Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi, the founder of the Love of Christ Generation Cherubim and Seraphim Church, has responded to criticism following the dedication of her church last week in Victoria Island.
Mother Esther who was attacked by some members of C&S churches for allowing Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian of Church (RCCG), and other dignitaries to wear their footwear into her newly constructed C&S church during its dedication, said she was not out to change the laid down doctrines of the church.
Act of Seraph, a publication of the church, reported that Mother Ajayi, as she’s popularly called, made the statement while speaking during the 96th Anniversary of the C&S Church that was held at Seraphim Land, Maba, Ogun state.
Reverend Ajayi, who is also a prophetess of C&S worldwide, was reported to have said that what happened during the dedication programme of her church was beyond her control and there was nothing she could do about it.
Instead of finding faults, she admonished members of the church to focus on the effort she’s making towards the growth of the church. She informed the members of C&S that she was on a mission to make the people who matter in society reckon with members of the church.
She said that celestial churches had been sidelined as a church, and all that she was doing with God on her side was to correct that. She said she was not happy that visitors will join them during a vigil and after receiving answers to their prayers, they will go somewhere else to give testimony.
Mother Ajayi who describes the act as cheating explained that it does not speak well of them as a church.
“I don’t want to dwell on the footwear issue,” she is quoted to have said.
“How do I control about 10,000 people who want to come and honour God? And it’s everybody that wants to enter at the same time. Do I somersault on them?”
“When about twenty traditional rulers sat down…even me that invited them had entered midway into the church before I realized that I was still on my footwear. It was inside the church that I had to remove it to give to someone.”
“There is an Ayo Ni O at Sabo; when they have a special occasion, they allow footwear and they sanctify the place when people have left. That does not chase God from their midst.
“This does not mean that I am encouraging such practice. But there are days that God gives such grace. He is a merciful God,” she stated.
“But when they come, identify with us and extend their goodwill to us, then we can go ahead and sanctify our church when they are gone, and God will continue to answer our prayers,” she was quoted to have said.
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