Sam Adeyemi, the Daystar Christian Centre’s senior pastor, has warned leaders to stop interpreting the Coronavirus epidemic to extremes.
Popular pastors and politicians who found a way to link the 5 G network with spiritual things and the Coronavirus epidemic followed the warning from Adeyemi’s debates and conspiracy theories.
One of the common shepherds was Chris Oyakhilome who linked the Coronavirus and the 5 G network to Antichrist in a viral video.
Oyakhilome also alleged that Lagos, Abuja was locked down by the Nigerian Federal Government to secretly install 5G.
Pastor Sam Adeyemi, however, debunked Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s claim.
Adeyemi said churches, mosques, schools, and markets were also shut in 1918 during the influenza pandemic in Nigeria. through His research,
Adeyemi urged leaders to use the opportunities in every crisis, and not to project extreme interpretation that causes fear to their followers.
“Some leaders are giving extreme interpretations to the crisis. I studied the last global pandemic before COVID-19 to give the right perspective.
“There was a pandemic 100 years ago I read online because the interpretation that people are giving to this pandemic, they range from one extreme to the other.
“I don’t even want to go into the details now, but there’s quarrel on social media now, from 5G to 10G and other things. I decided to check, how it affects Nigeria and came across a research article by a history lecturer at the University at Birnin Kebbi.
“In 1918 September, when the influenza epidemic hit, it was sea travel that spread influenza around unlike air travel spreading Coronavirus now.
“The ships brought sick people into the Lagos port.
“I was shocked and screamed when I saw they closed churches, mosques, schools and markets in 1918. So, some of us now think it is the anti-Christ that is at work, he does not want us to gather together and fellowship.
“We should just be grateful to God that we have internet now and we can be relating without meeting together. They shut churches in 1918.
“A leader should take a perspective like that, then calm people down and tell them there will be life after this thing,” he said.
The 1918 pandemic was the Spanish flu crisis which was from January 1918 to December 1920.
The flu killed about 50million people and infected about 500 million people (about a quarter of the world’s population at the time).
However, Sam Adeyemi made his points on Tuesday night during a live Instagram chat with Poju Oyemade, the senior pastor of The Covenant Nation.