Former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has appealed to Christians to not give ear to a prop het telling Christians to stop attending churches.
Taking to his Instagram page, he addressed a prophet who recently advised Christians to stop attending church because Nigerian pastors did not attend the burial of Prophet TB Joshua.
Reno Omokri explained that burial is a very private affair and in the scriptures, people attended the funerals of people who were very close to them and related as family members.
In the video, he said: “Recently, my staff brought to my attention a memo that is trending and has gone viral by a certain man of god called Prophet Seer, I think something like that.
I have never heard of him up until today and what he has said in his memo is that love has left the body of Christ; and that there is basically no need going to church and that the devil is in-charge.
He is basically discouraging people from going to church all because he said that men of god did not attend the funeral of a certain prophet. Now, this is a satanic attack on the body of Christ because what it does is that it just wants to undermine your faith and prevent you from attending church.
It undermines your faith in scripture, in Christ and then make you not want to cooperate with your church and make you feel that your pastors are not people of God, not honourable men.
You see, in scripture, we understand that births, marriages and deaths are strictly family affairs. I know today, its very common for people to be led by trends and led by fashion but go, get your principles from scripture.
You see, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all called Abrahamic faith because Abraham is the common denominator of all these faiths and If you read Genesis 25: 9, when Abraham died, he was buried strictly by his family without friends. You move on, you talk about Judaism. Judaism was founded by a man called Moses and when Moses died, read at Deuteronomy 34: 6, he was buried, just one verse talked about where he was buried. He was buried by God and nobody knows even where he was buried till today.
If you go further down, you talk about the man after Gods heart. You talk about David. David was a man after God’s heart but how was he buried? Look at his burial. 1 King 2: 10. It says, David died and was buried in the city of David full stop. There wasn’t a lot of fanfare, ceremony because in the scripture realm and in scripture, there is not much emphasis placed on the body. Christ said so in John 6: 63 that it is the spirit that gives life. The flesh profits nothing. Christ Himself did that. Then, if you read scriptures very well, you will know that Christ and John the Baptist were related. Most likely they were cousins. The scripture did not tell us the kind of relationship they had but what we know is that it said that Mary the mother of Christ and Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist were related. So, most likely (Christ and John) were cousins.
But if you read Mathew 14: 12, when John the Baptist was killed by the Herod Antipas, his disciples came and took his body and buried him. Christ was aware but he did not attend his funeral. As a matter of fact, he just went away on a retreat.