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Adeboye Says “I can’t question God for Dare’s death”
Sun, 9 May 2021   ||   Nigeria,

Sunday 9 May 2021: The General Overseer (GO) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, broke his silence on the tragedy that befell him, saying he cannot blame or question God on the death of his son, Dare.
In a sermon at the May edition of the church’s ongoing monthly Holy Ghost service, the cleric said he could not blame or question God for the passing of his son.

“Whatever we have is given to us by God, be it wealth, wife, husband, children, etc, and if it got taken away by God, all we can do is give God glory for actually giving us the privilege to enjoy that wealth or kids temporarily, and it is not for us to complain, blame, and question God.

“What we see as sorrows might be joy in the sight of God, I mean His ways and thoughts are not the same with ours; we shouldn’t forget that both good and bad happen at God’s command. (Lamentations 3:38).

“Finally, in all things, let’s learn to say thank you, father, and it is well. God bless all of you in Jesus name.

“There is a peace that passes human understanding. It is only God that can give that peace. I thank God that I have that peace,” Adeboye said.
Dare, 42, died on Tuesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was a youth pastor.
He was reported to have slept and did not wake up and was later confirmed dead.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s younger brother, Leke, has been speaking on his brother’s legacy saying Dare’s passion for the youth and how he served God was unique.
He said, “We did everything together, until we got married. Same schools, same everything. We got married on the same day, just a few years apart.
“He taught me to spread my wings, to soar high, to blaze the trail. He demonstrated what it truly meant to serve with brilliance and class. He was full of wisdom, solid on logic, and gifted with an incredible sense of humour.
“He lived entirely for the Lord and His work, dedicating his life to educating and inspiring young people on how to capitalize on and maximize their faith in any environment they find themselves. And ensuring they make heaven at the end.”
Asked if the family would question God for the loss, Leke, who is also the personal assistant to the General Overseer, quoted Romans 8:38, saying, “Not even death would separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus.”
“Never (we will not begrudge God). To live is for Christ, to die is gain,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has commiserated with the Adeboye family on the incident.
In a condolence message, the governor said he was deeply shaken by Dare’s death.
He said, “He was a promising young man, who worked dutifully in the Lord’s vineyard, bringing the message of salvation to young people in Nigeria and across the world.
“Through God’s guidance and the able mentorship of our Daddy GO, Pastor EA Adeboye, he provided a rallying point for youths and helped to inspire them for impactful living.
“Although his untimely passing is more than anyone can bear, we are consoled that he spent his life working for Christ and his eternal rest, which we all hope to attain, is assured in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will be remembered for his compassion, kindness and sense of duty to God and family.”



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