“The church is growing but what baffles me is that many people are commercializing the church. We are feeding on the sheep instead of feeding them. It may be because of the lack of employment. Many are building churches here and there and deceiving people. Like Karl Marx said religion has become the opium of the people and this is very bad. Church work is a calling not an alternative to employment. Many of them claim that the spirit of God is not in the orthodox churches and therefore uses that as a basis to establish their churches. They have prioritized prosperity and miracles. Christianity is more than miracles. This is bad.”
Dr Sunday Ola Makinde, the Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria.