by ‘Jola Sotubo
Pastor Chris Okotie of the Household of God Church International Ministries, located in the Ikeja area of Lagos, has never been one to cower and hide.
Despite attracting controversy due to his lifestyle and statements that many consider outrageous, the former musician has come out to explain his statement describing the Pope as an Anti-Christ and salvation of Catholics.
According to his statement in a recent interview, the Catholics have substituted Jesus for Mary which is a direct violation of the Christian doctrine. He also revealed his intention to contest in the 2015 Presidential elections insisting that God directed him to do so.
Nigerian Eye reports:
You recently stirred up controversy when you said Catholics would go to hell. Why did you say that?
It is because the church perverts the gospel of Jesus Christ and that perversion is located in the leadership. Even as Pope Francis recently announced. However, there are many good Christians within the Catholic Church who are not aware of the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, that has substituted Mary for Jesus, in what is known as the hyperdulia of the Virgin Mary. Salvation for them is not through Jesus alone but in accordance with what Pope Francis recently announced to the world. That, in itself, is a direct violation of the sanctity of the scriptures.
You even described the Pope as “an anti-Christ and a friend of Satan” and that the Catholic Church is a counterfeit church set up by Satan. What made you say this?
The heresies in their doctrine and the recent announcement by Pope Francis corroborate this position.