She is probably the most talked about person in Nigeria in the last few weeks, thanks to her controversial preaching. But the founder of Rapture Proclaimer Evangelical Church of God, Evangelist Funmilayo Adebayo, has denied saying the words attributed to her in some viral memes.
She also accused those she said are behind the Mummy G.O hellfire memes of sending assassins’ after her.
Speaking to BBC Pidgin, Adebayo said they are angry because her messages are pulling their church members away from them and to her own church.
She however agreed that she preaches about heaven and hell because preparing Christians for the biblical rapture was the focus of her ministry.
This is as she insisted football is a dangerous sport for those who want to make into heaven as according to her the anti-Christ will be introduced the world through a World Cup tournament.
“I’m not the only person who said that. We have people from Ghana who also said the same. Even white men said it too. Just go on Google, search for the god of soccer, it will be shown to you. Why didn’t I say the same about other sports? They just want to arouse every soccer lover against me. The event that will introduce the antichrist to the world will come through the World Cup,” .
“My message is to ensure that people make heaven. I want them to avoid things that will prevent them from making heaven, things that will send them to hellfire. My message also prepares people for the rapture because Jesus is coming back, whether people believe it or not. Apart from the message I deliver, God is doing healings and miracles as we get testimonies from all over the world”, she said.
Addressing the statements captured in the viral videos and memes, Evangelist Funmilayo said, “All those videos are edited. Even Lucifer, if he’s made a pastor today, will he ever say all those things attributed to me talk less of someone called a holiness preacher? So, most of those things attributed to me were never said by me. The people behind the trend have been at it for over eight years. Sometimes they make use of magazines. When that didn’t work, they sent gunmen after me.”
She continued, “I’ve been receiving some strange calls saying ‘Evangelist Funmilayo you are affecting us. Many of our members hear your message and they pull out of our church. If you don’t stop, we will kill you’.
“I thought it was just a threat until we started seeing gunmen chasing us while driving, coming to our church to threaten us and so on. At times, when I’m inside a banking hall, they take my picture and forward it to me, saying if they wanted to have me killed, they would have done so. They say they will disgrace me if I don’t stop. When they saw that I didn’t stop, they decided to make use of social media trends.”
The controversial equally buckled down on her strong opposition to women wearing make up, saying that it is not supported by the Bible.