Who Will Call Nigeria “Christian Leaders” to Order

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We read this morning that the prelate of Methodist Church, Samuel Uche, yesterday in the present of President Jonathan accused Fulani and Kanuri ethnic nationalities of being behind Boko Haram with the sole aim of seizing power and Islamising the country. I could not help but feel “wan kei” that a Bishop of such statute could have vomited such level of foolishness in the present of our President. Very tragic and unfortunate.

Imagine that during Yar’Adua reign, that a top Muslim leader stood before Yar’Adua and claimed that Igbo and Ijaw ethnic groups where behind the Niger Delta insurgency in other to seize power and Christianise the country. Imagine the uproar and condemnation such comment would have elicited from Christian communities (home and abroad) and Muslims who would fall over themselves in condemning the President and the maker of such comment.

Its a known fact that Boko Haram insurgency started when a Muslim/Fulani was in power. The Bishop obviously knew this, but like his pairs, he is a liar and a vile blackmailer.

Another drunk, in a Delta State Anglican Communion, Venerable Felix Okonkwo,(Vicar-in-Charge of St. Phillips Anglican Church, Asaba) said, same yesterday, that APC is out to promote and propagate Islam, stressing that the party has nothing good for this country other than to kill and destroy. In other words, the Vicar meant that APC wants to promote Islam and that means they want to destroy and kill. But every last of these liars knows, as of fact, that APC is not Islamic in any way, and they are not out to kill and destroy.

The most unfortunate thing was that the Vicar made the statement while hosting the Governor of Delta State and the PDP Governorship candidates, Ifeanyi Okowa. In gratitude, the said Governor then donated N10 million for the completion of one of the Church building project.

Imagine again that a Muslim leader in Kano State accused PDP of being Christian party with the sole aim of killing and destroying. Then imagine that he said this while paying host to Kano State Governor and an APC Governorship candidate. Then again, imagine the Governor donating N10 million Naira for the Islamic leader project. Then don’t even try to imagine the uproar that would follow.

Its evidence that what these crazy people are trying to do is to offend and anger Muslims among other things.

Muslims, Fulanis and Kanuris have led this country before and never a time did they insult Christians and Christian majority ethnic groups as PDP and their army of “Bishops and Pastors for hire” has been doing.

These Christian leaders could have just campaigned for their candidates and ask Christians to support and vote for Christian candidates, but they have to insult Muslims and Islam to make a point, because that is the only way to get their message across to their flocks whom they have been feeding with hate and bigotry since God knows when.

As a Muslim, I cannot but caution my fellow Muslims not to allow idiots, who the curse of the Creator are upon, to offend them. This is not the first time they are attacking and verbally harassing Muslims and it won’t be the last, this is how they are. History is my witness. In 1966 they arrested, tortured and beheaded Muslim and Nigeria leaders along with some of their political allies under the allegation that the Muslim leaders intended to Islamise Nigeria. Then they ruled the country for the most part of the next 13-14 years in which they ensured that Christianisation of the country progressed without anybody complaining. When Shagari, Buhari, IBB and Abacha ruled, they did not Islamised the country.

The only essence of Christianity to these blackmailers who parade themselves are religious leaders borders on influence and finance. Christ teachings of moderation, humility, kindness even to perceive enemies, love and honesty means nothing to them.

It follows that anytime I listen or read the hate messages and blackmail emitting from some Christian leaders in Nigeria, I always asked a question that always go unanswered, who will call these people to order?

Igho Hakeem Ohwojeheri

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  1. THE PASTOR BY STEVE FINNELL
    Was there ever and office of, The Pastor, approved of or mentioned in New Testament Scripture? No, there was not. There was no single pastor appointed as the authority over any local church congregation.

    The word pastor is mention one time. (Ephesians 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, (NKJV)
    Ephesians 4:11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, (ESV)
    Pastors were shepherds. Bishops, elders, and overseers are one and the same; and they were the pastors or shepherds.

    1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; (NKJV)
    1 Timothy 3:2 So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach. (New Living Bible)
    1 Timothy 3:2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, (New International Version)

    Titus 1:5-7….appoint elders in every city….7 For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, (NKJV)
    Titus 1:7 Since an overseer manages God’s households, he must be blameless–not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.(NIV)
    Titus 1:7 An elder is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money. (NLT)

    Acts 20:17,28 From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. 28 “Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. (NKJV)
    Acts 20:28 Pay attention to yourselves and to the entire flock in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as bishops to be shepherds for God’s church which he acquired with his own blood. (God’s Word-Translation)

    Notice that the apostle Paul called for the elders (plural), he did call for The Pastor (singular).

    Acts 14:23 So when they had appointed elders in every church,and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

    The apostle Paul and Barnabas appointed elders (plural) in every church congregation. They did not appoint a pastor (singular) in every church congregation.

    Elders, bishops, and overseers are the same office and their responsibilities were to pastor or shepherd the individual church congregations.

    THERE WAS NO SINGLE PASTOR WHO HAD AUTHORITY OVER A INDIVIDUAL CHURCH CONGREGATION.

    Men today like to be called Reverend Pastor.
    Reverend means awesome. So they want you to refer to them as Awesome Pastor.

    Psalms 111:9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. (KJV)

    The Lord has earned the right to be called reverend (awesome).
    Is there any man that has earned the right to be called Reverend (awesome) Pastor?

    THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES ONLY MENTION A PLURALITY OF ELDERS IN CHURCH CONGREGATIONS.

    MEN HAVE INVENTED THE REVEREND PASTOR (SINGULAR) AND HAVE PLACE HIM IN AUTHORITY IN LOCAL CHURCH CONGREGATIONS.

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