The founder of Mountain of Fire Ministries, MFM, Pastor D.K Olukoya has said he and his church members don’t celebrate Christmas because it’s “demonic.”
According to Daily Posts reports, he said it during the New Year service of his church.
The General overseer said, “In Mountain of Fire, we don’t celebrate Christmas because the root is demonic.”
He also said, “Many a Nigerian pastor swathes himself in that rapacious cloak even as it evolves into an iron cage from which he mesmerizes his habitually-gullible followers, leading them on by a leash, into his iron cage.
“It is on scriptural records that Jesus Christ, when winding up his mission of salvation about two thousand years ago, expressed his ambivalence about finding faith in the world when he returns.
“He must have seen with precision the impending decadence awaiting Christendom after his departure.”
He also urged people to be mindful of their criticisms of men of God. “Be careful what you say about a man of God,”
A bombing at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass, in the deadliest attack on Egypt’s Christian minority in years.
The attack comes as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi fights battles on several fronts. His economic reforms have angered the poor, a bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has seen thousands jailed, whilst an insurgency rages in Northern Sinai, led by the Egyptian branch of Islamic State.
The militant group has also carried out deadly attacks in Cairo and has urged its supporters to launch attacks around the world in recent weeks as it goes on the defensive in its Iraqi and Syrian strongholds.