stop celebrating christmas, its idolatrous – general overseer of deeper life bible church, pastor kumuyi warns

Respected cleric and founder of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor W.F Kumuyi has called on his members to stop celebrating Christmas, saying that it is idolatry.

The former university don stated this at the just concluded  Deeper Life National December Retreat under the theme, Crossing Over to a New Inheritance and Prevailing over Storms of Life at the Deeper Life Conference Centre, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The pastor in a message broadcasted live said the birth of Christ should not only be celebrated just once in year but everyday.

Kumuyi who decried how people squander millions just to celebrate ‘a one-day Christmas’ told his congregation to seek first the kingdom of God, noting that all other things would be added unto them.

Meanwhile, DailyPost observation shows that for the first time in history, members of Deeper Life would be celebrating Christmas at home, unlike in the past where they would camp till Boxing Day, December 26.

This year’s retreat, which started December 19 ended today, Sunday, 22.

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  1. The word of God is yea and amen,he spoke well if u would celebrate Xmas celebrate it each day cos d bible let us to know that there is a great joy in heaven if a sinner is born again, seek first the kingdom of God nd every other things will be added unto u

  2. There is no sin in celebrating Christmas on the 25-26 every year,we are celebrating our Lord Jesus Christ every day ,every min every second so bc we celebrate Him more to enter into the new year has become idolatry?

    1. They are confused,deeper life just concluded a multi billion building in Nigeria, if they are really after souls, the money would go a long way in savings poor souls than building poor buildings

    2. let us stop dis argument of weather our lord jseus born on 25 december or not hence your are alive from january till december how can’t u move ahead in a right part .

  3. what is d deferent bitwin celebrating @home and celebrating in d camp ground? can any D.L. member deny d fact dat dey dnt chop spacial rice, meat and minaral at d camp on dat said day?… celebration is part of God’s wish to his people.

  4. Well if u check carefully there is nowhere in d bible we were instructed to celebrate His birth. I can remember Feast of Passover and of Unleavened Bread,Feast of Trumpets,Atonement,Feast of Tabernacle (Leviticus 23) If we are to obey d Bible then i guess Christmas is out of it.
    If it was necessary,it should have been
    mentioned. We dont even celebrate the
    ones in the Bible except some like the Sabbatharians,but d ones not mentioned,is that not form of disobedient?

    1. Christmas Celebration is not a sin. since we are not doing any sacrifice in it. its just for merriment. and its not by force.

  5. There ain’t any place in d bible were Christmas was celebrated. What is the TRUE ORIGIN of Christmas? Where did it come from? Did you know Yeshua the Messiah was born nowhere NEAR December 25, but that was the “birth day” of the sun- god, “Sol Invictus” or “Mithras”? Did you know December 25 was the concluding day of the pagan winter festival called the “Saturnalia”? Where did “Santa Claus” come from? The “Christmas tree”? How did this pagan feast become connected with “Christianity”? Here is an amazing “whale of a tale”!

  6. The Lord God have given the followers of Christ the power to bind and unbind things. If body of Christ choose celebrate Christmas or not is binding. If Christ was born in December 25th or not, or if it correspond with a festival of given idol. As much as the Christian body chooses to celebrate it and on given date is still binding and nothing is wrong or sinful. Before the birth of Deeper Life and the founder, there exist Christmas. why can’t we celebrate Christmas.

  7. They are confused,deeper life just concluded a multi billion building in Nigeria, if they are really after souls, the money would go a long way in savings poor souls than building poor buildings

  8. They are confused,deeper life just concluded a multi billion building in Nigeria, if they are really after souls, the money would go a long way in savings poor souls than building poor buildings

  9. I pity anyone who is arguing d word ND ways if God bcuz he/she will pay dearly with life.as we all know God is a respecter of no man,I whatever He wants us to do He tells us ND dat which He doesn’t want us to do He won’t. So 4 d information of doze arguing d word “Xmas celebration as been idolatry” continue. But let me ask u did God,Jesus,or d apostles ask us to celebrate d birth of Christ? Xmas ND d rest of d celebrations(birthday,newyear) are all d doctrines established by falling religious leader(frauds)to lure men into sin.if u claim Xmas to be d day of Christ’s celebration den tell me what are d activities dat marks Xmas celebration?is it not revelling,fornication,killing,covetousness,kidnapping,stealing,drunkenness etc? So how can God give celebration dat will turn ur heart away from his Godliness,righteousness ND holiness,to sin? Wakeup dear reader bcuz God I making d revelation of d last days.ND it to whoever has ears to hear let him hear ND do a turn around now even to embrace Jesus ND throw his minds off d world ND their traditions”as Jesus said u are not of dis world” bcuz are traditions are above in heaven ND not here ND dat is where d heart of every through,genuine,ND sincere child of God should focus.d end is near believe it or not,I don’t even begg u to bcuz at last everyone will give account of his live to God.thankyou.

  10. Then why do you celebrate yours or pastor’s bitthday. Is it in bible to celebrate your pastor birthday, quote verse please? and believe you are first to dance and rejoice for pastor birthday but you do not remember just one day that Christ is also born like, and the three Shepherd went to give gift to Christ, why can’t you give gifts. We humans observe some event to give God glory like the birthday or pastor birthday that is not in bible and why not for Christ?Roman Catholic start the Christianity, and your pastor started just the year 2001 or 1991 and now has deceive you to post this. Let’s stop politics in Christianity and God bless you.

  11. Then why do you celebrate yours or pastor’s bitthday. Is it in bible to celebrate your pastor birthday, quote verse please? and believe you are first to dance and rejoice for pastor birthday but you do not remember just one day that Christ is also born like, and the three Shepherd went to give gift to Christ, why can’t you give gifts. We humans observe some event to give God glory like the birthday or pastor birthday that is not in bible and why not for Christ?Roman Catholic start the Christianity, and your pastor started just the year 2001 or 1991 and now has deceive you to post this. Let’s stop politics in Christianity and God bless you. Some our grand parents went to heaven that did not part of that your church.

  12. sure you can compose lie, retreat is there till monday the boxing day, you are lies against the man of God, you went to hip the wrath of God upon yourself

  13. fellow Christian do not give the devil a room in Christianity,it might be a furgery compose against this man of God,and if it is true was said by the man of God,live God to put understanding instead of condemning the man of God because sin against the anointed men or blasphaming against man of God can”t be forgiven.Reason wis e

  14. when I see some people quoting Bible here, I see ignorance. does Passover mean Christmas? does born again mean Christmas. please quote correctly. all I know is 25th was used to celebrate a sun god when Rom has the world power. it affected almost the whole world. Christ was not actually born on 25th Dec.

  15. when I see some people quoting Bible here, I see ignorance. does Passover mean Christmas? does born again mean Christmas. please quote correctly. all I know is 25th was used to celebrate a sun god when Rom has the world power. it affected almost the whole world. Christ was not actually born on 25th Dec.

  16. it is a pity to the christian. They are not ready to follow the teaching of christ.Some stupid started celebrating the birthday of Jesus Christ 300yrs after his departion. Some Muslim also emulate the christian by celebrating the birthday of Muhammad. Muhammad did not celebrate his birthday, his mother never done so, his companions never do so, the immediate after his companions never done so. How can we say we want to show that we love these holy people. What we are saying is that we know a way better that Jesus and Muhammad did not know on ho to worship God. When any body is celebating the Birth day of jesus and muhammad. what they are saying is that what they are doing is pleasing to God. Which is fallacy!

  17. I agree with papa Kumuyi, after all what are celebrating when we are to be sober and think how we can preach the gospel these period where sin is committed willingly. This is the period people tell more lies, immorality, greedy and selfish, demons take advantage and kill a lot of people on the high way. These is the period wickedness increases.

  18. Pastor kumuyi u cannot change wat our for fathers have been doing for many yrs, besides God sent us his holy spirit to minister to us every second nd I believe if christmass is idolatry God himself would av speak thru his prophet to tell every one to stop. Let christians stop bringing doctrine into there church nd practice wat we called LOVE as d bible called it d greatest, but in Deeper Life church dey see any other church member as a sinner xpecially dose wearing trouser nd u people av forgotten dat JESUS christ himself dine nd wine with sinner not even sinner alone with a prostitute. If u so called DP continue to ignore others ao will u people win soul for christ, work on dat nd stop complaining about christmass is idolatry nd embrace LOVE which is d most greatest above d ten commandment

    1. lizzy why do you feel for trouser alone????.when u are born again my dear u will understand,its nt just trouser,nobody stop u from wearin trouser,its the word dt will change u.bt dt does nt mean the church will condone dt.watch!!!!!

  19. Set of ignoramus arguing blindly! Arrant rubbish! You guys should tender your facts intelligently instead of spewing out evil from your gutters. Christmas is Idolatrous!! Go find out the truth

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