Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, during a live programme on DOVE TV, said that there is no punishment too severe for rapists.
He noted that his prayer warriors and himself will not rest in prayers until the perpetrators of the rape were brought to justice.
Naija Buzz News reported how a 100-level student of the University of Benin, Uwaila, was raped and killed in a Redeemed Church in Benin City, Edo State.
Adeboye described rape as bad and unbiblical, adding that it could leave a permanent scar on the victim for the rest of her life, adding that there is no pain that can be compared to the pain of a parent whose daughter had been raped.
“My prayer warriors and I will not rest in prayers until the perpetrators of this evil are brought to justice, not only in Nigeria but all over the world.
“Everyone who has ever committed rape, particularly in Nigeria, and the world, the all-knowing God will fish them out.
“As much as I hate death sentence, I think every form of punishment that will be given to a rapist cannot be considered too severe.”
He further advised Nigerians against subjecting themselves to mental lockdown, saying that the journey begins on their knees. “The journey up begins from your knees,” he said.
Speaking on the COVID-19 lockdown and the restrictions and guide for worship centres to operate. Pastor Adeboye said;
“I believe some of you are already gathering in some parts of the world and we believe that you will now begin to enjoy the power of corporate prayers once again. As you gather together in all those places where you are free to gather, please, remember those of us who cannot gather with you yet.
“People like me and my wife cannot gather with you in Lagos because we are over 65 years of age. My grandchildren cannot gather with you because they are under 15years of age. Remember us in prayer so that soon, we can join you.”
“Very soon, you will move from lockdown to leaping up. Man is born free but is everywhere in chains was what one great philosopher said. The hunger for freedom is so intense in man that any opportunity they have to be free, they would grab it,” he added.
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