Last Sunday Mavin Records artiste, Korede Bello was a special guest at Harvesters International Christian Centre where he was invited to come perform his hit song to celebrate Easter.
The God Win crooner thrilled the church audience with a live performance of his popular song, sending the auditorium into a frenzy.
However, Korede’s performance has drawn criticism from US-based, Pastor Olusola Fabunmi.
The Pastor was obviously not happy with the artiste who performed on a church altar.
According to him,
There must be a clearly defined boundaries of who sings or ministers in churches. Some of the questions that come to mind are; is he born again? Sanctified with the spirit of God and baptized in the Holy Spirit?
Let’s ask ourselves, what’s even the purpose of people singing in churches and Christian concerts? Where purpose is lacking and abuse is inevitable writes Francis Wale Oke in his book; The Power of the Holy Spirit.
So I believe very strongly that one major purpose of choristers or Psalmists singing is to prepare the minds and hearts of the people for the word of God that is to come shortly; since we see in parable of the sower that the hearts of men is like a soil, and when the seed (which is the word of God) is sown, one of the factors that will determine the level of harvest yielded is the condition of the soil (hearts).”
I wish to submit by saying that the only difference that makes the difference between church gatherings/ programs and others like clubs, parties is the Presence of Almighty God. If he is not there, we might spend hours and do all manners of spiritual gymnastics, it’s sheer of wasting of time, energy and resources.
But I think today in the word of a very senior man of God, one of the older generation, Dr. Ayodele who said in Houston recently, that churches in this generation has been reduced to ABC… Meaning; Attendance, Building and Cash.