Members of the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) Church have been advised not to be bothered about negative criticisms but rather be more focused on positioning the church to achieve its God-sent missions.
Speaking at the Seraphim Media Summit held at Seraph Land, Maba, Ogun State, the wife of Ooni of Ife, Olori Naomi Ogunwusi, urged the members to ignore people who were fond of spreading negativity about the church.
“I have read so much about St Moses Orimolade (founder of C&S) and I also requested a history of him as my birthday gift two years ago. Regardless of the evil that has been said about the church, it doesn’t matter. In every original product, there are fake ones. The church is a beautiful bride. Members shouldn’t be discouraged or allow anything to affect them.”
She said she was happy to be identified with the church.
The Olori added,
“I was born and brought up in a Bible-believing church; I don’t want to mention the name because that is not why we are here. But when I began ministering at a very tender age, I was ministering in a way that was strange to the activities of the church I was brought up in. Everyone was saying she must be from C&S.
“My being here today is like a dream come true for me because I have always wanted to stand in the midst of the people they say I sound like and I wanted to be identified with them. I love you so much and I will always speak for you anywhere and everywhere I go.”
The Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, who was a guest speaker at the summit, insisted that the event was coming at the right time.
“I want to encourage and assure you that this summit is amazing. We now have different churches wearing white garment; so, if C&S wants to stand out, you have to brand yourself. I am pleased to say a woman (Iya Adura) has done that for us. I am happy the church is now strong on social media and it is something more members must embrace.”
The Founder of Love of Christ Generation in London, Rev Mother Esther Ajayi, popularly known as Iya Adura, stated that they were on a mission to change the church’s image.
“This summit is important because the world is changing every day. People call us different names. Even people who come to us for help tarnish us in the daylight.
“Our late founder was not a cultist but he was feared by cultists. I want the media to report C&S like they report others. Filmmakers need to stop using white garment to shoot bad roles. Members must also lead by examples.”
Also in his remarks, the Supreme Head, Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, Dr Prophet Solomon Alao, lamented that despite all the church had done to provide spiritual and physical supports for humanity, it was unbelievable that many still took joy in tagging the church in ungodly names.
“We should all fear God. I admit that we have a few bad eggs among us but this is not peculiar to our church alone,” he added