The founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo has dismissed comments against his opposition to the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).
President Muhammadu Buhari, had signed CAMA law which permits the registrar-general of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and a supervising minister to strictly supervise religious bodies and charity organisations.
The law also gives the commission power to suspend the trustees of an association or a religious body and appoint an interim manager or managers to coordinate its affairs where it reasonably believes that there has been any misconduct or mismanagement, or where the affairs of the association are being run fraudulently or where it is necessary or desirable for the purpose of public interest.
While reacting to the law, Oyedepo criticized the application of the Company and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) in churches.
He stated that such laws are borne out of government’s jealousy about the prosperity in the church.
The Bishop’s comment came under heavy backlash, but speaking on Tuesday at a prayer meeting held at the Faith Terbanacle, headquarters of his church at Ota, Ogun State, He said:
Anybody insulting me is wasting his mouth. One I did not hear, two, even if l hear, it will not pain me. Anyone praising me is just expressing his opinion, and even if l hear, it will not blow my head. If you praise anything in me it is Jesus, it is not me, the greater one in me is the one you are praising. You think I am the one, no I am not.
If I preach a message and you don’t laugh, please do listen because since the 70s when I started preaching, l laugh even when they insult me, l laugh.
When they say, I am short, l laugh, when they say see his legs, nose, or see his mouth, l laugh.