The Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, seemed to have brushed aside the rape allegation against him as he returned to the pulpit in a packed church auditorium on Sunday, barely a month after stepping down.
Fatoyinbo announced his decision to step down, while his wife, Modele, had taken charge of the church, after photographer, Busola Dakolo accused him of raping her while she was 16.
But on Sunday, the COZA senior pastor delivered a sermon titled, Sudden Victories, saying it was written in the Bible that Christians would always face persecution, but God would ensure that they are victorious.
“As a Christian, you must face opposition. If God, who is holy and faithful has enemies, you are sure going to have.”
The cleric said most times, when faced with troubles, Christians tend to call everyone except God for help, noting that the reason most Christians fail is that they address challenging circumstances on the surface, instead of addressing the root of the matter, which is the enemy, and putting him in his place.
He said, “In wrestling, any method can be used. When faced with challenging circumstances, pray, fast, decree, confess and prophesy God’s victory over your life.
“Most contrary situations around you are set up by the enemy to ripple your faith and keep you on a spot,” he preached.
Fatoyinbo is being investigated by the Nigeria Police Force for rape.