Blessed Oguguamakwa Dikeh, the founder of “As The Lord Said, It Should Be Done Temple”, has emphatically told Christians to forget about the second coming of Jesus Christ known in the Bible as ‘rapture’, saying that it would never come to pass.
“There is nothing like rapture. If you tell me that rapture means when a person dies, his soul goes back to God and his flesh to the dust, then I will agree, but anything other than that, I don’t agree. Don’t let anybody deceive you”.
“There is nothing like hell fire after life. Heaven is here on Earth already. When you are suffering, you are in hell fire. If you are in poverty and cannot pay your house rent then you are already in hell. But when you are in heaven, even if you reside in a flat, your landlord will come and beg you for money. He would even say don’t worry, I will give the other tenant quit notice for you”.
“Jesus is a servant like me. He has finished his assignment and has gone. I am a servant too. When I finish my work, I will go. Jesus has done a good job, but I have problem with people who are giving him the honour that is not due him. If you say Jesus is the saviour of the whole world, who then is God?” he explained.
“I won’t say that I am not aware of that rumour, but it is not true. There is a story to it.“A group of journalist came to interview me and I asked them what they would love to drink, I gave them what they ordered for including those who wanted beer”, he said.
“It is unfortunate because I only offered them what they asked for. Is it a crime to entertain your guests? That is how the story came to be”, Pastor Dikeh explained.