It would be recalled that following the terrorist attack on worshippers at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, in Owo, Ondo state, residents summoned Ogun, the god of iron, to bring justice to those killed in the attack.
Reacting to the event, Daddy Freeze, who supported the act, said the women turned to the god of Iron because Jesus refused to answer them.
“When dem call bros J and he nor answer dem nko? We abandoned African paganism to adopt European pagan ideologies. Until we start telling ourselves the truth and take our security issues more seriously this won’t end. Christ’s message is love and that’s the first thing so glaringly missing in Nigeria.” Daddy Freeze had written.
In what seemed like a reaction to Daddy Freeze’s comment, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, in a sermon in his church, said,
“I understand that one funny fellow said that some people were calling on Ogun because Jesus didn’t answer them. Well, the one who said that there’s a Yoruba proverb, it said, the mouth that the snail uses to blasphemy God, that mouth would kiss the ground. From now on, anybody who dares blaspheme Jesus Christ, they will taste the fire of the Almighty God.”
Speaking further, Pastor Adeboye added,
“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. He said, if they slap you on the right cheek, turn the left. 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.”