In a rare admonition on sexual orientation, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Enoch Adeboye has called on transgenders to have a rethink.
Adeboye posted a lengthy note on Instagram over the weekend, saying transgenders make God appear like he did not know what he was doing when he created them.
“God, in His infinite wisdom, created mankind as male and female, yet some people feel the need to change their gender as though He did not know what He was doing when He created them! God does not make mistakes,” the cleric wrote in the Instagram post.
Nigeria is witnessing a rise in people coming out publicly with different sexual orientations like transgenders, crossdressers, bisexuals and the likes.
Adeboye also highlighted the need for rest. “Our God is the perfect God of distinction. He created the day for work and the night to rest. If for any reason we do not rest in one night, the following day should compensate for the loss of rest,” he wrote.
“Failure to observe rest produces stress, sickness and ultimately death. Little wonder life expectancy in the last fifty years has been on the decline. Achievements that should normally have taken forty years to accomplish are realised in fewer than thirty, at the price of dying earlier.”
At the end of his post, he made a call to repentance, saying, “Look into your life and see where you have compromised your values as a Christian. Repent and begin to walk in the path of righteousness again.”