In a thinly veiled attack on Anita, his estranged wife, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy has described the woman who bore him two daughters as having a false assumption that she is of God. According to thecable.ng, an online newspaper, Oyakhilome said this while delivering sermon in his church on Sunday.
“If a man of God is married, it doesn’t automatically mean that the wife of a man of God is therefore a woman of God. That’s not the way it is in the Bible. That’s why you don’t really find the wives of men of God mentioned in the Bible. How many of them? Who was Peter’s wife, did you ever know her name? You never find that out. Who was John’s wife? Did you ever read the name? What about all the other Apostles? How many of their names are written in the Bible. You never find their names,” Oyakhilome was quoted by the online medium as saying.
The pastor also attempted to distinguish between a man of God and a preacher, saying: “You have to understand something about a man of God. A man of God is not just someone who worships God or preaches God. A man of God is handpicked by God, set on course by God. If you study the scriptures, you will not find one man of God go against God, sinning against God.
“The only things you might find will be a man of God, maybe in two different kinds of ways. Moses, for example, when he struck the rock twice, [he] was provoked by the anger of the people. [It was] not because he wanted to do something against the Lord.
“No man of God does something against the Lord.
“Are you hearing me? A man of God is set on a course; there is a type of life that he is given. Then you have a young man, a young prophet; he wasn’t named; he was deceived by another man of God and so he went in a direction that God said ‘don’t go’, he explained.
He called on members of his congregation to pray for his estranged wife and described her allegation of adultery against him as frivolous.