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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Defends Himself; Yet Critics Not Satisfy with Justification


“You don’t know who a man of God is. I don’t go in that direction. I wasn’t accused of the things you said, nor did I commit those stupid things that you said and I don’t need to go into that level in such discussions. Jesus Christ was accused by many – a lot of frivolous charges. There will always be those who would like for it to be true. But you know, in spite of the accusations against Jesus, it didn’t change who he was. It didn’t change him.
There are preachers and there are men of God. I am not a preacher; I am a man of God and I go in the way I’m asked to go. It may cause some troubles with individuals but that’s not because I have done something wrong and when it comes to Reverend Anita, what I will say to you is ‘pray for her’…
Don’t act like those people. If you are married to a man of God, it doesn’t make you automatically mature. You can make mistakes; you can do something that is wrong. But some people expect the wife of a minister to definitely be at the level of that minister and so they may be looked upon and the expectation may be like that, but it’s a positional thing.
If a man of God is married, it doesn’t automatically mean that the wife of a man of God is therefore a woman of God. That’s not the way it is in the Bible. That’s why you don’t really find the wives of men of God mentioned in the Bible. How many of them? Who was Peter’s wife, did you ever know her name? You never find that out. Who was John’s wife? Did you ever read the name? What about all the other Apostles? How many of their names are written in the Bible. You never find their names.”
You have to understand something about a man of God. A man of God is not just someone who worships God or preaches God. A man of God is handpicked by God, set on course by God. If you study the scriptures, you will not find one man of God go against God, sinning against God.
The only things you might find will be a man of God, maybe in two different kinds of ways. Moses, for example; when he struck the rock twice, [he] was provoked by the anger of the people. [It was] not because he wanted to do something against the Lord.
No man of God does something against the Lord. Are you hearing me? A man of God is set on a course; there is a type of life that he is given. Then you have a young man, a young prophet; he wasn’t named; he was deceived by another man of God and so he went in a direction that God said ‘don’t go’.”
Critics Not Satisfy with Justification 
 However some analysts are of the opinion that for lack of a better description, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has not defended himself. He has just done what a filibuster, for lack of a better word, would do.Another school of thought holds that
Pastor Chris failed completely to make his case against his wife's charge of adultery. He rather denigrates the woman and brings us back to 2000 years ago when women had no voice in society to try to show us that women are nothing. Why does he not go backwards to Solomon, a man of God who had hundreds of wives and thousands of concubines to justify himself? The reality is that there are many who call themselves "Man of God' who do not believe in the last day judgement of Christ which will be more severe on them as the apostle James says.
Notwithstanding, critical minds have also lamented that commercial religion has taken over Africa and the so called men of God are just a bunch of crooks who use the pulpit to con they very poor and vulnerable. Their best customers are thieves who give more than they earn for special prayers as promised by the 'men of God'. Many marriages are breaking up especially when they fail to pass through peoples' wives to get what they want from their husbands. They then annoint the wives otherwise and make describe their husbands as demons. The Biblical dictum " Judge not that ye may not be judged..." is often used to get away with criminal acts. I shall continue to judge them and let the good Lord judge me on the same parameters as I do them.
When News Breaks Out, We Break In. (The 2014 Bloggies Finalist)

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