popular Nigerian gospel musician Nathaniel Bassey while reacting to the current ordeal of Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA church, has said what is happening is an indication that God was cleansing the church.
Reacting to the saga, Bassey in an Instagram post wrote: “Thanks for joining the Live session. Highlights
“1. Even in this turbulent times. God is purging His church. And things that can be shaken are shaken.
“2. The care to not react, but respond after careful consideration. And the importance of following the word.
“3. The need to have the elders go to the root of this. No sweeping under the carpets this time. As the blood of Jesus only works in the light. 1 John 1:7.
“I also called on other people with evidence to come forward. And just to add, if need be, redress must be sort in the court of the land.
“I also mentioned that this was a good opportunity to bring to the fore sexual abuse going on in church. Eg, RAPE.
“I called for continued prayers and not just mere talking. And prayers should be along this line, THAT GOD’S PURPOSE for this be fully established and implemented.
“Also, stated that this is a wake-up call for every minister, MUSIC OR WORD leading a double life. As there seems to be a change in status quo.
“The end of all of this must be the salvation of soul. Reading from 1 Cor 5, Paul speaking concludes by saying this.
James 1:19, James 3:15-18, I Cor 6, 1 Cor 5, Proverbs 18:13. I John 1:7.”
In a relative vein the trumpeter also did a short video on his Twitter handle an he wrote: “I see what’s happening as God’s mighty hand in his church – Nathaniel Bassey #COZA”
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) July 1, 2019
After an intense protest at the premises of the COZA Church, Abuja yesterday by some Nigerians, the senior pastor of the church Biodun Fatoyinbo, who is being accused of allegedly raping Busola Dakolo, has finally stepped down. He announced his leave of absence from the pulpit via his verified Instagram page.
He wrote, “The past few days have been sobering for me. I have taken time to pray and seek spiritual counsel from Christian leaders around the world, who feel very concerned about the ongoing reports in the media. I have solicited their guidance on actions, I should take that are honouring to our Lord Jesus Christ and the work, he has called me to do.
“Drawing from their counsel and that of the leadership of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly and owing to my love for God’s word and sacred honour of my calling, I have decided to take a leave of absence from the pulpit of the church.”