DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIANITY: THE BANE OF THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA

The real obstacle to true manifestation of the church is denominational Christianity. Denominational Christianity is simply the division of the body of Christ and usurpation of the authority of Christ His church. It is driven not by compassion for souls, love or service of God, but by economic benefits, greed, insatiable desire to acquire, rule, control and become lords over innocent souls Christ died for. It is denominational christianity that enthrones in the hearts of all manner of men, the desire to “make it” by establishing and owning a “church”.

DENOMINATIONALISM is a rebellious, self-serving spirit of division, that drives men to carry the Bible to both near and far place to “win souls” and after the souls are won, the denominational lords brainwash them with false gospel, enslave them with anti-christ religious doctrines and practices. In denominational Christianity, the denominational lords make converts to lose Christ-consciousness and rather focus on them as mediator between them and God. They make the members of their Denominations to lose their sound mind and willingly become lawful captives.

It is the rebellious, self-serving spirit of DENOMINATIONALISM that makes men to carry bible and travel far to preach, and after the souls are won, they preach he gospel of Moses that is based on WORKS, curses and blessings, and subjugate and relegate to the background, the gospel of Christ whereby men are redeemed from curses, receive salvation, become freely blessed of God, and attained justification and right-standing with God, simply by having FAITH IN CHRIST and His FINISHED REDEMPTIVE WORK ON THE CROSS.

It is the rebellious, self-serving spirit of DENOMINATIONALISM that induce men to falsely profess Christ, and use his name to turn men from freeborn sons and daughters in Christ to slaves and servants of denominational lords whose spiritual allegiance is to the spirit of Mammon; who turn men from worshippers of God to worshippers of men of gold; make them lose the spirit of love and of power and of sound mind, and exchange it with the spirit of fear, “mumuism” and slavery.

Denominational lords make men to exchange their freedom in Christ for slavery of the law. And they do it only for money, in some cases using ungodly powers. Yet, my people are too blind to see; and they even love to have it so.

The spirit of DENOMINATIONALISM, wherein thrives sorcery, bewitchment and speaking of twisted things, has turned my people into victims of the Stockholm syndrome. Try show them the undeniable proofs of light and truth you have seen and encountered with the objective of helping them secure their freedom, they will turn against you in defense of their slaves masters. They will call you a rebel, agent of devil, and all manner of names. They will avoid you for fear of being contaminated with non-existent “curses and consequences” for daring to touch “his anointed” by exposing their doctrinal errors and questioning their false teachings, even when done in the light of truth of God’s word as revealed in the Gospel of Christ.

It is the rebellious, self-serving spirit of DENOMINATIONALISM that brought money-changers and religious stockbrokers into the centre stage of churching, projecting money and material gains as the face of the Gospel; making men their followers (instead of Christ) and conditioning them to see God as one who collects money in exchange for blessings.

The spirit of DENOMINATIONALISM is anti-christ. It stands against everything Christ represents. It usurps the authority of Christ amongst the people and only the discerning minds can see it.

The church in Nigeria is under hostage. She has to be freed by opening the hearts and minds of the people to the truth, by all means, so they can experience the salvation, freedom and power of the Gospel.

On the community level, the solution lies in undenominational Christianity. To experience the true power of the Gospel, every Denomination as a matter of necessity, has to restructure, relinquish one-man church leadership and authority system, and adopt leadership by plurality of elders as is the case with church of the new testament exemplified in the Bible. The church, as urgently as possible, need to be handed over back to her owner – the Lord Jesus Christ.

I pray the Lord to touch the “usurpers of the church” Christ purchased with His blood, to repent, restructure and return to the original template designed and established by Christ through the Apostles.

If you offended by this truth, I’m not surprised. Knowing the truth brings liberation, but it may piss you off first.

It’s a new dawn!

~ Franklin Okolie

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RETHINKING THE LOVE OF A FATHER.

Written by Dr Ninyo Omidiji

Meet The Prodigal Son!

He got the name “prodigal” from his pius brother who believed he was a better person.

The publishers of the bible put the headline for the story as “The parable of the prodigal son”.

From sunday school days, the prodigality of this son has been drummed into our ears at the expense of the real essence and the message of the parable.

To start with, his father never called him prodigal, yet it was his money and possession that boy wasted. He called him lost and dead, implying someone who couldn’t help himself but needed help.

This parable in Luke 15:11-end was against the backdrop of the self-righteous Pharisees, bemoaning the way Jesus accepted and hobnobed with the acclaimed sinners of his days.

There was no single good work credited to this so-called prodigal son, yet he got a portion of inheritance simply by asking, which sadly, he eventually bungled.

As if waiting for his return, his father met him while he was still a great distance from home and before he could offer a word of apology he found himself in the embrace of his father.

He had thought he no longer deserved anything in the house anymore: he had hoped to beg to be employed as a servant but his father thought otherwise. How amazing!

He killed the fatted cow for him. He dressed him up in a new garment and fixed a ring on his finger. He rolled out the drums for him. There was rejoicing and testimony.

From my sideline, I also reckon that this son deserved nothing. He has worked or laboured for nothing. He exuded nothing but disobedience and disappointment, yet he got everything, including what he didn’t ask for.

The only credential he has is being a son in the house. Nothing more!

Indeed, there’s more to being a son in your father’s house than meet the eye. When he served a foreigner to deserve wages by helping to feed the swine, he desired to eat from the animals feeds but was denied. But in his father’s house, he did not have to serve to deserve anything. Curious, you may think…

Now meet his “righteous” brother!

He did all he could to impress his father, perhaps he’d see this and give him something.

Like many of us, he probably has heard it preached to his hears severally, “thou shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless your bread and your water and take sicknesses away from you…. ”

So he worked assiduously at it, “serving” in different capacities and departments in church, so he could qualify for his father’s blessings.

Hear him here:

“So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends.
Luke 15:29 NKJV.

In spite of all his efforts at procuring his father’s favor, all his desires seemed to have eluded him.

No wonder he was disappointed at his father’s magnanimity towards his “prodigal” brother. He was still slaving away in the farm when they killed the fatted cow. The party actually started without his consent and without him knowing it.

He was a deeply offended man when heard what happened. He refused to go into the house of his father.

This is the state of many church goers today. They have been given many conditions to secure all kinds of blessings from their Heavenly Father. They have been working hard at them. But they see others who don’t seem to “qualify” get the same thing they have been labouring to get.

They see those they consider prodigal with their chastity in the past conceive promptly while they have had to wait for the fruits of the womb.

They see those who cheated in exams get good jobs while they are still job hunting. They have many questions in their hearts that they are afraid to ask anybody around. They are deeply offended in God but somehow they tag along.

Dear friend, I need you to understand me clearly, the idea of the Heavenly Father sold to us is jaundiced.

A father that wants you to give him money before he could take care of you is not your Heavenly Father. A father that will send devourers after you for non-payment of tithe isn’t your father.

See I have met earthly fathers who invest heavily their time, money and emotions and wouldn’t give up on their “non-performing” children. This is the love of an earthly imperfect father.

Jesus said, “if you men who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly father give to those who ask Him. ….

It is time to begin to rethink and relearn the fatherhood side of our God. Until you realize that in the new covenant, sonship is over servant-hood, your confusion will remain thick sir.

Jesus came to raise sons, not servants. “…to those who receive Him, He gave power to become the sons of God”. John 1:12.

Some people came to Jesus and asked him what they had to do to qualify for God’s work . His response was instructive. “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
John 6:29 KJVA.

I know many of us don’t like the idea of the “prodigal son”. To us, his brother is more like who we would want to be

May I call your attention to the fact the his brother was a type of the Pharisees that Jesus was taking a swipe at?

Indeed many of our assemblies are raising men whose lives and beliefs are patterned after the hypocritical and self-righteous Pharisees of Jesus’ days.

Men have been asked to raise up their tithe cards and other commitment cards in order to remind God they deserve a blessing. They have been asked to sow seed to provoke God into action.

In like manner I laugh when I hear people reel out their good deeds as the reason why God is blessing them. If only men knew how much favor they have received from God that they don’t merit.

We have raised an ungrateful generation of unbelieving believers who believe they actually deserved the mercy they receive from their Father. We have raised a crop of believers with deep sense of entitlement based on works and not based on privileges of sonship.

Dear friend, if you are a son, then you are a son! Let no man make you feel a need to work to deserve what you already are, in Christ Jesus.

And I wouldn’t want you to get this twisted. I am by no means encouraging prodigal living or irresponsible behaviors.

But I’m drumming up the truth of the gospel that has been suppressed in order to sell “another gospel” to us.

Your good behavior and service to God should spring out of the knowledge of who you are in Christ Jesus, not the other way round. You don’t serve like a hireling working for wages, but as sons. They are worlds apart.

When a child is leaving home to another place in my part of the world, he’d often have this phrase drummed to his hears, “remember the child of whom you are ” . So behave accordingly.

Therefore, it is all important to know who you are and the full implication of being a child of God.

It is time to rethink and relearn your sonship. It is time to relearn the kind of father you have in God!

Your best leverage is not going to be any sacrifice you could render to God as a servant but your place as a son, procured for you by the finished work of Christ on the cross.

“Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love that he has lavished on us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children. The reason the world doesn’t recognize who we are is that they didn’t recognize him”.
1 John 3:1 TPT

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free

NINYO.

#CHEMTRAILS (also administered via A.C vents..) #POPULATIONCONTROL #Daniel8vs13 #Matthew24vs15 #Luke21vs20

June 25, 2004 – We have good news: The not-so-secret chemtrail spraying program, intended to keep us from attaining higher spiritual awareness/consciousness, to reduce ethnically targeted populations worldwide, and to induce bioengineered disease organisms in order to reap staggering profits for the pharmaceutical cartels is apparently failing- and failing badly. I have seen the evidence here in southern California and have read of similar reports from different regions of America. Read the articles below for an historical overview of chemtrails and the reasons for their deployment, but don’t dwell on the negative aspects of this story because things are beginning to look up and we have good reason for optimism! …be part of the ‘hit team’ bringing down this Luciferian inspired genocide operation.
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It’s not the flu according to Dr. Len Horowitz. His opinion is not based on conspiracy theory but on conspiracy fact. Over the past 10 years, Horowitz has become America’s most controversial medical authority. A university-trained medical researcher, Horowitz, 48, charges that elements of the United States government are conspiring with major pharmaceutical companies to make large segments of the population sick.

Mycoplasma is not really a fungus, it’s not really a bacteria, it’s not really a virus. It has no cell wall. It goes deep into the cell nuclei thereby making it very difficult to mount an immune response against it. It’s a man-made biological weapon. The patent report explains how it causes chronic upper respiratory infections that are virtually identical to what’s going on right now.

“And in the contemporary warfare arena, where experts in biological chemical warfare convene and discuss the ways that are ideal to conduct warfare today, to really take an enemy out, you don’t want to kill the people. You want to produce people who are chronically ill and become dependent on the state and totally sap the resources of the country. And then you can move in with your military-medical-industrial complex and your international medical-pharmaceutical cartel. Then you sell these defeated countries all of the pharmaceuticals and chemicals that they need to maintain any semblance of healthy function…

…They’re completely depleted. They can’t put together a military. You create a dependence and thereby you weaken the population, and weakened populations are easy to control. So you’ve got population control, and you make vast fortunes doing it, versus just blowing up a nuclear weapon and devastating the infrastructure that you own. You and your colleagues own that infrastructure. You want to get rid of the people. You don’t want to get rid of infrastructure”

The Armed Forces Research Institute of Pathology has registered a patent for the pathogenic micoplasma that is causing the epidemic. You can see the patent report in the book, Healing Codes for the Biblical Apocalypse.
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“I believe the chemtrails are responsible for a chemical intoxication of the public, which would then cause a general immune suppression, low grade to high grade, depending on exposure. The immune dysfunction allows people to become susceptible to opportunistic infections, such as this mycoplasma and other opportunistic infections”, says Dr. Horowitz.ical to what’s going on right now.

”CHEMTRAILS DESTROY YOUR IMMUNE FUNCTION“

I believe the chemtrails are responsible for a chemical intoxication of the public, which would then cause a general immune suppression, low grade to high grade, depending on exposure. The immune dysfunction allows people to become susceptible to opportunistic infections, such as this micoplasma and other opportunistic infections”, says Dr. Horowitz.

Excerpts from http://educate-yourself.org/ct/ and https://www.aircrap.org/2018/01/11/chemtrail-flu/

HOW TO KNOW JUDAISTS (camouflaged as “Christians”).

– They are LAW oriented.
– They are Moses oriented.
– They are Elijah oriented.
– They are LETTER oriented.
– They believe (and teach others) that they are still under the curse _be it “generational” or otherwise_ #Matthew12:34

– They are physically alive but spiritually dead.
– They are FETISH; they use magical powers to Lord it over their fellow men.
– They are ‘viruses’ which infects everyone around them.
– They are Ignorant and always reject knowledge.
– They are called “SERPENTS” {and behave as such} -Matthew 23:23-

Galatians
3:13 CHRIST HATH REDEEMED US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles THROUGH JESUS CHRIST; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit THROUGH FAITH.
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– Anyone placing you under a curse for not obeying the law, is an AntiChrist.

– Anyone whosoever, telling you now that you cannot enter Heaven if you do not pay Tithes, has shown you {which you can see if not BLIND} glaringly that he/she (is an AntiChrist) DOES NOT BELIEVE IN CHRIST.

1 John 2:18
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”

2 John 1:7
“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

ANYONE WHO TRULY BELIEVES THAT “CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH” WOULD NEVER INSINUATE TITHES PAYMENT AS A LEVERAGE TO ENTER HEAVEN.

#ToThoseWithEars #PersonalRelationshipWithChrist #HolySpiritIndwelling #THEWORDOFGOD

THE LIGHTS.

John 12:36
“While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.”

IT IS NOT TODAY THAT THE DEVIL HAS BEEN QUOTING FROM “THE BOOK OF PSALMS” TO ‘DECEIVE’ GOD’s CHILDREN -desiring to derail the ignorants-.

The Devil tried it in “Luke 4:10-11 (Matthew 4:6)” using “Psalms 91:11-12” and failed woefully.

Why did the Devil fail?

It was because Jesus had The Holy Spirit’s full support. Jesus wasn’t ‘letter’ oriented, He was SPIRIT oriented!

Are you SPIRIT oriented???
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Psalms 91:1
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

The “He” being referred to in the above verse is CHRIST.

CHRIST HAS COME OUT FROM THE SECRET PLACE AND FROM UNDER THE SHADOW..

Even “Solomon” knew this and was thus quoted;
Song of Solomon 4:6
“UNTIL THE DAY BREAK, and the SHADOWS FLEE AWAY, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.”

The “day break” refers to the coming of Christ on earth which made “shadows flee away”. John 8:12

This means that anyone IN Christ now DOES NOT dwell in secret places or abide under shadows anymore -as LIGHT cannot be HIDDEN- Matthew 5:14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” John 12:46

James 1:17
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the FATHER OF LIGHTS, with whom is no variableness, neither ‘shadow’ of turning.”
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John 3:19-20
“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”

#ToThoseWithEars
#PersonalRelationshipWithChrist
#HolySpiritIndwelling
#TheWORDofGOD

THE GATES OF HELL..

Matthew 16:18
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Where is “the gates of hell” located in this present age and time?

The gates of hell is located at the entrance of every denomination whose G.O/Pope/Archbishop/Prophet/Pastor feeds fat on the ignorance of the congregation (who never understands James 2:17,20) ; where the congregation are being LIED to daily to keep looking up for good Job, Spouse, Wealth, Children, Breakthrough, etc, whilst their “slave masters” pimped up as “man/woman of God” keeps building schools, amassing properties and jets, being loved by the world as “the most influential and richest”, and riding the latest ride.

That verse should serve as an eye-opener to ALL believers; that Christ builds His church upon THE BELIEVER and not with bricks and cements upon every street -which houses ignorants-

STOP building colonies tagging it “church planting”! Just stop with the deceit already!

The CHURCH(BELIEVERS -a.k.a CALLED OUT ONES) of CHRIST has risen! “And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”!

#ToThoseWithEars
#PersonalRelationshipWithChrist
#HolySpiritIndwelling
#TheWORDofGOD

IT MAY BE “BIBLICAL”, YET NOT THE GOSPEL.

Just So You Know Sir!

The new testament did not start from Matthew chapter one.

Matter-of-factly, the events recorded in the synoptic gospels from Mathew to John took place in the Old Testament.

I know according to the demarcation in our bibles, they are situated in “the new testament” section.

I also know the words of Jesus Christ appear in red to make them stand out.

However, the new testament didn’t start with the birth of Christ, it started with His death and resurrection.

At His last Supper, He took a cup and declared to His disciples, “this is the new covenant in my blood….” LK 22:20.

So until that blood was shed, the new covenant was not in effect.

“For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Hebrews 9:16 NKJV

Born and bred under the old covenant, Jesus observed the law of Moses.

And while He preached on their streets, he gave a preview of the coming kingdom. He gave a peek to the new testament and the church that was hitherto nonexistent at the time.

Technically the new testament is not about the demarcation of books as contained in the Bible. It is about the dispensation of God’s dealing with man in the here and now.

So the first account of the Church is in the Acts Of Apostles. The foundation and pattern to follow are established therein and also in the epistles written by the Apostles to the churches.

Hear Paul speak :

“… having been built on the FOUNDATION of the APOSTLES and PROPHETS, JESUS CHRIST Himself being the chief corner stone,
Ephesians 2:19‭-‬20 NKJV.

From the foregoing, it is obvious the church already has the foundation laid for her as contained in the new testament. Everyone has got to be careful how he builds on it.

If the material with which we build is not consistent with that foundation, then it doesn’t belong in the church.

If the pattern is out of sync with the direction provided by the revelation of Christ, the “Chief cornerstone”, then it does not belong in Christ.

Friends, it is not just enough to say something is “biblical” and then entrench it in the church.

It must be interpreted in the light of the finished work of Christ as exemplified in the new testament.

For instance, “suffer not a witch to live” is “biblical” but it has got no place in the love of God revealed in Christ Jesus.

There is a myriad of obligatory rituals, offerings and sacrifices that are “biblical”, but they already have their righteous requirements fulfilled once and for all, by Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. Rom. 10:4.

Am I casting aspersions on the books contained in the old testament then? By no means!

The Apostles quoted eloquently from them in their epistles, evidently with one thing in mind—- to reveal the finished work of Christ Jesus to the believers.

Exalting biblical practices, ordinances and ceremonies as sacrosanct in the church without a proper recourse to the finished work of Christ on the cross is tantamount to “bible-idolatory”.

You may find yourself chasing “shadows” while to all intent and purposes leaving behind the substance, which is in Christ Jesus .

Sad but true, many of our bible schools have churned out a lot of sound bible teachers who are quite unsound in the Gospel of salvation and the finished work of Christ.

Many of their products today would have made the pharisees and teachers of the law in Bible days “green with envy” by the way they throw around Judaism in the church of Christ.

Many of our pulpits are occupied by men saved by grace but reeking of legalism reminiscent of those living under the law.

But the foundation and the pattern for the church are clear in the new testament.

In his letter to the church at Corinth, Paul admonished thus:

“According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.”
I Corinthians 3:10 NKJV

It’s a new day!

~ NINYO OMIDIJI.

CHRISTIANS REVERENCE CHRIST(last Adam)

Like I said, we reverence Christ and so We -CHRISTians- bow to Christ in humility..

Why?

Because the first “Adam” erred, barring all from GOD.

And Christ was sent as the “last Adam” to right the wrongs of the first Adam.

Christ came and successfully erased the errors of the first Adam, removing the veil barring all from GOD.

So, as recorded in the Quran, we -CHRISTians- ascribe to Christ the honor which was given to the first Adam (quoted below);

“And when thy Lord said to the angels, ‘See, I am creating a mortal of a clay of mud moulded. When I have shaped him, and breathed MY SPIRIT (roohee) in him, FALL YOU DOWN, BOWING BEFORE HIM!” S. 15:28-29

UNASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL!

Hypocrisy!

When they offer ill-timed prayers and ask you to type amen, it’s okay for the social media

When they post a “made-up” picture of Jesus and request you to circulate it to prove your love for Christ, it is okay for the social media

When they post pictures of “mega pastors” purportedly prophesying, and they claim the hands that type “amen” is billed for a miracle in 24 hours. It is appropriate for the social media.

When they ask you to sow a seed of twenty four thousand naira for a 24-hour miracle, it’s acceptable on the social media

When they post “testimonies” of some supernatural happenings, whether real or imagined, in churches around us, it’s fit for the social media.

When someone makes a post and tells you the consequences of not forwarding it if you received it, it’s appropriate for the social media.

When they circulate posts on how people sow to prosper and how the church leaders are being blessed and living large. The social media is the place it ought to be.

When they throw their dysfunctional beliefs about God in your faces on the social media. For them, it is okay.

When they advertise their denomination programs, conferences and meetings on social media, it’s considered appropriate.

But when you speak the truth of God’s word on social media, as it differs from what they have always believed. They find it unsettling.

When you challenge pervasive wrong teachings and practices in the church , then it is no longer fit for the social media.

When you carpet the same false doctrines being propagated on social media, using God’s words, to them, the social media is the wrongest place to do so.

To them, lies could take the airwaves but the truth should travel the submarine . If this is not hypocrisy, I don’t know what else is.

Some even say the church of Christ is under attack. They lied. They are the same people who have besieged the church of Christ for decades with false teachings. If there’s anything under attack currently, it’s the church of men, not the church of Christ!

Then I hear people say “you don’t wash your dirty linen outside”. Whatever that means…. All I know is that for anyone who could see, the dirty linen is already in the open.

“Then someone screamed “tell it not in Gath….! No sir. We are not in Gath. We are in Nigeria, in Africa where people, with glee, call black white, and white black and want to shove it down your throat. Where people use religion to defraud others. Where preachers turn the Bible on its head to hoodwink the vulnerable.

Listen to me folks, If you still think the truth should be spoken within the “four walls of the church”, permit me to disappoint you. It’s not going to happen.

The church does not have walls, worship centres do. The church is a “called out people” ( the ekklesia). The church is universal. She consists of men and women everywhere, scattered all over the world, and for emphasis they are also on the social media.

Interestingly there’s a group of self-serving, self-conscious, self-conceited believers who opine that it borders on integrity to speak the truth in hushed tones and not scream it to the highest decibel. If you are one, may I submit to you that your so-called integrity is crafted on lies. It’s only known to men, not in heaven.

You are very unlike your master Jesus because you seek honor from men. But Jesus couldn’t be bothered about honor from men.

Let’s face it once and for all! There’s nothing dignifying in burying the truth in the name of decorum.

Away with your decorum sir! If Jesus had your kind of decorum, He wouldn’t have taken to the streets of Jerusalem preaching the message of the kingdom when there was a sitting kingdom in the land, and a Temple where the chief priests and the Sanhedrin held sway.

If Jesus had your kind of decorum, he wouldn’t have taken a whip to those who did buying and selling in the temple and overturned the tables of the money changers. I doubt you could recognise Jesus if He saunters into your church auditorium today.

For me, I lost all “decorum” in the face of all the shenanigans masquerading as the church of Christ. In the face of all the lies being peddled in the name of God, I can’t sit still anymore. In the light of the ignorance that runs so deep among God’s people, I can’t keep quiet anymore.

I choose to stand up to be counted. So I came on the street of facebook & Social media, screaming in reckless abandon!

For me, to bury the truth on the altar of a misguided decorum is not a virtue!

I AM SIMPLY UNASHAMED……

~ NINYO OMIDIJI.

CORRECTING DOCTRINAL ERRORS…

I have been looking at those who say we should not correct doctrinal errors in the Nigerian Church on social media because non-Christians are not supposed to hear our “secrets” with “one kain eye” as if I should——–.

Some even say we should only preach salvation and not discuss Church matters on social media. How funny could this argument be?

Here is my response to the argument:

1. The Church is not a secret society. It is “the ground and the pillar of the truth”, according to the Bible. We should, therefore, not be ashamed to defend her and her interest in the public.

2. Non-Christians know the truth already. They are endowed with conscience to judge what is right from what is wrong. They see the greed and corruption amongst us. So, the issues that are being raised are no secrets. If we refuse to speak against these vices publicly they will believe we are all complicit. The only way to gain their respect and adorn the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ before them is to openly condemn the vices and show them the purity of the Gospel. We can’t gain their respect by covering up evil.

3. The criticisms are not an attack on the true Church of Christ. Rather, they are targeted at the corruption and hypocrisy of men. The Church of Jesus has no “dirty linen”. She is adorned with a pure linen, which is the righteousness purchased by the blood of Christ. Hence, there is no dirty linen to wash.

4. Those who brought the errors into our midst spend literal millions of dollars annually to propagate their corrupt gospel to millions of people through cable television and radio programmes. They keep discrediting the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ before both Christians and non-Christians this way but we are not bothered. Now that some concerned brethren who do not have the means to counter the propagators of these errors on the conventional electronic media resulted to using what they could afford, we are condemning them. What name do we call this kind of reaction other than hypocrisy. I thought we ought to credit them for their courage in the first instance. There is nothing wrong in using the social media to purge the Church of corruption. “The earth is of the Lord and the fullness thereof”. Stop the hypocrisy!

5. Since the “Gatekeepers” will naturally not allow anyone to discuss the issues that are being raised in the sanctuary, no option is left than to take them to the public arena. Jesus did it because the religious leaders of His time wouldn’t allow Him to reform Judaism. He took His case to the prostitutes, sinners, tax collectors and destitute on the streets, river banks and mountain valleys. The Apostles of Jesus followed His example by taking their transformational message outside the religious establishment of their day. Martin Luther and his fellow reformers followed the same example. They utilized the latest technology of their time, the printing press that was invented by Gutenberg, to disseminate their reformed message to the common people on the streets because the “Gatekeepers” of their time refused internal reformation. William Booth was criticized for preaching on the streets. Even, the history of Pentecostalism in the Nigerian Church is that of reformation from outside. This has been the pattern since the inception of the Church. It is not about to change.

6. We are all called to defend the integrity of the Gospel. People should stop calling these debates “trivial” for God sake!

Let the reformers be encouraged. No shaking!

~ Abiodun Jemilohun