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How Nigerian Pastors Breed Corruption in Nigeria!

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Nigerian-born Pastor Sunday Adelaja is the founder of Embassy of God Church, Kiev, Ukraine, the largest Pentecostal church in Europe.  He spoke with Sunday Oguntola on the wrong concepts that churches in Nigeria are promoting. Excerpts:   

During your last visit to Nigeria, you were emphatic that the church was the major problem with the nation’s stunted growth. Do you still maintain that stance?

I wish to state categorically that I am not talking about any particular ministry. There is nothing personal at all. I am not against any man of God or any denomination. I’m just pointing out what I believe is the truth about the situation in our country.

I wish to appreciate all the men of God that have labored in our country. I think they did their best. I believe they taught us what they know. But we still have to admit that things were wrong and these things have to be corrected.

What are some of these things?

In my opinion, the leadership and the structure of the church in Nigeria are as guilty as the politicians. We Christians like to judge, condemn and point fingers at the politicians. In some cases some churches are worse and some of the practices in churches might be worse than what the politicians do.

I am a strong believer in the fact that whatever is happening in any country, the number one cause of it is the damaged value system of that nation.  I think we have a faulty and perverse value system in Nigeria. That is the root cause of all our problems, not just political leadership.

The political leadership comes from our society. Our leaders are not been imported from Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau or from some exotic places like Fiji totally different from us. They are not bringing their strange fire to our camp. No!!!




How do you mean?

For us to have a corrupt value system as a nation and then be hoping to produce godly leaders is hypocrisy of the highest order. It doesn’t just happen!

It would take a miracle to have such leaders, what would normally happen is that even when such leaders emerge they would be largely opposed.  They would be criticised because what they are doing will not make sense to most of the citizens. Most of the people on the ground profess different value systems.

The value systems the reformed leaders are bringing to our society would conflict with the ones that people are used to. The people would be condemning them. The conflict equals clashes. That means there would be controversies and disagreements.

That is what happened when we had a quite disciplined, god- fearing, pious leader in Muhammadu Buhari in the ‘80s. He was overthrown and the people rejoiced because the discipline and order he was bringing to our people was totally strange to them.

We are used to living the way we like to live. We are used to keeping our freedom, our liberty, our way of doing things. If we now have a god -fearing leader that wishes to develop the country, he would have to first alter the way we do things. Until we change, nothing changes. We didn’t want to change, so when Babangida who was more like us overthrew Buhari, we were happy.

How does the church come in then?

The truth is that our value system comes from our pulpit. Our value system comes from our religious beliefs. Our value system comes from our religious practices. Our value systems come from our educational system. In Nigeria, the authority of the religious institutions is much higher than the authority of the educational system.

So, most of our value system is influenced by faith and religion. That is why I am saying it is the faulty and corrupt messages we have introduced to our pulpits that is responsible for producing corrupt practices in our society.

Can you give examples of this?

A pastor could say that somebody would be a millionaire before the end of the year. Whereas we are in November or December and there are 500 people in that auditorium. All of them will shout amen!!! Yet Pastors don’t correct them saying that no, you would not become a millionaire before the end of the year even if you shout amen for the whole day.

The only person that would become a millionaire is the person that has worked for it. The only person that would become a millionaire is the person that has at least signed a contract. When pastors don’t clarify that, everybody begins to believe that some miracles would happen.

So when such a member goes to his office and he sees an unsigned check, for a million dollars and nobody is claiming responsibility for it, he claims it. He believes that it is God that has provided for him. That is how corruption gets from the pulpit to the society.  That particular member would claim that God has answered his Pastor’s prayer.

He would boldly come to give testimony the following Sunday while the naïve and ignorant members would shout hallelujah! Meanwhile they too are expecting similar miracles and on and on. That is how the vicious circle of corruption from the pulpit to the whole country runs.

But isn’t breakthrough real?

Breakthrough is a word from breaking forth. Water, springs or streams break forth from under the ground. For it to break forth, it must have been forcing its way for ages or for years before it all of a sudden breaks through.

The breakthrough that we see all of a sudden is as a result of hard work, invincible hard work. Yet we don’t emphasis the hard work aspect, we don’t emphasize the preparation aspect. We only emphasize the breakthrough. We think that those breakthroughs only come through prayers. That is another root of corruption.

Everybody goes out of the church looking for a breakthrough. So any opportunity they see, even though they are not legal, which they didn’t labor for, they want to take advantage of. We are promoting through our preaching and teachings from our pulpits the culture of getting something for nothing.

That means, I don’t need to do much but I can get something I can become rich. That way we are promoting corruption in the whole country. Instead of us to promote the culture of hard work before profit, we rather promote frivolity from our pulpits.

So, all miracles have to be worked out?

The rule of life is that you work hard for your results. You don’t wait for grace or favor to give you results without working for them. We don’t teach people in our churches that truth.

If you don’t work for wealth even if you get that wealth through your parents, relatives or spouse, you are still a thief (Prov. 28:24). You are robbing the people who gave you that wealth.

That is because somebody worked for what you are claiming. How can you just be going to church and claiming something for yourself? That is another faulty doctrine we have, that promotes corruption in the country.

When you teach that people can claim anything, how can they claim when they are not qualified for it? How can they just claim simply because they have greed for it? We are promoting greed, we are promoting lust.

There is no product without the process of production. We tell people they can get something by faith, to only believe. We tell them to just give offerings. We teach them about faith offering. We teach them about tithe and offering. Not that I don’t believe in tithe and offering but that is not the way of receiving wealth. It is the way of preventing curses from coming to your resources.

For you to really have wealth, giving tithes and offerings are not enough. Tithes and offerings open up heaven to you. God doesn’t send money from heaven. You have to go to work and be involved in the process of production. It is only that way wealth and riches will come to you.

Another problem we have in the nation that is contributed by the church is that we teach millions of people that they should expect miracles. Pastors teach about miracles without telling them the truth about the order of life.

The way we are all supposed to live on a daily basis is not through miracles or by miracles. We are supposed to live by laws and principles that God has placed in the laws of nature, in the principles of life and order.

Life depends on laws and rules. But we tell people about miracle, miracle, miracle. No matter what you talk to a Nigerian about, they will tell you about the fact that God will do it. We are asking God to do for us what he has asked us to do for ourselves. There is no way God can do for man, what man is supposed to do for himself. There is no way man can do for God what God can only do.

Most of our prayers in Nigeria maybe about 80 percent are a waste of time. This is because we ask God to do for us what he has asked us to do for ourselves or we ask God to do for us what he has already done.

Thanks to that deceptive teaching, our people expect miracles from morning till night. Our people are looking for miracles. So, any opportunity that presents itself godly or ungodly we take as God’s miracle or blessing. That is a major factor encouraging corruption in the land.

In the real sense we don’t teach people that the possibility of miracle is not the order of the day. It is only two percent of our daily life that should depend on miracles from God. The order of life is the observation of God’s laws and order. Obedience to the laws of God and the society brings wealth and blessings.



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A friend who worked in the bank once told us a story, that one of the banking officer mistakenly posted some money about 300k to the account of another customer becuase the original beneficiary shared the same surname. They put on their watch list and keep waiting that account owner will come to lodge a complain. After a month, they noticed that money is being drawn from the account, they tried in vain to convince the account owner to visit the bank for some meeting but he refused.The bank management has no alternative than to go after the customer with law enforcement agents. The account owner turn out to be a pastor of a church, after some drilling by the police, the man mentioned that he has prayed so fervently concerning the school fees of his children and suddenly money was paid to his account, so he has no reason not to believe it was a miracle.
Please lets ensure that we learn to search the scripture by ourselves to reconfirm the words being preached by Pastors. This is what the bible recommends we do always. Remember that Pastors are human and some of them also need money to run the church and take care of themselves and families.
"unless the Lord builds a house, the labourer labours in vain". Yes pastors need money too, but why would someone find money in their account and not check the source, pastor or not? That is faulty reasoning. Added to this, the bank repeatedly tried to get him to come in and resolve it and he refused, and then when law enforcement is involved he wants to use the excuse that money in his account was an answer to prayer? Thats nothing to do with being human, it is simply criminal minded. And that is one of my problems with Nigerian Christianity, how selective we are with the truth, honesty and integrity.
The society any where is a reflection of the belief system of the people perpetuated by the religious institutions that are established there in. What Pst. Sunday Adelaja has just send here in this interview, is telling a people that had heard a lie for such a long Truth, that can give genuine rest to their hungry souls, starved the more by those assigned by King Jesus to feed but not to feast on. Gradually the night of such leaders and their style of leadership is turning to day for all to see its flaws, failures and fraudulent nature. The message simply this 'repent for the Kingdom of heaven, not heavenlies where demons resides to cook up another gospel is come. Those who have ears should hear what the Spirit of God is saying to all. God' s Philips are here with the true gospel of Christ and the Kingdom of God to all mankind. Therefore all sorcerers like Simon in Samaria be wife and repent inorder to free those you've held bound by your sorcery all there years by your distorted and demonic gospel
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This is the truth of the matter. How I wish there can be a summit of leaders and pastors in Nigeria where this should be discussed thoroughly, without prejudice! Then we can be able to address the issue and get detailed clarity. In the event that this does not happen, I hope fresh leaders and upcoming pastors can be mentored with this truth - if they will respond. God will help our nation. I also think this message somehow is a result of teachings from USA, except that we stretched it in Nigeria. Thank you Pastor Sunday.
Everything has it root from USA, what concern USA with this, the message is direct to Nigeria situation
I don't know why some people believe that everything evil must have its root in America. You will be amazed that there are many great believers in Nigeria as there are fake ones in Nigeria. We need to change our stereotype way of thinking that Nigerians Christians are more spiritual and committed to believers abroad without any solid basis of conclusion. There will be surprises in heaven
Summit of leaders and pastors??? Laughs!!! Are you talking about the same leaders and pastors whose primary objectives are to acquire filthy lucre? Yeah right!
Hi Pastor Akindele, pastor Adelaja does not live the USA, he is resident in Ukraine and comes to the US to preach and to teach.
I meant to say that Pastor Adelaja is resident in Ukraine and comes to the US to preach and to teach. I have sat under his teaching and mentorship on many occasions whenever he visits my town, so I know quite well that his teachings did not result from the USA. Quite frankly, many ministers and ministries in the US do not like his teachings and what he stands for.
A truthful writeup.
Thanks for this post that came at the time I needed a reassurance that we still have church leaders who preach the truth. Though I'm facing persecution for standing for these truths you have explained, my strength is renewed to know that there are preachers who have not comprise. A good example was when I was ridiculed for not bringing a certain amount of money to church as contribution even when I was jobless and had two little children to care for with no support from non but GOD alone. I was amazed that they were not bothered how or where i got the money from, rather they 'prayed' whenever I brought money whose source they don't care to know. I choose to follow JESUS even if my leaders are doing otherwise .
Good dramatic photo at night — they seem to be working there round the clAon.cmazikg how all of NYC bounced back so fast, even the nearby areas to that site. That area and the very near environs tho still seem very empty.
may God bless u daddy.
Thanks you very much Pastor. May the Lord continue to enrich and bless you, your family and ministry. For years i have thought like this but it always seemed as if i didn't have faith or was too secular. But now i am realising that money does not come through claiming but by being productive.
I am familiar with churches in Nigeria that slogan "pray and wait". Churches that interest me would slogan "work and pray", "work as if success depends 100% on work and pray as if success depends 100% on prayer". I am familiar with pastors that would give you practical guide to achieve a productive success. That would tell you not to remain at home when you don't have anything visibly for you out there on the street. That would ask you to do whatever you can lay your hand upon, no matter how lowly it might be. Obviously, there are social and spiritual challenges you as an individual can not help such as marriage, changing social status etc. in such cases, you can only help yourself by depending absolutely on God. But there are still practical actions of faith that you would still be guided to take by faithful and sincere church leaders. Nigerians from what we are though by our home institutions are not lazy or indolent anywhere, whether at home or abroad. We obviously have challenges, most of which are self inflicted on Nigerians by fellow Nigerians. This inflictions created bottle neck of narrowed opportunities in a supposed land of abundance. Pastors and church leadership obviously did not created this inflictions. There is an Indian saying or proverb that "when a prince is prevented from entering through a door, he jumps through the window" it is a criminal that jumps through window. But many Nigerian princes have been tagged criminal because they are ready and are jumping the windows of bottle-necked opportunities. Nigerians are known as aggressive and hurried personalities not because they don't like the comfort and luxury of been gentle. The nature of an average Nigerian has been altered by the agenda of the evil and selfish opportunist political and their accomplice bureaucrats class. Nigerian pastors and church leaders, many of whom are also victims of this inflictions are equally victims of this pervasion. Many, you may choose to deny, are contributing in helping lifes. Though the altered gene is in most of us. Our can only come from a purpose political leader chosen by God for purposed direction. This can not come from any single church nor can the churches at any time can come together for this purpose. Governance is not in the hands of the church. But a good governance in the hands of a good government chosen by God. We stop wearing for ourselves a sack-cloth for a sin we can not redress. Thank you.
Truth be said ny brother, you just said my mind. Well done
Yes I may understand your arguments but I don't agree with your reasoning. God desire that we shine forth in a darkened society not basically with material wealth but with high morals, faith in God, love (virtues) etc. That is why we are called salt of the earth and light of the world. To overcome it will require the blood of the lamb, words of our testimony and we must not be afraid to die. The burden is on all God's children.
I am not familiar with churches in Nigeria that slogan “pray and wait”. I am more familiar with churches that would rather slogan “work and pray”, “work as if success depends 100% on work and pray as if success depends 100% on prayer”. I am familiar with pastors that would give you practical guide to achieve a productive success. That would tell you not to remain at home even when you don’t have anything visibly for you out there on the street. That would ask you to do whatever you can lay your hand upon, no matter how lowly it might be. Obviously, there are social and spiritual challenges you as an individual can not help such as marriage, changing social status etc. in such cases, you can only help yourself by depending absolutely on God. But there are still practical actions of faith that members are been guided to take by faithful and sincere church leaders. Nigerians from what we are thought by our home institutions are not lazy or indolent anywhere, whether at home or abroad. We obviously have challenges, most of which are self inflicted on Nigerians by fellow Nigerians. This inflictions created bottle neck of narrowed opportunities in a supposed land of abundance. Pastors and church leadership obviously did not created this inflictions. One may argue that many pastors are profiting from these situations at the expense of weaker species. I personally believe it ends there. There is an Indian saying or proverb that “when a prince is prevented from entering through a door, he jumps through the window” it is a criminal that jumps through window. But many Nigerian princes have been tagged criminal because they are ready and are jumping the windows of bottle-necked opportunities. Nigerians are known as aggressive and hurried personalities not because they don’t like the comfort and luxury of been gentle. The nature of an average Nigerian has been altered by the agenda of the evil and selfish opportunist political and their accomplice bureaucrats class. Sometimes I do think that Nigerian society is one of the most valid place to proof Darwinian Mutation Theory. Though not in physical mutation but in behavioral mutation. Nigerian pastors and church leaders, many of whom are also victims of this inflictions are equally mutated personalities. It is often comically said that there are 3 races in the world - the. white, the black and the Nigerian. Comically indeed but lined with some truth about the mutation that has taken place in a Nigerian person that makes him different from a white and indeed from other known black man. The search should be the cause of this apparent mutation rather than blaming the fair gathering of churches. Many churches and church leaders are contributing in helping lifes. Though the altered gene is in most of us. Our genuine redirection can only come from a purpose political leader chosen by God for the purposed direction. This can not come from any single church nor can the churches at any time can come together for this purpose. Governance is not in the hands of the church. But a good governance in the hands of a good government chosen by God. Leaders in bible time like Moses, David etc that made visible changes in there time did not only carry religious status. Whereas Our Lord Jesus Christ that is the historical most influential man did make much changes in the politics of his time. His followers are worried and filled with anxiety at the time of his departure from earth that he has to promise them the "Comforter" just because he didn't wear the political garment. We should stop wearing for ourselves a sack-cloth for a sin we can not redress. Thank you.
I know so little of the Bible. But the little I know tells me that Jesus was and is not here on earth to effect a political change. All of the unions between the government and the church that I know are usually shortlived and end in disaster. Permit me to say that they are parallel governments, church and state. Maybe it's because of my limited knowledge but I can't name 10 presidents from anywhere in the world that are solidly born again and are able to rule with their total conviction of God. By design it doesn't work.
The truth will definitely sets us free.
...also, the issue of the Church can be traced back to how Christianity entered the country. What was the then missionaries message, ... what did they preached to us? Christianity in Nigeria/Africa eventually becomes what you can get from Jesus Christ/ Church, NOT what you can give God or do for God's sake. Again, that is why in the developed country like The UK, most of the people are not interested in church/pastor, etc. because they don't have any need the church can meet. The Govt., system, structures, etc. meet those needs, e.g. health service is free [ even if one got ill for one year and admitted to the hospital ---it is free], in fact if you lost your job or choose not to work, the system will take care of you [you might not have a great life but ... you won't beg]. We do not understand Jesus Christ and His message, in fact too many Christians do not understand the central message of the Person [Christ] they claimed to follow. God, please help your creatures, give us an understanding mind, heal our heart for your sake.
I am sure going back to find out where we missed it might be an herculean task but we can begin to retrace out wrong foot steps that brought us this far left in order for us to correct many of this issues that have confronted out mind and might as a people. The church accept the responsibility of reforming the system irrespective of our many religion our faith are available within the system, I believe God has given the church that mandate(Out of Zion shall proceed the law). Many of our church leaders are just after empire building and not God Kingdom minded. We have confuse kingdom mandate for personal career and ambition. One comment said Nigeria are not lazy people, true but over the year with these kind of orientation and sermons laziness has crept slowly that a student would rather be praying for miracle to pass exams than spend more time studying and search books for answers. You sack a Christian from work because of indolence and corruption he calls it witch-hunting and demonic attack thereby going from one prayer house to another looking for solution to problem he/she carries every where in the pocket and hand bags. When people wake up early to open then business for early morning patronage they would go to prayers houses to come later when sale are finish and then accuse their neighbour for witch craft... continue on my facebook page.
Well said Daniel. We need to amend our ways.
I am beginning to have a Paradigm Shift. Thank you so much sir.....
He who will point an accusing finger should not do it with an inky hand. As much as I respect pastor Sunday, this write up is a reflection of imperfections present in a man striving to be perfect. It is not outrightly untrue that some of his observations are correct, but pastor Sunday has also fallen a victim of what he postulated in paragraph one of his write-up. Although his 3rd to the last paragraph is a quote from TL Osborn book titled Soul winning.-A classic on world evangelism, he shouldnt have stood on that logical conclusion that 80% of our prayers are waste of time. Who did the analysis. From Ukraine or where? With love sir. Shalom.
You totally missed the point sir. Adelaja doesn't claim to be perfect but he just told Nigerians the truth. We may find it difficult to accept because we love the statue quo but the fact remains that religion and it's leaders especially are very much part of the problems facing the great nation. Christ is not a construction worker, he won't fix our roads, our lights, our schools et al. The work of your hand I will bless is not talking about thiefs and indolent people. Infact, he doesn't even give mana to the Israelis anymore. Let's add unto our faith: work, compassion, love, steadfastness, fear of God and it shall be well with us. Thanks u sir.
For so many years we have said this but then people will say its becos we are not as annointed as those preachers breeding corrupt membership. Am so happy reading this and am going to print it out to circulate to some few friends. Pls sir,can and do a conference on this same topic so our people can be liberated and those preachers involve can be caution. I can volunteer myself for the venue sir,if you will come and train us in Nigeria(North)
Thanks Pastor Sunday for this sharing. I believe 100% in miracles and I believe 100% in hardwork. These are the two prongs with which I approach things in life. The church really need to teach the two completely. Miracle is when God makes you successful in an interview where some people are more qualified. Discipline and hardwork are been able to deliver on the job and rise in your career. We must be able to balance the two. We must work hard and expect miracles too because not all that works hard becomes successful. A university graduate who is riding Okada for a living is working hard. He needs a miracle to get a better job because that Okada work doesn't match his status as a graduate.
True talk indeed.
Let's do it right!
Wow thank God.there are still honest people who are still preaching the truth. I South Africa there are preachers who claim its Gods power when people are drinking petrol or eating snakes and actually there are people who are following them.yes are people are power nd anything that brings them hope they will follow. I hate these false prophets because they are taking advantage of our people. Thank Hod that there are people who still out there and speak for the voiceless people. Sometimes we a scared to speak againts the man of God.when other speak againts other pastors we are happy because he speaks with authority.thanks Pastor Sunday for speaking the truth.
Pastor Sunday, as much as I agree with this blog, so as much disagree with many points because of generalization that compass the topic and title. You have left the country for decade, the interviewer said when you "visit" that is like many of us that have left the country for a while. There was a time your ministry has problem in your region, no one as true believer will use that as a point to generalized the whole body of Christ. Many churches in Nigeria teaches hard work, truth, righteousness and Godliness. Your interpretation of Pro 28: 24 is wrong, you are only a thief if you steal from your parents but if your parent give you or after they pass you don't rub them. God has bless your ministry in a foreign land. You don't generalize the demise of a whole nation on the Body of Christ. The church in Nigeria has her problem so also the church any where in the world. You said quote...80% of our prayer in Nigeria are waste of time.....is that what God told you. The prayer was not even direct to you how do you know. Please Pastor let take it easy and pray for our country. Thank you. Pastor Stephen Osunkeye .....USA
Sir I agree with you. Some churches are corrupt but not all churches. I also went through the prov 28:24 but what my bible tells me is different from what he is emphasing. The truth is some of us are failing to seek God personally
Thank you Pastor for this interested write up.Every man need two suportive forces to be perfecly succeed in life.The physical and spiritual forces(The Political and Spiritual leader)Today all over the world no country meet the full standard with this two forces but any country that can meet up with one and lack the other,things go normally.Those countries that missed this two forces will never balance.This is where many africa countries particularly Nigeria fall.The two forces fail us woefully below 40% that is why things dont work here.For every man to live a balance life,he need a balance physical and spiritual food and in absent of this,life remains unbalance.Maybe because none of the two forces is ours,borrowed or imposed on us anyway.If you look at China and India they make a difference.
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I also know of a ministry where a member returned nine million naira paid to his account mistankinly and honoured by the church.So to generally say all churches are encouraging evil in our country I do not accept.Depending on the teaching in the church and how the members yield themselves to transformation by God.Every miracle is not by your hard work they are several miracles in the bible like that I stand to be corrected the bible is our standard..It my personal opinion that I do not totally agree with the pastor.Thank you.
more knowlege to u.
I am blessed with this.
With much respect sir. I live in Nigeria and i have never seen any pastor who preached that people should depend 100% on miracle, It may be true that most pastors emphasize on miracle but no pastor ever encourage laziness,in my opinion, it is not wrong to expect a miracle in a situation that is beyond human remedy, of course not everybody receive such miracles, albeit miracle does happen. the only problem with churches is that most of the churches have lost their purpose, churches are meant to preach the kingdom of God and salvation of souls not prosperity. many churches now a days want to own the biggest auditorium in town, the pastor wants to own a private jet, these are the thing they now run after neglecting their primary assignment given to them by God, which is the salvation of souls. may the Lord help us all
This is a better write - up. I love your conclusion.
I think you would do the body of Christ better by presenting the Gospel...the good news. Thank you pastor. Thanks 's for the issues you raised. There are points we ought to highlight. Christ emphasized on living by the miraculous,challenged us to live miraculously; raising the dead, healing the sick and reversing the laws of nature etc. The Christian faith is strongly rooted in miracles. Christians in as much as being rooted in the miraculous, are expected to work hard in love to be the salt and light of the earth. Christians ought to excel in all things AND humbly submit to the circumstances in accordance with God's will. Stealing ,scamming ,racketeering and other corruptive vices are not in keeping with the New Life we have in Christ. By the seal of the Holy Spirit, we exude the love of God and we appropriate all that the Lord has prepared for us in love. I didn't bother with scripture references to the above because they are quite clear.
You are so right Sir. Thank you and God Bless you for always speaking truth. I live in Nigeria and I read your article carefully. Nowhere in your email did you generalize or even allude that all Nigerian Pastors were corrupt or all Christians were perverse. However, I must state that our society is a reflection of the state of the Church in Nigeria and we cannot escape liability for the corrupt state of our nation. The same is true of Ukraine but at least the Government is now taking steps to bring change to the Nation. We need to be completely transformed by the renewing of our mind as our thinking is so corrupt so that what comes out of our mouths and in our actions is also corruption. Irrespective of what is taught in our churches by the various men and women of God, it is either that what is taught is wrong or we the congregation are corrupt because we are not practicing what is being preached. I lived outside Nigeria for many years and upon my return over 5 years ago I embarked on the journey of finding a suitable church. It was quite an experience!!! On the whole (generally) what I experienced was corruption and manipulation at its worst and myopia and pride at its best. I found many believers more concerned about position and title in the Church (which they ultimately abuse) than evangelism and caring for the poor and needy (unless this of course means access to funds which can then be converted to other purposes). Many churches I visited were no more than "social clubs" with announcements being more about "aso ebi" or "uniform" for women's day or Pastor's new car for his birthday celebrations than anything of spiritual value. Yet, just down the road were ghetto's filled with many people that could have benefitted from a cooked meal that day, or training to get a new job, or clothes for their children. Even the "poor" Christians were corrupt as they had learned to lie about their needs to get help from the Church or the congregation. Everyone was suspicious of each other because they all knew what was in their own hearts. You only have to drive past our churches on a Sunday after Church and witness the indiscipline, pride and lack of self-control that pertains. Christians with stickers on their cars will leave their lanes and drive against incoming traffic - that is corruption. A perversion of our traffic laws. The men and women who stole billions of dollars from the nations coffers during the last administration were mainly Christians and Born again Christians at that! so were the many that won contracts without following due process or even meeting the criteria for the bid. And the many that won contracts that they did not perform. So what does that say about our Christianity. So do we stop believing in Miracles, absolutely not. But God does not work miracles through unrighteousness acts or principles. Therefore a person who receives a "Miracle" because he/she lied, stole, misrepresented himself or herself in relation to qualifications, experience etc. to get a job or contract, manipulated etc. did NOT receive a miracle from God. The Bible clearly states that whatsoever a man sows that will he also reap. There are many proverbs in the Bible regarding laziness and Miracles do not come to lazy men or fraudulent men. True change can only come when we repent. Acknowledge our corrupt ways and not make excuses (or shoot the messenger as so many have in their comments above) and turn from our wicked ways. I have personally taken ownership of the state of the nation and of the Church and taken steps to amend my ways - obeying all laws, including all traffic laws, not giving bribes to gain an advantage, waiting my turn in line even where I know the owner of the business/bank, not cutting corners, giving my employer my 150%, not "borrowing" pen, paper, toner etc. by doing my own private business at work, letting my yes be yes and my no be no, not turning in false expenses and not stealing the hundreds of millions I have access to. I have made Integrity one of my core values and daily introspect and ask myself if I have acted throughout the day with integrity. May God help us all to change so that we can have a Nigeria that we can all be proud of and a Church that the devil can be afraid of.
God bless you Ps Sunday ... I am a missionary evangelist and I have been in Uganda for near 15 months. What you have written is not just for Nigeria .. Let me suggest Uganda falls into what you said about corruption, and most probably all of Africa. I was in a big church in Nairobi a few years ago and the "bishop" who was dressed in all his finery, declared while preaching "there is an anointing here for new hows by Christmas" , "put your hands up to receive the keys" ... that was in June and a few moments later he blurted out that there was an anointing for "new cars" by Christmas. I couldn't get out of the place fast enough. who has trained these people? CERTAINLY NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The truth uncovered.
There is a solution to the corruption in the Nigerian Church. Please let's stop speaking tongue in cheek. The number 1 corruption in the Nigerian Church is financial corruption,and that is why it is the same with the Nigerian society. Arguably,the root cause of this corruption is the issue of GIVING,especially TITHING. Until the fundamental error of 'TITHING TO THE CHURCH DOCTRINE' is corrected,no amount of talks or accusation and counter-accusations can remove the stain of financial corruption in the Nigerian Church. We have to deal with the root to take care of the fruits.And here is the solution :(http://wp.me/p5Rdzi-6j), if you have the shock absorber to withstand the truth of God's word. GOD FORGIVE US!
Before, I read this, my belief about the Nigerian situation had been identical to this publication. To be candid, it is as if we had compared our notes before now. As rightly pointed out, the Pastors in Nigeria are not foreigners. They are Nigerians as well. It is the same blood flowing in the veins of all normal Nigerians that is flowing in their veins as well. However, the truth is that every Nation gets the leaders (spiritual or political) it deserves! If we love, appreciate and accept the truth, we will experience it in our daily lives. But if we hate the truth, our "desperate" leaders (whether political or spiritual) will find a way to survive without it. It's not all our spiritual leaders that are teaching error. I am a beneficiary of an undiluted gospel message from a pulpit in Nigeria. Unfortunately, the few pastors who preach the undiluted messages are not popular with the political/elite class neither are their views published by the media in Nigeria as much as expected. And, because majority of Nigerians do not stand for the truth, the voice of the few who are for the truth is almost unheard. It is one thing to preach an undiluted message but another thing to get the people to accept it. As the saying goes, you can only force a camel to the stream but you can not force it to drink the water. That is one of the difficulties faced by the few faithful Christian voices in Nigeria! The fault is not totally that of our spiritual/political leaders as much as it is with ourselves as a people with a depraved or corrupt value system. By the way, how many Christian presidents have we produced as a nation since independence? And, what are their tract records about corruption as compared to that of their counterparts from other religions? The value systems bequeathed us by our founding fathers influence both our religious and political beliefs. Our Christians leaders need the help of all of us to be able to influence us positively with the undiluted Godly principles for a truly prosperous/successful life as God defines it. Another question which will help us understand the complexity surrounding the predicaments of Nigeria's value system is, "how many Nigerians truly believe in the Nigerian project? The root cause of corruption in Nigeria is likely the result of lack of a collective believe in "One Nigeria." Most Nigerians view the so-called country as a market place where buying and selling takes place. In a market place, it is the individual interests of the people coming to the market that are important. Everybody grabs as much as possible at the slightest opportunity and abandons the market to its own fate. Very few believe in the well-being of the market place. Every section of the country is concerned with grabbing as much as possible from the center with the slightest opportunity. Yet, nobody cares for the general good of the entire market. Who then will sincerely built it (the center) for all? We must all have equal stakes in the Nigerian project for it to survive! Injustice is in itself, a faceless saboteur to the Nigerian project. And, we must face the fact that we are all not yet ready for a true nation building!
This pastor is always saying the truth, Nigeria needs more of these kind.... Nigeria is full of corrupt and corrupted people....
Oh my God!.The scripture has simplified it."Ye shall know the truth,and it shall set you free". There is hope that my country could be better if and when people seek and know the truth. God bless you Pastor ADELAJA for this and more.
thanks for the correction man of God, we need to practice biblical truth in the pulpit
This is true. I can't imagine a youth corper who just passed out (NYSC) and start professing that He/She is in a favor market and not labor market. It is wrong! But most Pastors made them to feel that way. There is no such reality as "something for nothing". Youths should be made to understand the labor market comes before the favor market, by the men of God. This will calm their nerves for "I must be favored", when you have not put in any labor. "Work hard before pleasure."
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Brethren all glory belongs to God for this message. But I want to assure you that God in heaven has not forgotten His Holy and righteous children. God is using a Christian Movement in Nigeria called Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW) with headquarter at Abuja led by international director Pastor Paul Rika. I don't have much to say I will just advice anyone seeking true Doctrine of Christ in Holiness and Righteousness to google the movement and listen to some of the messages. God will shine His Holy Face upon you everyone of us.
Proverb 28 vrs 8-10.He that by usury and unjust gain, extortion, etc increaseth his possessions ,he shall gather it for him that will give it to the poor (not for the pastors, ministers ).Lord Jesus in Luke 18 vrs 22 told the rich young ruler to do the same. Grace of God makes us to know the truth, guide us into it daily and not otherwise (Romans 6 vrs 1-2 ,15. The yard stick to measure success in the churches today is the same as worldly views and ways by which they come. God said freely we are giving and freely we should give matt 10 vrs 8;1 corinthians 9 vrs 18,but today preachers make people pay for all :-prayer, prophecy, anointing oil,posts in churches etc. The days are evil, so saints of the Lord watch out, check scriptures daily and pray without season. Thanks past.Adelaja and remain increasingly blessed forever, sir .Shallon.
This is a true saying,but we also need to remember the biblical prediction of the end time.It does not affect pastors alone but other religion leaders as well.May the eyes of understanding of we pastors be opened to see the danger embeded in prevalent miracle and prosperity messages.
God bless you Sir. I think we need people like you to let us know the reality in christianity...
thanks for saying the reality in Christianity CU's it will surely give us the certainty of gaining the eternity..
This is quite true Pastor, now with this erroneous practices! please sir with due respect how can this be corrected? because most of the churches in Nigeria are in for this truth.
Absolute Truth. If not we be blaming politician of corruption and yet majority of the source is from the pulpit. The fad is becoming common on Facebook recently, pastors, prophets making baseless declarations for people to type Amen to claim the promise. God help the church and that is why God through the Bible has said that HIS judgement will start from the church.
Does the true congregation of God mingle intricately with the government of the world? Daniel 2 v 44. What does the scriptures say about the false religion that mingles with politics and the merchants of this system? Rev. 18. Pastors want money, they gather people who see money as everything (by their actions, even if they say otherwise) and tickle their ears with the falsehood they want to hear. 2Tim 4 v 3-4 The TRUTH is still out there. God still brings the truth to your doorpost. If you are hungry for it and you are humble and honest to admit it, you will find it. You may not like it but that it is the TRUTH. It alone will set you free. John 8 v 32. Listen the next time God directs them to you to advertise the King and his kingdom. Mathew 6 v 33
Thank you... Worth sharing
Dear pastor for over 15years of being a xtian, this is the most balanced message I have ever heard about God dimension of xtian prosperity. Remain blessed as you keep doing the good work. Please keep it up the unscriptural messages from our pulpits on prosperity is cancerous. Little wonder in spite of our religious nature, one cannot reconcile it with the level of corruption that abound in the Land. Keep saying it because it's only the truth that sets free. Nigeria cannot be highly religious and unimaginably corrupt at the same time, it's unacceptable, Somebody is not saying the the truth. Remain blessed daddy.
This is where godly and skillful wisdom is needed to rightly decern what to do. Success takes a process. The process itself is much more important than the manifestation because through such process we learn things that will enable us to maximize the abundance God has given us. We should never take the process for granted even though it seems tiresome and trying sometimes. I believe the average Nigerian is hardworking. Its clearly reflected with Nigerians who travel abroad. Here in Canada, alot of foreigners say good things about how determined Nigerians are and optimistic they are with things( if we clearly focus on the good reports not the bad reports the media shares about how dubious some Nigerians are even though we have some). The average conductor works all day and all night or the average seller in the market does the same etc. Some work really hard and nothing to really show for it. This is where grace comes in. Because it is not about how hard you work but doing the right work because one can even be successful with the wrong assignment. Our problem is leadership. Our leaders have not fully reflected what a true leader should be. A true leader is not self conscious but people conscious. Any average Nigerian would love to join politics. Wealth is seen as the number of cars and big houses one has. We need to deconstruct our mentalities(minds). Just like the children of Isreal having left Egypt, did not allow the mindset of Egypt to leave them. The battle of the soul takes time and its a pity the church hasnt fully scrutinize the intent of the soul. That does not mean the church isnt doing its best. Sometimes we just focus on the wrong things. We are distarcted and conformed to the situations in the country instead of been transformed. It is not an overnight solution. It's a process. I am sure we can learn a lot from these process.
Thank you Sir.
Tithing was under and is under the law with a curse for Christians seeking salvation under the law, Galatians 3:3-13, Malachi 3:1-18.When bishops, pastors and priests lie by quoting tithes in Malachi 3:1-18,under the law IN OLD COVENANT which was a prime contribution for the Levite tribe and Leviticus Priesthood, how many Christians line up to be served with food when tithes and offering under the law are given? Is the storehouse pastors' and priests' house or the Church being the bride and body of Jesus Christ? Saved Christians by grace IN NEW COVENANT who are lead and taught by the Holy Spirit are not under law or in generation curse in the law. Tithes in Malachi 3:1-18 were primarily for the tribe of Levi which was not allocated land for sharing among themselves , Numbers 18:20-28 . Those who simply imply Christians are under curse for not tithing put into question about unfinished work of redemption (SALVATION) by Christ Jesus on cross of Calvary which is bought and maintained continuously in tithes paid to them. Yet Christ is not ashamed to call us brethren whom He has sanctified. Hebrew 2:9-13.We have been redeemed from the curse of the law, Jesus Christ being made a curse for us : for it is written, cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree. Galatians 3:8-13. Christians saved by grace are able ministers of the new testament born of love with exceeding glory which surpassed the glory that was in law with Moses. Offerings made in Christian Churches are for ministering the Body of Jesus Christ. We have been redeemed from the curse of the law to adoptions of sons in Royal Priesthood from the time the curtain partitioning the Holy of Holies was torn apart in into two when Jesus Christ was crucified and gave us free access to God our Father, Mathews 27:50-52. Pastors ,Priest and Bishops who are servants of God cannot subject sons of God in Royal Priesthood to tithe taxes which is absolutely illegal for we are not under the curse of the law, Galatians 5:1, Galatians4:4-5,2 Corinthians 3:1-18. Sins sacrifices ,offerings under the law, curses, and generation curses under law in the old covenant remained up to death of Jesus Christ on Calvary when He fulfilled the prophecy and requirements of the law. Salvation under the law one attains it at last breath on earth having done all that pertains to the law which is hard for one to accomplish. Even the tithe which was given by Abraham was under the law of sin and death from the fallen state of Adam and Eve at the garden of Aden. Those who lie would like to deceive Christians that tithe was before the law but before which law. When Christ our High Priest was born He was given gifts and not tithes Mathew 2:11-12. Jesus Christ our High Priest and Apostles of Jesus Christ did not ask for tithes. To whom do they pay allegiance to for them to justify asking for tithes today? Salvation under spiritual law of love by grace is freely given and attained with free miracles from God our Father, Ephesians 2:4 -9, Ephesians 2:13 -20. Under Leviticus priesthood which belonged to the tribe of Levi, tithes were given to Levites priests for use by the whole tribe of Levi and tithe of tithe to the high Priest for they shared no land apart from the walled towns they were allocated to stay in for their continuous sacrifice to God, Numbers 18:20 -29. Widows, strangers ,fatherless and orphans benefited from tithes and offerings given to Levites, Deuteronomy 14:22-29.In Christianity widows were asked to be catered by close brethren to ease burden to the Church. There were also tithes of different kinds in Israel. There was also a tithe where a family had to eat all before the Lord, Deutreronomy12:6-7. In Christ Jesus we are saved by grace to adoptions of sons in Royal Priesthood of Christ (for Christians saved by grace )and not by works of law under curse ,Galatians 3:8-13,Acts13: 38-39, Galatians 4: 4-5, Galatians2:16-21, Galatians 5:18. Sons have direct access to the Father and free common inheritance not bought or worked for from the Father. For servants ( Pastors and Priests) are servants of God worthy all respects and due help. Much preaching is done in grace and love to Christians at early stages who are later sleeking entangled and enslaved in fear under the bondage of law in tithes emphatically taught by many in seeking dwindling fortune entrenched in tithes falsehood. The Church of Christ is founded in love by grace and a worker is worthy his labor. The Apostles and disciples of Jesus Christ understood from onset of Christ's Ministry that they were not under Leviticus Priesthood and had no share in Leviticus Priesthood allotments. Thus questions were raised of their take and benefits in the Royal Priesthood of Jesus Christ Ministry in the New Covenant, Mathew 19:23-30 . Leviticus Priesthood which was upheld under the glory and the righteousness of law without partiality had allotments which existed before well-known and were already defined in obliged tithing. God had also to deal with wayward priesthood and a rebellious nation under the law. Malachi 2:1-17, Malachi 3:1-18. Christians were never left under leadership of Leviticus Priesthood and we should not live under canopy of lies based on non-doctrinal Christian promises. Christians are humbly called upon to support tithes sweetened falsehood purposed to enhance good glorious intentions communicated a smart way which forms practically some mega success which should not divert Christians from free spiritual giving. The essence of Christians righteousness in salvation by grace in the Loyal Priesthood of Jesus Christ is more falsely tied to tithes by the clergy and the bar raised often higher as they become masters of confusion in tithes falsehood teaching cover up. Even Judas Iscariot is not recorded asking for tithes. We firmly stand by the truth our mouths being boldly louder and we faint not as we manifest the truth to man’s conscience to God without honoring personality clout in uncovering tithes falsehood taught,2Corinthians 4:1-2.They keep asking what is wrong with us to be at pains on tithes forced falsehood treasured? There is nothing wrong with us and we have wronged no one except those who stumble on the plain truth who want to appease in altered falsehood. Isaih5:18-24, 18Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: 19That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it! 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Those who want to justify doctrinal falsehood on tithes for Christians have successfully done it. IN NEW TESTAMENT two priesthood are compared and the need to replace the old covenant expounded. Hebrew7: 7-28, Hebrew8:6 -13, Hebrew 9:6-9, Hebrew 10:8-23. Leviticus priesthood under the law with tithes, death, discontinuity and its acceptance under glory of law without the great commission was done away in Christ and the Holy Priesthood of Christ without tithes, death and discontinuity with exceeding glory under which Christians are in salvation being a Holy nation and Loyal Priests to preach to the world GOD being their Father in New Covenant Ministry. In that He said, a new covenant He has made the first old. Now that which decays and waxed old is ready to vanish away Hebrew8:-13. God related with Adam and Eve in the garden of Aden under command of not eating from tree of knowledge and evil , Abraham related to God in faith when he was called out of Ur. The Israel related to God under law given to Moses under old the Covenant and we saved Christians relate to God under Spiritual law of love by grace in Jesus Christ in New Covenant where we get our salvation. Tithing weakens the Royal Priesthood of Christians in Christ where Christians are supposed to give themselves as living sacrifice in the mission vision fields. The Christians Royal Priesthood in Christ Jesus is internally weekend from within ,fought and economically drained mostly for indoors ministries under revival of Leviticus priesthood by pastors. The Royal Priesthood is internally spiritually emaciated and trodden upon.2 Corinthians2:1-13, 2Peter 2:5-9. Priesthood involves sacrifices and Jesus Christ did not choose Priesthood among the five fold ministry since all saved Christians are in the Royal Priesthood of Jesus Christ and we have been asked to give ourselves as a living sacrifice since we are royal priests. The priesthood was changed from the old covenant( Leviticus Priesthood) to the new covenant (Loyal Priesthood of labor in Christ without tithes allocations which is not appreciated) and the law governing it was changed Hebrews 7:7-12. Christ requested His disciples to give the crowd food to eat , Matthew 14:15-16. Jesus Christ told Peter look after his lambs and later to look after His sheep ( service) in clear shift from Leviticus priesthood which does not apply to Christians, John 21:15-17. JESUS CHRIST our High Priest is the mediator of the better New Covenant established upon better promises. Hebrew8:6-8. Under Leviticus priesthood an animal for sacrifice was alive between the altar of sacrifice and the Levite priest holding the sacrificial knife. Sheep remained alive for a period of time only when they were delivered many animals for sacrifice and the altar could not hold them all for sacrifice .We are dead to sin and alive in Christ who live in us being a living sacrifice to God. Christians saved by grace in love of Christ Jesus in Royal Priesthood within the New Covenant cannot be dragged back to curses enslavement in the law in Leviticus Priesthood in Old Covenant. The Royal Priesthood of labor of service in Christ Jesus is loathed by many clergy who opt for Leviticus Priesthood of waiting at the sanctuary for provision given for altar sacrifices. It is only through concealed falsehood that the clergy merge the Leviticus Priesthood under law in old Covenant ( which remained hostile to Christians), with the Royal Priesthood by grace in Christ love liberated in New Covenant. The Royal Priesthood of Jesus Christ in liberty bears no self-restrictions or inhibitions in fear of men in preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ since it has no people driven demand support pegged on expectations anchored under the law. Christians should give liberally in love as God has blessed us ,2 Corinthians9 :6-7, Galatians 5:1. Galatians6:6-10. Tithes crusader teach well packaged tithes falsehood from the pulpit managed humbly in sheep skins. Christians are increasingly facing common mounted front in tithes falsehood which is demanded by elites clergies as a Christian doctrine in Churches. It is easy for many unsuspecting Christian to take it as the Gospel truth. The remnant few faithful Christians must firmly remain in the narrow highway of faith and teach Christian doctrine on giving bearing in mind they stand on highways of interests of elites clergies on tithes falsehood taught with awkward professional church elders support . The humble craving of comfortable falsehood artistically and passionately taught on tithes by the clergy should not make Christians lose focus in Christian giving in love. Bishops, pastors, priests, church elders and those read the OLD TESTAMENT (Covenant ) BLINDED BY THE VAIL that is in law that was done away in Jesus Christ keep Christians in fear under bondage of law which is abolished and miss the righteousness in liberty sanctified in Jesus Christ in the New Covenant,2Corithians3: 6-18 . Successful prosperity based on falsehood cannot be accepted as blessing in holiness. Truth is easily dismissed but never nullified on tithes falsehood openly taught by the clergy. Christians must remain Pentecostal and evangelical in the Royal Priesthood of Jesus Christ without entangling themselves in Leviticus Priesthood bound in bondage of the law. IF SAVED CHRISTIANS WHO ARE LOYAL PRIESTS (clergy under Loyal Priesthood of Jesus Christ) ARE SUBJECTED BACK TO THE LAW,THEN THEY SHOULD EQUALLY SHARE TITHES WITH THE CLERGY FRATERNITY. Christ came to not to destroy the law and the prophets but to fulfill so as the enmity that was against us in the law was abolished on the cross. Falsehood is taught that Christ came to strength the law. A way in love by Grace in Jesus Christ’s love for mankind was established for our salvation after Christ fulfilled the prophecy and the law and He defeated the enmity of law that was against us. Without fulfilled prophesy and law there would be no room for grace. Before HIS DEATH THE LAW WAS UPHELD TO THE LETTER .Mathew5:17-19, Ephesians 2:4—20. He paved the narrow highway of righteousness in salvation by grace, Isaiah35:1-10. Tithes falsehood nullifies grace and love bestowed on them by Jesus Christ. Those who want to seek salvation under law with curses of the law should continue in glory of the law and fulfill the whole law without entangling salvation by grace in Christ’s love with law in any lewd manner since the glory in law in old testament at fault (where God found faults with them) was to be done away and was abolished, 2Corinthians 3:1-18 Galatians2:16-21, Galatians3:1-13 ,Galatians4:4-5, Hebrew8:6-13. The Church( Royal Priests) of Jesus Christ is established by grace in Christ’s love in the glory of the new testament that excels in liberty of the New Covenant . Christians must move forward wholly Spiritually Holy away from all forms of non-doctrinal spiritual slavery exploitation honored and established . It is quite amazing how the so called spiritual clergies who bear tithes compliance records can overlook tithes falsehood over their shoulders and tell Christians that tithing is the best way of starting giving though they agree it is not instructed in the New Covenant. We have defiantly crossed the red line on dear tithes falsehood threshold upheld. Levites Pastors and Priests are comfortable and friendly to brethren who live like dead sacrifice with almost free access to tithes. Levites priests were to labor to sacrifice and not tendering the flocks or do any farming ,Numbers 18:20-32 Joshua7:7.They lived in walled towns .Pastors and Priests who revive the Leviticus priesthood removed by Christ for Christians and meticulously merge it to the Loyal Priesthood of Christ do so for personal gains in mass concealed cheating in tithes allocations. The old covenant had amassed personal sought atonement for sins through animals sacrifices but the new covenant has atonement for sins in Christ's blood. Leviticus priesthood under law remained hostile to the Ministry of Jesus Christ and His disciples who suffered in their hands even after Christ’s death, Mathew 27:12-17. Levite priests beat and wanted to kill all disciples of Christ whom they told not to preach in His name. Acts 5:17-42. Today Levite clergy tell Christian that their salvation by grace is not complete without paying them tithes which is a lie. Let well educated brethren teach the Word of God the same way as learned Doctor Luke and Br. Paul did for spiritual growth of the body of Christ. Let well educated Christians stand for justice like Dr. Gamaliel who was a doctor of law who in his response rescued the apostles from eminent death in the hands of Levite priests Acts;5:17-42. What pastors are not telling the Church (the bride/sons/ ambassadors /advocate, royal priests, and ministers of the new covenant in the Word/children and servants made friends by His Holy calling) is the reason Jesus Christ had in choosing the twelve disciples ( under new covenant in Grace ) and opted not to use the Levite Priests (in old covenant under law) that were well established and placed had they to be chosen preach to the world. LET PASTORS , BISHOPS AND PRIESTS HONESTLY PURGE THEIR HEARTS AND SPEAK THE TRUTH ON TITHES. CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW IN THE OLD COVENANT. The intrigue of doctrinal falsehood on tithes smartly engineered and flamboyantly taught by them worldwide cannot be justified or be cleansed by their religious social status. Christians should not be for entertainments but for truth in Holiness preached and taught which is not in contest in numerical strength for acceptance. It quite clear from the Bible that there is no perfection and justification under works of the law. Galatians 2:16- 21, Galatians 3:8-13,Galatians 4;4-5,Galatians 5:1,18. FOR CHRISTIANS GOD HAS NO PLEASURE FOR SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND BURNT OFFERINGS AND OFFERINGS FOR SINS AND FOR WHICH IS OFFERED UNDER THE LAW. HEBREW 10: 8-9 . THIS SCRIPTURE THEY WOULD WISH IT NEVER EXISTED. Can those who advocate for tithes honestly deny openly that there were sacrifices and offerings under law not acceptable to God for Christians? Tithes advocates call Christians passionately to tithe an illustration of spiritual disconnect to bridge. WHY WOULD THE CLERGY NOT TELL CHRISTIANS TO SACRIFICE FOR THEIR SINS BUT TITHE? Selective preaching and teaching on tithes falsehood cover up still remains. Tithes falsehood taught has remained guarded and guided in shrewd cover up of honored fortune justification hidden in tithes falsehood teaching proliferation by professional Christians.. Christians must know the truth to be free and move from being trapped in greatly justified doctrinal falsehood taught ,Ephesians4:11-14. In law men in old covenant remained the instructors and enforcers of the law. In new covenant the Holy Spirit remains our wonderful teacher and counselor in grace. For sure those who are in bondage of the law have men appreciation at hand but those lead by the Holy Spirit in Liberty within the yoke of Christ in grace have the acceptance of God. Christians should not be held spiritually hostage by unifying falsehoods taught in concealed falsehood out of labor. This would be spiritual blindness and slavery for many Christians hard for some to overcome. Apostles did not teach and preach the Gospel Of Jesus Christ through deceptive greediness but by sound doctrines, 2Peter:1-3.Christians taught for doctrines the commandments of men replace Jesus Christ for men who become their gods (idol worship based on men). They admire them for their earthly great achievements and they testify much of their stardom. Mathew 15: 5-9. There is the church of men where men teach for doctrines commandments of men and Church of Jesus Christ which cannot be swallowed by institutionalized organized falsehood and greed concealed in martyrdom of false knowledge which is not in the True Word of God. Even those workers of iniquity with miracles shall not cheat and defeat the church of Christ since He holds the Church in His holy hands in due time. Matthew15:8-9. The gates of hell shall not prevail over the Church of Jesus Christ. Mathew16:18. The Church of Christ cannot live by glorious commandments instituted by men standards. Christians must break free and be clean from men commandments enslavement. Christians' true love and care will then freely flourish. Christians should not feel comfortable for being appreciated for accepting and supporting goals of concealed falsehood taught through feigned words in covetousness to make merchandise of us,2 Peter2:1-3. Falsehood clarified and justified in concealed covetousness is hard for many Christians to overcome. Many Christians plunged globally into tithe doctrinal falsehood and held spiritually captive by clergy that are Levites require spiritual rescue and deliverance. The Church must wrestle herself free from shrewd elite spiritual con-men who keep the Church of Jesus Christ under bondage of the law. The tithe given by Abraham in faith in God and tithes given by Israel under the law given to Moses are not in the Royal Priesthood in new Covenant of Jesus Christ put under carpet by tithes crusaders. Tithe given by Abraham to Melchisedec had no third party human usage tied to it. Tithes given under the laws had personal usage, third party human usage and were used by the Levites Priests and the Levites tribe. Windows ,orphans and strangers benefited from the tithes offerings and offerings received by the Levite priests. To quote the first tithe given out of war by Abraham the father of faith to justify tithes given by the Royal priests (Saved Christians by Grace ) is more mischievously misleading even when tied to helping the spread of the Gospel Jesus Christ a self- righteousness imposed requirement under men law for doctrine. Jesus Christ did not allocate tithes to spreading of the Gospel in the hands of Levites Priests and Pastors who are taking Christians Spiritually for a ride. Success built on falsehood should not dampen Christians quest for truth and justice in holiness without deceit. For many to hear the truth that tithe is not a Christian doctrine in the ROYAL PRIESTHOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, it is like venom to them. The only option left for them is to rush to the final line of defense and hid under falsehood by using well endorsed and educated elite Christians to teach humbly tithes falsehood escalation with well loaded professional cover up backing. Let the clergy deny openly falsehood on tithes taught and not use third parties blinded by the veil in reading the old testament that was removed by Jesus Christ for a cover up, 2Corinthians 3:1-18. Truth is easily dismissed but never nullified. Christians should not embrace scheduled resourceful falsehood taught in honor. Christian Churches must remain Sanctuaries of true love in grace instituted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God calls us to the holy mountain of reasoning in liberty of faith in Christ Jesus, Isaiah 1:18-20, Galatians5:1, 18. The implication of self-imprisonment by Christians in men’s law for doctrines is spiritually devastating. The glory achieved is the glory of men. Faith without work is dead but work in the Holy Faith in Christ Jesus is not bound by the law. We are not men’s servants, 1Corithians 6:20, 1 Corinthians 7:21-24, 1peter18:21. We are redeemed with a price the blood of Jesus Christ to establish the law fulfilled by Him through the righteousness of the law of faith in Christ Jesus being justified freely from sins in His blood by Grace to liberty from the law,Roman3:1-31,Galatians2:16-21, James 2:17-26. We are the Royal priests and we cannot sell our spiritual birth right so easily. They are amazed and bitter for we stand for Christ without seeking their favor or consultation on tithes issues without joining the sweeping wave in teaching tithes falsehood benefits acclaimed. The way some have reacted vilely to those who are opposed to tithes as a doctrinal falsehoods for Christians shows well from the comfort of their hearts that they are deeply dismayed and battered by the truth and have realized they are known on cheating on tithes fortunes acclaimed. It befit us well to be called Christians of low estate with little minds rattling for we have not been soothed smoothly cool to support tithes falsehood taught in order for us to fit perfectly in the will of Jesus Christ with no regrets. We are satisfied with what God has provided us without gains of falsehood. We do not clamor for glamorous wealth of falsehood taught. They have stood as heroes in championing tithing as a way getting blessings for Christians from God which we have totally disagreed with them which they took as affront to their spiritual dignity clout. They have degraded the Royal Priesthood of Christ and nullified grace and love of Christ to themselves. We are aware there are spiritual babies on milk and feeble who are tossed to and fro by every kind of doctrines who have not come to the full knowledge of truth. It will be unjust to us if do not take spiritual care of them and love them in Christ's love, Hebrew5: 13-14. Those asking for revelation on tithes are asking for undeserved free room of manipulation to lie. Their theoretical assumption on tithes as the only easy way of meeting Church needs requirements through tithes justified falsehood taught to Christians saved by grace deserve spiritual analyses with no regrets. Blessing and curses dealt with in tithes in old covenant are clear to those who seek truth in clear knowledge of wisdom. The same is theoretically assumed and taught on Abel offering being accepted because he offered animal sacrifice and burnt fats as sweat savor to God. Cain offering was not accepted just because were seeds and fruits. Abel chose the best and considered the even age of his sacrifice offered to God. No special sacrificial preparation on Cain offering was dedicated to God. Cain did not pay deserved attention on what he offered to sacrifice to God. God told him if he did well his offering would be accepted. God did not tell Cain to replace his offering with animal sacrifice. He was to do well to his offering for his acceptance and offering. Genesis 4:1--7. Cain offering had no respect for God and God had no regards for it. CEREALS AND FRUITS WERE NOT REMOVED FROM BEING OFFERED IN THE OLD COVENANT. THEY LIE IN WAIT TO DECEIVE MANY UNSUSPECTING BELIEVERS NOT KNOWING WHAT THEIR ARE TAUGHT MANY TIMES HAD BEEN DISCUSSED IN COUNCILS OF MEN FOR UNIFORMITY AND NOT WITH THE HOLLY SPIRIT. IF TITHES WERE TO BE APPLICABLE AND JUSTIFIABLE IN THE NEW COVENANT ,ALL TITHES SHOULD BE SHARED EQUALLY AMONG ALL BRETHREN SINCE WE ARE THE ROYAL PRIESTS MINISTERING THE NEW COVENANT. The tithe burden is not for Christians . Let Bishops ,Pastors, Priests and Church Elders handle the Church of Christ within Christians doctrines established by Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles in the mission field vision. CHRISTIANS MUST FACE AND ADDRESS THE MASS SWEEPING AND SOOTHING FALSEHOOD TAUGHT BY SOME WELL EDUCATED ELITE CHRISTIANS ABOUT TITHES BENEFITS AND BLESSINGS IN A SOBER SPIRITUAL REALITY FACE OUT. Tithes teaching is unexpected real falsehood investment from those held dearly in trust by many Christians who regard them us spiritual leaders. The situation becomes more murky and tricky when church elders are accomplished in the classic falsehood which puts the church into mental slavery. The Royal Priesthood in grace is quite different from Leviticus Priesthood under the law. Leviticus Priesthood in the old covenant belonged to the Levite tribe among the eleven tribes in Israel but the Royal Priesthood in the new covenant under oppression and suppression belongs to all brethren in the world in Christ Jesus ( the Church being the bride of Christ / the body of Christ) who are ministers of the new covenant commissioned to preach to the world. Irrelevant testimonies are given of blessed Christians even who gave beyond 70% and remained richly blessed to encourage giving beyond 10% for more blessings. Having given 70% and being left with 30% translates to millions of dollars left for their personal use. The same 70% if applied by Christians of minimal income will leave them in the cold without basics needs requirements being meet. They have encouraged Christians even to give beyond the law requirement to appear more spiritual. This is bound to impoverish Christians who will appear to have enmity with God in their old age. When the Government taxation is at 30% and the pastors at 10% without being end of requirement to give, almost 50% income is gone from the Christians who are offered weekly prayers for prosperity and blessings. How committed will these Christians be us Royal Priests to the great commission at grass root levels? Tithing is more emphasized to salaries without shame. Some have tragically wished Christians not to be employed who do not tithe to them. It would be sheer spiritual tragedy for Christians to become submissive hopeful prisoners under falsehood taught by the humble ever promising Leviticus clergy blinded by veil in bondage under law in the old covenant, Galatians 31-13, Galatians 5:1. Christians cannot buy salvation from the hands of the clergy under yard stick of salvation justification in tithes set by the clergy. It is quite easy to justify tithes falsehood based on easily acquired wealth which meet the church needs which operates under Leviticus Priesthood. The Royal Priesthood in grace is quite different from Leviticus Priesthood under the law. Leviticus Priesthood in the old covenant belonged to the Levite tribe among the eleven tribes in Israel but the Royal Priesthood in the new covenant under oppression and suppression belongs to all brethren in the world in Christ Jesus ( the Church / the body of Christ) who are ministers of the new covenant commissioned to preach to the world. The Royal Priesthood is well placed to reach the world more effectively at close quarters in Christ love and glory expected. It is quite unfortunate that Christians unknowingly are victims of systematic unmarked high professional intellectual falsehood commercialization cover up in tithes teaching by learned elites Christians brethren which is a disservice to the (church) body of Christ. But Christians have been warned not to be fools since for some preaching and teaching falsehood is a smart act energetically engaged and Christians are openly conned .Ephesians 5:15-16. Tithing under law impoverishes the Royal Priesthood of Christ physically and spiritually which make the Great commission less effective. When all saved Christians are in Royal Priesthood, to whom do you tithe to in the in New Covenant? The Royal Priesthood needs to take its place in Christian missions empowered in New Covenant for Christians to work in glory of Christ love intended for the body of Christ. It quite clear from the Bible that there is no perfection and justification under works of the law. Galatians 2:16- 21, Galatians 3:8-13,Galatians 4;4-5, Galatians 5:1,18. Hebrew 10;8-9. Jesus Christ and his twelve disciples did not ask for tithes but only comments were made on tithes under the law. As early church had needs equally relevant to their time and did not ask for tithes, we too have needs relevant to our time which require sacrificial offerings to solve problems but no through tithes offerings under the law with a curse. Saved Christians ( The Body of Christ /Church/ Royal Priests) are able ministers of the new testament of the spirit and not of the law which is not sorely the burden of the clergy as some would like us to believe in their theoretical tithes justification support for the clergy and meeting Church needs requirements, 2Corithians 3:6 . A fountain cannot produce sweet and bitter water the same time. James 3:8-18. A new piece of cloth does not patch an old cloth nor do men put new wine in old bottles. Matthew 9:16-17. And with the priesthood changed there was need of changing the law governing it. Our royal priesthood in Christ Jesus is not after law of carnal commandment but after power of endless life Hebrews 7:7-26 .We Christian are saved by GRACE IN CHRIST LOVE(Spiritual Law) for we cannot be subjected to carnal law of sin and death crucified and done away by Christ on cross of Calvary. We are subjected to spiritual law of life in New Covenant in Christ Jesus and ought to have the spiritual understanding of the Word of God in liberty without corrupting the Word of God. Roman 8:1-2, Colossians 1:9-10. As God has blessed us in common inheritance of the saints, we should give sacrificially as we have purposed in our hearts in liberty and in love, Galatians 5:1, 2Corinthians 9;6-7, Galatians 6:6-7, Hebrew6:6-12,Hebrew13:11-16. Christ taught spiritual giving to God and to our parents, Luke 6:8 ,Matthew15:5-9. Paul also taught the same .2Corinthians 9:6-14, Philippians 2:4-5. Aaron was given unto Moses, the Levite priests were given unto Aaron, the eleven tribes of Israel were given unto Levite tribe to serve them but we Christians are purchased through the blood of Christ we are no man servants but servants of Christ 1Corinthians 7:21-2 ,God is our Father and our readily help in times of needs and not men. We are warned not to call any man our father in the spirit. Mathew23:9. Some have made men their fathers and call them fathers turning them their gods on earth. Numbers 3:9-15. No servant can hinder children access to the Father and His blessed inheritance. Are pastors, priest and Bishops in the Royal Priesthood of Christ or are in the Leviticus priesthood? Who coordinate pastors only to work for Christ for a living. Apostles of Christ worked with their own hands for a living and for preaching the Gospel of Christ. All saved Christians are servants of Christ in the Royal Priesthood of Christ. Do we make the spiritual understanding between the Leviticus Priesthood under the law and the Royal Priesthood in grace in the New Covenant or do we mix the two distinctive priesthoods cunningly for selfish gain to eliminate the so called clergy poverty and mess up with the doctrine of salvation in Grace? Christ gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and some teachers for the perfecting of saint in the work of the ministry for edifying the( church) body of Christ so us not to be deceived Ephesians4:11-19. Who set aside and allocated poverty and tithes to the pastors in preaching the Gospel of Christ since those who preach the Gospel (Christians/Royal priests) shall live by the Gospel or who bear the burden of mercy for the clergy to teach and preach falsehood on tithes for them not to be poor? When did they become pastors in poverty for the church to eliminate their poverty? Christians should share their wealth with the clergy willingly in Christ love but not in law. We are saved by Grace in Christ's love and our sharing should be in love. We saved Christians are not justified by the law. Galatians 2:21. We saved Christians are servants of Christ Jesus in the Royal Priesthood of the Saints. Why do many talk about key poverty of pastors on tithes among the five fold ministry? Where is their care and concerns for the other four ministries for they vouched for tithes not for the benefit of the body of Christ? This has brought a flood gate of preaching entrepreneurship boom diligently anchored by many on salvation under yardstick of tithes obligation. Some have spoken from the pulpit of brethren who don’t allow them eat tithes from their labor. Do they preach and teach for souls to be saved or for economic gains in tithes eating? Are they in LEVITICUS PRIESTHOOD or in THE ROYAL PRIESTHOOD OF JESUS CHRIST? A GENUINE ANSWER IS REQUIRED FOR NON DOUBLE STANDARD DOCTRINAL FAITH. For Christians it should be precepts upon precepts without contradictions under Royal Priesthood of Christ Jesus. Should the pastors ministry overshadow other ministries? All ministries should work as one body in the body of Christ. Foot soldiers who support falsehood on tithes preaching and teaching are calling Christians who do not support tithing to ask for forgiveness in face saving cover up. They have stood as heroes of faith in tithes teachings falsehood. Christians bear no apology to no one for preaching and teaching the truth . Only those who preach and teach falsehoods are hurt by the truth. Christians should not be coaxed by great promises and deadly threats hedged in none doctrinal falsehoods promises taught in guarded personal ego gains. With God, the means justify the end in Jesus Christ. Christians should not be hoodwinked by GROANING DELIVERY OF FALSEHOOD AND THE GLORY associated with the fruits of falsehood benefits . As we speak on the falsehood on the doctrine of tithing for Christians, we have not closed our eyes to the needs of the Church nor have buried our heads in the sand devoid of understanding of our emotions to face the truth. We stand for truth aware of forces against the truth within the Church and outside the Church. We have been asked to ask for forgiveness for not supporting tithing without being told from whom to apply for forgiveness. We do not pursue and preserve justified falsehoods which meet easily the needs of the Church for with God, the means justify the end in Christ. We are told we point an accusing finger to the clergy on issues concerning tithes falsehoods. We are part of the body of Christ and no part of the body accuses other parts. All body parts coordinate in functions and take care of one another when giving our body parts that are not comely more honor .We only pin point doctrinal falsehood taught by clergy thus taking care of the body of Christ spiritually in love. We do not waver in our minds and hearts in our stand on tithes issues. If one is stuck in sticky clay of falsehood, us a Christian one has to owner up and warm up to the truth and shape up to be free in did. We are fully aware of glorious unstable spiritual empires built on quick sand by men through falsehood under threat from the truth. If the empires fall apart there is no loss for Christians to worry about for apology. We are warned of danger of teaching and preaching the truth by exposing ourselves to well organized affluent churches of able humble men. We stand for Christ in life and death without shame in removing the dark cloud of falsehood taught on tithes. Well organized fruitful falsehoods from those in authority do not translate to truth and righteousness, 2 Corinthians11:13-14. Those under the law are under curse and the law kills 2 Corinthians 3:6. Those lead by the Spirit are not under law and curses Galatians5: 6, Galatians 3:8-13. Christians are redeemed from the curse of the law to adoption of sons . Roman 8:1-17,Galatians4:4- 5. We saved Christians are not under law but under grace Roman6:13-14.Are they telling Christians curses under law are blessings for them or they have powers to remove curses when Christians tithe to them? Christians must remain spiritually alert and be not be spiritually blind, They have directed Christians to deceptive ways of curses for their own benefits and not blessings. The bounty of terror of deceptive covetousness is professionally tactically presented as blessing based on salvation under yard stick of tithes. Many pastors have illegally allocated all tithes to themselves. Tithes were for specifics needs under old covenant for specific people help. Apostles of CHRIST did not use concealed deceptive covetousness to preach the Gospel .1Thessalonians2:3-6.We should renounce hidden things of dishonesty and not walk craftily handling the Word of God deceitfully 2Corithians 4:1-2. In tithes teaching the clergy makes spot of the needs for the better faultless New Covenant in obtained excellent ministry established upon better promises which has specific intended goals in Love by Grace in Jesus Christ. Hebrew 8:6-8. Christians are Spiritually born in the new Covenant by Grace in Love in Christ Jesus. The body of CHRIST has been subjected to doctrinal mess by Levite priests and Levite pastors. TITHE IS A PURE CLASSIC SLEEK DOCTRINAL FALSEHOOD FOR CHRISTIANS CULTIVATED IN UNMATCHED PERSONAL CONCEALED ZEAL BY PASTORS IN LEADERSHIP FOR PERSONAL INTERESTS AND GAINS WHO UNDERSTAND UNIVERSALLY ON TITHES AND SALVATION AND FAIL TO APPRECIATE THE TIME OF LAW AND THE TIME OF GRACE DISPENSATION. In willful deception by calling themselves the Levites of today who persecuted Christians and plunder Christians pockets today they are able to demand to be given tithes. Levites priests and elders never gave a helping hand to Christians. Christ did not leave His Church under Leviticus Priesthood and no Levite priest was chosen as His Apostle . Leviticus Priesthood is forced on the throats of Christians by pastors for perfectly concealed selfish interests and gains. Do they want to tell us that Christ and Apostles of Christ forgot to ask for tithes during the early formative stage of Christian Ministry. When we take the Word of God out of its content and contest ,we have contempt for the Word of God. He (GOD)who brought tithing under the Old Covenant took it away in His(CHRIST) own Divine rights( after the order of Melchisedec ) in the new Covenant. Perfection is in grace and not in law. Hebrew7: 7-26, Hebrew8:6-13 Hebrew9:1-27 Hebrew10:1-23. Leviticus Priesthood is impressive to many since it involves waiting at the sanctuary for provision and serving only at the altar of sacrifice. The order of Melchisedec was in Melchisedec Himself and existed before any tithe was offered. It is erroneously taught that tithes taught in the Old Covenant and comments made on tithes in the New Covenant in reference to Old Covenant sum up to uphold to tithe for Christians in order of Melchisedec which some teachings made suggest the order of Melchisedec in modeled on tithes. Now where is indicated in the Holly Bible that Abraham redeemed his first born sons Ishmael and Isaac when they were born since he operated in faith in God and not under the law. The law is not of faith. We are saved by grace from all sins of iniquities. We can preach the Word of God quoting scriptures like the devil when he tested Jesus or quote the scriptures like CHRIST when He answered satan in time of need. Matthew 4:1-11. Jesus did not say Amen to satan for quoting the scripture. Jesus Christ taught men can teach commandments of men for doctrines. Mathew15:5-9. This addressed falsehood which can come from those in authority in the Church ( bishops, pastors, priest and elders) leadership. We can have a zeal of faith and commitment to establish our own righteousness not according to righteousness of God in the knowledge of his Word. Roman 10:1-4. Pastors and priests calling themselves Levites today have capitalized on low level of Christian doctrinal knowledge teachings among Christians. Tithing contradict the doctrine of salvation by GRACE and deprive the Christians in Loyal Priesthood in Christ Jesus the individual empowerment to do the Great Commission. When we are loyal Priests and the bride Of Christ to whom do we tithe to? Is it not even if it were in Natural world for servants to tithe to Loyal Priests? Pastors Priest and Bishops are also in the Loyal Priesthood of Jesus Christ all of us being sons and servants composing the body of Christ unless they exclude themselves. The underlying mystery is to deliver the Church of Christ in concealed form to Leviticus Priesthood for Priests ,Pastor and Bishops to enable them demand tithes. Mathew15:5-9. We can preach the Word of God making the Church a house of merchandise to make merchandise of Christians and those who do so whose God is their belly which made Adam and Eve to fail in their relationship with God. It is a lucrative profitable business based on arithmetic of numbers cunningly preserved with tactical appreciations to the body of Christ and spreading of the Gospel. Are elect Christians easily deceived out of their wits? Romans 16:17 -19 ,2 Peter 2:1-3, John 2:16, Philppians3:17-19. We can preach Christ out of envy, strife or of good will. Philippians 1:15-17,2Corinthians4:1-2. It is the body of Christ the Church which is sent to preach to the world also as individuals brethren bearing the burden to preach to the world as Apostles of Christ did. The responsibility has not been on shoulders of priests and pastors only. Brethren are the loyal priests and ambassadors of Christ and has committed unto us the Church the word of reconciliation, 2 Corinthians :19-20. THERE WERE NO FENCE SITTINGS AND ARE NO FENCE SITTINGS IN THE NEW COVENANT MINISTRY MEDIATED BY OUR APOSTLE AND THE HIGH PRIEST OF OUR FAITH LORD JESUS CHRIST. Apostles labored with their hand to provide for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Christians' offerings they received were not tithes. No one is specially chosen to be at receiving end of tithes so as to preach worldwide the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We saved Christians are the Loyal Priests AND Ambassadors of Jesus Christ.2 Peter 2:1-9, 2 Corinthians5:14-20. The preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not entirely sorely in the hands of clergy. It is in the hands of the (Church in Loyal Priesthood) believers composing the body of Jesus Christ. Tithing is a hard topic to teach without spiritual understanding since we have many high profile elite preachers teaching on the same with books written of great hoped promises and condemnation on the same for those who do not tithe, Ephesians 5:6-7, 1Thessalonians 2:3-4. Some well educated elite Christians are involved in deceptive teaching on tithes which is warmly appreciated from the pulpit. They are the magnetizing force with alluring great hoped blessed promises of wealth based on tithes. When will it dawn on them that they teach doctrine of men on tithing for Christians saved by grace. On moving from one church to another or by taking a flight from one continent to another on falsehood mission, lies taught on tithes by them cannot be justified by the sacrificial cost incurred to do so. Only when they uphold the truth and uplift Christ as they decrease and Christians stop earthly social status cult adoration in respect of human beings will truth prevails’. Pharisees and the Scribes were most well educated and Jesus said woe unto them seven times for being stumbling blocks in faith. Mathew 23:9-39. We only need to rightly divide the Word of God and know whether we are Christians seeking salvation under the law or we are Christians saved by grace in Christ through the Spiritual law of love, Corinthians 1:12-16,2 Timothy 2:15 . We redeemed sons of God who are made Kings and priests unto God have a common inheritance in Christ Jesus, Galatians 4:4-5, Colssians1:9-14 ,1Corinthians 2:12-16. Revelation 1;4-6 .Let well educated brethren teach the Word of God the same way as learned Doctor Luke and Br. Paul did for spiritual growth of the body of Christ. Let well educated Christians stand for justice like Dr. Gamaliel who was a doctor of law who in his response rescued the apostles from eminent death in the hands of Levite priests, Acts;5:17-42. We are called spiritual sons of God after salvation not before in fallen state and who are enabled to do the righteousness that was in the law but we are not under the law. The same priests and pastors wreck the spiritual scriptures when they teach fallen Angles are called sons of God who married daughters of men giving offspring of giants , Genesis 6:1-8. God says he has never called any angles his son, Hebrew 1:4-5.When were fallen angles redeemed and sanctified to be called sons? The ownership of daughters is unto multiplied men who were referred to as sons of God and the lust to polygamous marriage was with men. Are beautiful daughters born today for men? Shall we have another episode of fallen angles marrying daughters of men before the close of age? Many have taught the Word of God outside Biblical doctrines so many are deceived in their teaching and preaching which condemn God as unjust since no judgment is passed to angles they refer to as sons of God. When men dropped further from grace when they practiced polygamous marriage and their life span was reduced to one hundred and twenty years , no judgment is passed to purposed angles they teach us sons of God. The sons of God were men who had done reconciliation to God the same way Abel had done and was accepted by God. The judgment is specifically to mankind and giants born in sin of polygamous marriage do not qualify the sons of God to be angles. God said His spirit shall not always strive with man and He saw the wickedness of man was great. This time there is no wickedness or judgment associated with angles, Genesis6:1—7.Angles are ministering spirits with no reproductive empowerment, Matthew 22:29-32, Hebrew 1:14-14. Our relationship to God our Father is in love in our loyal priesthood to the world. Roman 8:14-17. Only those who are not sincere mix teaching under carnal law and spiritual teaching enlightenment under spiritual law. When we study the old covenant it should help us get rooted deeply in the new covenant. The devil uses the nobles, evil and false witness to do his will according to circumstances, Acts 13;50-51 Acts 6: 9-14. Christians must remain wise and not be cheated by devils workers transforming themselves as angles of light which corrupt the Word of God, 2Corinthians2:17, 2Corinthians11: 13-15. Levites Pastor, Priests and some Christians misquote Jesus Christ on judgment. Judge not that you may be not judged . Matthew7:1-5. Jesus taught you shall be subjected to same measure you use on others? There no room for zero judgment in Jesus Christ Teachings. They say God prohibit judgment which is not true since it is based on taking the scripture out of content and contest on understanding Jesus statement. It has given them a highway of teaching lies without being questioned. They have separated themselves from the body of Christ to ideal entity who cannot be censured. Shall you close your eyes to evils committed that they may not judge you. Do you buy yourself freedom from being judged for not condemning evil or commenting on anything positive or negative. The preaching of the Word of God is based on judgment on sins and righteousness . God requires from us righteous judgment in wisdom and in love which condemn sins which leads man to repentant of sins and redemption. The Word of God in its content and contest states judgment on sins and righteousness. Christians are saved by grace in Christ's love and our judgment must remain under Spiritual law of love in Grace that leads to redemption and under perfect law of liberty to do righteousness in Christ love, James 1:20-25, James2:10-26. Thus to him that knows to do good in liberty and does not do it is sin to him, James 4:15 Bro James taught us to avoid judgment under carnal law that brings condemnation without redemption. Those who live under law shall face judgment without mercy for no man shall be justified by the works of the law,Galatians2:16-21 . All living beings and organic life are in constant judgment for existent. If we can stop all processes of judgments life will come to a standstill and ultimate death with final judgment of decay. Life and all creation were established in good judgment by God and close of age shall end in judgment to eternal life or eternal death which is eternal life of suffering and separation from God. Genesis 1:1-31, Genesis 2:1-25. Even our bodies judge us out of energy and we hunger for food and thirst for water. All witty discoveries are results of acknowledgment of positive judgments on well active coordinated principals. Christians are encouraged to solve cases in judgment among themselves. 1Corinthians 6:1-7,The Bible encourages us that our love may abound yet more in knowledge and in all Judgment and we judge ourselves dead in Christ, 2 Corinthians5:14 ,Philippians 1:9-12. A pressing need of meeting the Church requirements is cunningly hedged in as the justification for tithes without spiritual care. God supplied the early Church needs without tithes so well is done even today. We are accused of tearing down the church by preaching the truth on tithes falsehood a sure way of suppressing the truth and covering falsehood but we do not give in to their demanded assertion. In truth the Church grows stronger, regrets and dismay are removed from our Spiritual Christian life growth since we do not wear the white coat of hypocritical harm. The seal of tithes falsehood has been broken and removed without apology. Only those who flourish and prosper in falsehood are pulled down when truth is taught. When we expose falsehood as God is clear in HIS Word that we Christians should be spiritually awake and aware of false preaching and teaching, we shy not of being falsely accused of condemning and tearing down the church. Why are they pulled down by the truth they have taught that cannot sustain them? We are encouraged to be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment, I Corinthians 1:10. Life is in active constant judgments and the creation mourns for final judgment which it shall be subjected by God. We relate in evaluation to all things in judgment. What we known and do not know is based on judgment. What we believe right or wrong is based on judgment. Irrespective of any judgment delivered on us we should deliver the Heavenly Kingdom judgment to sins. We saved Christians are counted and judged worthy to suffer tribulations together with Christ when we live Christian life in love ,Revelation Chapter1,2 and3. We thus judge ourselves dead to sin in Christ Jesus. We cannot stop delivering Heavenly Judgments to buy ourselves freedom from being judged. Without a sense of judgmental evaluation of good, evil or bad would never exist for humanity and humanity would enter into a void valueless state in life. Even when others say do not judge others , that statement bear judgment in itself. Our appreciation is in judgment. There are may be those who preach tithing to saved Christians for lack of spiritual understanding. We should girdle up the loins of our minds as the knowledgeable wise sharers of the Word of God . 1Peter :13-15.Roman 10:1-4. We shall be off the hook of being soothed ,cornered, and been cheated on doctrinal issue in Christianity, 2Timothy4:3-4. God bless us in abundant grace of spiritual revelation and spiritual understanding of His Holy Word, Colssians1:9-14, Ephesians 5:6 -7,1Thessalonians 2:3-6, 2Timothy2:15, 2Timothy 2:24-26 . Amen I am happily blessed to interact with you on spiritual teachings. Hope we shall search more scriptures for our beneficial spiritual growth . Yearning to receive your input on the topic .God bless you. The message is freely given purely to the body of JESUS CHRIST worldwide. By Br. Robert Munyui Kamunyu
As much as I share in the views as postulated by Pastor Adelaja, I also want to say that we cannot draw a bracket statement that all our church leaders have led us into the state of corruption that the country is engulfed in. We still a lot of our Church leaders that have consistently preached and taught that we must obey the principles and laws of success for any one to be successful. It is also true that a whole lot of our preachers have capitalise on the gullibility of the people that churn out get rich quick message. One of the reasons for this is misplaced priority by our leaders. Success in ministry is measured by the number of worshippers in your church irrespective of whether they know why they are in church or not. Success is measured by the architectural masterpiece of the church edifice. This is at the detriment of the spiritual stare of the worshippers which ordinarily ought to be the first priority. Pastors, we need to retrace our step and preach primarily to prepare people for heaven. Every sincere heaven minded individual is God fearing and imbibe good value system. Church leaders, we need to wake up and teach people the way to heaven and how to get there rather than placing more premium on teaching people the principles of financial breakthrough. Almost all our church leaders are guilty of this including our dear Pastor Sunday Adelaja. It is not all together wrong to do this, but it should be the basic thing. By doing this, we make our members to be more earthly minded and the rat race continues. People should be taught the need to lay their treasure in heaven...

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