Venerable Adeniyi Oluwabiyi, the minister-in-charge and head of District 4, Holy Flock of Christ Church in Ibadan, Oyo State, has explained why clapping and dancing is forbidden in the church.
Oluwabiyi, in an interview with Tribune said there are other ways of expressing joy rather than clapping and dancing in the church.
”We say people express their joy while clapping in the church, but Satan will come in to do otherwise. In other churches where people go to the extreme by falling down in the name of prophesying or seeing visions, no one falls down here. Any gathering where people clap and dance uncontrollably paves way for the devil’s penetration and manipulation. Such activities are not part of our doctrine”, he said.
The cleric also explained why collection of offering is not allowed in the church. He said;
”We neither sell nor buy on Sundays. It is a Sabbath Day. Significantly, today is the second day of the desecration of the Sabbath Day. This is why we don’t collect any form of offering in the church; the congregation goes out to drop their offering and return into the church for blessings. You cannot see members spraying or pelting money on one another in the church. Also, we don’t go to the jungle for any act of deliverance. We pray and sanctify water or anointing oil for deliverance in the church premises.”