Pastor Ade Abraham of Christ Excessive Fee Ministry, also referred to as Royal Christ Meeting, Kaduna State, who charged his members N310,000 to make heaven has stated that he received authority from God to take action.
The Ekiti State police command not too long ago revealed that it had invited Pastor Noah Abraham, for allegedly amassing cash from members of his church on a promise to take them to heaven after the rapture.
The pastor of the church, situated in Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti East Native Authorities Space of Ekiti State, was stated to have ordered members to relocate to the church and pay N310,000 every to have the ability to have entry to heaven on the finish of the world.
Abraham saved about 40 individuals in his church on the Araromi-Ugbesi in Omuo-Oke, Ekiti State in what he described as preparation for the approaching of Jesus Christ, in any other case often known as the rapture.
A few of his church members have allegedly bought their belongings, hoping Jesus would meet them whereas tenting at his church whereas a couple of others are stated to have deserted their households who refused to affix them to dwell within the church.
In response to BBC Pidgin, the pastor believes a “mighty palace” will descend from heaven and land on his church, the place members would dwell ceaselessly with the “one which despatched him.”
Abraham was allegedly charging cash to fly them to heaven, saying with the relocation, the gate of heaven would open.
Nonetheless, the pastor who confirmed to BBC Yoruba on Wednesday that he really instructed his congregation to pay N310,000, stated he made the declaration when he seen that his members’ troubles had been rising.
He affirmed that he did it as a result of he received the authority of God whom he stated had known as him to turn into a cleric.
“Actually I instructed my congregation to pay N310,000, I made the declaration after I seen that my members’ troubles had been rising.
“I did it as a result of I received the authority of God who known as me to practise for all that need to serve the Lord with their entire coronary heart.
“I’ve by no means obtained any cost but from any member of the church, and the Ekiti State Police has intervened within the matter.
“I used to be known as by the police for Investigation and all of the members of the church had been there and all of them took notes of what occurred,” he stated.
In the meantime, the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State chapter has denied understanding Abraham, who’s alleged to be resident within the state.
Rev. John Joseph Hayab, CAN Kaduna state chairman, in an announcement defined, “The eye of the CAN Kaduna State Chapter has been drawn to the information in circulation in some sections of the media about one pastor described as Ade Abraham, providing to take his members to heaven in the event that they pay a payment of N310,000 solely.
“Regardless that Pastor Ade’s provide of a ticket to heaven is cheaper than the ransom Kaduna bandits ask their victims, sadly, CAN has not discovered anybody who is aware of the placement of the stated church or established a church in Kaduna city with that title or in any native authorities areas within the state.”