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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Things PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME Do Everyday You Never Knew Were Wrong & Sinful

This article was written by Femi Aribisala, published today on Vanguard Newspaper. If our marriage breaks down, we must not fool ourselves and others by insisting we are standing in the righteousness of God. Christian pastors have become demigods. Their word is law; no questions asked. As Jesus said,

they teach as doctrines the commandments of men. (Matthew 15:9). They come up with all
kinds of self-serving principles that turn scripture on its head; just in order to justify themselves
before men and control their lives. I want to discuss Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

Man of God
Pastor Chris is going through a rough patch at the moment. His wife, Pastor Anita, has filed for
divorce, accusing him of having inappropriate relationships with female church members, among
other things. Instead of waiting for his day in court, Pastor Chris has resorted to bogus
interpretations of the scriptures; even proclaiming he is a “man of God” and therefore above sin.

Pastor Chris declared to his congregation through a live telecast: “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.
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.”
What nonsense! Who made Pastor Chris a man of God? From which school of theology did he
get his sinless distinction? John says: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and
the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and
his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:8-10).

David was a “man of God.” (2 Chronicles 8:14). Yet he committed adultery with Bathsheba.
Balaam was a “man of God;” yet he became apostate. The “man of God” who came from Judah
was killed by a lion because he sinned against God. (1 Kings 13:23-26).

But listen to what Pastor Chris says about himself: “We are not working in sin and living in sin
and hoping that we can mix sin and righteousness together. We are the manifestation of his
righteousness.” This is standing logic on its head. If our marriage breaks down, we must not
fool ourselves and others by insisting like Pastor Chris that we are standing in the righteousness
of God. There is no righteousness in divorce.

False Christ
In the bid to justify himself, Pastor Chris is fabricating similarities between Jesus Christ and
himself. He said: “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.”

However, Pastor Chris is not Jesus. Many accusations were indeed leveled against Jesus, but
they were not made by his wife and they did not include inappropriate relationships with the
opposite sex.

In short, Pastor Chris might be whoever he likes, but he is certainly not Jesus. Jesus says: “If I
bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.” (John 5:31).

Yes, there are “men of God” in the Old Testament. However, Jesus created no such distinction in
the New Testament; we are all “children of God.” Jesus says: “Unless you are converted and
become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3).
Indeed, Jesus was implacably opposed to men like Pastor Chris, who sit on pedestals and claim
to be holier-than-thou. He says:

“Their lives are perpetual fashion shows, embroidered prayer shawls one day and flowery prayers
the next. They love to sit at the head table at church dinners, basking in the prominent positions,
preening in the radiance of public flattery, receiving honorary degrees, and getting called ‘Doctor’
and ‘Reverend’. Don’t let people do that to you, put you on a pedestal like that. You all have a
single Teacher, and you are all classmates.” (Matthew 23:5-)

Male chauvinism
While Oyakhilome was busy elevating himself, he was also snidely putting down his wife. He
said: “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.”

This is an arrogant statement. What makes Oyakhilome more spiritually mature than his wife?
By what measure and by what criteria did he come to ascribe this superiority to himself? Anita
Oyakhilome was also a minister. She was a so-called pastor of a London branch of Christ
Embassy. So why should Pastor Chris presume himself more “minister” than her.

If we are to accept Pastor Chris’ bogus self-appellation as a “man of God;” what disqualifies
Anita from also being called a “woman of God?” Are women inferior to men? Oyakhilome said:
“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…. You never find their names.”

What poppycock! When one of the female pastors in his audience asked why the names of
wives of the men of God were not mentioned in the bible; Oyakhilome’s response was a classic.
He exclaimed: “Why? You ask God when you find him. Ask God when you find him!”

But it was not God who fabricated this theory that the wife of a man of God cannot also be a
woman of God simply because wives’ names are not mentioned in the bible. It was Chris
Oyakhilome. Therefore, it is up to Chris Oyakhilome to provide us with another bogus

Pastor Chris ended his diatribe by saying: “When it comes to Reverend Anita, what I will say to
you is ‘pray for her.’” There is no doubt that, more than anybody else; it is Pastor Chris himself
that is greatly in need of prayer.

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Onomor Colliete and 10 others like this.
Jesse Duplantis Ehonwa
Interesting comments!!
LikeDelete21 September at 19:44
Elode Cedric
May God Guide Us And Have Merci
LikeDelete21 September at 19:54
Princess Steco
No one is above sin but by his mercy dat we re not consume
LikeDelete21 September at 20:56
Folake Patricia Daodu
pls let us start praying for those who preach the word of God i.e pastors, priests, evangelists, bishops and so on, they are devil's target now, bcos they are the head of the church, the devil knows dat if the leaders shud fall, it will definitely affect the faith and holiness of their members. may God help us in this end time. this is my advise to u all, let us all start striving 4 perfection instead of saying everybody is a sinner, but remember that the Bible says be perfect as ur Heavenly Father is perfect. if we allow God's Spirit to direct us, it will be posible 4 us to stay away from sin, though it's not easy, but remember with God all things are posible. and if we continue to say nobody can live without sin, that means nobody will enter Heaven, bcos the Bible says no sinner will enter into the kingdom of God. So u can make it right with God today tomorrow may be too late.
LikeDelete21 September at 22:25
Angel Frenzy
Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina , thanks ! with people like you, there`s hope...... Don`t loose that mindset. The world need it.
EditedLike1Delete22 September at 02:40
Angel-b Dakup Nalat
Just serve God.!!!!!!!
LikeDelete22 September at 06:32
Ezioma Becky Ogbuka
I pity the originator of this article because there's a lot of misconceptions and lies in this article ‪#‎Smh‬
LikeDelete22 September at 06:51
Oogunyemi Holuwartaryo Emmy Horladeeplenty
Let me just keep quite because if I talk. Some gullible people about religion will ask for my head.
LikeDeleteMonday at 19:28
Victor Ubom Victor
I dont blame those of you who gets angry, I blame Edy. D devil is @ work.(Edy! Edy!! Edy!!! That's hw many time? give your self brain) stop fueling problem between Christians. This is d second time I'm warning u. A word is enough for d wise.
LikeDeleteMonday at 22:01
Oogunyemi Holuwartaryo Emmy Horladeeplenty
Please Endy if you see or hear anything wrong about this so call men of God don't hesitate to share with people. Mind you, some of this men of God are not God or gods, some of them God did not call them, flash them or even text them.
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