Don’t block your blessings! The next time your church’s minister of music grabs the mic and performs a soul-stirring rendition of “Let Me See It” by UGK complete with tambourine rattles and foot stomps during a praise break let the spirit move you.
Cocoa Fab reports:
Kenyan pastor Rev. Njohi is invoking some unorthodox practices at his church to get his members closer to God. He has reportedly encouraged his female congregants to remove their bras and underwear before coming to church, so that Christ can freely enter their bodies with his spirit, according to The Kenyan Daily Post.
Njohi, who is the pastor of the Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church in Kenya, reportedly refers to undergarments as “ungodly.” The questionable minister called together a meeting with church officials and allegedly discussed banning the under garments because people “need to be free in body and spirit in order to receive Christ.”
After warning his flock about the evils of undergarments, the pastor spoke of the damnation they will suffer if they do not shed their unmentionables. However, no rules or garment restrictions were made on the men of the congregation. (Side eye!)
Despite the bizarre request, the church’s female parishoners actually did come to church sans their undies, the Post reports. No word on whether these women became closer to God or were simply closer to being taken advantage of by a sexually disturbed pastor.
There’s a verse in Ecclesiastes that addresses the blessings God will pour down from heaven when you obey his will when you act in obedience by going before his throne of grace to let that monkey hang.
Growing up as a southern pentecostal, I’ve witness it all (my favorite church service moment being when my then pastor instructed the ushers to open up the doors to let the devil out mid-sermon) but this news story? I wasn’t ready.
This all reminds me of the church scene in the “Ms. New Booty” video.
Ladies and zestlemen, how would you react if your pastor asked you to remove your bra and panties before participating in Sunday worship?