Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the Christ Embassy Church in Nigeria and one of the most recognized evangelists in the world is known as a godly man. Allegations of a divorce of his wife has Oyakhilome speaking out and denying any such thing. During a recent Sunday sermon, Pastor Oyakhilome made his first statements about the divorce and in his words says that the news of a divorce is ‘crazy and stupid’.
Oyakhilome is well known throughout the world for his Christ Embassy Church which is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. He was also the founder of Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated and is also the head of three Christian based television stations throughout the world. Oyakhilome states that divorce is against what is written in the bible and as being a Christian man and a deliverer of God’s word that divorce is not an option that he would be able to take. Oyakhilome has stated that the only way that he would consider a divorce from his wife is if she insisted on it and according to Oyakhilome the rumors of his wife wanting a divorce are simply not true.
‘Christians must not and they certainly should not have a divorce. It should not be but you also have to see that a Christian does not have to take that option. They may do it but it certainly does not mean that it is right’ said Pastor Oyakhilome. The pastor went on to state that being married to a preacher or someone who goes out and does God’s work does not exactly make the woman one who is of God. Oyakhilome explained this point by stating that not all men of God who are spoke of in the Holy Bible do not always have wives.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome then went on to address the Nigerian and South African media whom were the first ones who started reporting that he and his wife were heading for a divorce settlement. The pastor stated the things that were being written of him and his wife were ‘stupid’. He scalded them for investigating into his private life and at the same time asking for people around the world to pray for him and his wife.
‘I was not accused of the things that the media houses were saying nor did I do those stupid things that you are accusing me of. I do not need to go that low and make accusations with such discussions. Jesus Christ was blamed and accused of many things which were certainly not true. He had a lot of frivolous charges. There will always be those out there who wish that these accusation were true but you know that despite of all of the false lies and accusations that were made against Jesus Christ it did not change who he was’ said Oyakhilome.
Pastor Oyakhilome went further discussing the divorce matter by saying that being a pastor being and being a man of God are two entirely different things. He stated while others look at him as being a preacher and a pastor, in the end he is a man of God.
‘There are preachers then there are men of God. There is something that everyone should know when it comes about being a Man of God. A man of God is not someone who just worships God or who preaches the Word of God. A man of this type is directed by God and is set on a course by God’ explained Oyakhilome.