General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has given recipe for young and upcoming ministers of God to avoid being caught in the web of lust.
Adeboye gave the recipe Friday night while speaking at his church’s monthly Holy Ghost Service, in obvious reaction to the rape allegation by Busola Dakolo against the founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Busola, wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo, said Fatoyinbo raped her when she was a teenager.
The issue has since raised controversy, forcing Fatoyinbo to step down as the Senior Pastor of COZA.
Speaking at the Holy Ghost Service, Adeboye warned that whenever young ministers found themselves facing youthful lust, they should not wait to fight but flee.
He said that was why, for instance, he refused to have a female private secretary.
He said his recipe was based on the directive of the bible.
His words: “The bible says if the devil comes to fight you, stand and fight. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. But according to 2nd Timothy 2: 22, when you find yourself facing youthful lust, don’t wait to fight, flee. When you see a sister smiling at you in a coy way, run. Don’t say I’m a great man of God, I’m highly anointed; ask Samson. I know that you will say ‘he has come again, he is an old fashioned man’, I agree. That is what they call me when I say that I will never have a private secretary who is a woman. The private secretary has to be a man because when a woman accuses you of something, nobody is going to listen to you. They will listen to the woman.”
He said further: “When you say where is witness, sister will say do they invite people to such things? When you say ‘how can it be me’? Everybody will say how come it is you that she has mentioned of all the men?
“I am old fashioned but I was ordained in 1975 and I’m still surviving. It is better to be old fashioned and live than to be modern and die. I have not said anything, only the bible has been speaking.”
Adeboye also warned the upcoming ministers of God that no matter how long it might take, whatever thing they might do in secret would be brought to the open.
Said he: “I have kept my mouth shut but I feel compelled to say some things to those who young, upcoming ministers of God. Everything I will say is from the bible so if you want to criticise what I have said, you have to criticise the bible.
“It is written, there is nothing hid that shall not come to the open or made manifest (Mark 4:22). It doesn’t matter how long, you think you’ve done something and it is covered that it will never come to the open? Then you can go and throw away your bible because the one who said this is Jesus Christ. There are people who think that people like me are old fashioned. I agree, I am old fashioned and I am old fashioned because Jesus is old fashioned. God is not fashionable, he only wears light.
“Sooner or later, your sins will find you out if you continue in sin under the guise of grace according to Numbers 32 verse 33. It is sure. If you have given your life to Jesus Christ, the blood of Jesus will wash away all your sins but after you gave your life to Jesus, you continue in sin under the guise of grace? As the Lord lives, your sins will find you out.
“Abstain from every appearance of evil (1st Thessalonians 5: 22). The elders say, they want to burn you and you rub yourself with oil and sat near a fire; you have made the job easy. The elders say, they are calling you a thief and you are playing with the child of a goat. The elders say what you are not going to eat, don’t smell.”