General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has shed light on his call on Christians to defend themselves against incessant attacks of Churches, saying he did not ask them to buy guns and that all they need is a “jawbone”.
The cleric, who was clarifying reports that his call meant that Christians should take up arms, said, “I never asked Christians to go and buy guns. You didn’t hear that from me.
You don’t need guns. Samson never bought AK 47. He fought with the jawbone of an ass. So, don’t go and buy guns.
Preaching to congregants at the monthly special service of the Church, broadcast live from Mount Carmel Prayer Village, Ifewara, Osun State, today, with the topic, “Made for the Top”, he said, “Now, there are one or two things I said during the Holy Ghost service, that I believe some people might want to misrepresent.
“I never asked Christians to go and buy guns. You didn’t hear that from me. You don’t need guns. Samson never bought AK 47. He fought with the jawbone of an ass. So, don’t go and buy guns.
“In any case, they won’t give you permission. But you don’t need permission to buy the jawbone of a cow.
“And I have always wondered how you demonstrate to children in Sunday school how Samson won a victory. I believe a very good way of illustrating the thing, is to get the jawbone of a cow and show the children, this is how to use it.
“Don’t buy guns. You don’t want to kill anyone, right? We just want to make sure that unwanted visitors don’t come to our Churches, and if the Police come to Church and define the jawbones of cows the vestry is for demonstrating to children. “I think half a word is enough for the wise, Adeboye added.
Adeboye was reported to have said during the July Holy Ghost service that “I don’t want to say much, because I know whatever I say, some people may want to twist it.
“But I’ve searched the Bible from cover to cover and there is nowhere in the Bible where God said a child of God cannot defend himself.
“If you find the place, let me know. If they slap you on the right cheek, turn the …, If they now slap the left, what did he say? When God is silent, do you know the meaning of that? It simply means, over to you.
“Every enemy of the church, as long as my Father is still on the throne, as long as Jesus lives, as long as His name is the consuming fire, if they don’t repent, the fire of God will consume them.
“I’m not talking to everybody o; I’m only talking to my children,” the GO stated.