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Popular media personality and winner of Big Brother Africa season 5, Uti Nwachukuwu has disclosed what he thinks about most pastors, especially those that reside in Africa.

In a post on his official Twitter handle, the reality TV star says he detests the fact that most African pastors instill fear in their followers as a way of drawing them to God.

He expressed displeasure in this mode of operation by African pastors who are not doing what God commanded them to do unto their followers.

“I HATE that some African pastors/ministers often use FEAR as a tool to convince people to worship GOD! Fear of Poverty Fear of Failure Fear of Attack & ultimately Fear of Hell! This is EXTREMELY WRONG! God has not Given us the spirit of Fear! WE HAVE TO BE WISE IN THESE TIMES O!” He said.
-Uti Nwachukwu (@SirUTI)

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2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind . Let's open our eyes and shun places of worship where they drive fear into our hearts!!. Just imagine if someone showed u loyalty and service all cos they were afraid of getting poor ! Or fear of not enjoying the comfort of your house! And not cos they Truly Loved u for who you were!!! . HOW WOULD YOU FEEL? …..so how do we expect GOD to feel ? . common guys WAKE UP O! GO TO PLACES OF WORSHIP WHERE DOCTRINES OF LOVE AND GRACE ARE EXALTED !! . GOD is not interested in Punishing us o!!!!! How can u be a Christian but you act like you are from the Old testament??!!! I AM CONFUSED!!!!!! . I thought the reason we are called Christians is because we are no longer children of Law ? But rather Children of Grace ?? Can you earn righteousness?? . My People your Righteousness is like FILTHY RAGS before God o! so SHUN FEAR!!! EMBRACE LOVE … JESUS himself said it in MATHEW 22: 37-40 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.38 This is the first and greatest commandment.39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments . Read your Bibles AND MEDITATE so u can have a deeper understanding!! I REST MY CASE…. . #christianity #Africa #Nigeria #Worship #Sunday

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Some Twitter users reacting to his comment wrote:

You forgot to add the ultimate fear of village people. Some go to the extent of tearing families apart with “the enemy of a man is a member of his household”, suspicion, distrust and …suffer not a witch to live shows up suddenly.
CJ Prestige Commerce (@CJtwittime)

Not just in church but in schools and society in general. It’s ‘read hard or fail in exams or life’s. ‘Obey the laws of the land or go to jail’. ‘obey the laws of God or go to hell’.. fear has always been a control mechanism.
Crazy Rich Esans (@luiz_peetha)

It’s not their fault, it’s ours that have chosen to remain in “mental slavery”. Paying your tithe and sowing seed is all they care for. So that fear does a lot to them. They can’t preach without it.
Ejikeme Ezebuilo (@Igariga1)

If you truly know your bible, understand and know why Jesus came and what He is to you…no one would.
mcalliz (@Mcalliz089) March 24, 2019

Uti’s comments comes amid rumors making rounds that he is gay and a partner to his fellow colleague Alex Ekubo.

Uti has however denied these claims by writing in a Twitter post;“I am going to say this just once. All gossip mongers about my sexuality are hereby warned! A scapegoat will be chosen very soon.”

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