The Founder and General Overseer of Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has imposed a ban on the use of earphones in his church.
The revered cleric in a sermon on Sunday at the Church’s headquarters in Ota, Ogun State, said youths with earphones in church are not ready to hear the word of God and as such, should go somewhere else.
Oyedepo pointed out that earphones are designed by the devil to block youths from moving forward in life.
He said; “We live in a very rowdy time. Young generation, please listen to me: all these things you plug in your ear will block your way forward. It is designed by the devil to block your way forward.
“No time to hear from God. Many have never heard anything from God. They even plug it in anywhere, on the streets: noise, noise, noise! Zero access to divine guidance. Noise in the morning, afternoon, night.
“We had a situation in South Korea, I saw it in one publication. Now 10,000 Churches were said to close down within 10 years, an average of 1,000 Churches per year. Why? Children, young people will sit down in Church (with earphones): don’t hear nothing Sir.
“I know they don’t do that here because CCU (Crowd Control Unit) is here, you plug something in your ears, while you are in Church? Never. Go somewhere else. Never, you sit down tight, hear the Word or stay on the road. Life is about discipline. I started understanding the Word from the age of 16. I was responding accordingly.”