Many people think that once someone has experienced a rebirth, they do not necessarily need to change their name. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the general overseer of Christ Embassy Church, has discussed this and why people with names of idols have to alter them.
Oyakhilome remarked in a video posted to the Christ Embassy Facebook page: "Change your name if "Ogun" is associated with it because if you don't, you will be living up to that moniker. Change your name if it has a bad connotation." Christians are expected to live in a way that only exalts God, and they are not to use their actions to exalt Satan or his minions. And whatever you say or do, according to Colossians 3:17 of the Bible, "do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by him." He added that some preachers are still addressed as "Bishop Oguntobi," which denotes the size of the god of iron. Certain names, according to him, indicate that the God of Iron has brought wealth. After a sincere experience of salvation, a name change is necessary.
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