Following the propaganda that some northern leaders are plotting to turn the country into an Islamic state, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William F. Kumuyi, said Nigeria can never be Islamized without the will of the people.
According to the Pastor, no one can impose a religion on a country without the will of the people. He added that adhering to a particular religion is a personal choice and if people chose their way of worship, so will it be.
Speaking to his congregation at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport (MEIA) in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, Kumuyi said,
“You cannot impose a religion on a country without the will of the people. Worshipping God is a personal thing. If I chose my way, so it will be.
“If a country is said to be going through a process, if the people are asleep and they do not have any conviction, then it becomes easy for another person to impose what he feels he has on you. But the will of the people will not be easily overruled.
The 75-year old Overseer shared his views on the current recession in Nigeria and he expressed confidence that the country will overcome the bitter situation.
“There are things we still do in spite of the economy. Money is just a servant to man and it is not supposed to be the master. There are things we keep doing even when the money is not here. I however, believe we will come out of this recession.
“I would not be able to pinpoint one particular place where we got it wrong. Different situations brought us to this climax. We must have got it wrong somewhere, but I cannot pin it to one.”
Kumuyi also condemn the killing of Christians in the north, saying that neither Christianity or Islam advocates killing of neighbors as both region came from the same ancestor (Abraham). He advocated that people should be allowed to live together in peace and to have the freedom to choose their own ways of worship.