Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has berated the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, stating thats Africans need to stop regarding themselves as ‘black’.
Oyakhilome has been more outspoken on social issues in recent times since the outbreak of COVID-19.
According to PM News, the cleric who is the Founder of Christ Embassy stated during a recent telecast that it is high time Africans should stop claiming to be black as black signifies absence of direction and evil.
“Maybe I should tell you something, those of you that say black lives matter, I feel sorry for you! Do you really believe you have a black life? Do you want me to read to you the meaning of black?
“Who called you black? Shouldn’t you have rejected that from the beginning? A contradiction, a bundle of contradiction. You refused negro and nigga… But that’s what black is. You took the English version.
“Negro means black. Do you know what black means… Have you ever seen black? Black means the absence of colour, absence of good, absence of light and absence of direction. These are the meaning of black. Black is not a colour but the absence of colour.. like you are sick, don’t you understand it?”
“It’s about time Africans say to themselves we are not black. STOP ALL THIS BLACK LIVES MATTER!
Let no one call you black because you are not black… The definition of black is not good and they are using it to destroy you…
“When you keep calling yourself black… You mean light is absent, colour is absent and you will never come to a place of light… You will be under… When God gives you a Prophetic instruction, it is important that you follow into the latter.”
Oyakhilome recently slammed pastors who have refused to open their churches despite the government easing restrictions.
He tagged the pastors as fake, stating that they have never been a believer. He said;
“This is a great concern because there were churches that were thought to be churches until recently. We find a lot of ministers who were thought to be advocates of the gospel advocating for shutting down the churches. (Because they cannot guarantee safety).
“It is pressure like this that reveals what is a church and what is not. Do they really believe in God, the same God of the patriarchs in the Bible?
“I have laid hands on some of the most infectious people on earth and had no fear of being infected. The Word of God guarantees life in Christ.
“When you get to that point where you are afraid of opening churches for fear of being infected, you have denied the faith. You never believed,” he said.