The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, faced criticism for his prayer for Israel amidst its ongoing conflict with Palestine.
It is important to note that Israel initiated a military operation in the Gaza Strip following an unprecedented attack by the armed Palestinian group Hamas on Saturday.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which began five days ago, has resulted in a significant loss of lives and the displacement of many.
In the midst of this conflict, Pastor Adeboye turned to the micro-blogging platform, X, to offer his prayers and support to the predominantly Jewish country during these challenging times.
He wrote, “It is my prayer for all our brethren in Israel that the Almighty will grant you absolute peace from now on in Jesus’ name.
However, Pastor Adeboye’s solidarity with the Jewish community drew criticism from many Nigerians who pointed out that he did not show the same level of concern when conflicts arise within Nigeria.
See What People Are Saying.
“What about your beloved brothers in Palestine? These are the sentiments, less-intelligent Christians run with and make dull decisions.”
“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?”
“Your prayer never work for NIGERIA! You Dey send am go Israel. This man .”
“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.”