Deceiving catholics in Nigeria

Benson Idahosa once told his pastors: “If Catholics know what they
have, and if Catholic priests get it right, you will be out of
business.”
Look at all the powerful spiritual resources in the Catholic Church:
the Bible and sound interpretation from experts, the Mass, the
sacraments, various novenas, Eucharistic adoration, the rosary,
the various spiritual groups in the Church.
Yet, you let deceivers deceive you.
They tell you that Catholics are not born again. You leave your
church to theirs and all you see is that “born again” means the
license to live in sin and just believe in Jesus’ name and everything
is okay. Thus, you live in sin but don’t feel guilty. They become
worse sinners than they ever were before they left the Catholic
church. The Catholic Church accepts that it is a church of saints
and sinners. We see sin as sin and we feel guilty when we sin. But
you leave for a church where they live in sin but feel self-
righteous. “Born again” has become the killing of conscience
against guilt, but not a conversion from sin. Instead of teaching
people to avoid sin, they teach people to simply not feel guilty over
sin.
In the Catholic Church, your priests direct you to pray and do not
enslave you to themselves with false prophecies. They don’t make
you believe that only their prayers will work for you. Instead, they
direct you to pray and do not make themselves the sources of your
blessings. Yet, you leave for churches where people tell you that
they are the only ones who will pray for you before God can
answer favourably.
They condemn fundraisings, such as Bazaar, but they milk their
members dry and make their members see failure to pay tithe as a
sin, but fornication and adultery are not preached against. Their
church members are more afraid of not paying tithe than they are
of fornication, adultery and abortion.

You leave your church because your church does not preach
prosperity as a proof of holiness. Then, you go to a church where
someone tells you to donate your life earnings and savings in
order to prosper. However, for the years you are there, the only
ones prospering are the pastors telling you this and collecting your
money. Where is the prosperity for which you left your church?
Everybody is becoming a pastor, an apostle, or evangelist and they
are all opening churches in wealthy cities. There are no sinners in
villages? With all the great education which Catholic priests have
and can use to make great wealth if they choose to, they live in
villages with the people and do not preach prosperity as a proof of
righteousness. Catholic priests are the most educated church
leaders in Nigeria and they can use their education to make big
money if they were to go after money. Yet, they are priests in
villages. That does not appeal to you, Catholics?
They move on the streets in cities looking for members and
distributing handbills where fake testimonies say: “When I started
worshipping in this church, I built a house.” “As soon as I started
attending this church, I got my American visa.” So, all the people
who have built houses left the Catholic church before they could
build houses? No Catholic owns a house? All the people who have
got visas to America left the Catholic Church before they got
American visas? No Catholic has got American visa and there are
no Catholics abroad? How many people have built houses and
gone to America since leaving the Catholic Church?
In order to keep you in their churches, they claim to be
prophesying that they see God using you in America and Europe.
Why is God not calling you to use you in your village where there
is poverty, no electricity, good road and big cars? There are
sinners in America and Europe but none in your village? Has God
converted everyone in your village? You heard those prophecies
years ago, but you are still where you were – in Nigeria. How is
America? How is Europe? What country are you in Europe? Since
you are now in Europe and America and wealthy, can you, in
Christian charity, send me some dollars, Euros or pounds? Even if
you have travelled to America or Europe, how is that a reason to
leave your church? Is it America you are looking for or God and
salvation?
When have all the reasons for which Catholics leave their church in
Nigeria become a reason for the existence of a church? Even if
these are the reasons for the existence of a church, who has more
houses, money and American visas more than Catholics?
Behaviour, righteous behaviour, is the sign that a person knows
God. Put all the Catholics in Nigeria on one side and put non-
Catholics on the other let us see. Is there better godliness among
non-Catholics than among Catholics in Nigeria?
A friend of mine working in the Christian Pilgrimage Board of one
of the states in Nigeria told me that everybody in the pilgrimage
board had a title of Christian leadership: pastor, deacon/
deaconess, apostle, evangelist, Rev. Fr., prophet/prophetess, man
of God. Yet, he said, the corruption in the Christian Pilgrimage
Board was worse than that in any other department of the
government house.
Remember, Paul said he preached the crucified Christ (1Cor. 1:23;
and 1Cor. 2:2). He said this so that the faith of believers would not
be based on anything but on Christ crucified. Today, wealth is the
standard of righteousness and the strategy for hunting for church
membership. People are being hunted and deceived into churches,
not so that they can know Christ, but so that the hunters can be
rich.
Remember that Satan tempted Jesus to worship him for the sake
of wealth, but Jesus rejected Satan’s offer, so that he would not
make wealth the reason for faith. Today, people are worshipping
Satan by making wealth the reason for worshipping God. The very
temptation that Jesus overcame to teach us a lesson, is what
people are succumbing to and using as an attraction for church
membership. Wherever wealth or prosperity is the reason for
church membership, such a church is a centre for devil worship.
If only you know what you have as a Catholic.

2 Comments

  1. So true

  2. Ok

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