THE Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi has said that idolatry is a strange religion in Yorubaland, advising traditional rulers not to visit shrines again.
Oluwo, who spoke during the Iwo crusade total deliverance at the Prayer Centre Church of God (PCCG), in a video circulating on social media, said God will punish any king who worship idols.
He said: “Idol is a strange religion in Yorubaland. God pronounced that we should worship Him in the garden of Eden when He instructed Adam to be worshipping Him. It will not be well with deities and idols. They are ruined. Stop visiting shrines.
“Idols are troubling Yorubaland, before the power can shift to Yorubaland we have to stop idol worshipping. Do you know where the power of Nigeria is today? It is the North because they detest idol worshipping. They made the foundation of those thrones to be God; you cannot see any idols around them.”
Quoting from the book of Psalms 16:4,Oluwo charged the pastors to ensure that idols are eradicated in the land, saying that Nigeria would remain backwards if people, particularly traditional rulers, are worshipping idols.
He said: “Who is Sango, Oya, Ogun, Osun and others before God? What is the Supreme Being that all these deities worshipped?
‘Our forefathers, who have reigned as kings throughout the Yoruba race misled everybody, they were wrong. This position of king doesn’t have any connection with deities. The position should not have any meeting point with deities and idols.
“God is the king; that means the palace where the king lives should be what? The only enemy and rival of God in that palace is the deities or idols that stay in the palace with the king.
“I know you are all from different towns. The leader, driver, head of a town who give orders and directives now harbours idols or deities in the palace that is originally owned by God, what will be the outcome, won’t they be fighting?
“That means the place of authority of your towns, there is a trouble, what do you think will be the resultant effect on the subjects? You are in trouble already. Don’t berate my stand on this issue, you need to yield to my counsel.
“Idols must not be in a king’s palace. Go and tell the kings. You married a wife and she brought another man to the house, how would it be? That is what the kings in the Yorubaland are doing to God. Yet, they are looking for God’s blessing.
“God is here to clear away all idols from the land. What you all need to do is that you are competing to take idols away from the land. Make sure idols are perished in the land with the help of the pastors.”