The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has disclosed why he tried to reject a honorary award from a foremost Christian university based in Tulsa Oklahoma in the United States of America, Oral Robert University.
The Doctor of Divinity degree was awarded yesterday to Adeboye at the annual congress of RCCG.
The institution awarded Pastor Adeboye in May this year but he was not available personally to collect the award.
However, the institution president, Dr. William Wilson with some other members of the Oral Robert University showed up yesterday at the Redemption City to give the award to Pastor Adeboye.
While accepting the award, Adeboye revealed that he had initially planned to reject it.
According to him, he made a little research and found that the number of people with more than three honorary degrees in the world are very few and he already had seven.
He explained that this made him decide to reject the award as he felt he already had enough.
In his words: “We want to thank Oral Robert University for this honor and will like the Institution to know that it has been received with all our hearts and we are extremely grateful.
“I made a little research and found that the number of people with more than three honorary degrees in the world are very few and I already got seven and I felt it was more than enough. But when I heard that Oral Robert University, the greatest and best Pentecostal University in the World, was going to give me an offer, I tried to dodge by saying I could not come but the President decided to come by himself. Thank you very much and God bless you”
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