A Port Harcourt church pastors has been called out for stopping a grieving mother from praying for her dead baby at the church’s alter.
Social media user, Original Shewawa, took to her page to reveal how Pastors at Salvation Ministries, GRA, Port Harcourt allegedly prevented a mother whose 3-weeks-old baby was pronounced dead at a hospital from running to pray to God at the alter of the church because she couldn’t prove she was a member of the church.
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I’ve always wondered how people get the energy to talk about their grief online.
I would say that if I lost a loved one , tweeting about it would be the last thing on my mind.
But I’m just here to talk about one aspect of the tragedy yesterday because yes, I’m enraged. Yes, I want the world to hear of this wickedness.
After my beautiful nephew was pronounced dead at the hospital, my sister and brother-in-law took him and ran to their church in desperation. All they wanted to do was lay him at the altar and pray to God. Cry out for our baby.
The pastors at Salvation Ministries, GRA, Port Harcourt stopped them from entering the church. They started asking them questions like: ” Where you married here?” “Did the baby get baptized here?” Etc. My family, along with neigbour and friends, were pleading…
With these people to just open the doors or pray for them. A particular pastor said to my mum: “How can you go to Zenith bank and ask for First bank account?” As though God is a transactional service that only deals with his own customers.
They refused to open the doors, pray for my devastated family or even show the tiniest compassion. Instead they sent them away because they couldn’t prove they were members of the church.
My family and I are together now. We’ve sent our angel to God and we are trying to process all that happen. I just wanted to say this because we’ve really forgotten the true meaning of Christianity. It’s not about denominations or what church you go to or judging people
If you can’t show kindness to a grieving mother with a dead baby, you’re worse than the devil himself