Is It True? 'Nigerian Pastors Need To Be Born Again' - Etcetera

Date: 19-07-2014 10:31 am (9 years ago) | Author: Charles colins
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Etcetera is back again. Do you agree with him this time?

“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again” (John 3:1-7).



Pastors are supposed to be the conscience of the society. They are supposed to be God’s representatives here on earth. Like Elisha in the Bible, they are supposed to warn the people about the dangers of disobeying God and guide them to the path of righteousness. They are supposed to lead by example.

Today, some pastors are the problems of the society. The lifestyle of some pastors is contradictory to what they preach. It has got so bad that when a man introduces himself as a pastor, he attracts immediate suspicion. Scandals and controversies have eaten too deep into the church like an incurable cancer. 

Like electric poles, churches are springing up all over the country and their general overseers or CEOs are fast emerging as the richest men in the country. Some Nigerian pastors represent their stomach instead of Christ. Churches have been turned into banks and business centres with branch pastors given targets for increased turnover by headquarters. Most of these new breed churches only preach prosperity because preaching salvation will impact negatively on the church’s GDP. Some of today’s pastors, after their failed attempts at finding a means of livelihood, hire a classroom and start a church.

Most Nigerians have been brainwashed to see their pastors as angels of light instead of the men of lies and hypocrisy they truly are. When I hear some of our so-called men of God talking, I hear a well rehearsed speech delivered with sugarcoated tongue. I see feigned sympathy and fake listening ears trying to milk their unfortunate audience. I see people being washed, rinsed, dried and ironed with rehearsed miracles wooing gullible Nigerians to their churches.

To some pastors, the church is no longer the stairway to heaven. It is more like the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to wealth. No trick is too dirty to enslave their followers. While many in their congregation cannot afford three decent meals in a day, pastors convey offerings to their banks in bullion vans. They use offerings to build schools their congregation cannot afford to send their wards to. They cruise about town in their exotic cars, and jet off to spend vacations in the most exotic tourist destinations across the world.

Jesus Christ fed the multitude with five loaves of bread and two fishes (Matthew 14: 13-21). He could have auctioned it to the wealthy and more privileged amongst the multitude but he asked his disciples to share to all without discrimination. Except for a few, the majority of pastors will not lift a finger to ease the sufferings of the poor in their congregation.

It was in the news how two girls from an Abuja church openly accused their pastor of having segxwal intercourse with them and his followers said, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm.” A popular Lagos pastor has married and divorced more times than the randy king of Swaziland and his followers said, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm.” I wonder what a pastor who cannot keep his marriage has to tell his members during their marriage counselling classes. A popular UK based Nigerian pastor who was to be arrested for tax evasion in the UK, fled to Nigeria to escape the authorities and his followers said, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm.” A flamboyant pastor in Warri bought a jet when people in his community were displaced as a result of one of the worst flood disasters to hit this country. And his followers said, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm.”

Rev. King the self-acclaimed “god” and “Jesus of our time” was arrested and charged to court for using a girl for human barbecue. And the 69-year-old grief stricken father of the victim lamented that he went to the church to see his daughter, and followers of Rev. King denied knowing her. But one follower later told him that she was Rev. King’s wife and was in the hospital. Getting to the hospital, he found his daughter Anna Uzoh on the hospital bed roasted. After a long inquiry, she revealed that Rev. King set her on fire. And Rev. King’s followers said, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm.” Apparently, Justice Joseph Oyewole of the Ikeja High Court thought otherwise and sentenced Rev. King to death.

It was in the news sometime ago how a man stole money and confessed to giving it as offering to a church. When asked, the pastor said the money was given to God and can’t be returned. Things like this can only happen in a society like Nigeria.

Pastors should be judged by their words as well as their actions. This is a country where a pastor organises a healing crusade for his members but jets off to the United Kingdom the next morning for a medical check-up. In Nigeria, pastors pray and ask God to protect their members but employ the services of bodyguards. It won’t be a surprise when Nigerian churches get enlisted in the Nigerian Stock Exchange for the public to buy shares. It is a fact that when you scare people badly enough, you can get them to do anything. I wasn’t surprised to hear that a South African pastor ordered his congregation to eat grass, that it would bring them closer to God and of course, the members obeyed and ate to their fill. We heard of how a Kenyan pastor ordered all female members of his church to attend church services without bras and panties for Christ to enter their lives. 

My brothers and sisters in the Lord, do not be deceived by these pastors. Seek God’s face, pray and read the scriptures and ask for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and interpretation. The Bible says you should study to show yourself approved. As I end this article, my prayer is that rapture takes place on a Sunday during first service so that all fake pastors will be caught pants down. Amen.

Posted: at 19-07-2014 10:31 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- chicco77 at 19-07-2014 10:52 AM (9 years ago)
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true talk my brother GOD will continue to expose all of them.
Posted: at 19-07-2014 10:52 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- 007G_lORD at 19-07-2014 10:52 AM (9 years ago)
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Any pastor wen dey employ the services of
bodyguards na fake

Posted: at 19-07-2014 10:52 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dynasty4all at 19-07-2014 11:06 AM (9 years ago)
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I AGREE WITH HIM
I DONT KNOW IF WE HAVE  UP TO 5% GENUUINE MEN OF GOD IN NIGERIA
SOME ARE CALLED BY GOD, BUT ALONG THE LINE, WORLDLY THINGS TURNED THEIR HEADS AGAINST THINGS OF GOD.
OUR PASTORS LOVE MONEY  EVEN MORE THAN DUBIOUS POLITICIANS.
GOD HAVE MERCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: at 19-07-2014 11:06 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- odprince at 19-07-2014 12:00 PM (9 years ago)
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NIGERIA IS WHERE PASTORS USES BODYGUARD AND YOU CALLED HIM A PASTOR OR MAN OF GOD.....CHURCH IS THE FORMAT OF 419......ANYTHING 419 THAT YOU WANT TO DO NOW WITH THE NAME JESUS,YOU WILL SUCCEED,,,OUR PASTORS ARE YAHOO YAHOO MEN IN THE NAME OF PASTOR..USING CHARMS AND RITUAL TO MAKE MONEY..FAKE MAGIC AS MIRACLE.................CAN YOU SEE ANY MAGICIAN IN THE STREET AGAIN????NO
Posted: at 19-07-2014 12:00 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- elvispalia1 at 19-07-2014 12:37 PM (9 years ago)
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Oh I have long to hear dis, I bleed deep inside when so called pastors extract poor people all in the name of God..If their is HELL it think is made for pastors becos none is genuine... A pastor ask my wife to pray against spirit dat will make dem fall...what does dat have to do with deliverance my good people...?? so time i just feel God is every religion as long you don't kill or don't thing to bring human like you down..treat others how you wish to be treated and love your neighbor as you as yourself.. 
Posted: at 19-07-2014 12:37 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- orjiwolo at 19-07-2014 01:12 PM (9 years ago)
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this olodo don de get too much air space
Posted: at 19-07-2014 01:12 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kenosas at 19-07-2014 01:26 PM (9 years ago)
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politicians ,lecturers ,police,pastors they are the mainly people that are causing problem of set back in nigeria.
Posted: at 19-07-2014 01:26 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- seveneleven at 19-07-2014 01:27 PM (9 years ago)
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i want to open my own church, who will be my financial secetary?
Posted: at 19-07-2014 01:27 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- richiestone at 19-07-2014 01:47 PM (9 years ago)
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I wonder why my people's do not reasons like this dude. May God bless you brother for the true talk.
Posted: at 19-07-2014 01:47 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 19-07-2014 06:23 PM (9 years ago)
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All hail the almighty "ONILE" the only true God. Noting concern me with church again cuz they done do me sege
Posted: at 19-07-2014 06:23 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Larry28 at 19-07-2014 06:57 PM (9 years ago)
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U are right
Posted: at 19-07-2014 06:57 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- felaman at 19-07-2014 08:06 PM (9 years ago)
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i tire 4 all dis coment hia everytime u go dey hear Biafra Biafra Biafra .ibeg una no be only Biafra dey use dis  forum pls ppl
Posted: at 19-07-2014 08:06 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 19-07-2014 09:12 PM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 19-07-2014 09:12 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- cocoeni at 19-07-2014 09:36 PM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 19-07-2014 09:36 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- cocoeni at 19-07-2014 09:50 PM (9 years ago)
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true talk
Posted: at 19-07-2014 09:50 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 19-07-2014 10:36 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: felaman on 19-07-2014 08:06 PM
i tire 4 all dis coment hia everytime u go dey hear Biafra Biafra Biafra .ibeg una no be only Biafra dey use dis  forum pls ppl
and wetin concern biafra for this post now, abi u hear biafra for here?
Posted: at 19-07-2014 10:36 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Mikayah at 19-07-2014 11:42 PM (9 years ago)
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A surprise to many, it appears from the comments I looked at. consider: if the source of the stream is bitter, why expect sweet water? News is only "news" when the facts are unusual. Examine Christianity, examine its origins, examine its foundations and the answer to the dilemma presented in the above write up will reveal the light.
Posted: at 19-07-2014 11:42 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- osamabinladin at 20-07-2014 05:14 AM (9 years ago)
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Damn right !
Posted: at 20-07-2014 05:14 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- yeksal at 20-07-2014 06:33 AM (9 years ago)
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truth dey say I bitter but d wise once wl ponder ova it and take dr stand.
d guy as just hit d nail at d head
Posted: at 20-07-2014 06:33 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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