Pastor Kumuyi said this during his sermon at the Deeper Life Bible Church, Headquarters, Gbagada, in Lagos said that real Christians must obey constituted authorities and shun violence.
Delivering his sermon entitled “The Believers’ Preservation Until the Day of Visitation”, Mr Kumuyi said that Christians are strangers and pilgrims in the world and must be Christ-like in their character, conducts and conversations.
The cleric, who read from Biblical passage, 1 Peter 2: 11-25 said that Christians’ lifestyle must reflect Christ in civil society, saying that government derives their authority from God.
“Don’t attack the president of the country whether in words or in the newspapers or through internet.
“Honour kings; don’t disrespect or dishonour the governors. Don’t disrespect leaders of the community and leaders in the church.
“If we are to honour the governors in the states, how much more the pastors, ” Mr Kumuyi said.
He said that such remains the will and command of God.
He added that God wanted Christians to submit to the leadership He had given to them in the Church, community, country and corporate organisations.
Many Nigerians have reacted to the respected Pastor’s admonition on micro blogging social networking site Twitter, with opinions splits for and against the sermon.
See some of the reaction tweets below:
Dear Pastor Kumuyi,
Jesus, who came from heaven, criticised King Herod, a political leader (Luke 13:32). Paul, who went to heaven and returned to Earth, criticised Peter (Galatians 2:11). So, should we obey Them or you? #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets https://t.co/ZvVbSJ7WFB
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) June 2, 2019
Pastor Kumuyi should mind his business and not look for our trouble.
When did he even start watching news on TV self, thought it was a sin.
— Flakky Flakky. (@adisa_flakky) June 2, 2019
Have you ever seen pastor kumuyi acquiring luxury cars or jets? Getting involved in any sexual scandals? That is a kind of religious leader we should listen to. Forget your religious affiliations
— ALHAJI TeaJAY🇳🇬🇫🇮 #cfc# 💯 👳🏿♂️ (@teejaybaba) June 2, 2019
I took my time to read and listen Pastor Kumuyi's preaching, right now I'm not trying to defend him but I'll like to butress the fact that many of us do not read the full report on any media, we only pick the headlines. An example of one which I witnessed was when Adeboye
— At least, one movie a day (@joeljuliusT) June 3, 2019
Pastor Kumuyi said don't attack Buhari and you all are dragging him, but if some random pastor says drink fuel and you will be pregnant or drop all the money in your pocket and you will be rich your sense of reasoning will leave you.
— Onyebuchi (@onyebuchind) June 3, 2019
Where was pastor Kumuyi when they were giving President Goodluck Jonathan sort of insults and names.
— Fakoye (@FakowajoOyeniy1) June 2, 2019
Elijah criticized&attacked Ahab.The 3 Hebrew boys attacked Nebuccanezar.Jesus attacked the Pharisees. Countless accounts of leaders been attacked for doing wrong.Pastor Kumuyi Sir,you're wrong.
— #Deeds…. (@EtinwaOkpo) June 2, 2019
What are your thoughts?