The senior and presiding Bishop of Kingsway International Christian Centre, Mathew Ashimolowo, recently got many reacting and slamming him over the statement he had made in one of his Instagram video when he while he was announcing the shutting down of the church activities till the Coronavirus global pandemic dies down, while urging his members to pay their tithe online amidst coronavirus pandemic.
Since the pandemic which first broke out in China, many churches have obey directives from authorities not to hold service with a gathering of over 50 people.
The guideline which is aimed at curbing the spread of the disease has been largely adhered to by Churches in Nigeria. And going by the lock down by so many countries of the world, it has become difficult for business to hold let alone churches as in many countries of the world, it has become a mandate that everybody comply with the instructions of the authorities as it failure, is to have the person face the full consequence of disobedience to law and order.
However, Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) whose headquarters is in the Uk, which is headed by the president of the church is also carrying out the instructions for safety made by the authority, but unfortunately, Pastor Matthew, got many slamming after his Instagram video he had shared via his Instagram handle where he is urging his members and partners to go ahead and send their offerings and tithe online as the sit at home is not a barrier to doing the needful which is bringing your offerings to the house of the Lord.
The video, which had many asking if it were the people who are out of their jobs and taking refuge at their homes are the ones to send offerings and tithe online, some have also questioned his contributions to seeing his members who might be lacking food and other necessary things at this trying times gets those things in order to live.
Meanwhile, Pastor Matthew had also gone ahead to tell his members and partners to stay safe and that while the church is closed, that services will still be holding online.
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Due the current corona virus crisis and the actions being taken by the UK government, we will not be congregating at our worship centres for our Sundays and mid-week services. Please stay safe and connect with us through our live streaming broadcasts on our various online and social media platforms. We'll be online … Watch our Sunday 8am Life Class at Hoe Street, our Sunday 11am and 6pm Prayer City services, and our mid-week services on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. (copy and paste any of the following links) Watch us At KICC.org.uk/iChurch On YouTube at youtube.com/kicconline On Facebook at facebook.com/matthewashimolowo/ On InstagramTV at instagram.com/matthewashimolowo.official/channel/
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