Definition of False Teacher: One
who presumes to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent
False Teachers in Nigeria, Too
Adeboye • T.B.
Joshua • W.F.
Kumuyi • Lazarus Muoka
Daniel Olukoya • Ayo Oritsejafor • Chris
Oyakhilome • David Oyedepo
We received this note from a website reader:
I am a Nigerian and I have navigated your website extensively. I would
really appreciate it if you could do an expose on some of our pastors
many of whom have links with some of the preachers like Benny Hinn
(remember his failed crusade to Nigeria) and Reinhard Bonkee.
The pastors are Ayo Oritsejafor, David Oyedepo, Chris Oyakhilome,
TB Joshua, Lazarus Muoka, and Enoch Adeboye (once listed among 50 most
influential people in the world).
I await your reply.
We looked into some of the information on the internet concerning
the six African preachers you asked about. To identify the true indicators
from the false in nominal Christianity, you need only go to The
True Marks of a Cult, which is a set of standards by which one can judge
according to the Bible, as taught and lived by the prophets, Jesus
Christ, and His disciples. If any persons or organizations claiming
to serve Jesus Christ offend in these standards, then one ought to
walk away from them and pay them no further mind...or money; they
are false teachers. That is assuming one desires to embrace truth
and not be deceived or serve to deceive others.
(By the way, there are many who publish their definition of a cult,
and thus far, we have found only subjective and contradictory publications.
The True Marks of a
Cult is objective, based on the life and teachings
of the Lord and His disciples, as declared in Scripture. No psychoanalysis,
no opinion, no religious partisanship – just the truth as recorded
Another document you can rely on for true Christian doctrine is Diabolical
Doctrines. Orthodox Christianity has adopted nonChristian doctrines
and made them its own, but these doctrines have no foundation in Jesus
Christ or in Scripture, though teachers have many ways to rationalize
and make the Bible say whatever they wish. Blind people calling themselves “Christians” follow
blind teachers who call themselves “Christians,” and both
fall into the ditch. That is what is happening with all the teachers
you have referred to us, and to those who are following them.
You probably know about our main section on these matters, Falsehood
Exposed, which has much good information to help one know truth from
error and good from evil.
We aren’t surprised that you, as a professing atheist, can see
more than can your Christian friends and associates. Jesus did say
that the children of this world (meaning you) are wiser in
their generation than the children of light (meaning Christians). By that, He meant
that those who profess no faith in Christ are rationally, reasonably
able to see more clearly the things and people in this world for what
they are, whereas those who believe cannot see so well, at least not
Why is that? Shouldn’t children of light be able to see more
clearly? Not necessarily, and obviously, Jesus Himself did not think
so. Being in a new world takes on new challenges and confronts the
spiritual sojourner with new lessons and foreign experiences. Those
new in the faith of Christ are babes in transition and thus have difficulty
seeing. They tend to judge after the appearance and be gullible, as
though it is the Christian thing to do. They think it a sin to call
someone an unbeliever if that someone claims to be a believer. They
take things at face value if those things are done in the Name of Christ.
It is folly.
Being naive, they believe many nonsensical things that professing
charismatic, flamboyant deceivers teach and claim. As in the natural,
so in the spiritual - young children are mesmerized by sensationalistic
elements. A guy like Benny Hinn, for example, has the vast majority
of professing Christians in the world eating out of his one hand, while
his other hand is in their pockets. They are hypnotized; deceived into
thinking he is a man of God when there can be very little that is farther
from the truth. The man is a “holy gangster.”
These gullible believers must continue in their spiritual journey;
they must grow, learn, and come to maturity so that they will have
a firm personal knowledge and understanding of what is of God and what
is not. They will learn to trust God Who is ever true, and not man,
whom, in his unredeemed state, the Bible calls a liar. I know that
in our Christian spiritual youth, we were partially deceived and could
not see that which unbelievers could see about guys like Billy Graham,
Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggart, and others of our day. As we grew, we
learned that man cannot be trusted, even as the Bible clearly states:
“Let it not be! But let God be true, and every man a liar; as
it is written, ‘That You might be justified in Your sayings,
and will overcome when You are judged’” (Romans 3:4 MKJV).
We learned that we cannot even trust ourselves, we being “man”:
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked;
who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9 MKJV)
Is it a strange thing that deceivers can be so effective and successful?
Jesus warned His disciples there would be challenges even for the mature:
“And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man
deceive you. For many will come in My Name, saying, I am Christ, and
will deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5 MKJV).
Matthew 24:23-27 MKJV
(23) Then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ! Or, There!
Do not believe it.
(24) For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great
signs and wonders; so much so that, if it were possible, they
would deceive even the elect.
(25) Behold, I have told you beforehand.
(26) Therefore if they shall say to you, Behold, He is in the desert!
Do not go out. Behold, He is in the secret rooms! Do not believe it.
(27) For as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even to
the west, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man.
We learned to walk by faith in Jesus Christ, Who alone can be trusted.
Coming to maturity in Him, we were able to readily discern one who
is false and one who is of God, what was the truth and what was error
or only partial truth.
It should be understood that the vast majority of professing believers
are not true believers at all. They only profess to believe, albeit
many do so sincerely. They are not born into the Kingdom of God, contrary
to what false teachers have persuaded them to believe. They have been
taught that they become Christians by making a simple profession of
faith in Christ, join some religious, nominally Christian organization,
follow a certain person, believe a certain specified set of doctrines,
and serve the organization they have joined, contributing their time,
energies, and money.
If they have experienced anything sensational, it is of Satan’s
spiritual kingdom, which consists of men’s religious works professing
Christ, yet because it was an emotionally-charged experience, they
assume it was of God. Satan can make things rather exciting, I assure
Truly, Edward, the only way to know who is or who is not of God is
if God gives it to one to know. For that reason, we must rely on God’s
grace (unmerited favor) to know the truth and to make it known. We
are compelled to depend on Him for all things.
Let’s take a look at the teachers whose names you gave us. As
you may guess, we do not personally know these men, but contrary to
the objections of many, and according to the Scriptures, we don’t
need to know them personally in order to perceive what they are all
“So as we now know no one according to flesh, but even if we
have known Christ according to flesh, yet now we no longer know Him
so” (2 Corinthians 5:16 MKJV).
“But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is
judged by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may
instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians
As you know, not everything one reads on the net can be trusted, but
assuming the information we have found is fairly accurate (and we have
no reason to doubt what we see of these teachers at their own
we have things to say that you may share with your friends to help
them out of deception and to give them trustworthy tools to keep them
from deception; that is, if they will listen, which is often not the
case. “Why should we listen to an atheist?” they will ask
themselves and you.
Ayo Oritsejafor: http://www.ayo-oritsejafor.org/index.php
“Pastor” Ayo makes many promises, some of which introduce
“You can now join
Pastor Ayo online in
these explosive daily devotional series.”
will never be the same again.”
“You are in a new season with double grace.”
“God will take you from zero to hero.”
“You are ten times better.”
Who is Ayo to make blanket, phenomenal promises to everyone? It is
manifest deception and flattery.
If you read the Scriptures, Edward, nowhere will you find such promises
to anyone. God calls people to repentance from sin. They are called
upon to deny themselves, take up the cross, and follow the Lord Jesus.
They are not called to follow a self-glorifying leader who makes all
sorts of promises in Jesus' Name or any other. Jesus called men to
put their hands to the plow, to build towers, to forsake all, but Ayo
a joyous stroll in a rose garden - for a fee. God does not favor glory
of this nature to a man and certainly His true servants do not do such
things. To God and His servants, the things these high-rolling teachers
do are contemptible.
Nowhere do you find an official name of a church of God in Scripture
or an official name of a ministry – there is no formality with
God, only reality. True believers simply lived their lives in Christ
as unto God and not unto men. Better you should be an atheist than
one of these guys or their deceived followers. Jesus Himself even said
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would
that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither
cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth” (Revelation 3:15-16
I took a quick peek at this
video of Ayo.
I wonder if I can even ask an atheist: If there is a God, should one
dare to speak to Him the way Ayo spoke in his prayer before that great
congregation? I also wonder if even an atheist would know that no true
man of God would ever speak that way to the One he worships and serves
in all humility and knowledge. You certainly will find no example of
such spirit or manner of prayer in the Scriptures, either by example
or instruction. Ayo’s prayer is impudent, arrogant, presumptuous,
obnoxious, pretentious, so unholy, and outright blasphemous.
Ayo’s sermon is no better, and by the way, God’s men do
not give “sermons,” such as you see here. The guy is a
showoff, an Americanized Pentecostal exhibitionist, a modern day prophet
of Baal - they had the reputation for jumping up and down and making
a scene to be heard of God, Who ignored them:
1 Kings 18:26-29 MKJV
(26) And they took the bull which was given them, and they dressed,
and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying,
O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any who answered. And
they leaped on the altar which was made.
(27) And it happened at noon Elijah mocked them and said, Cry with
a great voice, for he is a god. Either he is meditating, or he is pursuing,
or he is in a journey; perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened!
(28) And they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves with knives
and spears until the blood gushed out on them, as is their way.
(29) And it happened when midday was past, and when they prophesied
until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, there was
neither voice, nor any to answer, nor anyone who paid attention.
(Read the entire story from 1 Kings 18:19-40 and see their
One of Nigeria’s “highest paid pastors”? No man
of God is known for his money, I guarantee you. This is just another
self-deceived charlatan deluding many others, looting and raping,
physically and spiritually.
There is no end to the things that could be said in the following
material from Wikipedia on Oritsejafor. Should you have any more questions,
Edward, you may ask and Lord willing, we will answer. Telling indicators
of falsehood are in red (the religious think these things to be positive,
but to God they are abomination):
From Wikipedia: “Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor
is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of
Life Bible Church, located
in Warri, southern
Nigeria, and is currently the President of the Pentecostal
Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). Oritsejafor was converted through Benson Idahosa,
the first Pentecostal archhbishop in Nigeria, in 1972 and began
preaching almost immediately. Oritsejafor is also a
prolific author of Christian books. He has taken the gospel to every
continent of the world, having
organised crusades and conferences around the
globe. In 1980 Oritsejafor started the regular and popular
television Programme, ‘Hour of Deliverance’, which presently airs
in many local and international television and Satellite Stations.
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Ministries was the first
to launch a Miracle crusade (Lagos Miracle Crusade) from Africa to the world via satellite
in 1987 with evangelist Joe Martins.”
From Nigeria’s Highest Paid Pastors:
“Like Ukpai, Oritsejafor
is in high demand and is usually offered honorarium by the host churches. The renowned
evangelist, who recently
celebrated the 15th anniversary of his ministry and his 30 years of
service in the Lord’s vineyard also calls
for sowing of seed-faith in a similar fashion with Ukpai and the late Idahosa.
He, however, insists that only those who sow
seed-faith receive from God and that is why the pastors encourage
it. Oritsejafor said because
of the miraculous power men of God like him wield in modern day Pentecostalism,
most churches abroad that invite them for crusades have a lot of respect
for Nigeria. Because of the high demand for him at crusades, Oritsejafor
describes himself as ‘a very busy man’ who
is being used by God to do a lot of work for mankind.
He is particularly glad that the power of God
in him and his miraculous exploits at crusades abroad have earned
him recognition. He said: ‘There
is an Island called Polo Rico in the US. Whenever I go there, they
receive me like a president. They have a governor
in the Island and he comes to all my services. People respect Nigeria because of some
of us who preach the gospel,’ he said. Wealthy
and flamboyant, Oritsejafor cruises round town in exotic cars with
numbers. His Mercedes S-Class bears ‘Eagle’ on the plate.
Newswatch learnt that the Warri-based pastor, whose hair is normally
well- oiled and jerry-coiled, believes that men
of God should be flamboyant and wealthy because if they look poor,
nobody will believe their product.
This perhaps explains why he ranks among the
ministers of God who make a lot of money from crusades. Newswatch learnt that Oritsejafor and
the other pastors ordained by the late Idahosa collect
as much as N200,000 for such crusades.
Married to Helen, his pretty wife whom he calls
Mama, Oritsejafor said she has been a great source of inspiration
in his ministry. ‘I
have a great wife, a woman of God, she loves God. A
man of God that does not have a good support is not serious. She loves God and my
said. Like her husband, Helen is trendy and helps in running the affairs
of the ministry.”
We could say plenty on the details to prove this man has nothing whatsoever
to do with the Lord Jesus Christ. For example, Ayo says, “I have
a great wife, a woman of God, she loves God. A man of God that does
not have a good support is not serious. She loves God and my ministry.”
Try and tell John the Baptist and all the apostles who forsook their
wives for the Lord’s and the Gospel’s sakes that they were
not serious about God or their ministry because not having a wife for
Matthew 19:27-30 MKJV
(27) Then answering Peter said to Him, Behold, we have forsaken all
and have followed You. Therefore what shall we have?
(28) And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that you who have followed
Me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man shall sit in the throne
of His glory, you also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve
tribes of Israel.
(29) And everyone who left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father,
or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name’s sake,
shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
(30) But many who are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
And Paul the apostle wrote:
1 Corinthians 7:25-31 MKJV
(25) But concerning virgins, I have no commandment from the Lord. Yet
I give my judgment, as one who has obtained mercy from the Lord to
(26) Then I think this is good, because of the present necessity; that
it is good for a man to be so.
(27) Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you loosed
from a wife? Do not seek a wife.
(28) But if you do marry, you did not sin; and if a virgin marries,
she has not sinned. But such shall have trouble in the flesh, but I
(29) But this I say, brothers, The time is short. It remains that both
those who have wives should be as not having one.
(30) And they who weep are as though they did not weep. And they who
rejoice are as though they did not rejoice. And they who buy are as
though they did not possess.
(31) And they who use this world are as not abusing it, for the fashion
of this world is passing away.
Either Ayo is taking a cheap shot at one of his competitors who has
no active wife supporting him publicly in a “ministry,” or
Ayo simply does not know what he is talking about and doesn’t
care to know. Either way, he is a deceiver.
David Oyedepo: http://davidoyedepoministries.org/
The following is from Wikipedia. Again, the indicators of false teachers
are in red (refer to The
True Marks of a Cult for explanations):
“David O. Oyedepo, affectionately called
Papa by his followers (born September 27, 1954) is a Nigerian Christian
and the founder and Presiding Bishop of Living
Faith Church World Wide also known as Winners
Chapel and its affiliated International churches
known as Winners Chapel International, with headquarters in Ogun State,
Nigeria. He is also the senior pastor of the acclaimed
a 50,000 seat church auditorium reported to be
the largest church auditorium in the world by the Guinness Book of
Records. The Winners Chapel network of churches is present in over 300 cities in all states of
Nigeria, as well as in over 63 cities in 32 African Nations, Dubai,
the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Oyedepo
has been seen as one of pioneers of the Christian
charismatic movement in Africa and has been referred to as one
of the most powerful preachers in Nigeria.”
From Nigeria’s Highest Paid Pastors:
“David Oyedepo, bishop
of Living Faith Outreach more popular as Winners’ Chapel, is
a man who lives like an accomplished person. Whenever he or Faith, his wife is going
out in the town, either separately
or together, they usually go out with a convoy
of vehicles and blaring of siren to beat the traffic. The couple like
riding in posh jeep vehicles with one or two vehicles in front and a similar number of cars following
the one occupied by either of them.
Although the Winners’ Chapel is one of Africa’s
fastest-growing Pentecostal churches, Oyedepo is often invited for crusades by other
churches. He has a global vision of evangelism and has taken the gospel
outside the shores of Nigeria, which have yielded
a lot of financial rewards. ‘Your financial revolution is tied to what you do with
your finances on the gospel,’ he often tells his congregation.
As part of his outreach programmes, Oyedepo,
who is stupendously rich acquired a multi-million naira aircraft
in 1996 to facilitate his evangelism
programmes to countries outside Nigeria. This earned him the appellation ‘Jet-Age
pastor’. This powerful man of God believes that he is sent to
a generation and not just a denomination to work signs and wonders.
Only recently, Oyedepo established the Covenant University in Ota,
Ogun State, thereby using his wealth for the promotion of tertiary
education in Nigeria.
Dipo Ajayi, a pastor of the church, however,
said that the money Winners’ Chapel has made came from voluntary contributions. ‘Your financial standing
as a Christian, born-again is not dictated by the economy of the nation.
We are self-sufficient; we operate the heavenly budget,’ he said.”
In this video, Oyedepo
said of Gloria Copeland: “This
is the woman who taught me the (mission or message or meaning) of prosperity.”
To know what Kenneth and Gloria Copeland are all about, read Casting
an Evil Net. They are covetous, arrogant, presumptuous devils.
Visiting Oyedepo’s website, I chose but one segment to point
out the ways of the destroyer. Here are a few indicators that are obvious
to those who know the Lord and His ways:
“Mission Target a Household
God’s restoration agenda includes the
salvation of families as it is written 'and you shall be
saved you and your household' -
God is commited to the salvation of families. The family of Cornelius
was visited by God through the ministry of Peter (Act 10:24-25).
Amongst His restoration agenda is to supernaturally multiply His church
and establish His congregation which connote, massive conversion and
membership enlargement. - Jeremiah 30:19
Therefore, ever Winner should spiritually target
a family for Christ each quater of this year. Such families could
be those in your neighborhood,
some colleagues at work, some near or distant realtions, business partner’s
Ps 102:13-14, 'Thou shalt arise, and
have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time,
is come For
thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof'
If this is out season of favour, then we must rise to favour His
God has vowed to cause His mercy ti dwell upon our dwelling places;
we are therefore also required to favour His course , His plans and
His purpose in everyway.
Only those who are interestedin God’s things can secure God’s
commitment to thier own things.
Those who are not commited to God’s cause can’t secure
God’s commitment to thier own project. - Zech. 7:13
Let us arise therefore and get commited to the
multiplication agenda for the church this year 2010 and we shall
expirience God’s commitment
to our own desires.”
article is a call to save households. God did save the jailer’s household
(Acts 16:32-33). He saved Cornelius and his household, to whom the
apostle Peter was sent (Acts 10), being the firstfruits of the Gentiles,
I am also aware of another household:
“And I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides these,
I do not know if I baptized any other” (1 Corinthians 1:16 MKJV).
And here are other households that are mentioned:
“Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those who are of Aristobulus’ household” (Romans
“Greet Herodion my kinsman. Greet those who are of the household
of Narcissus, who are in the Lord” (Romans 16:11 MKJV).
“Greet Priscilla and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus” (2
Timothy 4:19 MKJV).
But if these are flesh and blood family households, did all in the
household believe in these cases? And are these all flesh and blood
family households, or are they spiritual households, believers in a
city or community assembled in the faith in someone’s house?
“So then as we have time, let us work good toward all, especially
toward those of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10 MKJV).
Did the apostles put on a drive to specifically target households,
or was it something the Lord did without man's designs in those instances?
Why the emphasis on flesh and blood family households? God most often,
and almost exclusively, calls individuals out of families.
This happened with me, Paul, Sara, Marilyn, Dena, Ingrid, Mariko,
the Bensons are the only ones who came to Him as three, though two
were divided from three. Rarely do whole families believe. Here is
what Jesus had to say about families and households:
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did
not come to send peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against
his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law
against her mother-in-law. And a man’s foes shall be those of
his own household” (Matthew 10:34-36 MKJV).
So much for flesh and blood households in God’s sight. Even
the households in the Scriptures were not brought to the Lord as purposed
by men, but were households God had chosen. Just as with anything else
of the Spirit, God’s acts cannot be devised or copied. God’s
work is God’s work and man’s is man’s, and “never
the twain shall meet.”
When man tries to copy anything God has done, we end up with dead
works, artificiality. And that is exactly what religion is all about.
It is the product of the great counterfeiter, the arch enemy of Christ.
He is the thief, usurper, imitator, mimicker, pretender, and deceiver,
and his servants and children all walk according to his ways, even
as the Scriptures testify:
“For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming
themselves into the apostles of Christ. Did not even Satan marvelously
transform himself into an angel of light? Therefore it is no great
thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness,
whose end shall be according to their works” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15
If Oyedepo is after families and households, he is after them to promote
his own kingdom, gathering souls unto himself in the tradition of Nimrod
the “mighty hunter before the Lord,” a hunter of souls:
“And Cush fathered Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the
earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said,
Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning
of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the
land of Shinar” (Genesis 10:8-10 MKJV).
Nimrod worship was later known as Baal worship, an abomination to
God and to the faithful. He is the great imposter, the antiChrist.
It is hero worship, and that is exactly what all these famous, wealthy
televangelists and “faith healers” are about. They are
heroes, with many worshipping them. They are darlings to idol worshippers,
who look to heroes instead of to God. A hero is proud and strong, impressive
and commanding, charismatic and boisterous, popular and “successful,” all
of which is abomination to God.
Jesus was never a hero, and no worshipper in spirit and in truth has
ever seen Him as a hero. Jesus was the opposite, yet He much surpassed
all heroes throughout history put together.
Watch out for the man in fine suits and expensive clothing and cars
(not that those who do not wear suits are to be trusted either – the
clothes do not make the man, but those who wear suits wear them to
impress and not just to be presentable). Beware of sensationalism and
strategies, such as this one concerning families and households. Watch
out. Of such as these, Jesus said, as He spoke to the scribes and Pharisees:
Matthew 23:1-15 MKJV
(1) Then Jesus spoke to the crowd and to His disciples,
(2) saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.
(3) Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do. But
do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.
(4) For they bind heavy and hard-to-carry burdens and lay them
shoulders. But they will not move them with one of their fingers.
(5) But they do all their works in order to be seen of men. They make
their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments.
(6) And they love the first couch at feasts, and the chief
seats in the synagogues,
(7) and greetings in the market-places, and to be called, Rabbi!
Rabbi! by men.
(8) But you must not be called Rabbi [or “Bishop”], for
One is your teacher, Christ, and you are all brothers.
(9) And call no one your father on the earth, for One is your Father
(10) Nor be called teachers, for One is your Teacher, even Christ.
(11) But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
(12) And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he
who shall humble himself shall be exalted.
(13) But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you
shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men. For you neither go in, nor
you allow those entering to go in.
(14) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you
devour widows’ houses, and pray at length as a pretense. Therefore you
shall receive the greater condemnation.
(15) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you
compass sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and when he is
make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Now here is Oyedepo’s strategy for winning households (men’s
strategies in the Scriptures are known as evil – “Concerning
the works of men, by the Words of Your lips, I am kept from the paths
of the destroyer,” Psalms 17:4 MKJV):
Prayerfully target a family”
Nowhere in Scripture are we directed to target families. Where is
God in His sovereign choice of whom He saves? These are presumptuous
“Intercede for the salvation of the souls
of every member of the family”
If Jesus sends a sword to divide, why would one petition Him to put
away His sword of division?
“Intercede to destroy every hold of te
devil on the family”
If families wish to avoid the destroyer, they would be wise to stay
as far away as possible from these workers of iniquity who compass
land and sea to win a convert.
“Make available to them spiritual resource
materials as affordable such as weekly Signs and Wonders today, selected
books, DVDs, CDs of
Can you see the apostle Paul saying to Timothy, “Let me know
when you need some of my writings for any of those who are converted
to the faith, and we will see how much money you have and how much
that will buy from our Ministry Store”? Is this how the Body
of Christ operates?
Paul and the other apostles freely shared and distributed the truth
in their writings, whereas Oyedepo and other false teachers distribute
their own custom-made packaged lies, which are expensive to those who
believe them even if free of charge. Most often, however, these ministries
of men make a business of ministry, because mammon is their god. And
what better business tactic is there, than getting whole families dedicated
to consuming your products?
“Take step to visit such family and ensure
the visit fall at time most conducive for them”
There is not a word about being led of the Spirit, because Oyedepo
does not even know Who the Spirit is:
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, 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 you, You
must be born again. The wind blows where it wills, and you
hear the sound thereof, but cannot tell from where it comes, and where
so is every one that is born of the Spirit” (John 3:5-8 KJV).
“Share relevant testimonies of the happenings
in the church and WSF during such visits”
He says nothing about speaking the Word of God to them, or speaking
to people about their sins, or calling for repentance, which is where
it all begins. To him, it is all about church attendance, pleasure,
and sensationalism. And again, reaching out to people is to be done
and where led of
the Spirit to do, and not by one’s own carnal strategies.
“Introduce them to the nearest WSF location
to thier residence and encourage them to attend consistently”
Is this a work in God’s Kingdom or a promotion of men’s
“Invite and encourage them in every way
to be part of next Sunday using the special nature of the service
such as comminion, anionting
and impartation service and end of the month thanksgiving service etc.”
These are all strategies and devices of men, as they themselves allow
on the Oyedepo site, designed to impress, mesmerize, and otherwise
influence souls into the religious operation, Oyedepo’s kingdom.
God has nothing whatsoever to do with it.
“Never give up on any targeted family,
this is the rule of the game.”
What a troublesome nuisance these workers can turn out to be! When
people didn’t listen to the Lord or to His disciples, what did
He command His disciples to do? The very opposite of what Oyedepo tells
you to do.
“And when you come into a house, greet it. And if the house
is worthy, let your peace come on it. But if it is not worthy,
let your peace return to you. And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear
your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake
off the dust of your feet. Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for
the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that
city” (Matthew 10:12-15 MKJV).
“As you press in prayers, sustain all
the moves of love until the precious harvest is reaped. Every winner
must ensure the full salvation
and full establishment of atleast one household this year.”
What a horrible burden! Must they include the Esaus with the Jacobs,
the Ishmaels with the Isaacs, and the Nabals with the Abigails? And
what happens if the "Winners" fail their “mandate”?
Shall they be counted unworthy of God?
And what is love? Here is what Jesus says love is:
“He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is
who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love
him and will reveal Myself to him” (John 14:21 MKJV).
These people love themselves, their work and their money, but they
do not love God.
“It is Our Devine Mandate for the salvation
This is plainly not a Divine mandate at all, as we have demonstrated
by the Scriptures. Where are their Scriptures to prove
theirs is a Divine mandate? They have none, and they don’t care
to have any because it is not about doing the will of God, as they
“Our God is still in the business of saving
Not true, and we are here to tell you otherwise. Oh, how I wished
my family would be saved when I first believed. I prayed and prayed
for them every day. I saw many families in churches and I was a loner;
my family was not with me in my newfound faith.
It was not until years later that God revealed to me the truth of
the matter. He calls whom He calls and the rest He purposely leaves
for another time and age. I was saved, I was His, and those in the
churches were not. Their families were not saved; no wonder they were
together and getting along perfectly fine as families. They had a form
of godliness but denied the power thereof (2 Timothy 3:5).
God began to show me people as He saw them. I surrendered my selfish
compulsion to pray for my family and began to see the world from the
Lord’s eyes. My family was no more important to Him than any
other. I needed to breathe with Him and have a heartbeat in harmony
with His. As Jesus said:
“Then Jesus answered and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to
you, The Son can do nothing of Himself but what He sees the Father
do. For whatever things He does, these also the Son does likewise” (John
The Son says He can do nothing without the Father, and the presumptuous
ones say, in effect, the Father can do nothing without them. They are
antiChrist, and I identify them to those of you who have ears to hear.
These are the fruits of Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the works of merchandisers
and exhibitionists. May you hear clearly and obey.
There is no end, Edward, as to what could be said about these people.
But if you take what we have given you, there is more than enough for
you to be informed.
Chris Oyakhilome: http://www.christembassy.org/
In Oyakilome’s website, where he is pictured as well-groomed
and expensively dressed, we read his profile.
The first paragraph has all the earmarks of a false teacher, acclaimed
and praised of men, with a boastful record of accomplishments in the
world: “Anointed ministry,” longevity of ministry, “healing
minister,” “television host,” “best-selling
author,” “Reverend,” “helped millions experience
a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.”
“Through an anointed
ministry spanning over 25 years, Pastor, teacher, healing
minister, television host
and best-selling author
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome has helped
millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s
As Christians, it is not about experiencing victory and purpose in “God’s
Word” - the Bible. Rather, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself is our
victory and fulfillment, as described and confirmed in the Bible. To
attribute life to the Bible is idolatry. It is not merely a poor choice
of words on the part of the site’s author, but a description
of falsehood due to absence of reality.
The second paragraph speaks of more accomplishments and of his wife
as a pastor. God does not have women as pastors. Nowhere is it found
in Scripture. Men were apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers,
elders, and deacons. Women were not. God simply does not order things
that way. Anita is head of an organization presumed to be Christian.
It is the world’s business and way of business as usual, not
God’s at all.
“He is the author of several bestsellers such as ‘None
of These Diseases’ and ‘Rhapsody
of Realities’ which
he co-authors with his wife, Pastor Anita. His teachings are also available
in all audio and video formats.”
1 Timothy 2:9-15 MKJV
(9) In the same way also, I desire that women adorn themselves in decent
clothing, with modesty and sensibleness, not adorned with braiding,
or gold, or pearls, or costly clothing,
(10) but with good works, which becomes women professing godliness.
(11) Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
(12) But I do not allow a woman to teach, or to exercise authority
over a man, but to be in silence.
(13) For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
(14) And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in
(15) But she will be kept safe through childbearing, if they continue
in faith and love and holiness with sensibleness.
The profile of his wife as contrary to God’s Word is revealing
(see red particularly indicating key points of falsehood):
“He is married to Pastor
Anita, an anointed
minister of God, whose passion for the gospel of Christ, coupled
with several years
of experience in ministry, has resulted in worldwide expansion of Believers’ LoveWorld.
Rev. Anita is the Director
of the Christ Embassy International Office and also pastors
Christ Embassy Churches in the United Kingdom.”
Concerning the role of women under God in His true Church, read
Doctrine: Women Are Ministers of God in Spiritual Authority
The third and fourth paragraphs call Oyakhilome “Reverend,” speak
of great expansion of his network and boast of a large congregation.
God is not in any of this; He simply does not give His servants to
boast of any credentials because God Himself is His man’s credentials,
and in the Kingdom, there is no human guarantee of anything in the
future for anyone; it is a day by day walk of faith.
“Presiding over an ever-widening network
of Christ Embassy Churches and campus fellowships on all five continents,
Rev. Chris also pastors
one of the largest congregations in Africa. He holds massive teaching
and healing crusades with crowds
of over 3.5 million in a single night’s
In Year 2003, he pioneered the first 24-hour
Christian Network from Africa to the rest of the world. He is also
the host of ‘Atmosphere
for Miracles’, a programme on major television networks around
the world, which brings God’s divine
presence right into your home.”
Can man manipulate God as if He is some putty in a child’s hand
or gas to be released from a pressurized bottle? Again, Edward, one
will find the opposite in the Scriptures of what one finds with these
people. You needn’t take my word for it. Read the Bible for yourself
and ask your friends where these kinds of works and boasts are made
in the Bible. Either Jesus Christ is Lord or He is not. These all treat
Him as if He is not.
T.B. Joshua: http://www.themaninthesynagogue.org/
YouTube presentation, I see that Joshua is, along with
all these other fellows, a “prosperity” preacher, a “Word-Faith” preacher,
a snake oil salesman, opportunist, charlatan, thief, robber, and blasphemer.
He is a man who promises much and demands even more. Edward, their
ways are all the same, and they are disgusting.
Furthermore, you will see their end because God is done with their
dung. He won’t take it any more – their time swiftly approaches.
People like Kenneth and Gloria Copeland are going to reap a harvest
they never expected or imagined for their cunning and presumptuous
works of leading and forming antiChrist disciples. They will think
their reward came from Hell, but it will have been delivered directly
from God’s Great White Throne of Judgment. No amount of “positive
confession,” of “name it and claim it” will prevent
their judgment. It will not be pretty.
More information at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._B._Joshua
Whether he got lucky or it was planned, Joshua's prophecy of the death
of an African leader is a fraud, a monument to his ego and ambition
for power. Beware, simple ones, lest you join him in his fate, the
fate of all liars and false prophets.
Lazarus Muoka: http://www.thelordschosenworld.org/home.php
Here we have another spiritual rabble-rouser, big mouth, and shameless
merchandiser in his frenzy to grab as much as he can of his share and
All you need to do is read The
True Marks of a Cult concerning any
of these fellows and, Lord willing, you will know whether they are
of God or not. Any who try to work a crowd to frenzy and ask for donations
or constantly direct people to give tithes and offerings are there
for everything to take and nothing to give. God is not there; the Devil
Enoch Adeboye: http://enochadeboye.org/
At the link above, we read:
“In this book Enoch Adeboye, Rebecca Bible-Davids captures in
vivid portrait the life and ministry of one of
the most outstanding figures of the 21st century Christianity. She traces his life from
birth in village of Ifewara to the struggles of his early life with
the monster called poverty.
You will discover how through the help of god coupled with dogged
determination, discipline and hard work, he chose to be educated under
very difficult circumstances and moved forward
to bag himself a PhD in Applied Mathematics hitting a successful career
in the academic
Later in life by Divine Providence, Enoch Adeboye became the General
Overseer of the Redeemed Christian church of God, Under the leadership,
the church has experienced phenomenal growth from 40 small parishes
which were located only in the south-western Nigeria to well over 20,000
parishes in 110 nations.
Pastor Adeboye is also the host
of the annual Holy Ghost Congress which attracts over 7 million worshippers from all the continents of
the world and has reputed as the largest gathering of human beings
Enoch Adeboye has been
noted as the worlds 49th most influential person by the prestigious
American magazine, Newsweek. In the midst of all
these accolades, it is amazing how Enoch Adeboye
has remained wrapped up in the cloak of humility, refusing to accord the glory to himself.
This masterpiece also uncovers interesting details
such as his life outside the pulpit, his role as a husband and a
father, his likes and
dislike and what he does to unwind. it is a soul
gripping testimony that will challenge you to dream, to dare and to
Read the Scriptures, Edward, and you will find all the answers there,
provided God gives them to you. Apparently, your “believing” friends
have not discovered the truth:
“And He said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before
men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is highly esteemed
among men is abomination in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15 MKJV).
None of these men have their boast in the Lord Jesus Christ, but in
their own power and accomplishments, falsely using His Name, which
works they pass off to the naïve as godly. They are antiChrist.
These men represent the angel of light - the destroyer - Satan.
Am I saying they aren’t impressive or friendly or respected
by the world? Am I saying they aren’t achievers or that they
aren’t intelligent? No, I say none of those things. I do say
they are not men of God, though they claim to be, which makes them
false teachers in God’s sight, which is not good, not good at
At Wikipedia, going from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch_Adeboye to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redeemed_Christian_Church_of_God, we
“The Statement of Faith of the reveals
belief in the Divine inspiration of the Bible; the Trinity; the deity,
virgin birth, sinless
life, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and return of Jesus; man,
by voluntary disobedience and transgression, falling into sin; salvation
being through repentance and faith; the baptism of the Holy Ghost,
evidenced by speaking in tongues; that Divine healing is provided through
the atonement; the pre-tribulation rapture of the church; the thousand
year reign of Jesus Christ; the final judgment of all the wicked; eternal
heaven and eternal hell being literal final places of destiny; water
baptism by immersion; in Lord’s as a memorial; and restitution
of Christians righting wrongs they have committed.”
There are several false doctrines (see Diabolical
Doctrines) in a
religious organization that calls itself a church of God and is not,
according to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and His disciples,
as described in The
True Marks of a Cult.
Perhaps as great an indication as any of Enoch Adeboye’s falsehood
is his acknowledgment of a prince of false teachers, a scumbag of the
first order - Benny Hinn. Adeboye’s recognition of Hinn as a
man of God is followed by a complaint of being embarrassed by him when
Hinn did not publicly recognize him on stage at a conference or “crusade” and
accused Adeboye of great financial waste.
Adeboye also let Hinn pray for him. Would a man of God be willing
to be prayed for by the devil himself? See: http://nm.onlinenigeria.com/templates/?a=4709&z=12
Daniel Olukoya: http://www.mountainoffire.org/
Surely Olukoya is another false teacher, walking in the pride of his
flesh, serving the usurper and prince of darkness of this world. Just
his title - “Dr.” - and the name he gives his work are
enough to tell you so. No man of God uses worldly titles to honor himself,
or makes up pretentious names to advertise his work (“Mountain
of Fire & Miracle Ministries”). Can you see Paul or Peter,
apostles of the Lord, doing anything like that? Read Counterfeit
and also read the recommended writings in our False
- The True Marks
of a Cult and Diabolical
Doctrines. These will teach
Watching Olukoya preach in this
we see the mark of the beast, man parading in self-glorification in
the Name of God. Olukoya has nothing to do with the Lord Jesus Christ,
and Jesus Christ has nothing to do with Olukoya or his work. Read The
Mark of the Beast and the Seal of God.
there is a Scripture that says, “The fool has said in
his heart there is no God” (Psalm 53:1).
You are not that man; your friends are that man. While they, in their
darkness, say God is with these preachers, you are saying He is not.
In a very reasonable way, you are saying that their god is not the
True Living God; you are certainly saying you don’t believe in
him. You are right and they are wrong.
When it comes to the god they worship and try to persuade you to worship,
I commend you for being an atheist. But I do call on you to worship
the True God, Whom we know, love, believe, and represent, free of charge.
He is the One Who freely comes to give life freely, and not to take
John 10:10-16 MKJV
(10) The thief does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy.
I have come so that they might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly.
(11) I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for
(12) But he who is a hireling and not the Shepherd, who does not own
the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away.
And the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep.
(13) The hireling flees, because he is a hireling and does not care
for the sheep.
(14) I am the Good Shepherd, and I know those that are Mine, and I
am known by those who are Mine.
(15) Even as the Father knows Me, I also know the Father. And I lay
down My life for the sheep.
(16) And I have other sheep who are not of this fold. I must also lead
those, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one flock,
Jude 1:2-4 MKJV
(2) Mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.
(3) Having made all haste to write to you about the common salvation,
beloved, I had need to write to you to exhort you to contend
earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.
(4) For certain men crept in secretly, those having been of old previously
written into this condemnation, ungodly ones perverting the grace of
our God for unbridled lust, and denying the only Master, God, even
our Lord Jesus Christ.
Edward replied, asking about another Nigerian preacher - W.F.
You ask, “What do you know about W.F.
Kumuyi of Deeper Life Bible Church? I await your reply.”
We have looked into
six other Nigerian preachers for you and provided you with specific
as well as general information on each one. While
we are thankful and willing to help you find your way in your search
for God, you can also help us by taking advantage of the material
we have made available, primarily in The
True Marks of a Cult and
Doctrines, as well as other postings on our
is reputed to be a nice man. People call him a man of God. But his
website praises him and his earthly accomplishments
A true man of God would never allow such praise of himself to
be posted because 1) he knows full well that to God alone belongs
and 2) he knows that fleshly gifts, virtues, and accomplishments
have nothing whatsoever to do with the Kingdom of God, which
is another world altogether. Here is what Paul the apostle had to
say of his
pre-Christian record as a religious devotee:
(3) For we are the circumcision who worship God in the spirit
and rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence
in the flesh;
(4) though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any
other thinks that he has reason to trust in the flesh, I more.
(5) I was circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel,
of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews. As regards
Law, I was
(6) concerning zeal, persecuting the church; regarding the
righteousness in the Law, blameless.
(7) But whatever things were gain to me, those I counted
loss for Christ.
(8) But no, rather, I also count all things to be loss for
the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for
sake I have suffered
the loss of all things, and count them to be dung, so that
I may win Christ
(9) and be found in Him; not having my own righteousness, which
is of the Law, but through the faith of Christ, the righteousness
God by faith,
(10) that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection
and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable
(11) if by any means I might attain to the resurrection of
So right there, Edward, we know we are not dealing
with a man of God. While a true man of God calls earthly
credentials “dung,” Kumuyi
displays them, as if they have spiritual value, on a spiritual
site with hopes of spiritually impressing others.
from his site:
“He is a gifted man, clear-thinking and
humble. He is a dedicated Christian and deserves the title ‘the
man of God,' which his followers have given him. Since he was a young
man, Kumuyi has devoted
to reading and studying the Bible. He knows the Scriptures
inside out, and has struggled to understand and apply them.”
loves knowledge, he loves to study the Bible, he loves
to receive praise and glory of men, he revels in his virtues,
but he does
not love God. If he truly believed, he would be angry to
posted of him. He would treat man’s praise as dung.
But as it is written of others, so of Kumuyi:
“For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God” (John
It is all about “W.F.” Is that
his real name? “W.F.”?
Who is that? “Walter,” “William,” “Warren,” or “Wiley”?
We don’t know unless we look around his site. Isn’t
the giving of initials an attempt to have some social dignity
perhaps a manipulation to be called “Mr.” or “Pastor”?
Why the posturing? Maybe I should call myself V.N. and
impress you. Would you be more impressed, Edward?
Why does “W.F.” wear
a suit? Conventional suits and ties impress the world;
they make their wearers look
more important, intelligent,
powerful, wealthy, or respectable. But ties are symbols
of bondage, Edward, and suits are symbols of conformity.
God’s man does not
conform. Oh, there may be times when he is required to
wear a suit for the sakes of others in certain situations,
but as a rule, suits
are for the sinner and not the saint.
I have met several
believers who have ministered to me, and uncommon was the
one who wore a suit, though it did
(I can’t say
God won’t use anyone in a suit). On the other hand,
many in suits tried to capture my respect and none of them
ministered to me – God
was not with them. As for those in suits who ministered
to me, their ministry was temporary and they were still
caught up in the trappings
of false religion. The Bible says this of such who think
they need to wear suits to minister the things of God:
(4) Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know
that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever
to be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
(5) Do you think that the Scripture says in vain, The
spirit that dwells in us yearns to envy?
(6) But He gives more grace. Therefore He says, God resists
the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.
(7) Therefore submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil,
and he will flee from you.
(8) Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse
your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts, double-minded
(9) Be afflicted, and mourn and weep. Let your laughter
be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.
(10) Be humbled before the Lord, and He will lift you up.
is not to say that most not wearing suits are men of God.
There are some very ungodly men who come in ordinary
many in the Name of Christ, Todd Bentley being a prime
The name of Kumuyi church - “Deeper Life
Isn’t he suggesting that other churches aren’t
as “deep” as
his? Of course, he is: “I am a deeply spiritual person
and if you want to be spiritually deep, you need to come
here.” No man
has the right to make such claims or promises, certainly
not a man who trusts in God. There was a man in Scripture
who boasted of his
abilities and power, and God had to humble him (read Daniel,
chapter 4). So will it be with Kumuyi.
On his site, it is
recorded, “In his early Christian
days, as he still does many good writers, Pastor Kumuyi
read John Wesley, Charles
Finney, and Charles Spurgeon, among others. He got involved
with the Scripture Union (SU), and he grew spiritually.”
cover one of those references here. Though Charles Spurgeon
was a famous and well-respected “silver-tongued
was a false teacher, with a false gospel and much false
“And He said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before
men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is highly
esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God” (Luke
So what does Kumuyi have to be proud of before God? And
even if he did receive good instruction from a man of God,
that man of God credit, or should he be giving credit to
God, Who alone can make us what we need to be? You see,
The Bible comes first to Mr. Kumuyi before
God. Therefore, he is a Bibliolater. This is evident by the rather
“Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi was born
in 1941, in Nigeria’s
Western Region, into a family that knew the Bible was
very important as the word of God; they would rise up early in the
morning to sing
hymns, read the Bible, and pray.”
he was a young man, Kumuyi has devoted his time to reading
and studying the Bible. He knows the
Scriptures inside out,
and has struggled to understand and apply them.”
he calls his church a “Bible Church.” What
church is it that wouldn’t be based in the doctrines
outlined in Scripture? What but a false church would make
and trumpet such a claim? That’s
like selling lettuce, saying it has no cholesterol (they’ve
done it), or advertising a medical doctor, saying he
uses medicine (there
are those, however, who don’t!), or selling a racehorse,
saying it has four legs (if a racehorse buyer of the
world were to hear such
a pitch from a racehorse vendor, he might contemplate
shooting the horse, suspecting a broken leg, and then
shooting the vendor for trying
to sell him a lame horse).
There is no “struggle” to
truly understand the Scriptures, Edward. If men struggle
to do so, they
are learning by the carnal mind
and not by revelation. Work by the sweat of the brow
is the result of sin when it comes to spiritual matters.
Here is what the Bible has
to say about the carnal mind Mr. Kumuyi loves the Bible
“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace because the carnal mind is enmity against
God, for it
is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed can
it be. So then they who are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans
Here are his doctrines, as listed on
we have made some comments, as well as given links from
our site to address the false doctrines:
“1. The Holy Bible
That the Holy Bible, consisting of 39 books
of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament, is the inspired
Word of God. We take
the Bible as final authority in all matters concerning Christian
conduct and work. II Timothy 3:16,17; Proverbs 30:5,6; Revelation 22:18,19.”
links on this matter of subtle potential deception:
Used by Men to Cover Evil
False Christianity Unmasked
“2. The Godhead
That the Godhead consists of three separate,
distinct and recognizable personalities and qualities, perfectly
united in one. The Father, the
Son and the Holy Ghost are different Persons in the Godhead, not merely
three names for one Person. Matthew 3:16,17; II Corinthians13:14; Matthew
Read these links to address this abominable doctrine:
of the Trinity
Doctrine: The Trinity (God
Is Three Persons)
The Most Glorious of Truths
Jesus Christ, Almighty God
“3. The Virgin Birth of Jesus
The virgin birth of Jesus Christ, the only begotten
Son of God. The crucifixion, death, burial and bodily resurrection
of Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 1:4; I Corinthians 15:3,4.”
problem with that at all!
“4. The Fall of Man
The total depravity, sinfulness and guilt of
all men since the Fall, rendering them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. Psalm
51:5; Job 14:4; Romans 3:23; 5:12-17; Mark 7:21-23; Ephesians 2:1.”
all men are born in sin, but there is a difference between those
in ignorance and darkness who make no claims of truth, and those
in darkness who presume to represent the truth:
John 9:39-41 MKJV
(39) And Jesus said, I have come into this world for judgment,
that they who do not see might see, and that they who see might
(40) And those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these
words, and said to Him, Are we also blind?
(41) Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no
sin. But now you say, We see. Therefore your sin remains.
to those who take the Lord’s Name in vain, as Kumuyi
That Repentance is a complete turning away from
all sin and its deceitful pleasures, and that it is required of every
sinner before he can truly
and effectively believe in Jesus with saving faith. Proverb 28:13;
Isaiah 55:7; Ezekiel 18:21-23; Mark 1:15; Luke 24:46,47; Acts 2:38;
3:19,21; II Corinthians 7:10; Hebrew 6:1-3.”
Above all: “For
by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it
is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8 MKJV).
That goes for Repentance, too.
That Restitution is making amends for wrongs
done against our fellowmen, restoring stolen things to their rightful
owners, paying debts, giving
back where one has defrauded, making confessions to the offended and
apologising to those slandered, so as to have a conscience void of
offence toward God and man. Genesis 20:1-8,14-18; Exodus 22:1-7; Leviticus
6:1-17; Numbers 5:6-8; 11 Samuel 12:1-6; Proverbs 6:31; Ezekiel 33:14-16;
Matthew 5:23,24; Luke 19:8,9; Acts 23:1-5; 24:16; James 4:17-5:6.”
That Justification (or Regeneration) is the
act of God’s grace
whereby one receives forgiveness and remission of sins, and is counted
righteous before God, through faith in the atoning blood of Jesus,
standing before God as though he had never sinned. Psalm 32:1,2; Isaiah
1:18; Micah 7:29; John 3:3-8; Acts 13:38,39; Romans 3:24-30; 4:6-16;
5:1,2; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus
3:5; I Peter 1:23.”
“For in [the gospel of Christ] the righteousness of God is revealed
from faith to faith, as it is written, ‘The just shall live
by faith’” (Romans 1:17 MKJV).
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh but according
to the Spirit” (Romans
The point we make is that it is not merely a matter
of intellectually believing the letter of true doctrine. The person
the truth by the Spirit of God, through the gift of faith and
a new birth, a change of nature.
“8. Water Baptism
That Water Baptism is essential to our obedience
after reconciliation with God. Water Baptism is one immersion (not
three), 'in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost', as
Jesus commanded. Matthew 28:19; 3:13-17; Mark 16:15; Acts 2:38,39;
19:1-6; Romans 6:4,5.”
Water baptism is not essential. Read the
postings at our Water
“9. The Lord's Supper
That the Lord’s Supper was constituted
by Jesus Christ so that all believers (all members of the family
of God) might partake thereof
regularly to 'show the Lord’s death till He come.' The
emblems used are 'unleavened bread' and the juice of the 'fruit
of the vine'. Anyone who eats and drinks unworthily brings 'damnation',
punishment and chastisement upon himself. Matthew 26:26-29; Luke 22:17-20;
I Corinthians 11:23-30.”
This is a false teaching altogether,
yet taught by many. Read Diabolical
That Entire Sanctification is a definite act
of God’s grace,
subsequent to the New Birth, by which the believer’s heart is
purified and made holy. It cannot be attained progressively by works,
struggle or suppression, but it is obtained by faith in the sanctifying
blood of Jesus Christ. Holiness of life and purity of heart are central
to Christian living. Luke 1:74,75; John 17:15-17; I Thessalonians 4:3,7,8;
5:22-24; Ephesians 5:25-27; Hebrew 2:11; 10:10,14; 13:11; Titus 2:11-14;
I John 1:7; Hebrew 12:14; I Peter 1:14-16.”
There is general truth
here on sanctification. We know, however, that it comes when the
Lord appoints it, and it comes through faith
and obedience in a specific circumstance the Lord engineers to
bring it about. In that circumstance, one must determine to sacrifice
he has, in order to enter in, particularly that to which or to
whom he looked for divine guidance. The final step into sanctification
is a solitary one. Each must enter alone.
“11. Holy Ghost Baptism
That the Baptism in the Holy Ghost is the enduement
with power from on High upon the sanctified believer. It is the “promise of the
Father” and when one receives this “gift of the Holy Ghost”,
it is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking a language unlearned
previously, referred to as speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives
utterance. Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:8; Luke 3:16; 24:49; John 1:20-33;
7:37-39; 14:16,17,26; 15:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:5-8; Mark 16:17; Acts
2:1-18; 10:44-46; 19:1-6. We do not teach or instruct people on how
to speak in tongues: the Holy Spirit gives the utterance. We also stress
the necessity of Purity before Power.”
“And finding certain disciples, he said to them, Have you received
the Holy Spirit since you believed?” (Acts 19:1-2 MKJV)
baptism in the Holy Spirit is the new birth, to be followed by
sanctification, and not the other way around. There is much
in Kumuyi’s teaching. But God is not the author of confusion.
We address all of this, including the matter of receiving tongues
with the Holy Spirit baptism. Read The
Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
“12. Redemption from Curse of the Law
That Redemption from the curse of the law, Healing
of sickness and disease as well as continued Health are provided
for all people through
the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. Exodus 15:26; Deuteronomy 7:15;
Psalm 103:1-5; Proverbs 4:20-22; Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; I
Peter 2:24; Mark 16:15-18; Luke 13:16; John 15:12-14; 10:10; Acts 10:38;
James 5:14-16; I John 3:8; III John 2; Galatians 3:13,14.”
Law and Grace and God
Heals Today, His Way.
“13. Personal Evangelism
That Personal Evangelism is a God-given and
God-ordained ministry for every believer. Jesus commanded, and God
requires every believer
to be a compassionate and faithful soulwinner, bringing others to Christ.
Matthew 28:19,20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-49; John 17:18; Acts 1:8;
8:1-4; Psalm 126:5,6; Proverbs 11:30; Daniel 12:3; Ezekiel 13:17-21.”
all are evangelists. We must acknowledge the direction of the Lord
in each believer’s life, whether to be a “soul winner” or
not. While the apostles and many disciples bore witness so as to
be “soul winners,” not all are necessarily called to
that specific task at all times, as suggested here.
That Marriage is binding for life. Monogamy
is the uniform teaching of the Bible. Polygamy is contrary to the
New Testament dispensation.
No one has a right to divorce and remarry while the first companion
lives. When a person becomes converted, necessary restitution, on this
line, must be done without delay, if he has married wrongly. Genesis
2:24; Deuteronomy 7:1-4; Joshua 23:11-13; II Corinthians 6:14-18; Proverbs
31:10-31; Malachi 2:14,15; Romans 7:2,3; Ephesians 5:31-33; Matthew
5:31,32; 19:3-9; Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18; John 4:15-19; Genesis 20:3,7.”
is good to see someone pointing out that not all marriages are legitimate
before God. See the Diabolical
Doctrine: All Marriages Are of God.
“15. The Rapture
That the Rapture (commonly referred to as the
first phase of stage of the SECOND COMING OF CHRIST) is the catching
away from the earth
of all living saints and all who died in the Lord. The Rapture will
take place before the Great Tribulation, and it can happen any time
from now. “In the twinkling of an eye”, without a moment’s
warning, “the trumpet shall sound” “...and the dead
in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall
be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in
the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” John 14:1-3;
Luke 21:34-36; I Corinthians 15:51-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:4-9;
II Thessalonians 2:5-7; Philippians 3:11,20,21; I John 3:1-3.”
teaching on the so-called rapture is gross error. There is no physical
catching up or away, even as many saints having died terrible
deaths as martyrs throughout all of Christian history could testify,
were they here. All those who will be the Lord’s and who
will be sanctified must suffer great tribulation. There is no other
to be sanctified but by fire, a fire that transforms forevermore
(and all must be sanctified, that is, keep the Feast of Tabernacles – Zechariah
Only those who have been sanctified can truly know this,
and only those sanctified can serve as ultimate witnesses of
“16. The Resurrection of the Dead
That the Resurrection of the dead is taught
in the Bible as clearly as the immortality of the soul. Every individual
who has ever lived
will be resurrected, some to honour and glory, and others to everlasting
shame and contempt. Job 19:25-27; Psalm 71:20; Isaiah 26:19; Daniel
12:2; John 5:28,29; I Corinthians 15:12-57; I Thessalonians 4:13-16;
Hebrews 6:1,2; Philippians 3:8-11; Revelation 20:4,6,12,13.”
“Behold, all souls are Mine. As the soul of the father, also
the soul of the son, they are Mine. The soul that sins, it
shall die” (Ezekiel
Does that sound immortal to you? A problem here is that the word “everlasting” in
this doctrinal statement is misleading. Read The
True, Scriptural Meanings of “Forever,” “Everlasting,” and “Hell” and
The Good News.
“17. The Great Tribulation
That the Great Tribulation will occur after
the rapture, and will be a time of terrible suffering on earth. It
is also referred to as
the time of Jacob’s Trouble. Matthew 24:21,22,29; Revelation
9:16; Mark 13:19; II Thessalonians 2:3-12; Revelation 13. During this
time, the Antichrist will take possession of this world for a reign
of terror. He will not be a system or organization, but a person — a
supernatural, diabolical being, in the form of a man who will blaspheme
and proclaim himself to be God. Daniel 6:23-35; II Thessalonians 2:7-12;
Revelation 13:1-10. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb will take place
above while the Tribulation continues on earth. Revelation 19:1-10.”
One cannot be “raptured” without great tribulation,
for great tribulation is the very vehicle to “rapture,” sanctification:
“And preaching the gospel to that city, and having made many
disciples, they returned to Lystra and Iconium and Antioch, confirming
of the disciples, calling on them to continue in the
faith and that through much tribulation we must enter into the
Kingdom of God” (Acts
Mr. Kumuyi has not experienced the “rapture” or
tribulation” that ushers one into the Kingdom, no more
to leave. The “rapture” is the sanctification, which
is also the overcoming through tribulation:
“Him who overcomes I will make him a pillar in the Temple of
My God, and he will go out no more. And I will write upon him the Name
My God, and the Name of the City of My God, the New Jerusalem, which
comes down out of Heaven from My God, and My new Name” (Revelation
“18. The Second Coming of Christ
That the Second Coming of Christ will just be
as literal as His going away, and He is coming to execute judgement
upon the ungodly. He will
also, then, set up His kingdom and reign on this present earth for
a thousand years. Zechariah 14:3,4; Matthew 25:31-46; 26:64; Mark 13:24-37;
II Thessalonians 1:7-10; 2:8; Jude 14,15.”
These doctrines are
the same old doctrines taught throughout most of nominal Christendom
by carnal understanding and interpretation.
They mislead and instill false hope.
The “Second Coming” is
not as supposed here. The Lord comes in His Body, which is that
coming. The “Second Coming” is
Christ coming in His mature son, a son manifest to the world, yet
unrecognized by it. The “Second Coming” is the natural
result of the overcoming explained seven ways to the seven churches
of Revelation, Chapters 2 and 3. It is the manifestation of the
rest of a completed faith, of which the Hebrews writer speaks:
“For he who has entered into his rest, he also has ceased from
his own works, as God did from His” (Hebrews 4:10 MKJV).
rest signifies the work is done; Christ is developed in a man,
and he is now a manifest son of God ministering life
life to good and death to evil.
“19. The Millennial Reign of Christ
That Christ’s Millennial Reign is the 1,000 years’ literal
reign of Jesus on earth, which will be ushered in by the coming of
Jesus back to earth with ten thousands of His saints. At this time
He will judge the nations that dwell upon the face of the earth. Jude
14,15; II Thessalonians 1:7-10. During this time the devil will be
bound. Revelation 20:2,3. It will be a reign of peace and blessing.
Isaiah 11:6-9; 65:25; Hosea 2:18; Zechariah 14:9-20; 2:2-4.”
carnal teachings in historical context and the promise of physical
fulfillment have meant nothing to all those saints who have passed
on from this earth the past two millennia. Those who have truly
experienced the Lord Jesus Christ and grown up to full stature in Him
the three Feasts - Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles - know
that the “millennial reign,” the “return of Christ,” the “coming
of the saints with the Lord,” the “judgment of the
the “binding of the Devil” are all spiritually fulfilled
in this life, within.
As a result, this matured, spiritual life
is externally manifest in peace and power and authority - not
to the world, but only to
those who have also received a new name, for they are one in
“20. The Great White Throne Judgment
That the Great White Throne Judgment is when
God finally judges all (the living and the dead, small and great)
who have ever lived on the
face of the earth, according to their works. This is after the Millennium.
At this time the final Judgement known as the Great White Throne Judgment,
will be held. All those from all ages, who have not yet been judged
(believers’ judgement, as sinners’, was accomplished by
Christ on the Cross — John 5:24; 3:17-19) will stand before God
at this time. The devil and his angels are judged at this time also,
and sent to the lake of fire for ever. Daniel 12:2,3; Matthew 10:15;
11:21-24; 12:41,42; John 5:28,29; Romans 2:15,16; 14:12; II Peter 2:9;
Jude 6; I Corinthians 6:1-4; Acts 10:42; Revelation 20:11-15.”
work of judgment is the heritage of the manifest son of God, the
one who is “raptured” or sanctified in rest, glory
to God! He IS the Great White Throne judging the nations, all things
measured by the righteousness of Christ by faith:
“And he who overcomes and keeps My works to the end, to him I
will give power over the nations. And he will rule them with a rod
iron, as the vessels of a potter they will be broken to pieces, even
as I received from My Father. And I will give him the Morning Star” (Revelation
“21. The New Heaven and the New Earth
That the New Heaven and the New Earth “wherein dwelleth righteousness” will
be made by God and the redeemed shall dwell with God for ever. This
present earth which has been polluted by sin will pass away after the
Great White Throne Judgment. Psalm 102:25,26; Isaiah 51:6; 65:17; Matthew
5:18; 24:35; II Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 21:1. No unclean thing shall
be there. We shall know each other, our knowledge having been perfected.
There will be no more curse upon anything. There will be no more night:
the glory of the Lord will be the light thereof. Isaiah 66:22; II Peter
3:12,13; I Corinthians 13:12; I John 3:2,3; Revelation 21:1-7; 22:1-5.”
the words concerning these matters are to be understood spiritually.
They express the reality of having overcome in the Lord Jesus Christ,
experiencing His life in maturity. When one has repented, come
into the Kingdom of God, and overcome to the end, there is indeed a
heaven and a new earth. All things are new:
“So that if anyone is in Christ, that one is a new creature;
old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. And
are of God, Who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ,
and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation; whereas God was
in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses
to them, and putting the word of reconciliation in us” (2 Corinthians
“22. Hell Fire
That Hell-fire is a place of everlasting punishment
where sinners (all who do not have their names in the book of life)
will suffer torments
for ever and ever. It was prepared for the devil and his angels (Matthew
25:41), but God has decreed that the wicked and those who forget Him
and reject Christ, will also be cast there, because of their sin and
neglect of His salvation. Psalm 9:17; Matthew 25:46; Luke 12:4,5; 16:19-31;
Matthew 5:22,30; Mark 9:43-47; Revelation 14:10,11; 20:10,12-15.”
man will be salted with fire, purged with repentance and faith, and
brought into newness of life by virtue of our Savior and Lord,
Jesus Christ. Eternal torment is the most diabolical lie about
God that can ever be known to man.
See The Restitution of
particularly The Great Promise
of the Lake of Fire and the Second Death.
A response to this posting from Yinka Akintunde:
We are attacked by a wannabe false prophet for listing and exposing
his Nigerian religious scamster brethren. This prolific liar deflects
answering for his outrageous lies by redoubling his accusations.
This is the modus operandi of his father, the Devil, whose
motto is: “The best defense is going on the offensive.” This
is Satan at his best (or worst), who is no match for the Word that
exposes him in the Light.