Hello Everyone, recently, some Nigerian Christian Journalists came to me with questions about my messages that expose the falsehood in the Nigerian church. They asked me some questions and I gave them answers. I will like to share both the questions and the answers I gave with you my friends, fans and followers.
The questions and answers will be released in parts. Please read and share this piece with as many people as you can. I believe it will go a long way to help the truth be heard in Nigeria, Africa and all over the world.
For the Love Of God, Church and Nation!
Dr. Sunday Adelaja
Some of your colleagues in the church said you are promoting rebellion in the church. Can you respond to the charge?
If they say I am promoting rebellion in the church, it is interesting to me who is rebelling against who. I think the pastors and the greater percentage of the Nigerian church has rebelled against God, the word and standards of God.
The rebellion is that leaders keep their members subjected to them. That is already a rebellion on the side of God. Because that is in direct opposite to the word of God.
In Matthew 20:25-28, God’s word said,
“Jesus called them together and said, You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
The leaders are lording it over the people. The bible says it is paganism and gentiles are the ones who keep people subjected. That way, Jesus himself who is the author of the church said that we his disciples should not rule over his own children, yet we are doing it. It means we are rebelling against Christ himself and since we have rebelled against Christ, it means we ourselves have sown the seed of rebellion in the church. We brought paganism to the church by rebelling against the words of Christ.
Same with our culture, getting people to be subject to us because we are great.
Pastors are supposed to be servants to people not, lords.
Am I encouraging rebellion? If what I am doing to enlighten leaders not to lord over their members is regarded as rebellion? Then I am proud of that kind of rebellion.
But really, my own position is not to see rebellion in the church. I am not working for people to be rebellious. That is not my argument. My argument is for paganism and idolatry to be removed from the church. For the leaders of the church to treat their members as their brothers and sisters, as their colleagues, even though we would still be honored and respected.
The leaders should not expect that the children of God would be subjected to them and to be under their dominion.
Again, the bible says in Genesis 1:26 that man should have dominion over all of his creature. One thing man is not allowed to dominate is another man. So either you are a pastor, bishop or general overseer, you do not have any right to dominate any member of the church. Our duties as pastors is not to put members under subjection, but to keep them in submission to Christ and not to us. But we are not in submission to Christ ourselves.
1 Peter 5:1-4, says “To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away”.
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