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Why We Won’t Open Our Church For Service-Chris Okotie




The Household of God Church will remain close for service despite the order of the Lagos State government to reopen worship centers.

This was disclosed by Pastor Chirs Okotie. According to him, the church will remain closed because they cannot wear a face mask during service.

Recall that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had last week given the all-clear for worship centers to reopen from August 7. While mosques are expected to resume service on Friday, August 7, churches are to resume theirs on Sunday, August 9.

The governor indicated that both houses of worship will be allowed to conduct services only if they adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols which include wearing face masks during service.


“Citing various Bible references, the clergy said, for Christians to wear any type of mask or face shield to church, is to reintroduce the veil which was torn the moment Jesus died on the cross. With the tearing of the veil, there is no longer separation between God and his people.

“When a man is standing before God in church wearing a shield or mask, he is denying the finished work of the cross” Okotie said via a statement released on Thursday, August 6.




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