Founder of the Holy Michael Church of The Lord Cherubim & Seraphim, Prophet Samuel Olawale Kogberegbe has a peculiar practise– he preaches from a coffin.
While to the casual observer this is absolutely ludicrous, the prophet does have his reasons.
“Death is certain and we are all going to end up in a coffin one day. I only use it as an example that one day, we will all die notwithstanding our position in the society and we will give a report of our activities to God.” he explained
“If only kidnappers, armed robbers, politicians can buy a casket each for themselves today, and begin to lay inside, constantly reminding themselves that death looms even as they go about kidnapping, extorting money from families and putting their victims in untold pains.
“It is possible to realize at a point that all their activities will one day end up in a casket, and there, their flesh will rotten. The same is applicable to everybody on earth. We need to realize that the world is bizarre and empty; as vanity plus vanity will always end up in vanity,” the prophet stated.
“I have a coffin which I carry about while preaching. I did not sleep in it for 40 years. All I am pointing out is that no matter how wealthy you are, you will not leave this world with the money. You will not go into the grave with your money; be you a civil servant who stole money; be you an armed robber or a landlord or a caretaker, your money and wealth ends here the moment you are dead. “If you are buried with an expensive coffin, clothes and jewelleries, all will be stolen from you in the night and your carcass will be left.
To me, life has no meaning until we come to God. Things are going wrong in this world and we should mend our ways,” He concluded.
He also has the ambition to build a mosque for Muslim worshippers within his church premises, he believes that since the two religions call on the same God, there’s no need for segregation of any sort and that the two sects can worship together amicably.