"Why I Won't Seek Vengeance Against Killers Of Abuja Preacher" - Pastor E.A Adeboye

General Overseer of the
Redeemed Christian Church of
God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch
Adeboye, has revealed why he
will not seek vengeance against
killers of Abuja preacher, Deaconess Eunice Olawale Elisha.
Forty-two-year old Mrs Elisha
was hacked to death by
hoodlums on June 9 at
Gbazango-West area of Kubwa,
a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory while preaching
early in the morning.
She was an assistant pastor at
the RCCG, Divine Touch parish,
Old NEPA road, Phase 4, Kubwa,
before she was slashed in the neck and stabbed in the
stomach by suspected religious
fanatics.
Adeboye, fondly called Daddy
G.O by his admirers, said
contrary to calls by eminent Nigerians that he should seek
vengeance against killers of the
evangelist, he would not do so.
He said such move would be
counterproductive just as it
would be contrary to what the deceased wanted and stood for
when she was martyred.
According to the revered man of
God, if Dcns Elisha was actually
preaching to win souls for Jesus
Christ, it would be unscriptural and anti-Christ to seek to kill the
same souls she sought to save.
Adeboye made the declaration
on the occasion of the second
day of the ongoing Ministers
Conference at the Redemption Camp, Kilometer 46, Lagos –
Ibadan Expressway on Friday
morning ahead the 64 annual
convention starting August 1.
“I’m not looking for vengeance.
I won’t listen to people asking me to seek vengeance.
“I won’t pursue the case. That’ll
be contrary to what she wanted.
“She wanted them saved, not
killed.
“What will their killing do for me?,” the 74-year-old cleric
queried.
Teaching on the topic,
“Importance of Mercy,” Adeboye
said since every Christian did not
know when they would die, the time to truly seek God was now.
Making an example out of the
slain Mrs Elisha whom he said
was not aware she won’t return
home alive on that fateful day,
the Ifewara-born cleric warned that the end of the age was
imminent, hence the prevalence
of vices all over the world.
He said the murdered evangelist
finished well and was, no doubt,
sitting at the right hand of her Saviour for whom she paid the
supreme price.
“Recently, some hoodlums went
to murder my daughter in Abuja.
“She was doing her morning cry
that morning as she usually did, armed with a megaphone and
her Bible.
“An Imam was said to have sent
some hoodlums to drive her
away, but they did something
else. “She didn’t know she won’t
return home that day.
“She finished well. She finished
strong
“What a beautiful way to go.
She’s gone to be with the Lord,” he stated glowingly.
The man of God said that his joy
was predicated on the fact that
another soul was waiting for him
in Heaven.
“My joy is that she finished well and I have additional soul
waiting to welcome me in
Heaven when it is my time,”
Adeboye noted.
It will be recalled that husband
of the slain evangelist, Pastor Elisha had, earlier, expressed
misgivings in killing whoever
was caught in connection with
the murder, saying he would
rather they gave their lives to
Jesus Christ. Describing his wife as a martyr,
he said: “I see her as a martyr,
and she died for Christ. And
whether the people are caught
or not, they should forgive them;
my prayer is that if they can accept Christ, that will be a gain
to Christ.”
The slain lady evangelist, who
left behind his husband, aged
father, mother and seven
children, was buried last Saturday in Abuja.

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