Nigerians knock Mike Bamiloye’s son over comment on ‘Lucifer’
Joshua Mike-Bamiloye, son of Mike Bamiloye, founder of popular Mount Zion Faith Drama Ministry, is facing backlash on social media for saying that ‘Lucifer’, a comedy series, is part of the devil’s agenda to win souls to hell.
The backlash comes barely days after Victor Eghan, a Ghanaian man, had warned Christians, who watch ‘Games of Thrones’, that they are at “risk of going to hell”.
‘Lucifer’ is an American urban fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It was developed by Tom Kapinos and premiered on Fox on January 25, 2016.
Joshua had visited his Twitter account to say that the fourth season of the series, which was released on May 8, literally had the devil in the details.
“There’s a show called Lucifer Azin the devil o lol, and you, knowing how captivating foreign series can be, You still watch,” he wrote.
“Now you love the character; Lucifer, Like Jack Bauer and somehow you think, the devil isn’t winning your soul over…”
The tweet has since attracted mixed reactions on social media on Tuesday.
Following the immediate backlash from Twitter users, Joshua responded to his initial tweet which read: “This tweet really exposes how bad things have gotten. Satan is far more smarter than we think. It’s not just sitting around waiting for rapture to happen.
”He’s turning as many hearts as he can to himself using MOSTLY the media. It’s the easiest most subtle way for him.
“That being said, this isn’t to scare us, but to remind us to stay vigilant, wise, keeping our hearts and spirit on what glorify God. We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus.”
Reacting to the tweet, @TheFavoredWoman, commented: “Your dad’s poorly researched, badly scripted and low budget attempt at movies didn’t do Christianity any favors either.
” Y’all basically scarred people for life.”
Another user, @KhamsObaje, responded to the tweet saying “Abegi! It’s not that deep. I guess you haven’t seen a single episode of the show. Depending on what content you desire in TV, I find it entertaining . Anyone who’s gonna admire and idolise the devil will do it unaided, not from watching LUCIFER abeg.”
However, @solaadio who favoured Joshua’s comment on Lucifer said: “Agbara-Nla saved my marriage from being attacked by an ayamatanga. Please add my name to the list of testimonies of your father’s ministry. If I didn’t watch that movie in Lagos, i would have been clueless and naive and destroyed.”.
Another person, @babsacademy, also tweeted: “This may be an unpopular opinion but you’re definitely correct. There’s an agenda behind almost every book on the shelf now, song on the radio, and movies on the screen.”