Pastor David Ibiyeomie, the founder of Salvation Ministries, has commanded men and wives to abstain from sexual activity for 21 days while the congregation begins fasting and prayer.
Ibiyomie said this on Sunday during the opening worship session.
He asserts that couples should forego sexual activity for the duration of the fasting, 21 days, and stresses that doing so won’t result in anyone’s death.
He said, “Abstain from sex this fasting season because I’ve heard people say, ‘My husband said that once we break since we eat food, we should eat this one too’! So, ah! I’ve heard it! As a Pastor, they say please talk to my husband that we are fasting!
“They are not sinners, two of them are members of the Church! They said, ‘Since we eat food, this one too’! Please 1 Corinthians 7:5, let’s close! All the married people read this Scripture! That you break with food doesn’t mean you should break with everything!
“Twenty one days ‘no go kill you!’ Stay away from that area! Life is not about sex. This is not the time to sleep with your husband and wife! Can you hear what I’m saying? From tomorrow, close that place till twenty one days!
“Leave it! Go on leave! You will not die! ‘You no go die!’ Married people, you will not die! Don’t say, ‘I think ‘we dey chop after we break!’ Leave that area! But most of you, you don’t understand the Bible, you turn the Bible upside down! And you say, ‘The Bible did not say that we cannot…’! You know people, when it comes to bad things they preach the Bible! They won’t read! They say, ‘Since we break with food, why don’t we break for the other one?’ When we break finish’, we will continue the fasting! ‘Na lie!’ It’s not so oh,” he said.