The Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) has come out to say the death of Kayode Badru, a Lagos-based socialite, was an “abuse of spiritual perfumes.”
You would recall that Badru had visited a parish of the church in Lagos on for the thanksgiving ceremony.
Some candles had been lit round the Lagos socialite, while a prophet in the church had started spraying perfume on him for blessing.
But unfortunately, in the process, his body had caught fire resulting in severe burns. He was rushed to the hospital, but he died two days later.
The organization of the church in a released statement said its ministers are expected to dilute spiritual perfumes intended to be sprayed, sprinkled, or poured with water.
It stated that the spraying or pouring of undiluted spiritual perfumes in its volatile state with a lighted candle violates the provision of the CCC.
The statement read: “Calvary greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who has called us into His Glory. Due to the incessant abuse of Spiritual Perfumes within the Church, His Eminence has found it imperative to state for record purposes and correction that henceforth, Spiritual Perfumes intended to be sprayed, sprinkled, or poured with a lighted candle should be diluted with water,”
“The spraying or pouring of undiluted Spiritual Perfumes In its volatile state with a lighted candle is an imported culture not originally part of the tenets of the Celestial Church of Christ.”
“The laid down usage of Spiritual Perfume within the spheres of a lighted candle by the pastor founder, Saint SBJ Oshoffa is by mixing it with water. It is high time we retrace our steps for a greater Celestial Church of Christ.”
“We are all advised to adhere to this directive, any parish or member that goes against this directive will be solely responsible for the resultant effect.”
The statement further stated that: “The pastor has also directed the pastor-in-council to come up with a policy document to curb alien practices that have been introduced into the Tenets and doctrines of the church to safeguard the church’s divine culture as instructed by the spirit of God through the pastor founder.”