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