The General Overseer of Living Faith Church in Nigeria, Bishop David Oyedepo has imposed a ban on the use of earphones in his church recently.
According to Oyedepo in a sermon on Sunday, August 22, young persons who put on earphones to church are not ready to hear the word of God and as such, should go somewhere else, PM News reports.
The famous Nigerian clergyman went further to say that earphones are accessories designed by the devil to block the progress of youths as it does not allow them to hear divine guidance from God.
Bishop Oyedepo also gave an instance of youths who went to church and from the beginning of the service till the end, they were never in tune with what was going on around them because of earpieces; only to realize in the end that they were alone as other congregants had left the church after the sermon.
“Young generation, please listen to me: all these things you plug in your ear is to block your way forward. It is designed by the devil to block your way forward.
“No time to hear from God. Many have never heard anything from God. They even plug it in anywhere, on the streets: noise, noise, noise! Zero access to divine guidance. Noise in the morning, afternoon, night.
“…you plug something in your ears, while you are in Church? Never. Go somewhere else. Never, you sit down tight, hear the Word or stay on the road. Life is about discipline.”