Bishop Michael Osagie, the general overseer of the Bible Believers Ministry, on Tuesday, September 18, declared that charging phones or fighting over electric sockets in church is a sin and against the laws of the church.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Michael made this known in an interview at the Bible Believers Ministry in Oluku, Benin, Edo state.
Michael reportedly condemned the attitude of charging phones, note pads, touch lights amongst others, while church service was going, saying it was a major distraction to the preacher.
“I am amazed how believers of the gospel take the things of the Lord these days,” he said.
The Christian cleric pleaded with the Edo government and the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to look into the poor power supply in the state with the view of improving it.
Reacting to the preacher’s insinuation, Ruth Ikoko, an usher of the church said that she was guilty of the sin as her area had serious electricity problem.
She said that she came to church regularly to charge her phone and to also worship the Lord.
Ruth expressed the hope that the power situation would improve in her area so that she would stop charging her phone in the church.