Cyber security expert and Facebook preacher Charles Awuzie has reacted to news of the death of Pastor Essa Ogorry.
Ogorry, of Fulfilling Word Foundation Church, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday.
Awuzie, whose comments on the alleged sex scandal rocking Omega Fire Ministries founder Apostle Suleman went viral, had this to say about Ogorry’s passing:
“Last week, Pastor Essa from Port Harcourt, Nigeria cancelled the wedding of a couple who had served in his church for 12 years. The pastor canceled the wedding because the couple arrived a few minutes late to their wedding.
“The news went viral on social media but I refused to comment because of the level of wickedness I sensed in such heartless act.
“This morning, we woke up to the sad news of the death of the same pastor.
“Now, this is one of the deepest lessons in life. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
“Many people have accused me of sometimes being a bit soft on false prophets, bad guys, etc. They said I’m not tough like so, so and so.
“I laugh when I hear such because they don’t know that life is deeper than being right, passionate or even being morally upright. There’s a higher side of life that has to do with being merciful, compassionate and lowering the standards to accommodate weaker people.
“That’s what this pastor lacked: compassion.
“So in his death, he is not being remembered as one of the best preachers in Port Harcourt. He is, rather, being remembered as the pastor who cancelled the wedding of a couple for being late.
By the way, he lost his wife exactly this day (16th February) one year ago and many people are saying he may have desired the sister whose wedding he canceled.
“Friends, be merciful, be compassionate even while pursuing your passion for truth and what’s right.”