Over time, there have been debates over churches operating within the premises of unholy places such as a bar, hotel or brothel. The argument in defense of the churches has always been that there is no better place to situate a church than a place of sin like a bar or a brothel since Jesus Christ himself said in Mark 2:17 that , It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
While this is a reasonable defense enough, people still continue to find it absurd that some churches are housed within the premises of a brothel and similar places. Infact, some churches actual share same room with a night club. For instance, there is a popular brothel/night club on Toyin Street in Ikeja which after operating on Saturday night, will be occupied by a congregation on Sunday morning.
Now, at Iyana School area of Ketu Lagos state, a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) branch has just been discovered by our correspondent, operating inside a beer parlour. The Prince of Peace Parish church of the RCCG church operates inside the beer parlour called Roseway.
Its a little surprising that the Pastor Adeboye-owned church with his reputation could operate in such an environment not minding the stirs that could cause. However, with the above explanation of Jesus Christ in Mark 2: 17, we just might be over-reacting...
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