After reading this article “Nigerian Religious Junk” I felt somehow in my spirit. The reason for that was not because of the caption or title of the article, but because the article originated from a fellow man of God.
It is unfortunate that this man of God, instead of concentrating and minding how to fulfill his God-giving assignment, was busy meddling with the assignment given to other men of God, especially from Nigeria.
I am saying this because I could not imagine a person who claims to be a true man of God could write such rubbish or trash against great men of God from Nigeria.
In that article, Pastor Conrad Mbewe referred to religious activities in Nigeria as junk. I am compelled to write this rejoinder because that write-up is a totally misleading, cowardly, and total falsehood.
The man of God started his write-up by quoting Matthew 7:15-20. In other words, he was referring to ministers of God in Nigeria as false prophets propagating religious junk.
Haba! Pastor Conrad Mbewe it is unfortunate that he could write such an article about ministers or founders of mega-churches in Nigeria.
Furthermore, it is equally unfortunate that the man of God was mistaken when he said” So, the churches are often called “ministries” rather than churches”. The man of God here appeared myopic, that he could not differentiate between ministry and church.
For emphasis, a man or woman is first called into ministry before he/she can serve as a pastor of a church or an evangelist, teacher, or one of the five-fold ministries.
See 1Corinthians 12:28 “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, governments, diversities of tongues”.
Moreover, the word “church” is only an arm of a ministry. That is why you have many ministries having churches under them, some have a group of schools, book publishing, hospitals, etc.
Also, the man of God expects that such megachurches should be localized like his church. That seems the reason he is against the “word” internationally being attached to these churches. He said, “And to make them even more impressive, the term “international” is often added to their name”.
So I wish to ask, churches that operate on almost all the continents of the world, what do you call it? Pastor Conrad Mbewe doesn’t expect us to call such churches internal?
It is said that “birds of the same feather flock together” or people of like-minded flock together, that is why a number of people wrote trash as a comment in that article.
Look at this comment by Kdotski “Greetings from London! “Over here I’m a member of the Evangelical Reformed Church in London (we have a few folks here from Zambia who you might know, Pastor Mbewe). But as a Nigerian, I was raised in the spectacle you just described in your post.
And Pastor, would you believe that the “Nigerian religious junk” you speak of has even permeated London?
Churches like the RCCG, KICC, Glory House, New Wine Church, etc are first class purveyors of the nonsense, with men like ‘Adeboye’, ,Ashimolowo’, ‘Oyedepo’, ‘Oyakhilome’, and the like celebrated as demigods.
Not to mention the numerous amount of small churches with the same ethos and so-called pastors aspiring to reach the celebrity above-mentioned names.
My heart was burdened for Nigeria, but we must keep on praying and boldly proclaiming the truth by God’s grace, as you have done in this post.
@ Mr. Smoe & Christomaniac I shall be in contact with you both very soon by God’s grace. One of my sisters in Christ has returned to Nigeria recently, and we’ve been very concerned to find her good reformed teaching.
Suffice me to say that for Pastor Conrad Mbewe to see himself as a true man of God. While hr is viewing some other pastors of mega-churches in Nigeria as false prophets teaching junk, it means that things are not right with his thinking.
Again, any person that said that he is a man of God but is greatly offended by the result of the success recorded by these great men of God from Nigeria, such a person has a spiritual problem.
Like Koski wrote in his comment, any person that said he/she is a true Christian but is offended by the ministry of these great men of God, such a person is not normal but has a spiritual issue.
If you read that article, you will see many other trashes he wrote in that article which I don’t need to comment on because I still respect him as a man of God. My personal advice to Pastor Conrad Mbewe is that he should be mindful of his own God-given assignment.
He should desist from meddling with the assignment of other men of God, as only God is the judge and not himself. He should as well stop seeing himself a holier than thou attitude.