Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, received criticism for his recent prayer for Israel during the ongoing conflict with Palestine.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has resulted in significant loss of life and displacement over the past five days.
In the midst of this turmoil, Pastor Adeboye expressed his support for Israel on the micro-blogging platform, X.
“It is my prayer for all our brethren in Israel that the Almighty will grant you absolute peace from now on in Jesus name. #Israel #peace,” he wrote.
However, his show of solidarity with the Jewish nation drew backlash from Nigerians who accused him of showing favoritism by not offering similar prayers for conflicts within Nigeria.
laurentdarl opined: “What about your beloved brothers in Palestine? These are the sentiments, less-intelligent Christians run with and make dull decisions.”
Iamkingsleyf stated: “Oga, your brethrens in Israel are less than 5%… The country itself is JUDAISM and they don’t like your kind. When will dumb africans have sense?”
EmperorKaas penned: “Your prayer never work for Nigeria ! You Dey send am go Israel. This man 🤦♂️.”
MohammedDBuhari added: “Am ashamed for this man. Imagine you praying for Isreal what about the Palestines in Gaza? Do you actually realize that you also have Christians as Palestines.
Palestine is not an Islamic country. I believe as a religious leader you should speak to both sides for peace and not be biased. Women and children are being killed in both Isreal and Palestine are they not humans that you should pray for them both? I hate talking about religion and religious leaders but it’s time we start advising them publicly if they do not have proper advisers.”
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— Pastor Adeboye (@PastorEAAdeboye) October 11, 2023