Popular Nigerian clergyman, Pastor Chirs Okotie of the Household of God Church made registered his displeasure against Christians intending to use face shields and masks as churches in Lagos and Ogun State resume services despite the Coronavirus pandemic.
Reacting to the reopening of churches, he indicated that his church will not reopen for service on Sunday, August 9.
Giving his reason, he said that they cannot wear a face mask during service adding that the wearing of masks or face shields during worship is highly unacceptable because it denies the finished work of Christ on the cross of Calvary.
In his submission, he said; “For Christians to wear any type of mask or face shield to church, is to reintroduce the veil which was torn the moment Jesus died on the cross. With the tearing of the veil, there is no longer separation between God and his people.”
“When a man is standing before God in church wearing a shield or mask, he is denying the finished work of the cross.”