The host shepherd of the international headquarters of the Celestial Church of Christ, Olatosho Oshoffa, has told investigative journalist, ‘Fisayo Soyombo and his ‘cohorts’ that they can’t scatter the church.
Religion Nigeria reported that the Foundation of Investigative Journalism did an undercover report and indicted prophets of his church scamming miracle seekers.
However, during a prayer of thanksgiving, which he moderated in his church on Sunday, October 30, Oshoffa in reaction to Soyombo’s investigation declared that nothing ‘Fisayo Soyombo and his ‘cohorts’ do would scatter his parish.
He said, “When the world wanted our backs on the ground, you exalted us.
“When the enemies couldn’t find anything to use against us, you were there for us.”
He further accused FIJ of planning to cause an upheaval in the church with its investigation.
“The enemy wanted to know why we are so happy in Ketu, so they tried to gather and scatter us but while they were gathering you lord were scattering their plans.
“They sat in contempt but you excelled above them. They wrote malicious content against the church but you didn’t allow it to scatter us.
“They said hurtful things but about us but you prevailed Lord. Thanks to the God of Oshoffa because this was the month they purposed that Ketu branch would be in disarray but as they were planning you were confusing their camp.
Tosho also described the publication as a war against the leadership of the church.
“They were arguing whether I am a Pastor or not. I only sat somewhere reading every of their post. If they need to see the Pastor, they should meet Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa, the spiritual Head of the church worldwide.
“Anyone who tries to fight me is warring against Pastor. If they war against Ketu, they are warring against Pastor Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa.”
Meanwhile, in a sermon delivered by Sunday Peter, a wo-leader in the church, he charged members of the church to do better by returning to the tenets of the church.
“Every Celestial member must return to the tenets of the church as laid down by the founder. If you hold any office and then mislead people through this office, your punishment will be greater than other people’s,” he said.
“If you don’t want to read the constitution of the church because you think it is written by people different from the founder, get tapes of the founder and listen to them.
“You need to do this so you’d stop shaming the church contemptuously.”