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A cleric and minister-in-charge of Holy Flock of Christ Church, Ibadan, Oyo State, Venerable Adeniyi Oluwabiyi, has explained why clapping and offering isn’t allowed in his church.
In a chat with Nigerian Tribune, he said it was part of their doctrine.
“In our church, we don’t clap. We have a way of expressing our joy. We say people express their joy while clapping in the church, but Satan will come in to do otherwise.
In other churches where people go to the extreme by falling down in the name of prophesying or seeing visions, no one falls down here.
Any gathering where people clap and dance uncontrollably paves way for the devil’s penetration and manipulation.
We don’t collect any form of offering in the church in order to observe the Sabbath and keep his temple holy.
The congregation goes out to drop their offering and return into the church for blessings.
You cannot see members spraying or pelting money on one another in the church,” he said.