Popular Nigerian pastor, Richard Aluko says corrupt pastors in Nigeria is unconnected with the spate of corruption in the country.
Pastor Aluko blamed the endemic corruption in both private and public institutions in the country on the unwholesome activities of those he described as ‘fake prophets.’
The prophet made this known while speaking at the First Anniversary of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Land of Goodness in Ekute, the capital of Ado-Ekiti, on Sunday, where he regretted that the major challenge confronting evangelism in Nigeria was the infiltration of men of questionable characters.
Pastor Aluko said some bad eggs in the church who parade themselves as pastors now celebrate riches not minding the sources, rather than preaching salvation to the ears of the congregation.
Pastor Aluko decried that these ‘self-acclaimed‘ men of God plant fear in the hearts of their congregation and present fake prophecies to them all in the name of extorting their congregation
In his words, Pastor Aluko said; “The truth of the matter is that nobody calls these people who are misbehaving and causing embarrassment to the church. Our focus and vision in this church are to train the people, particularly, the youths in the way of the Lord. So that they can be steadfast. Our people are facing a lot of challenges in this country. Unfortunately, rather than rescuing them through prayers, many of our youths have become victims of exploitation,” he stated.
He admonished church and religious leaders to shun unhealthy rivalries and preach the gospel in its truest form.
“Men of God should shun petty jealousy and unhealthy rivalries. If they truly believe in God, they should know that what will be, will be. There is no point begrudging one another. My own case is a living testimony. No one can stop God’s plan,” he added.