Monday, September 15, 2014

Majority of Nigerians Claiming To Be Christians Are Actually Practicing Witchcraft and Not Christianity

Majority of Nigerians Claiming To Be Christians Are Actually Practicing Witchcraft and Not Christianity

If there is any verse in the Holy Bible that best describes majority of those claiming to be ‘Christians” in Nigeria is Matthew 15:8-9
“‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain;
their teachings are merely human rules.”
This is not the first time the hypocrisy of majority of Nigerian church goers have been addressed and will not be the last until Nigerians who count and see themselves worthy of claiming to be “Christians” show their Christianity in Truth and in Spirit and not in falsehood which is the order of the day.
We must stop deceiving and fooling ourselves, because we may fool the whole world, but we cannot fool God.

Our disobedience is the cause of the widespread violence destroying thousands of lives and properties in Nigeria and disobedience is rebellion and God says rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft (1 Samuel 15:23|).

Anyone who is a true Christian cannot do evil. Therefore, anyone who does evil is not a “Christian”.
Anyone who does anything to harm or hurt another person directly or indirectly is evil.
Anyone who makes life difficult or miserable for another person is evil.
Anyone who is an enemy of the progress and success of another person is evil. And evil is witchcraft.
Bitterness is witchcraft.
Envy is witchcraft.
Jealousy is witchcraft.
Greed is witchcraft.
Adultery is witchcraft.
When you have vowed to be faithful to your spouse in marriage and then later cheat on your spouse, you are practicing witchcraft.
Make no excuses for adultery.
If you are no longer happy or secure in marriage, QUIT first and DON’T CHEAT.
If you quit first, no one can accuse you of cheating or adultery. But it is witchcraft to be sleeping in the same bed with your spouse and then go behind to sleep with another person and return with whatever warts and all you have contracted from the person to sleep with your spouse again. For when you lie to commit the evil of adultery, you are practicing witchcraft.
Do you know how many horrible and terrible lies and evils people have done in adultery?
Hurting, harming and even killing others?
Do you know how many innocent children suffer and even die, because of the adultery of their father or mother?

The seven deadly sins are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony and each is a form of Idolatry-of-Self wherein the subjective reigns over the objective. And each of these sins is a rebellion against what our Lord and Messiah Jesus Christ said: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.. There is no commandment greater than these.’
~ Mark 12:30-31New International Version (NIV).

For the totality of true Christianity has been defined by the life of Jesus Christ in pure and true love of which everyone knows is the truth. And God said that without love we are nothing. And if you truly love one another, you can never do anything bad or evil to each other.

As Jesus Christ said, love your neighbour as yourself and not compete with your neighbour. But majority of those confessing and professing to be “Christians” in Nigeria are competing with their neighbours and not loving their neigbhours. Because it is the competition with ourselves that causes the desperation to cheat, rob, steal and kill in bitterness, envy, jealousy and greed.

The evils of witchcraft are also common among those who claim to be pastors and even bishops. But Jesus Christ also exposed then when he said: “You Will Know Them by Their Fruits”

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
~ Matthew 7:15-20New King James Version (NKJV)

Anyone who is a true Christian and knows the Word of God cannot be deceived, fooled and misled by fake pastors and fake bishops in Nigeria, because by their behaviour and character you shall know them.
What is the difference between the ritual cultist who makes an evil sacrifice in calabashes or earthen bowls and keeps than at the T-Junction of the street and the one in white garment who breaks coconut at the T-Junction of the street at midnight? Nothing, because both of them are worshipers of demons even though the one in white garment rings the bell everyday and shouts verses from the Holy Bible. But by what he or she does is enough to show that he or she is not a Christian. I don’t know when Jesus Christ and his saints broke coconuts or prayed with candles of different colours! May God deliver us.

Anyone claiming to be a pastor or bishop and tells you to go and make rituals in any form at any spot, is fake.
The totality of true Christianity is defined by Jesus Christ and totally explained in the New Testament and anything contrary is falsehood.

Now you wonder why many of those claiming to be “Christians” have been caught napping in the middle belt and northern regions of Nigeria by demonic marauders in the camouflage of Islam? They have failed to follow the instructions of our Lord and Messiah Jesus Christ, because he warned us never to stay wherever the people reject us.
If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace. Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet. Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
~ Matthew 10:13-15King James Version (KJV).
We must follow the instructions of Jesus Christ and not disobey them. Only disobedient and ignorant people claiming to be “Christians” will go and stay where the people have rejected Christianity and provoke them to attack and even kill you and then accuse of them of attacking and killing “Christians”.
Are these victims really true Christians or mere church goers?
There is a difference between church goers and real and true “Christians”. By their characters you shall know them. Don’t mistake those practicing witchcraft for Christians.

Who says we need gigantic church buildings and mammoth crowds to prove that God is with us or that we are a Christian church?
What I call "My Church is Bigger Than Yours" Syndrome.
Did God and Jesus Christ command us to compete for the Guinness Book of Records?

My mother of blessed memory (Mrs. Gladys Eke) who read no other book to me, except the Holy Bible said the Holy Spirit does not live in a house built with hands. The Holy Spirit lives in the heart filled with love. And not the heart filled with bitterness, envy, jealousy, greed and hatred, because, without love, no one can please God.
16 But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to declare My statutes,
Or take My covenant in your mouth,
17 Seeing you hate instruction
And cast My words behind you?
18 When you saw a thief, you consented[a] with him,
And have been a partaker with adulterers.
19 You give your mouth to evil,
And your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your brother;
You slander your own mother’s son.
21 These things you have done, and I kept silent;
You thought that I was altogether like you;
But I will rebuke you,
And set them in order before your eyes.
22 “Now consider this, you who forget God,
Lest I tear you in pieces,
And there be none to deliver:
23 Whoever offers praise glorifies Me;
And to him who orders his conduct aright
I will show the salvation of God.”
~ Psalm 50 New King James Version (NKJV)
Lest we deceive ourselves by name dropping God and making excuses that we are saved by grace and not works, please, examine yourself again. What is grace?

Let me put this out as it is clearly written in Ephesians 2: 8-10, New International Version (NIV)
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
It common practice for many of us to quote “saved by grace and not works” and use it out of context to make foolish excuses for our crimes and evils. The quote said we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus TO DO GOOD WORKS WHICH GOD PREPARED IN ADVANCE FOR US TO DO.

If we don’t do the good works which God prepared in advance for us to do, then we will not enjoy the grace of His infinite love. Those who do good works of God will not do evil.

May God help us all to do good works and honour God always as true Christians and not fooling ourselves in lip service and eye service of falsehood.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, aka "Orikinla Osinachi", author of Children of Heaven, Scarlet Tears of London, The Language of True Love, Bye, Bye Zimbabwe, In the House of Dogs, The Prophet Lied, Diary of the Memory Keeper, Nollywood Mirror Series and other books in print and electronic versions distributed by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu, Tower Books and other booksellers worldwide.

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