The General Superintendent of Deep Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, explained that his ministry includes the use of television, radio, social media and other technological inventions for the spread of the gospel.
The octogenarian preacher lamented that ‘evil people’ are using the provisions of technology to advance their agenda, therefore the church cannot continue to ‘sleep’ but must ‘wake up’ and use the same technology to advance their agenda. love of the gospel.
The 80-year-old church leader spoke in a video uploaded on Sunday via Facebook by the church’s Ekiti State chapter.
In the five-minute, 16-second video, Kumuyi expressed regret that the church was slow to take advantage of technological tools.
“Why are you the latecomer, why are you the last to use all these things that people use to make the world worse, we’re going to rise up.
“Whatever is available to people who do evil, we will take it away from them and use it for the spread of the gospel. May your NO be changed to YES,” he said.
Earlier, Kumuyi, whose church members were known to hate television and other gadgets, said, “People are given new methods and they do evil. It’s the last days and the evil is getting worse because people are going beyond using their natural strengths, natural technology, they’re using phones, they’re using media, they’re using all these connections, the Zoom and all those things to extend the harm they do.
“If these messengers of Satan use current technology and develop, what about you? You will use those available things; they are not only available to messengers who do evil, they are available to people who do good. You will use them.
“The church fell asleep. When radio started a few years ago, people didn’t understand how voices would come out of a radio, and so the church at that time said, ‘No, we can’t use the radio, it is there something magical, demonic about it, the voice coming out of a simple gadget?’ The church said no. Then the peoples of the world began to use the radio. Then the church woke up.
“When the television came on, someone somewhere playing a drama, they see it on the screen, and then the church said, ‘This is evil, these are the last days, look at them, they put pictures on the screen and everything they’re doing somewhere.’ And the church said, ‘No, we’re not going to use that’, but later they woke up and they’re now using television .
“But now the church is waking up and we see that this thing (technology) is to spread the gospel, because the word of God is spreading everywhere. We will be wiser than the peoples of the world. The Lord will wake us up.
Kumuyi, who was criticized last September for using a private jet and a limo for a crusade in Abuja, said: “Some people, when the plane arrived, some people said, ‘We don’t do to use the plane’ and they were riding on the horses. The bicycle came and they said, ‘God gave us legs and if he gave us legs, why are we going to use bicycles?’
“The motorbikes came, the cars came and when the plane came they said, ‘God gave us the land; He didn’t give us the space and so all these people using the plane are worldly, going to hell”. I tell you what they said then but now all these people, the plane has silenced them and now they can go anywhere.
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