Here is everything you need to know this special five-day event.
On December 4, 2017, the Redeemed Church of God (RCCG) begun the Holy Ghost Congress.
It is currently being held at the church’s Redemption Camp, Km 46 on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The theme is “Songs of Victory.”
The congress opened with prayers from Rev. Isaac Oyebamiji followed by a brief address by the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye.
He welcomed everyone saying, “Something NEW is here!” and ending with his well-known slang, “Let somebody shout Hallelujah!”
The drama started somewhere during this opening night
Reportedly, Pastor Adeboye fondly referred to as Daddy G.O, upset some people with a statement that same night.
The controversy started when he revealed about what will happen to people who buy cars without illegal cash.
In his words, “If you buy a car with a money you didn’t earn lawfully you’ll be riding in a moving coffin.”
One of the people who found this statement offensive is Nigerian gay activist, Bisi Alimi, who reacted on Twitter.
He wrote, “This man is irresponsible and vile. He is the same man that buys private jets with stolen money and lay curses on his congregation if they fail to pay tithe.”
“With this tweet, @PastorEAAdeboye assumes that his fraudulent ways of stealing money from his followers is somehow lawful, and hence his private jets are not flying coffins.”
“According to @Forbes in March 2009, Pastor Adeboye spent $30 million on a Gulfstream jet amidst widespread criticism. Pastor Adeboye has no job apart from being a pastor. He is a rich pastor in a rich country of poor people. See why he is a fraud?”
“According to same Forbes, his net worth is valued at between 39 to 65 million Dollars. That is $ and not N. Pastor Adeboye has no job apart from being a pastor; can we let that sink in?”
Alimi continued on Instagram writing, “Why don’t we start today with the foolery of @pastor.adeboye? It seems the man has refused to look in the mirror and see this person flying in a coffin is him and his cohort of armed robbers who call themselves men of God!”
Note: this is not the first time the activist has gone after the RCCG G.O.
Other things Pastor Adeboye said that night
Moving on, this was not the only thing that was uttered or tweeted by the pastor.
He also shared some positive things on his timeline.
RCCG and Living Faith have one thing in common
Coincidentally, both RCCG and Living Faith a.ka. Winners’ Chapel are currently holding huge programmes.
RCCG has its Holy Ghost Congress while Bishop David Oyedepo’s church has it’s Shiloh 2017.
Both offer sessions concerning various aspects of life and attendees will have access to many ministers.
RCCG has preachers like Bishop Tudor Bismarck, Stephen Rathod (US), Mensa Otabil (Ghana), S.K. Abiara, Ayo Oritsejafor, e.t.c.
Winners’ Chapel’s Shiloh will have people like Bishop David Abioye, Bishop Thomas Aremu and Pastor David Oyedepo (Jnr).
Premium Times reports that over six million people are expected at the Holy Ghost Congress. It runs until December 9, 2017.