General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor Williams Kumuyi has taken a swipe at ushers who insist ladies coming to church with uncovered hair must cover their heads.
He described the act as an embarrassment.
Kumuyi made the observation in a sermon shared on the Facebook wall of the Ekiti State Deeper Life Church monitored by Church Times
He said, “Somebody is coming to our church for the first time. And she happens to be a lady not covering her head. We ask the person to cover her head before coming in. We don’t know whether the person does not even know God. We confront her out there before she even enters the church. We don’t know if she does not know how to pray or prophesy. But we impose rules on her.
“If I were the person, I would wonder what kind of church is this? If they treat me like a primary school girl, that will be my last time coming to the church.”
Kumuyi said because many Christians don’t know how to interpret the word of God “we drive people away.”
Scripture on head covering
He explained 1Cor 11v5 which dwells on the covering of the head for the female gender.
According to him the Bible only stated that women should have their heads covered while praying or prophesying.
He also wondered why some sisters in the church would cover their heads for almost 20 hours a day; stating that many have made themselves unattractive by their appearance.
Kumuyi said, “There are some women who are not attractive to their husbands. Some believe since they are married they are no longer obligated to look good before their husband. There are single sisters that are not presentable. ”
Kumuyi noted that because of persistent covering there will be “heat in the hair and it will emit odour,”
Women who practice such according to him, “put themselves in bondage because they never read the word.”
He said many of the sisters who insist on the covering of hair might not even be praying in the church. They just believe since they are covering their head, they are okay.
Doing more exegesis on the scripture he said, the woman was created for the man.
“If I don’t tell you maybe nobody will tell you. There are some wives who dress shabbily and are no longer attractive to the man. There are some single sisters that are not presentable. Anybody who is looking for the will of God may not be attracted to them. The Bible says every woman that prayeth or prophesies. The reason why you are covering is either you are praying or prophesying.”