I recently had an interview with a Nigerian news outlet where some interesting questions were asked. I am sharing the questions and answers with you because I believe they will help enlighten and explain some misconceptions people have about me and what I am about. Please read, and share this piece so that others can also benefit from it.
Pst. Sunday Adelaja
For The Love Of God, Church and Nation
You are a Yoruba man. It is believed that you are not being a Yoruba man in the way you are attacking elders. How will you react to this?
First of all, I must say that I am not attacking the personalities of elders. I am not attacking the individuals that I am mentioning. I think I must point this out that I am not attacking people. I am not attacking Adeboye, Oyakhilome or any of the people’s video I have showed. I am correcting the wrong doctrines they are preaching and practicing. I am just correcting the doctrines.
Now why is it that I am doing it publicly. The bible says in 1 Timothy 5:19-20. “Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning. So, I am bringing my judgment against their doctrines and practices publicly, not just in the presence of 2 or 3 but in the presence of the whole world. But then I must also point out that what I am doing is not rebuking at all. I am not rebuking the person of Adeboye or any of these pastors, I am just correcting the wrong that is been practiced in these churches.
In 1 Corinthians 14: 29 “Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.
So this is exactly what I am doing. I am judging exactly the way God wants us to judge. All of us must judge the wrong practices and doctrines being preached in churches. Not the individual pastors but doctrines.
Yes, I will say I am a Yoruba man and I believe in honoring and respecting people. But in Yoruba land, honor and respect has been taken to the extreme. I believe what the Yoruba culture and Nigeria in general is practicing now is more of subservience. We are producing more sycophants who are men pleasers than honorable men. What we are doing is not honoring others when we can’t tell them the truth. We are actually disrespecting them. We are worshiping them and we are not helping them. So, we have sycophants right now all over our society, and this is the biggest problem we have to fight as a nation. I don’t think what I am doing is the problem. I think the sycophancy of our people is a bigger problem than the correction I am bringing to the body of Christ.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.