Former Presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has warned human
rights lawyer, Femi Falana, against speaking ill about Pastor
E. A . Adeboye – the general overseer of the Redeemed
Christian Church of God,.
In a post shared on his Facebook page this morning, Okupe
said he recently read a story online where Falana was
quoted as saying Adeboye was building business centers
and not churches.
Okupe said he has waited for Falana to debunk it and since
he hasn’t, he decided to caution the legal practitioner over
the said comment.
His posts reads;👇
“FEMI FALANA AND THE DRUNKENNESS OF PUBLIC
A few days ago I read a news report credited to Femi
He was reported to have said ” Pastor Adeboye, you are
building business centres not churches”
I have waited for 72hrs hoping that the highly acclaimed
human rights lawyer and public advocate will deny the
story. But this never happened.
Femi Falana is a personal friend and i could have taken
this up with him privately. But i choose to comment
publicly because of the public image of femi Falana who
i recognise that he has a large following in the country
especially among the youths and the civil society family
both in Nigeria and abroad. It is imperative to publicly
correct his falsehood lest he mislead many whi believe in
I write these comments not because i want to defend
pastor Adeboye. I am by far too inconsequential to take
up such a role.i know for a fact that those who defend
pastor adeboye operate at such a sublime realm that I
cannot even comprehend. And there lies the foolishness
of falana’s comments.
Pastor Adeboye and the RCCG are obeying the
instructions of our Lord Jesus when he charged his
disciples to go into every corner on the surface of the
earth and preach the gospel.Mark16:15
This the RCCG complies with by spreading the gospel
through the planting of churches erronously referred to
as “business centers”all over the world, by femi Falana.
Secondly Christian’s are mandated by the scriptures to
give tithes and offerings.
The more members a church has, the more tithes and
offerings it will collec abd the richer the churches get.
Quite frankly also the richer the pastors and heads of the
churches also get. Because they are scripturally allowed
to partake in the wealth of the churches. 1 cor vs 13.
Those who work in the temple eat from the temple and
those who serve at the alter share what is offered at the
Falana can admonish the church as a christian to use a
greater portion of their wealth to support the poor and
the needy in the society, even the scriptures are full of
Femi Falana should stay in the areas of his core
competence and not dabble into religion where obviously
he is so uninformed.
Casting aspersions on great men of God like Pastor
Adeboye is unwise and very very dangerous.
These great Generals in the Christiandom are certainly
not infallible but because of the Lord’s anointing they
carry on their heads, even when they go wrong, they can
only be judged by God Himself.
I will enjoin my brother and friend the highly respected
silk to repent and ask for forgiveness from God for his
May the Lord forgive us all of our numerous sins in Jesus