Pastor W F Kumuyi during the Annual National December Convention of the Deeper Life Bible Church, which held at the church’s camp ground in Ogun State has warned its members that celebrating Christmas was Idolatrous and a SIN.
Hear Pastor W F Kumuyi: “We don’t celebrate Christmas. It actually came from idolatrous background. That is why you don’t hear us sing what they call Christmas carol. Never! We always say it is the December retreat. We are only gathering together because it is the holiday period and love the Lord more, and rededicate ourselves more.”
“When you find anybody coming in, or any leader, trying to introduce the idolatry of mystery Babylon, that they call Christmas and you want to bring all the Christmas carol saying that is the day that Jesus was born, and you don’t find that in the Acts of the Apostles or in the early church, then you don’t find that in the church either. If you don’t know that before, now you know.”
The above ultrance or remarks made by Pastor W F Kumuyi have been making waves in Nigerian Christian Circles. VisionHub also carried an Opinion Article on this – Pastor W F Kumuyi: We celebrate Jesus Christ during Christmas!, here today, we have a contribution by Pastor Emmanuel Babalola.
Pastor W F Kumuyi and Christmas
“Perhaps Pastor W F Kumuyi didn’t go far enough because Sunday was the day the Romans worshiped the sun-god, Monday was for the moon, Friday for Frayer, Saturday for Saturn, etc.
Again, the Greek word translated Pharmacist is same word for Sorcerer because Sorcerers started medicine. Therefore, no Deeper Life members should practice Medicine or use medicine and they must carve out words for everyday of the week because all these have idolatry origins.
The point here is that while Christmas (Christ’s mass) used to be a pagan celebration, it was changed to Christ’s celebration when the Roman Empire declared Christianity as state religion. Today, we have a great opportunity to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and Christmas carols are all about Christ.
If Pastor W F Kumuyi has problems with how some people celebrate Christmas why can’t he teach his people to do it right. Apostle Paul preached on the Mass hill where all gods were worshipped.
Most people don’t even know that Christmas used to be a pagan celebration; so why resurrecting the evil long dead and buried?
In the words of TL Osborne, “Christ was not crucified in a Cathedral in-between two candles but outside in-between two thieves–that is where the gospel belongs.”
I deeply appreciate the grace of God on Pastor W F Kumuyi and when I saw him preach on TV which he called the “Devil’s box” thereby forbidden his members from watching it, I thought things have changed. Jesus Christ didn’t practice monastic kind of holiness; He even allowed a woman to rob her head on His leg without committing sin – that is real holiness!”