Read News! » Pastor E.O Adeboye explains why he abolished the Crossover Service; Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), revealed that he cancelled the crossover service last year to teach his congregation a lesson on obedience.
A curfew of 12 am to 4 am was enforced by the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 as part of steps to curtail the spread of coronavirus. As a result, churches were ordered by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to close their crossover service before 11 pm.
The Guideline indicated that crossover programs, normally beginning a few hours before 12 a.m. and finishing a few minutes after 12 a.m. on 1 January, did not take place as usual. Adeboye said at his church's first thanksgiving service in 2021, delivering a sermon:
I know some of you asked me 'Daddy, why did you cancel the crossover service?
We got ready to go to the camp to sing and dance and to jump.' I'm going to tell you why.
“Reason number one, I saw the opportunity to teach you another lesson on submission. When you obey in agreement with what your boss says, that is called cooperation. When your boss asks you to do something and you do it, even though you do not agree with him, it is called submission. Submission is when you obey even when you don’t agree.
“Some said by 10pm you should close. Another one said by 11pm you should close. I said, okay, let’s agree and close in our home. So, I said we’ll stay in our house and crossover at 12 midnight.”
Commending the government, Adeboye said they: “are doing a very good job, they are trying their best. When you ask a man to do a job only God can do, don’t blame him if he makes mistakes. They are trying and doing their very best, humanly speaking, to protect us.”
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