This Olukoya said during the New Year service,stating that the church doesn't celebrate it because the roots are “demonic.”
The General overseer said: “In Mountain of Fire, we don't celebrate Christmas because the root is demonic.”
He blasted men of God who hide under the umbrella of being cleric to “mesmerise” their “habitual gullible followers.” He said: “Many a Nigerian pastor swathes himself in that rapacious cloak even as it evolves into an iron cage from which he mesmerizes his habitually-gullible followers, leading them on by a leash, into his iron cage.
“It is on scriptural records that Jesus Christ, when winding up his mission of salvation about two thousand years ago, expressed his ambivalence about finding faith in the world when he returns.
“He must have seen with precision the impending decadence awaiting Christendom after his departure.”
Olukoya later urged Nigerians to be mindful of what they say about men of God: [i]“Be careful what you say about a man of God.”
In the same vein, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, had revealed his prophecy for 2017.