Nathaniel Bassey who started the Hallelujah Challenge in an interview said he expected criticisms which he did receive and that criticism made the Hallelujah Challenge soar high.
According to him many great men today at a point in their lives faced criticism and was able to see pass it which made them the great men today. He also said he compared himself as one of the disciple in the bible who was so privileged to be flock for Christ. He added that he felt so much joy when the criticism started flowing in. Below is the interview with Saturday Beat.
He said “The attacks and criticisms were expected. I was humbled when the attacks began. I read one of the attacks whereby I was placed side by side with my General Overseer, Pastor Adeboye, Chris Oyahkilome, Reinhard Bonnke and when they mentioned my name, I felt like one of the disciples in the bible who was so privileged to be flock for Christ. I was joyous. When you look at it, you realise that it is the story of life. Nothing of great repute happens without criticism and there is no innovator that has not been criticised. We celebrate Microsoft and Apple for their innovations but they faced criticism. Thomas Edison failed over 900 times when inventing the light bulb and he was called a failure and all manner of names but today, we celebrate his invention. I have read a lot of biography and there is absolutely no great man in history that has not been criticised. Let’s talk about the scripture, Abraham left everything and followed God and people thought he was crazy. Jesus, our Lord and saviour was criticised a lot and no one on earth has been criticised as much as Jesus Christ. What it does is that it puts us in good company. I am sure when Martin Luther King said he had a dream, people thought he was crazy. Criticism comes with our faith. I think with the way God works, all the criticism only helped the project grow because it made people curious. What the devil meant for evil worked to our favour. The criticism has actually done a great awareness for what we are doing.”