PASTORS ARE PLANNING A MAJOR ROBBERY IN THE CHURCHES IN JANUARY

PASTORS ARE PLANNING A MAJOR ROBBERY IN THE CHURCHES IN JANUARY

The armed robber takes your money from you with a gun in his hand: the pastor takes your money by brandishing a bible.   Jesus berated the...

DOUBLE-MINDED PAUL

DOUBLE-MINDED PAUL

Those who insist Paul's word is the word of God might need to explain his hypocritical doctrinal somersaults. Jesus says: “Beware of these...

WHICH GOD IS THE FATHER OF JESUS? 2

WHICH GOD IS THE FATHER OF JESUS? 2

The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ does not send people to steal, kill and destroy. Is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ behind the wars,...

THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

  I'm in love and it's out of control. It's so overwhelming,I am lost but found. I was a baby Christian, basking in newborn fellowship...

LOVING GOD AND HATING MY WIFE

LOVING GOD AND HATING MY WIFE

  When a man who loves his wife meets the Lord, the Lord will set his wife against him. The love we are expected to have for God does not...

THE VALUE OF THE BIBLE

THE VALUE OF THE BIBLE

  The bible tells us about people who had intimate relationships with God in the past, and it shows how they were mightily blessed by...

THE BIBLE: A BOOK OF WHEAT AND WEEDS

THE BIBLE: A BOOK OF WHEAT AND WEEDS

Paul's statement that all scriptures are written by the inspiration of God is, itself, not inspired. The bible is the most important book...

SHOULD CHRISTIANS FIGHT WARS?

SHOULD CHRISTIANS FIGHT WARS?

Modern Christianity has given us a Messiah without a cause. Christians claim to be followers of Jesus, but deny him at every turn.  We don’t...

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PASTORS ARE PLANNING A MAJOR ROBBERY IN THE CHURCHES IN JANUARY

first-fruitsThe armed robber takes your money from you with a gun in his hand: the pastor takes your money by brandishing a bible.

 

Jesus berated the mercenary religious leaders of biblical days.  He told them: “‘It is written, my house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’” (Matthew 21:13). 

This word remains pertinent to pastors in the churches of today.  They come up with all kinds of schemes designed to squeeze money out of their church-members.  They search the scriptures, looking for quotable quotes that can be used to make merchandise of men.  Some of their favourites are those scriptures dealing with giving first-fruits to priests.

 

Fleecing the flock

Those months with names ending with “ember” in English are sometimes referred to as the “ember” months.  These include September, October, November and December.  Strictly-speaking, October does not fit this bill; otherwise it would have been called “Octoember.”  Nevertheless, it is conventional also to include it as one of the “ember” months.  Add a comment

DOUBLE-MINDED PAUL

doublemindedThose who insist Paul's word is the word of God might need to explain his hypocritical doctrinal somersaults.

Jesus says: “Beware of these Pharisees and the way they pretend to be good when they aren't. But such hypocrisy cannot be hidden forever. It will become as evident as yeast in dough.” (Luke 12:1-2). 

Paul remained a Pharisee even after his conversion to Christianity.  He declared to the Sanhedrin: “I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee.” (Acts 23:6).  Moreover, with the compilation of his epistles into the bible, Paul’s hypocrisy is no longer hidden.  It is now abundantly clear. 

 

Boastful exceptions

God despises the boastful.  The psalmist says to God: “The boastful shall not stand in your sight.” (Psalm 5:5).  Paul acknowledges this.  He maintains it is ungodly to boast.  Add a comment

THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

 

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I'm in love and it's out of control. It's so overwhelming,I am lost but found.

I was a baby Christian, basking in newborn fellowship with the Lord.  I woke up one morning to discover I was singing a new song.  I had never sung it before; but it was clear I had been singing it in my sleep and continued now awake.  How do you sing a song you never knew before?  How come you know the words? 

Elihu says God gives us songs in the night. (Job 35:10).  I consulted a Pentecostal Hymnbook; checked the index and found the song: “When the Spirit of the Lord is Upon My Soul.”  I opened the book and confirmed I had been singing it word-for-word: “When the Spirit of the Lord is upon my soul, I will dance like David danced.”  “I will d-a-n-c-e; I will d-a-n-c-e.”

I was flabbergasted.  So God teaches us songs we do not know and we just sing it word-for-word miraculously?  I spent the entire morning singing the song; dancing all over the house.  From the shower, to my dressing, to my breakfast: I sang; I hummed; I danced.  I was a total nuisance. 

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THE VALUE OF THE BIBLE

 

bbibleThe bible tells us about people who had intimate relationships with God in the past, and it shows how they were mightily blessed by them.

Jesus says: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6).  He says to Pilate: “For this cause I was born and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.” (John 18:37).  Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit he bequeaths to us as: “The Spirit of truth.” (John 14:17).  However, many Christians are not committed to truth.  Indeed, truth endangers the faith of most Christians.

 

Bible worshippers

Nowhere is this more evident than in the dogmatic Christian defence of the errors, contradictions and falsehoods in the bible; in spite of the fact that the bible is no less an invaluable book for these.  The fear is that if anything in the bible is not true, then the Christian faith is diminished.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  As a matter of fact, what this fear shows is that the faith of most Christians has shaky foundations.

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RECEIVING POWER FROM ON HIGH

receiving powerLock God into a room with you and pocket the key.  Sit him down in a chair and pour out your heart to him.

My niece was getting married.  The reception was planned as a grand open-air affair.  But at the very onset of the event, thick rain-clouds formed, over-shadowing the location.  It was clear that it would not only rain, it would pour.

I motioned to a pastor friend and held out my hands to him.  “Come,” I said, “let us cancel this rain in Jesus’ name.”  Immediately, I observed naked fear in his face.  He probably thought I wanted to make fun of him. But I quickly held hands with him and prayed, asking God to turn back the rain. 

No sooner had we done this than the thick clouds broke and moved away; to the surprise and delight of my pastor friend.  It rained in other parts of Lekki, Lagos that Saturday afternoon; but there was not even a drizzle where we had the wedding reception. Add a comment

WHICH GOD IS THE FATHER OF JESUS? 2

which God2

The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ does not send people to steal, kill and destroy.

Is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ behind the wars, massacres and genocide of the Jews in the Old Testament?  Certainly not!  God says “love your enemies;” he does not say annihilate them.  Jesus’ Father is merciful; and “he does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17).  As a matter of fact, “his mercy endures forever.” (Psalm 106:1).

Solomon says: “the path of the just is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18).  Even so, the bible provides progressive revelations of the character of God.  However, in the person of Jesus, we finally have the true full expression.  Jesus says: “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father… The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.

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LOVING GOD AND HATING MY WIFE

 

love of GodWhen a man who loves his wife meets the Lord, the Lord will set his wife against him.

The love we are expected to have for God does not permit any other love.  As a matter of fact, if we love God, we must hate everyone else.  We must love our neighbour but not because we love him.  We must love our neighbour because we love God.  God’s love tolerates no rivals.  He says: “I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.” (Exodus 20:5).

I learnt this the hard way.  My wife, Karen, was the love of my life.  She was my very first love.  It was love at first sight when I met her in high school in Rome.

  I proposed to her at the age of 16 and got married to her at 25.  Marrying her is one of the very best decisions I have ever made.  I honestly cannot imagine myself being married to anyone else.  But something totally unexpected happened to me at the age of 41. 

I fell in love with Jesus Christ.

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THE BIBLE: A BOOK OF WHEAT AND WEEDS

taresPaul's statement that all scriptures are written by the inspiration of God is, itself, not inspired.

The bible is the most important book ever compiled.  However, it is also one of the most dangerous.  It is used to edify and it is also used to deceive.  Christians like to pretend that the bible was written by one person.  But in reality, it was written by 40 different authors from three continents in three different languages.

Jesus says: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat.” (Matthew 13:24-25).  This portrait of the kingdom is directly applicable to the bible.  The bible is a book of wheat and weeds.  In it, the truth of God is presented side-by-side with grievous misrepresentations of God. 

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