Senior pastor of Trinity House Ituah Ighodalo has advised his fellow preachers speaking against COVID-19 vaccine to “get the knowledge” and stop misinforming the public.
Popular clerics like Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and Apostle Johnson Suleman have both spoken publicly against the vaccine. Suleman particularly said he and his family would not take the vaccine, adding that it is not healthy.
However, speaking on Arise TV, Ighodalo criticised those who rely on faith to protect them from an infection he claims God has already provided a vaccine for.
“It is foolishness to keep having faith that God will protect you from an infection he has made provision for vaccines that can provide a high percentage of protection,” he said.
“I have taken the jab. I prayed about it, and I got a clear direction from God to go and receive it, and I have explained to my people in church that God provides knowledge. I will like to appeal to my brother pastors to do their research, get the knowledge and stop misinforming and improperly educating people on guesswork, instincts and mere suppositions. Coronavirus is real, and you need the vaccination.
“The Bible says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
He added that there is a need to correct the wrong notion that people have about the vaccine by showing them that it doesn’t tally with science.
“Some people think the COVID-19 vaccine is a deliberate effort to wipe out the human population.
“We need to address the fears and prove it is not so. Other persons think it is the sign of the Anti-Christ (666) and we need to prove this is not also true,” said Ighodalo.