“I Will Slap Again!” Bishop Oyedepo Brags In First Public Response To Internet Outrage Over Assault On Teenage Girl

Bishop David Oyedepo
By SaharaReporters, New York

 Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder and president of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, today in Ota reacted in his sermon to the spreading video that showed his scandalous slapping of a worshipper during a 'deliverance' drama at his church.

"People now complain on the Internet that I slapped a witch.  If I see another one, I'll slap," said the Bishop, who has become the butt of many jokes since the video was published. 

Still, he bragged today, "It is my ministry to slap!"

Bishop Oyedepo, who is seen on the video slapping the young lady for describing herself as a “witch for Christ,” then said of himself, “I am a Baba witch myself.”

He did not explain what he meant, nor did he slap himself.

But challenging the various reactions to his inhumane act, he asked, "Are they going to court now or what?  If you slap a witch and she apologizes, it shows you are the superior".

Bishop Oyedepo stepped from religion into politics, and advocated the balkanization of the North and the South of Nigeria in obvious reference to the Boko Haram menace.  He stated that the North and the South do not have to be forced to be together.

Despite that foray into one of the critical issues of the moment, the bishop carefully avoided the equally pivotal: the oil subsidy issue which threatens to throw the Nigerian nation into massive rallies and demonstrations starting tomorrow morning.

It was also observed that there is greater security around the church.  The reason for this is suspected to be the rising threats and bombing activities of Boko Haram, which he also referred to during his sermon in the second service today.

A police report had shown a red alert on the church earlier, as a Winners Chapel in the North is known to have been listed among other churches for Boko Haram’s next bombing attack.

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...STOP IT NOW!

YOU SEEM TO ENJOY COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SPECKS IN PEOPLES EYES WHILE YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT THE LOGS IN YOUR OWN EYES JUST LIKE THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCCEES OF JESUS'S TIME, YOUR IGNORANCE OF SPIRITUAL THINGS IS A SIN.
REMMEMBER THAT ALL THE "AWARD WINNING" IDLE WORDS YOU SPEAK TODAY ARE WAITING FOR YOU ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT AND YOU WILL ANSWER ALONE.IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO IS SUPPORTING YOU AND HOW MANY OF YOU ARE INVOLVED TODAY.
IF YOU REALLY KNOW GOD, STOP IT AND THE LORD WILL HAVE MERCY ON YOU.I LOVE U.
FEMI

Correction....Jesus never

Correction....Jesus never said "suffer not a witch to live". Get your facts right bro.

Do be violent.

Broda or sister, datz not hw to get on dis issue. You don't use violence. You'd have asked, why did him slap? One thing about deleverance is dat, u obey d voice of d holy spirit. When u c dat d demonic person in question is claimin superioty then u use d oda dimension. Hw can a witch b bold 2 come to a fire house nd expose it's identity. Meaning he/she thinks deir power is greatest. So don't argue abt things dat will implicate ur soul pls. En. Bless u.

may GOD BLESS YOU MA BRODA.

may GOD BLESS YOU MA BRODA.

Nonesense, many have won many

Nonesense, many have won many awards & scholarships from this man. Y are u ungrateful? Is dis girl ur family, did she ask u 2 defnd her??

LET THE BIBLE BE THE STANDARD!!!!!!

The girl in question described herself as a witch for Christ (that could be called blasphemy if she isn't actually a WITCH trying to justify her existence),Jesus said"Suffer not a witch to live" meaning a witch deserves to die,if you get tormented by a witch once and God reveals it to you am sure you'll do more than slapping,even if it was your mother,that means if Jesus were to scatter the temple in this 21st century and send all buyers and sellers away as He did in the synagogue,so many will prosecute him for assault and crucify him again.Brethren heaven and God's principles remain constant even civilization can't change it,because God wouldn't judge with the standard of man.Remember Christ said greater works than He did we will do,prosperity is not forbidden for men of God.Let's appreciate great men among us,and let God be the judge of all,some can't fast for 3 days, yet have the strength to judge them,when they suffer in secret and God bless them openly why should we complain?

Roger farley too far from God, almost satanic very demonic

This guy you have no share in God your words scream loud and clear.
Read your words and tell me what you have learnt from the Bible.
You know nothing of God you have not been touched by any example of civilisation not to talk of the Word of God except if you are largely demonic given they way you write and abuse others here.
Did you not read....and have you not heard that .... you wrestle not against flesh and blood?... What do you understand by it both in the way your Bishop slapped a young girl ..a girl who eventually showed a superior relationship to God than any of you and your leaders and members. And your venomous outpourings here how does it show your relationship with God?

nIGERIAN CHRISTIANS DONT READ THE BIBLE HENCE THEY CANT CRITICIS

The so-called Nigerian christians dont read their bible in a systematic manner to aid their understanding of God .......
they flip through certain areas for prayers they flip through areas they have been asked by the preacher when he searchs for evidence for his point hence a lot of them dont really understand much of Christ's own teachings on anything.
They cant examine the so-called men of God as they dont have a good grasp of the bible teachings on the apostolic traditions.
These preachers know and exploit this ignorance.
The bible is full of examples of these ministers.
Many of then dont even see anything wrong from the slap of young girl.
Bible charged we wrestle not against flesh and blood a bishop slapped flesh and blood a brute unholy slap that even Jesus never used yet some cite a very dubious example

Thou shall nt insult

Look, Roger farley, i must say u r nt talking lyk a christian, u r evn talkin lyk d one possd. If u r angry nd wants to correct some1 is dat the bxt way, hope u r nt a winner or is dat wat dey teach u dia. Hmmm, u guys dnt represnt d name-living faith

I guess you are a member of Living Faith Church.

What Bishop Oyedepo did was wrong.Jesus did not tell us to slap witches.He could as well deliver the lady.It was the devil that
Was speaking thru the lady. Love bears all things so the Bible
Said.

Be Christ like

Man of God, man of God. Why do Christians always say they can not critize a man of God. What did Jesus do when he saw that his father's house had been turned into a market place? Men of God allowed buying and selling to take place and Jesus did not spare any body. I know we can not judge but we should be able to say the truth when we see it. Jesus came for sinners and He showed them love can we at least try to do that. He without sin cast the first stone. Let us all spend a few seconds and pray that the young lady finds Christ and is not put off.

Be Christ like

Man of God, man of God. Why do Christians always say they can not critize a man of God. What did Jesus do when he saw that his father's house had been turned into a market place? Men of God allowed buying and selling to take place and Jesus did not spare any body. I know we can not judge but we should be able to say the truth when we see it. Jesus came for sinners and He showed them love can we at least try to do that. He without sin cast the first stone. Let us all spend a few seconds and pray that the young lady finds Christ and is not put off.

HIS CUP IS FULL

Christ was so humble that all through the delieverance they so immitate, he did nt mame any, rather spoke the word, lay hands. Nowto human beign from fore head push to slapping now. He who is without a sin let him speak.His defrauding the poor ignorant memebers through the word of God he does not even act is catching up with him.Soon all will be exposed.God of justice and equity still REIGNS.

on the last day

man of God who doesnt care 4 d poor. Enriching himself to the deteriment of d poor church masses. Only God knows

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who dares insult a man of God

I wish to state that i am sore disappointed with all you idiots saying things against a man of God, if you indolent fools had any iota of respect for God and his anointed, you will not open your Squeamish sepulcher called mouth to call a Bishop a fool, you are fools, incurable fools, idiots, bastards and from the pit of hell. Its obvious that you people represent hell and its agents that is why you people are fast to react. Western world does not recognize witchcraft and that is why they do terrible things to themselves and you faggots know. Like David in the Bible, i dare say "you uncircumcised sons of philistines, how dare you defile the army of the Lord" may judgement fall on you for raising your voice in condemnation of God's servant.

Disappionted

The world is disappointed by the act. But God will reveal all.

Shut up

Who anointed him man of God, or self made bishop and self anointed, please if you don't know what to say shut up your dirty mouth, the so called bishop, conspicuously disappointed him self by slapping the poor girl,

Where are the spiritual power, anointing and miracle. Cant he pray for the girl and cast out the demon in her. All you blind believer would open your stinking mouth and support evil.and called a self acclaimed bishop man of God where and how was he ordained.

FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLS

fool listen

the wrath will be upon you and your family first.

you are a big idiot for

you are a big idiot for saying that, he would have slap you or your mother, you just open you mouth to vomit rubbish.

Too bad

I still don't get it. Why did he slap a little girl for expressing who she is? Why didn't he say to her ''No, you're not a witch for Christ''? Slapping her is nothing but a violent act. It's not expected of a pastor. I'm not a pastor and I'd not even do that.

However, my question is 'Why are Catholics, Anglicans, Presbyterians and Methodists not witches? You find these witches only in pentecostal churches. This is a pentecostal church problem where anyone including those with mental problems are easily branded witches and asked to pay for fake exorcism.

what nonsense!!!

Τ̣̣ђё lady said dat she was Ǻ witch for christ, how can she say that kind of thing!!! Stop judging him at Allll! He is Ǻ man of God. And. Even pastor adeboye said τ̅☺ him that he is seriously proud of. Himmm anywhere i̶̲̥̅̊n τ̣̣ђё world.

ONLY GOD KNOWS

Only God judges and sees the heart of man.....
man of God man of God hemmmmm......They've used pple's widow's mite to build universities, that the actual widow's children can never afford to attend......search yourself man of God or should i sey man of gods.......

THE BISHOP ERRED.

I respect anyone called by the name of the Lord but the Bishop's behavior is unbecoming of a man of God.This could only happen in Nigeria where the rich could use their money and power to do anything to the helpless poor. What are the human right activists in Nigeria doing ? it is not enough to make noise on the internet. If the Bishop had done this in developed world he would have paid dearly for it. The Bishop needs to be sent to anger management class.

re:sahara reporters

U like carrying fake reports.bishop oyedepo didn't call himself a baba witch. And moreova this happened way back in 2009.so carry new and authentic gists.

Fake Pastor

You this fake man of God i challenge you to come and slap one of your church members in Nigeria, Wallah you will end up behind bars. You live in a dark country called Nigeria where you can get away with anyhing.
I dare you to try your stunt abroad.
May you burn in hell.

coments & greeting

how wonder is the name of the lord Jesus! i would to thanx u for the ministry and may the lord bless u much for his mercy up on this world. with love!!!!!!!!!!

by Dyson

Thou shall not judge

For heaven's sake didn't you read the part where the girl said she was 'a witch for christ'? How wlse would you want him to react? Ask the church to clap for her?
Always look at issues from both sides abeg. Besides, whether he was right or wrong, he has come to us in the name of God so we believe him, it is left for God and he alone to judge.

For heaven's sake didn't you

For heaven's sake didn't you read the part where the girl said she was 'a witch for christ'? How wlse would you want him to react? Ask the church to clap for her?
Always look at issues from both sides abeg. Besides, whether he was right or wrong, he has come to us in the name of God so we believe him, it is left for God and he alone to judge.

Why call him a fool

Mr Anonymous.. please respect yourself and don't use abuse this medium of communication. why call him a fool?.