“Then he said to me, “The north chambers and the south chambers, which are opposite the separate area, they are the holy chambers where the priests who are near to the LORD shall eat the most holy things. There they shall lay the most holy things, the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering; for the place is holy. 14″When the priests enter, then they shall not go out into the outer court from the sanctuary without laying there their garments in which they minister, for they are holy. They shall put on other garments; then they shall approach that which is for the people.” Ezekiel 42:13-14
Throughout the journey of Papa SBJ Oshoffa, the founder of this church and first Shepherd of Celestial Church of Christ, I don’t think he had ever been seen wearing mufti. Well, his children who were seeing him morning, noon and night are in better position to state otherwise. Same goes for Baba Bada etc.
Now to this new generation of Shepherds, we see a lot of them wearing muftis while some stick to that white garment ‘rule’ alone, someone like my shepherd. In fact, Celestial Church doctrine does not permit a shepherd to even do any other work except shepherding. The reverse is the case with our members across the ocean, since life there is not what it is here in Africa, a lot of our shepherds/prophets are distributors of goods, drivers, factory workers, despatchers to mention a few.
I have severally thought about this, that Celestial Church seems to have solely birthed for Africa and not meant to be transported overseas. Maybe this might is why the church doctrine is being trampled upon by the authorities there. Maybe that’s why Policemen wore their shoes into the sacred altar of God at New Jerusalem Parish, Manchester recently.
Now, the question I am throwing to everyone in the house is that, as a clergy in CCC, are you allowed to wear mufti? Are those abroad exempted from it? What does Celestial Church Constitution, written or unwritten, stipulate about this?
Before you give an answer, bear in mind that the text above, Ezekiel 42:13-14 states otherwise.
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