Mombasa preacher Wilfred Lai of the Jesus Celebration Centre (JCC) has ignited controversy after claiming Sunday is not God's Sabbath day but a day initiated by the devil.
In a viral video in which he affirms Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) faithfuls will be happy with his sermon, the man of God blasted his congregants for embracing Sunday worship, saying their action was not only satanic but also a direct affront to the gospel.
Even though Lai is a protestant who worships on Sundays, he stated the idea of embracing the day as one for worship was a scheme by the devil to "weaken the church" and neutralise Christianity.
According to the JCC founder, the Bible identifies Saturday as the seventh day of the week which all worshippers should observe and keep holy, and not Sunday as has widely become a routine among Christians.
Noteworthy to remember is that his church in Mombasa conducts services on Sundays and not Saturdays as he advises.
"Sunday worship is of the devil if you did not know. I am not a prophet of doom, I'm a prophet of God. This thing about Sunday is what has weakened the church. Sunday worship is the greatest witchcraft of the church. Never was it started by God," he claimed during one of his prayer sessions.
The nationally-revered cleric was categorical that a section of his congregation would be irritated by his message about when exactly was the Sabbath day but that would not bar him from speaking the truth.
"The Lord said remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. The Sabbath is not Sunday. You don't like it, you don't just like the truth," Lai said in the sermon, which left the multitude in attendance noticeably silent.
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