A Nigerian cleric and President of Total Liberation Mission, Reverend Emmanuel Sunday Olorunmagba, has set out on a mission to shatter the Guinness World Record for the longest sermon ever delivered.
Olorunmagba, the former National Publicity Secretary said the extraordinary feat promised to go beyond conventional expectations to embark on a grueling 60-hour marathon sermon.
The current holder of this title is a US pastor, Pastor Zack Zehnder from The Cross church in Mount Dora. He was able to preach for 53 hours and 18 minutes, smashing the previous record which was 48 hours and 31 minutes.
Reverend Olorunmagba speaking at a world press conference explained that he had decided to seize the advantage that would make him preach the gospel of hope, salvation, healing, deliverance, reproof, and rebuke among others to as many people as he could.
He said he would not mind if the platform to achieve this feat is on the Guinness World Record (GWR) platform.
In his words, he called on people of like mind to support him, he said “This is my number one goal for seizing the opportunity of this Guinness World Record attempt. Hence, if those of you whose aim is also to ensure the word of God is brought to people at all costs, I invite you to partner with this move and disappoint your religious dogmatism (for those still holding to it).”
Nevertheless, he talked about his critics. He said “I envisage more attacks from religious folks who believe that preaching the word of God or reaching out with the Gospel must be in strict adherence to their hold-tight religious fundamentalism.”
He further talked about Jesus Christ’s ordeal in the hands of his enemies, the Jews, saying, “Even my Lord Jesus did not find it easy with the religious folks of His days as He was so criticised, attacked, persecuted and even brutally murdered for His system of reaching out to people, which was not in total agreement with the religious dogmatic and fundamentalists of that era”.
He added that Jesus faced trials while doing the righteous work.
According to him, he said, “The (Lord Jesus) was called a glutton, a drunk and friend of tax collectors. He was seen as always going against even the religious beliefs of the Jews. Yet they claimed to be seeds of Abraham. But Jesus reminded them that if truly they are seeds of Abraham, they would do the work of Abraham and not seek to kill Him”.
He said many religious folks including pastors and other men of God who were supposed to have a better understanding, have lent themselves to the devil as an instrument of attack in an attempt to kill his vision of reaching out to a wider audience by taking advantage of the Guinness World Record (GWR).