accesses God except through Christ. Hallelujah, thank you Jesus.

  11. Harry Mba

    Pastor Chris may be crazy as some here are saying but he is saying something that a sensible Christian should sit down and think about. Catholic Church has been there for a very long time serving the devil… This is a true saying. Inside the church are many who are worshiping God according to the little light they got and the are very genuine, they have no problem with God. These people will come out of Catholic Church when they hear the Bible truth. Catholic Church is called Babylon in the Bible and a call is made in the Bible that God’s people should come out of it. This you will find in Revelation 18:1-4. “AND after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
    3. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
    4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

    Those who are talking here about Mary being honoured because she is the mother of Jesus Christ supports the devil because such teaching is not found in the Bible. Mary died and was buried, she never resurrected. She is in the dust of the earth waiting for second coming of her son Jesus Christ when Jesus will resurrect her to live for eternity. Why worship and honour a dead person? The only resurrected person that died is Jesus Christ and He is the only mediator between man and God and not Mary…

    The Catholic Church with it’s sit at Vatican is the sit of Anti – Christ. This is not an issue of disrespect to Catholic members, far be it from that… If you think you have wisdom and you want to know more, dive into the Bible, especially the book of Daniel and Revelation. Right there you will find the entire truth about the whole thing.

    Many of the teachings are man made. I.e. Purgatory, Penance, Infant baptism, Celebration of mass, worshiping on Sunday, Celibacy of Priesthood, worship and adoration of Mary which is actually the worship of the water goddess which the Israelites did and called her the queen of heaven and God was angry with them, worshipping of son and mother which is actually the worship of samiramis and Tammuz of Babylon the Sun god started by Nimrod the first king of Babylon. Who led the Babylonians to rebel against God and that’s why he is called in the Bible ‘the great hunter before the Lord’

    People keep abusing and cursing and saying words that are not supposed to be heard from the mouth of someone who says he or she is a Christian even if the opposite person is in error. That is the spirit of the devil at work. Be careful therefore on how you use your word or else you are worst that the person you are the abusing and cursing.

    The truth must be spoken at all cost. Those who are angry at hearing the truth can not do worst than what the enemies of God did to Christ. For those of you who get angry when they hear the truth prepare yourself because the worst is coming. You are going to kill again people of God again just like the Catholics killed people of God in the Dark Ages ( goggle Dark Ages and read for yourself) which occurred in 538AD-1798AD a period of 1260 years. Catholics killed about 150 million Christian who refused to do what the commanded. It’s coming soon.

    I want you to know that people of God are not afraid of being killed for the truth of God. The best thing you can do for yourself therefore is to be on the side of God and His word than getting angry when you hear the truth. God can use even the dirty to tell the truth so that the wicked will be fooled as they mock the tale bearer as in the case of Pastor Christ.

    This is the time to read the Bible yourself and seek God so that He will show you the truth. Many Catholics do not read the Bible and that is the greatest problem they have. If they can only but read the Bible many would have ran for their dear life.

    May God help His people in the Catholic Church to find the truth and follow the truth.

  12. Vinnosky

    Am sure this so called man of God has not eating before going in front of his congregation to be saying trash, may God help him.

  13. lalo waju

    Thanks all, what I knew is that all New churchs pastors and bishops mostly in Nigeria and Africa this in only way I can put my proverb “There is no how or anyway a car mechanic we proved that he knew more than the car manufacturer who made the car itself. Please asked Mr Chris who brings Christianity to Nigeria and Africa and what is the first church in the whole world? Let him tel US what was his great! great!!great!!! father religion. I am not Catholic or any living church but a God believer

  14. Badeola

    You’re living devil to judge anyone.Church in Nigeria is business and i don’t blame him.Let say his church is at ILAJE on top of water,he will be praying for blessing from God,also only church in Nigeria where men wear caps during the service.

  15. chris

    Okotie is ironically referring to himself and his congregations. A FALSE PROPHET who he kept on deceiving his congregations. A man who cannot keep a home, a man who does not practice what he preached for, a man who tell lies to his congregations all the time, a man who is a prophet of doom. He claimed that God told to contest for Nigeria president that he will rule the country. The same God cannot make you the president. He kept on milking his congregations dry. I pity the poor people who wreck themselves every sunday in Okoties church. God have mercy on him

  16. Mekzee

    I’m a catholic and not finding it really funny but who am I 2judge? Be it true or false, as christians we must not b deterred or quick 2judge bt rada remain steadfast in prayas. The lord hasn’t given any human d right 2 judge anyman,so I wouldn’t judge.Let God continue 2be the supreme judge of all.I m no pastor bt a youth,be reminded on the last day we all shall stand and give account of our lives here on earth,irrespective of our colour,tribe,church e.t.c. Let d word of God guide our tongues, tots,words and actions so dat we won’t be judged 2. Heavenly race is a personal decision,ur church can’t guarantee ur place in Heaven,if u are nt living in accordance 2God’s word n keeping his commandments.dere isn’t any need 4us 2b divided in d house of d Lord,for we are all one body.It’s d plan of d devil 2 curse division in d church tru various means like dis.Bt d chrch is firmly established,we ought 2pray 4d church alwayz.God loves us all,itz my prayer dat we all make it over dere be it any denomination. Peace!

  17. Chuma Ani

    Looking at the number of posts here , it is clear mr okotie is looking for cheap publicity and he is getting it. Let us disappoint him by not addressing d issue he raised. Those dat want to curse him shld go ahead but don’t try to argue. I seriously hope no catholic church official will reply him , dat is what he is looking foward to. Mr okotie is a deranged man. U don ‘t hold discussion with a mad man.

  18. Paul Obinna

    Chris is looking for attention and I believe his followers need mental evaluation.
    He is an asshole full of shit.

  19. George

    I hate when people say dont judge the man that you so called man of God. The so called man of God is wrong doing something but you cant tell him….Once someone is wrong, tell the person & you people should using the word that dont judge the man of God.

  20. emeka

    okotie d person wey anoint u pastor no use anointing oil, him use groundnut oil, jack of all trade

  21. Ambrose Olowo

    Cry my beloved country…anything goes in Nigeria

  22. Chinedu

    This is very sick person whose immoral life has driven insane. He is controlled by the devil and is already in hell. One cannot help but feel sorry for his congregation who have had to sit and watch this sick follow degenerate into the drug induced stupor he is in now over the years. I urge Catholics over the world to pray for his soul.

  23. lucy

    At susan,why must u mention pentecostal churches? Nw,wats d difference b/w u n d person u r criticizin?speak intelligently dear

  24. Agent

    Okotie is delusional and a scammer, and the catholic church has issues too. Never felt comfy lookin at all those graven images

  25. Collins

    To imagine I once loved and adored him! What a waste!!

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  27. Blessed Iyke.

    Devil is talking! Chris Okotie u should becarefull 4 wat u say. Because IWE CHUKWU DI KWA OKU.

  28. Dr max

    He is a confused fellow

  29. Cale

    Arrant Nonsense

  30. Evang. Adeyinka Adedeji

    pleas dont judge anybody Bible says will shall know the them by there fruit so let God judge


      Forgive him; for he is a Theological illiterate.

  31. osazuwa osasumwen

    To everysingle person who has comented, who among you did attend his church today to find out if what was published was true? Pls, don’t incure God’s wrath on yourself before incuring God’s wrath on yourself!! He is a man of God for Heaven’s sake..plz, be careful on the way you talk to a Man of God!! Do not judge! What if you later find out that he didn’t sayso on the pulpit? Be careful

  32. julius

    Mr chris is a bastard!!!

  33. Susan

    I am sorry,but not comfortable reading this article,he is a shame to Christianity.I am a pastor’s seed and I find it hard to judge pastors but this is so wrong especially coming from a man who changes wives like cars.The Pope doesn’t even have wife(that alone is called self discipline)which is rare in Nigerian churches(both home and abroad) especially the so-called Pentecostal churches

  34. Carlo Rizzi

    A man who dropped out of the university, couldn’t continue his deceitful musical career, claimed to have been ‘ called’ by God, with two failed marriages (divorces), no child to his credit, has quarrelled with several other decent men of God, with two vainglorious attempts to be president of Nigeria, who cannot manage his one -branch household of DEVIL cult group where he has been fighting with his organist whom he has been owing so much money. ………………..what does one expect from such a cheat who is taking all those innocent followers for a ride? There is no need to join issues with him. Let’s watch him carefully.
    He will surely end up like the Jim Jones and Revd Kings of this world! Only time will tell.

  35. Mally

    Dis guy need brain surgery. pls surface ur self @ UCH. u r already in danger

  36. Andre

    Pastor Jabulani again. Basket mouth.

  37. Emmanuel

    Let’s all take our time to study our Bibles. Mine told me ” to judge not so I won’t be judged”. Let’s leave who’s going to heaven and who’s not for God to judge, and on our own, let’s live a Christ like life ere on earth.

  38. Adeniyi

    who are you guys to judge? who gave you that power to judge? and how are you so sure that you yourself are not going to hell ? it is for the Lord to decide who worships him and who doesn’t. if you have nothing else to do, better go and sleep, please allow peace to reign for God sake.

  39. ehis

    Okotie is a confused man, who does not knw were he belongs nd does not knw hw to woo people to his church. Because he speaks grammar then he thinks he knows something. I pity him, cus he is abt to collapse and he is looking for a shade. A man who calls himsef pastor has divorced twice and he still opens his mouth to speak.Okotie is a flirt, womanizer and he is one of those fake pastors we have in the country, a man the devil told he will b pastor,what will u expect from him. I pity his church followers.

  40. victor

    Hmmmm…I really sympathize with okotie’s followers. Its now very obvious that he’s suffering from a serious mental challenge.its a pity.yet pple still attend his church!!!nawa o..okotie’s church members,mk una shine una eyes o,or else na hell o.u guys are well being misled.

  41. Uche Ugo

    I don’t really have much to say all I have to say is that by their fruits yea shal know them not by preaching n critizing churches…Okotie who claims to be a man of God has been divorced twice what did God say about divorce he couldn’t even keep a woman in a home simply shows he has a problem only him knows, Catholic Church is a true Christain Church that Christ himself founded, Mary was the mother of Jesus and she is Honoured in catholic Church people jus have this misconception about mary why do you love your mother somuch and cannot love Christ mother among al women she was chosen for a purpose to bore God’s own begotten son isn’t she special, okotie is looking for members n his trying to penetrate catholics to come to his church… in your dreams wil that happen..

  42. Suny Lulu

    When did Chris Okotie take over God’s role of judging human beings?
    This is perhaps the worst heresy I have heard people commit in my life. Someone should urgently advice his congregation that this heretic preacher might lead them on an express route straight to perdition if they dont immediately discontinue listening to the garbage he calls preaching.

  43. stan

    Chris Okotie is a disgrace to christianity.

  44. prince

    Don’t be over ambitious trying to defend catholic, pastor okotie is wrong so as u. Catholic is “not” the only way to heaven as you stated. U both are d same and study your bible more.

  45. Akpobasa

    I think this guy is crazy

  46. shorebattery

    We’ve been following this man’s religious journey and all the atrocities he has been committing. Now, it can be confirmed that all the atrocities have made him mad, essentially mad! This man represents some of the evil self-declared “pastors” and “bishops” that walk the streets of Nigeria, looking for people to deceive and carry along to Hell! By the way, who made Okotie a pastor? Under whose authority does he speak? People just wake up one morning and declare that God has called them! Why do you think Jesus Christ said He was going to build His Church? Was that Church, the so-called “Okotie’s church”? Mr Okotie, for your information, the Catholic Church is that Church Christ Himself founded and placed St. Peter as the head, and the successive heads come down to the present Catholic Pope. Take it or leave it but this is the truth, the only truth and nothing but the truth. The Catholic Church is the only gateway to Heaven. The Catholic Church has produced thousands of saints one of whose names Okotie uses as his first name! Was that saint from Okotie’s church? You cannot say you love Jesus Christ and still remain a rebel to Him! You have heard it now, Mr Okotie! Stop deceiving your people and leading them to Hell; and to the people Okotie had told this they should now know that their so-called self-declared pastor is mad! It is in your overall benefits to leave Okotie and come over to that Church that belongs to Jesus Christ if you wan to be saved!

  47. maureen

    Pastor Chris Okotie need deliverance. Who is he to judge?he should remove the dirt in his eyes before he accuses others of dirt. Mtweee

  48. Veronica

    From this summation of his twisted profile, its no brainer who the anti-christ is then! Lol!!

  49. jasper

    Please tell him that he is already In HELL here on earth. Also ask him what the Bible that he quoted said about divorce. He is just a drowning man.

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