The Celestial Church of Christ has reacted to the tragic death of Lagos socialite, Kayode Badru who died last week from injuries sustained from a fire incident.
The church issued a statement on Saturday, May 8th, and it said the church under the leadership of His Eminence Emmanuel Oshoffa has found it imperative to address the incessant abuse of spiritual perfumes.
According to the church, the Original doctrine that was laid down by the founder, is that Spiritual Perfumes intended to be sprayed with a lighted candle should be diluted with water
It was however unfortunate that in recent times, this practice have been abused by some members.
We earlier reported that Mr. Badru was at a special service in a Lagos parish on Monday, May 3 for thanksgiving for the youths he sponsored to the Academy For Innovative Art and Technology (ACIATECH). (Read Here)
Read the statement from the church below ;
“Due to the incessant abuse of Spiritual Perfumes within the Church, His Eminence has found it imperative to state for record purposes and correction that henceforth, Spiritual Perfumes intended to be sprayed, sprinkled, or poured with a lighted candle should be diluted with water.
“The spraying or pouring of undiluted Spiritual Perfumes In its volatile state with a lighted candle is an imported culture not originally part of the tenets of the Celestial Church of Christ. The laid down usage of Spiritual Perfume within the spheres of a lighted candle by the Pastor Founder, Saint SBJ Oshoffa is by mixing it with water. It is high time we retrace our steps for a greater Celestial Church of Christ.
“We are all advised to adhere to this directive, any Parish or member that goes against this directive will be solely responsible for the resultant effect.
“The Pastor has also directed the Pastor-in-Council to come up with a policy document to curb alien practices that have been introduced into the Tenets and Doctrines of the Church to safeguard the Church’s divine culture as instructed by the Spirit of God through the Pastor Founder.”