The founder of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has said that the church will not be as it used to be after the deadly coronavirus outbreak is over.
However, he made this known during a live chat with BBC Yoruba on Tuesday, May 12.
The clergyman of God however said that the pandemic will greatly affect churches, as some of them may witness a big reduction in their membership as many members might just want to continue worshipping God from home. he said
“That’s an issue I have pondered upon severally because the church may not be the same again after this COVID-19 experience. As you can see, many people have been receiving messages via online broadcast from their homes. It’s no longer like before that they have to be physically present in churches,” he said.
“Now that many have been used to worshiping God from the comfort of their rooms, will they go to church when COVID-19 is finally over? Many Christians may also feel relaxed on Sundays when they usually go to church,” he added.
“Also, many Christians have started questioning the genuineness of their churches for them with little or no help coming their way during the pandemic period when hunger is holding sway,” he said.
The clergyman said this time should teach both political and religious leaders on the great importance of showing humanity in helping others grow.
He advised Nigerians to comply with all the directives governments have introduced to contain the outbreak.
However, the clergyman also said that the government needs divine wisdom to make a critical and logical balance between preventing people from the menace of covid-19 and also the menace of economic fluctuation after the era of coronavirus pandemic is over.