CHARISMATIC CHURCH LEADERS ARE NOT DIFFERENT FROM THE POLITICIANS
5/10/2012 1:02:23 PM -
I know without an iota of doubt that this write-up is going to be received with a lot of sceptiscm and mied feelings. Someone may roar with a thunderous voice as unthinkable to juxtapose the so called men of God with politicians in the face of glaringly reprehensible and egregious news that we are witnessing about the politicians in the media and sometimes under our watching eyes. You may discredit and discounted it as farcical and dismiss it as preposterous but there is the comical saying that if a fish who is under the sea pop up to tell you that all the fishes have seethingly revolted against the bullying and dictatorial urge of those macho whales as a results of their penchant and proclivity to turn the little ones into yesmen and robots, you better believe it, because he is not a stranger there.
Wait a minute and ask yourself that as you hear everyday all those distasteful and repugnant news from the media about the politicians, how much do you hear from the media about the so called men of God, whom behind the scene most of them are not so men of God as we esteem them to be? As they say, all that glitters is not gold. Even recent occurences we witness in tabloids gives ample of unimpeachable evidence that a plethora of these pastors are a decorations in churches who are holding the word of God in deceipt, charlatans and spiritual buccaneers and imposters who are there surruptitiously for their egocentric welfare and hyperbolic lifestyle.
And listen, Iam not just talking about the koliko or kerosene and matches churches. Profoundly speaking, without mincing words, I am talking about the glamour and glitz but superficially flamboyant charismatic churches. Hypothetically speaking, the so much binocular searchlight and the hectic scrutiny on the politicians from their birth, to their education, to the nittygritty of their private lives and every nuances about their marriage which the media has made it an open book for public consumption, if the same transparency and access to information happen to be on the pastors and their churches as well as all their activities, believe you me, like a lot of christians would have a bitter taste in their mouth and most churches would have virtually been empty or blown into smithereen.
Because the supossedly custodians of the good book, most of them are not only despicable hypocrites but anemically and pathetically doublestandard. As a matter of fact, what we hear and witness in the media about the pastors these days are just a tip of iceberg and a drop in an ocean, as compare to the gargantuan misdemeanors that characterises most of their covertly activities that for the sake of christ and more importantly the continuous functioning of the church are shamelessly suppressed under the stinking carpets of the churches. A lot of carpets in such churhes are the repository of misdeeds and charismatic caricatures, so open your eyes when you go there.
Recently a renowned politician was saying that he is the most insulted of all the politicians in the country. And that is true, because every bonehead and nitwit knows a lot about him from the day he was born to his parents who are dead and gone. Even those politicians who came to the scene not too long ago, much is known about them than those pastors who had been in the limelight for some decades. So those pastors can get away with their crooked and unkempt attitude and consciencelessly stand in the church and criticise the politicians. If you are a church member, my question to you is how much do you know about your pastors? Some of them you dont know even their wives or husbands, let alone where they live, their relationships amongst themselves behind the scene as pastors and to the members.
Politically, today people talk about the cold war between JJ and Atta Mills as well as JJ and Kufour. how much do we know about in-fightings, power thirsty, internal wrangling of these spiritual heads ( eg. Generaloverseers, bishops, senior pastors,Apostles, elders etc) and their presbyteries, and worst of all their senseless bullying against the young pastors? Outwardly they have been made to look so sacrosanctic, puritanic and hyper-pious in their suites and abordas that even church members approach them with circumspection, trembling and trepidation, yet some of them are miscreants, nettlesome, salacious, character assassinators and white washed tombs.
This reminds me of a story a I heard years ago about a woman in dire and desperate need, who wanted to see one of those charismatic leaders for an urgent help. And this woman was slapped with a longitudinal protcol of seeing the leader's personal secretary and sign this and that before. So this woman got highly annoyed and in tears bursted out with a question that "how many secretaries did Jesus have before people passed through to see him"? I am hereby not trying to discount such protocol of seeing a personal secretary before speaking to a generaloverseer is wrong, but I think it should depend on the situations and circumstances also. Because if there is something critical and you have to go through a longitudinal and a thick forest of protocol, its tantamount to someone at the point of death to the hospital and the doctor or the nurse gives such a death warrant order that the person should be made to join the queue before attended to. How catastrophic? This is the defunct spiritual cash and carry system giraffing its ugly head at no other place but God's house.
How many in-fightings and power struggles about the pastors that are so rampant in these charismatic churches, which are highly internal but some spills out of hand are given much attention and covered by the media for the public consumption as is done to the politciians? And these mostly happens among the bigwigs, collosuses, the lynchpins in the church. What in the charismatic and Pentecostal circles are called, the senior pastors, Apostles, bishops, Archbishops, and generaloverseers, is where the arrogance, hegemonic powers and the doctrine of infallibility, primitive dictatorial and jungle authoritarian are much senselessly practiced among themselves and against the junior pastors. You have no idea that such madness is so entrenched and ingrained like a cult even more than what we see in party the olitics. Such unsavoury and unpalatable attitudes which was once described by a zambian preacher as " charismatic witchcraft".is a horrible and terrible stinking stench in those superficially glassy churches. The book of Revelation biblicalised it as having a name alive yet dead.
In the mid 90's two topshot pastors of a highly rated charismatic church in Accra broke out from their generaloverseer as a result of internal wrangling and power struggle of which one pastor highjacked one of the big branches in Ashanti region and the other minded his way in Tema. You see, at that time the Generaloverseer had received an honorary doctrate degree and with good intention to honour him, they began calling him Doc, Doc and his arrogance took a stratopheric height and became like a dog barking at everyone and even those at the top height with him. And the generaloverseer became very devastated, his emotions took the better part of him that afterwards he went to his pastors conference to accuse the church highjacker that he was immoral and he, generaloverseer was the only one aware of his adultrous life. The question with raising eye-brow among some of the independent mineded pastors there was why were you now saying it? Because they hijacked your church?
It was an ugly and sacreligous spectacle and an aberration to the so called spiritual leaders who are supposed to be the light. but have lost their light and their taste as leaders. All the church members and even some pastors were left in the dark and nobody knew what was happening and it died down. But if such spiritual miscarriage and leadership volcanic eruption had happened within the political circle it would have been a fresh news to talk about even today as the political hot water is now boiling up towards the impending elections. On the political terrain nothing is forgotten, it will be raked up to score cheap political point at the appropriate time, but the pastors go scottfree and claim your Holiness. Thats contaminated one
When a pastor leaves the shores of Ghana permanently to ply his ministry outside, mostly those who travel to USA and Britain. What do you conjecture might have been the reason? Apart from the few that are apparently and admittedly sent there administratively by the church's headquaters to handle a branch due to their meritorious effort at the home church. And even these ones too there are a lot of stinking favouritisms or selectiveness, as the leader's or generaloverseer's subservient robots zombies, remot-control or a dimwit yesmen who bows to him. On the other side of the coin, most of them leaves the church as a result of leadership ruckus, power struggle and other dissenting views, culminating from a strange and common characterics of most church leaders and generaloverseers for wielding hegemonic powers and practising what I earlier described as the doctrine of infallibility. In other words, they dont make any mistakes, so you either listen and adherently comply or leaves because he is the employer and even doing you a favour. An insider, a pastor friend told me that a generaloverseer shouted at him with a threat once like this in his office. Hmm! things are going on under cover,you have no idea about the privacy of these so called men of God.
Another reason why some pastors leave the shores unceremoniously is either due to financial misappropriation and immorality which cuts a slur and a disparaging image and taint the ministerial white robe of the pastor and the image of the entire church. Therefore, the culprit is made to take the back door of the church out without the knowledge of the members. They hide and cover up their dirts all in the name of pastoral integrity and ministerial ethics, that you dont take to the public. And they have a twisted quotation to cover their stinking nakedness.This is particularly where the culprit is a topshot or a doyen in the church. Corruptible leaders tacitly posing as infallibles.
So invariably, they have to take a cryptic journey to an unknown land where his sordid and moribund ministry may be acceptable. What a hypocrisy in cataclysmic proportion. We have a section of generaloverseer's robots who have run to USA to start a church because they wanted to be given a church in megapolis like London and when he was refused it ended in a fight with his one time hand in gloves boss. He resigned and went to West Virginia to start a church, proving selfishly arrogantly to his former master that he could do without him. Egocentricsm and narcissism are at its satanic height and are so commonplace among a certain level of the charismatic pastors who are synonymous with arrogance and hyperbolic lifestyle. The political parlance of today they deserve to be cast into is "greedy and selfish bastards". So such worrying attitudes are not only found among the politcians. How much do we know about pastors as compare to the gargantuan we know about politicians?
Somewhere in early 2000 a pastor in the one of the classy and glassy charismatic churches with a branch in the Central Region fell into a sordid and turbulent waters of immorality which has collapsed his marriage, so he had no option than to run to Britain. This pastor was always simmering with pride and supercilious, he was one of the appendages and zombies of the generaloverseer, and had a temerity and effrontery to brag before some junior pastors that the general overseer was his personal friend. There was therefore no wonder that when his skyrocketing sophomoric pride made him fell and became a villain, he was silently covered to run away. If he was a politician, it would had been a sorrying spectacle to the world to backlash and hard hit him endlessly by the media. But this one even some members were left in dizzy waters, knowing next to nothing about it and his escape to the unknown land.
Sometimes, we hear some professional workers like doctors, teachers, nurses etc are on strike demanding better treatment from the government. Who has witnessed a similar demonstration by the pastors that they are not paid well or expressing a particular grievances and disparities? And that gives some church leaders the leeway and demonic immunity to play the fool by sheepishly and nonchalantly practicing apartheid, segregation and separatist administration, where we have the small town and village wailling pastors suffering discrimination and disparities as squalors, squatters and nonentities with pittance salaries that sometimes thrice lower than their other counterparts in megapolise and metropolise churches which I call them the milk and honey pastors, who are well placed with glamour and flashy cars
And untenably, these village and small town pastors are so intimidated with manipulated biblical quotations to keep quiet and use part of the same paltry salary to attend pastors conferences every three months at the church's head quarters in the big cities . And the most reprehensible and irresistibly dictatorial biblically twisting talk to silence these unfortunate pastors is they should go and believe or trust in God without complain. Whilst other spiritual hightowers and topshpts are wearing the Los Angeles costly impeccable suites and immaculate-looking abordas marched by italian glasses shoes and flashy cars. What an apartheid in the supposedly house of God? A facade and a charade in the highest order and a spiritual dishonesty. Ask the whistle blowers, they will tell you that in the charismatic churches one dares not talk about disparities, because to the jaundice and squinty thinking of some of the leaders and his hoodlums and their "kwoshiakor" administration, such complain or dissenting views is tantamount to indiscipline, disrespect and pastoral immaturity, and you could become the bull's eys of victimization and a fertile ground of character assassination by the leader's primitive-minded robots and ass-lickers.
Such unfortunate ones wallow and languish excruciatingly in need, forgetting that human being is not only a spirit but has soul and body with material needs and therefore what is good for goose is equally good for gander. Motivational theorists mince no words in revealing that a worker needs to be motivated well in order to bring his best performance to bare. And this should not be shrouded and beclouded in mickey mouse spirituality. But sadly, some of these noisy and mask-wearing so called motivational preachers, in spite of their honory degrees are so academically dehydrated and destitute of simple knowledge that any opposing or dissenting views would be tagged as disrespect and indiscipline for challenging the infallible tin-gods and demi-gods by his zombies and remote controls pastors around him. And the next indirect action against you the outspoken pastor is ostracization, a target of butt and scorn and cold limbo to languish in the abbys of darkness and utter silence.
Then these hounded dogs by the oxymoronic orders of the generaloverseer would operate like pharisees and sadducees keeping demonic eyes of fault-finding and witch-hunting on you in all your steps to get you jettisoned as a disposable napekin, as if its that leader who rules in the affairs of men. No, its God who judges us fairly and only his counsel stands and not hypocrites and spiritual pariahs who preaches black man in the bible with one hand and the other hand inflicting reprehensible wrenching atrocities against his own blackmen he is working with. Listen people, George Orwell's animal farm dastardly operation, nazist and facist tactics, modern day sobibor heinous and gruesome cruelity are found in the so called house of God under strictest culture of silence, and not among politicians. You congregation members dont know a thing about these masquaraders posing as men of God. Give us a break! Most of them are men of God in public. And God is telling them I know thy works. What a height of pseudo-spirituality, empty pontification and ecclesiastical hypocrisy.?
As I said earlier, the other divide of pastors, are those cherubims who protect the celetially, but tawdry throne of the leader, are those who deserves metropolise and megapolise churches whom are labbelled as milk and honey pastors. These are closer to the generaloverseers and his presbyopic presbytery. They are those who have sold their conscience for a mess of pottage. They are the leader's remote control, zombies, sychophants, robots, ass-lickers, boot-lickers, character assassinators, yesmen, narcissists and their sole and much adherent and inherent work is to see that the throne of the generaloverseer provided with abundant character impugning reports of any percieved enemy within, in order to be promoted to a metropolise churches within the bigger cities like accra, cape coast , Kumasi, Koforidua etc. or to megapolise milk and honey kings Temple in London or those branches in USA and Europe.
Furthermore, some of the church leaders use pastors as disposable napkin, if not experimental guinea pigs to experiment their village churches. If you hear a generaloverseer making a stentorian emotionally but spiritually disguised cry that God has told him to establish thousand churches for his glory. Tell him to shup up.They are self-exalted and self-adulated theatrics and lairs to make a name for themselves. Some of them are like the builders of the tower of Babel In Genesis 11. Not everything laced with God's name is from God. Charismatic preachers have this propensity and tendency of God said, God said too much that you cant even think, let alone reasonably judging what they say. Who said God made us like robots?
The planting of churches in the small towns and villages are first and foremost a bigotic, egomaniac and self exalted competition among the charismatic church leaders. Their ephemeral and egocentric pleasure is to be said of them on the rooftops that they have so and so whopping number of churches here and there but in actual fact they are like children without fathers. Most of them are a sorrying pictorial of few struggling church members with their emanciated poverty stricken pastor there, sometimes they even dont know the generaloverseer who with a big mouth flouting in Accra or the head quarters about thousands of branches he has. The pastor there has been left in limbo because the generaloverseer only and only visits the metropolis and megapolise churches.
The shameless generaloverseer is so flamboyant and classy to go to the village. Yet they inaudate the poor and drastically underpaid pastor within an environment of highly unstable people running to the cities to find good life, to raise a church of the same standard like those in the metropolis. A Don Quixotic adventure hanged around your neck and if you dont or complain about some unfair treatment that could be astronomically suicidal because you are just exposing the fact that you are not called to be a pastor.
Some of these leaders are so naive and academically bereft of the church planting knowledge that they dont know the basic fact that the factors of church growth are not only prayer and soul-winning, followup but also the presence of other social and economic infrastructures that stablise the people, are dominant players in that too. The generaloverseers should wake up from their slumber, eat humble pie and come to grips with simple fact that their ability to raise big churches in the cities has nothing to do with their super-monsterous spirituality only, but other social and economic factors play strongly part of it. If you raise a big church in Accra, Kumasi, Tema etc than an unfortunate pastor who cant raise the same number in Gomoa Tarkwa, Elmina, Mampong Okuapim etc, shouldnt simple commonsense tell any simpleton that different population growth and infrastructures also play a major role?
Even Jesus, apostle Paul etc were more inclined in visiting the village churches. If you like go and ask the village pastor, they will narrate to you with funeral dirges as if someone is dead. A village pastor was narrating how their generaloverseer passed through his small town with his entourage to visit a megapolise church branch without even "hello" to him and how the church was faring, to the utter disgust and chagrin of few members who saw him speeding carelessly away. A despicable scenario indeed, and yet they talk about generational thinking and the black man in the bible. But the blackman who is said to be his own enemy must learn to treat his fellow with dignity and emulate the environmental beauty, ingenuity and mind-boggling creaativity of others who are in the bible are doing. Its not just a stentorian pulpit noises that the blackman is in the bible. Just imagine, africa and for that matter ghana is said to be the most religious and christian continent in the world. However, africa is said to be the most filthy, diseased, poor, undeveloped and worst of all strangulated and suffocated with bad leaders.
But the Bible explicitly and poignantly demonstrates the beauty of God and his heaven, espouse outstanding leadership, unparaellel creativity, master class organizational ability which have been a common scenario among those developed world, etc. even there is a common saying that "cleanliness is next to godliness". And sadly, look at the supposedly godliness continent swallowed and immersed in filth and dusty environment which explains the reason why its inhabitants are the most diseased and woefully experience less life expectancy in the world. African continent should have been the most developed par excellence than the rest of the world due to the biblical truth that permeates, percolates and invade every corner of the continent than all the rest of the world. Conversly we are not why? Because African christianity is just a sham, a hoax, charade and a facade of spirituality. The Bible is just in our hands but no sincerity, no truth. Somebody said practising churchanity instead of christianity We enter the church and mosque as stiff necked corrupt and return as unrepentant corruptible hypocrites with the pastors and their generaloverseers as the most spiritual buccaneers in God's house. Others who have said they are in this ( BIBLE), and therefore we are also shouting our voice hoarse to prove that the blackman is also in the bible, are demonstrating it not only by mouth, but outwardly by their ingenuity, creativity, mind-boggling inventions, environment with beauty galore because God is beauty, with just his street made of gold. These should be the characteristics of people in the bible, because that is what it says.
Thats why everybody is running helter skelter to abroad because its a well built place, and therefore African continent and for that matter Ghana, our christianity and religiousity have to demonstrate it and not just mouthing words of pulpit exegesis from Moses to Abraham to prove that the blackman is in the bible, whilst our environment is swallowing in filth, leaders are thieves and corruptible attitude of sucking one another to survive. Its even an eyesore that its only in the African continet that when a country is about to have election then the whole world is panicking as to the genocide that may be awaiting, with all the bibles and Korans in our hands but horrible and terrible attitudes. We are nothing than liars and hypocrites whose church and mosque attendance are a traditional obligation and mere socializing. This blackman preaching is nothing better than pycho-biblo therapy or spiritually soothing balm for cheap popularity by that generaloverseer. No wonder karl Marx said religion is the opium of the people
The proliferation of village or small town churches by the charismatic generaloverseers can also be likened to spiritual prostitution or spiritual teenage pregnancies due to the bad and insensitive and uncaring attitude towards the churches and the unfortunate pastors. Such pastors are used as disposable napekin or experimental guinea pigs by the leaders to experiment their village churches and have more branches but their lukewarm,lackadaisical and nonchalant attitude towards small town churches leaves much to be desired as I have already pointed some out. You just visit their megapolise and metropolise glassy churches and they are gorgeously and masterclass decorated with every set of instruments scintillatingly displayed in doubles,
Whilst the village churches are struggling painfully that even a little congas to drum and clap their hands has eluded them. And if the poor pastor summon some weak courage to see the leader if they could be of some financial assistance to get some second hand instruments, he might be barked at to go and trust in God and any insistence is seen as indiscipline and disrespect towards the organisational demi-god. And as the saying goes "give a dog a bad name and hang it", such a person could be blackmailed and lampooned by the robots of the leader and consequently thrown out as disposable napkin or an experimented guinea pig which could not match the experimental objectives of the leader. If anyone is looking for autocratic, authoritarian leaders, and real dirty politics, look through the church and not on political terrain. As a matter of fact, some of the generaloverseers need to be told in plain language that, as physical speaking you cant take care of a child you should not give birth to, in much the same way spiritually speaking if you cant take care of a church dont make your fellow blackman as experimental guinea pig. The Pastor must be well paid to live with dignity like the rest of his colleagues in maga branches. Human being is not only spirit, it has a body that needs maintenance as well as a family to care for.
Competing with the mainline churches eg catholic, Anglican, Presby Methodist etc. without the needed resources is another reason for the mad rush and the proliferation of village churches. These mainline churches had been in the scene for centuries and have built sound organisation and formidable administration which exude confidence and pride in their members, and their priest are well treated regardless of where one is sent to after seminary studies. But these charismatics churches came to the scene in few years and they wanted to be like them overnight and have churches everywhere. Instead of gradually building from the big cities as a parental resourcesful center to cushion the future small ones. They did not have the patience to wait to build formidale organizational and administrative pillars on which the small one could stand on like what the mainline churches did, but began mushrooming in every nook and cranny with their usual biblical mandate and mantra that God says.
There was therefore no wonder that some desperate generaloverseers when they came to the scene had the impudence condemning bible school idea because they did not go to bible school since they believe that bible school does not make a pastor. However, this very double-stanadard generaloverseers turned around and hypocritical began shoddy and shambolic bible schools of six months to nine months duration. A typical and highly conspiscuous one was in a garage at Dansoman in Accra which has now metamorphosed into university. ( Kudos, anyway) Consequently, young pastors and other unfulfilled and frustrated old pastors elsewhere throng there looking for greener pastures, rather became an experimental guinea pigs to experiment their small town and village churches. As I said earlier, those sent to the small towns and villages suffered a lot.
According to the insiders and whilstle blowers, administratively, things were not structured competently which was tantamount to a teenage JSS girl forcebly giving birth or a prostitute on a child producing rampage. (A spiritual prostitution). So a pastor in a small town's salary is about four times lesser than his contemporary that was lucky to be sent to a mega church. In variably, it becomes a regrettable scenario and bemoaning spectacle how these pastors to the small towns suffer and languish at the village there, and worst of all some happen to be at the mercy of one or two members who are well-to-do in their churches.
In some of the charismatic churches, it is deemed as screligious, desecration and exposure of a pastor's immaturity to complain or express a disenting view, you are to keep mute and suffer in silence as a sign of so called pastoral integrity and a called man of God. And trust them, scriptures would be twisted to justify such disparities, discrepancies and apartheid which are so pronounced at a place called God's house. More often than not, when you hear the leaders of the charismatic churches are preaching, they attribute the development and the great strength of the mainline churches to the fact that they are rich and have dollar backing. No, that is not all and even not the main reason. This is an unpardonable ignorance and myopic assessment by these charismatic leaders.
In that, studies is replete that one person or organization cannot becomes rich or well developed by just being rich without sound plans, good administration and strong management etc. Not even too that they have been there for long time. They would have been wiped away if without good administration and formidable organisation. Admirably, they did not rushed to be giants overnight like what we saw these charismatic leaders were desperately doing when they came to the scene. As a matter of fact, if you study the history of presbyterian church, it is said they took years to win one soul in some of the areas they built churches. But in the charismatics using few years to raise few numbers of people is laughable, criticised as ineffecient and evident of the fact that you are not called. Empty pontification !
Just imagine, somewhere in the 1980's when the charismatic churches began bulldozing their way through and flourishing everywhere of which one generaloverseer began his desperate and spiritual-kleptomaniac preaching that the mainline churches were in BABYLON and unproductive so their members should all march to the charismatics. ( COMEOUT FROM AMONGST THEM MANTRA). What unproductive were they talking about? Just because they dont speak in tongues or winning souls in charismatic style? But look at their schools, hospitals clinics etc all spread over even before some of thses charismatic leades were born. And in spite of the exodus of some members from mainline to charismatics to taste new spirituality during those times, the mainline churches are still stronger than ever.
Because its a well organised place where you dont hear such inimical and insidious occurences of church splitting, in-fighting, financial misappropriation,maltreatment by the leader's esoterics and adherents against other pastors. Its an incontrovertible fact, that there is a sound and excellent administration at its apogee there, and therefore one hardly witness an ugly situation where some priest have completed seminary and some are well placed than others, full of disparities and discontent because one is not the leader's pawn or poodle as is a commomplace and so fraughted in the charismatic churches. Its a picture of serenity that in the mainline churches regardless of the deepest hinterland a priest is posted to after training, the same facilities like cars, good accommodation etc are at everyone's disposal and nothing like just go and believe God, all in the name of God's work, whilst the favourites are swimming in opulence.
And its worthy of emphasis that, its not because the mainline churches just have the money but they have admirable administration, because God Himself is a God of good administration as you study the Bible well. But in the charismatics churches there is a conspicuous dichotomy of milk and honey pastors who are the preferential robots and shameless sycophants of the leaders as compared to the wailling and languishing poverty stricken village pastors. The goodbook says judgement and for that matter justice should begin in the house of God, and not on political terrain and therefore pastors should have been put on a meticulous media scrutiny. Its disturbing and lamenting the stinking stench that has engulfed the supposedly custodians of the good book which the public is highly oblivious of. What the book of Revelation called it the "Deeds of Nicolaitans" are abound in the charismatic churhes but you congregation members know nothing about the rotten within. It is therefore time that the mainline churches also have to start preaching calling their members who went there to return from the rotten charismatic churches which are the real MODERN DAY BABYLON
To say the least, the charismatic churches of today can be profoundly and unreservedly be likened to what the Spirit of God said through Apostle John centuries ago, about the then pomp and pageantry but inwardly rotten to the core churches in The Asia Minor in the book of Revelation, particularly to the church in Laodicean, in Revelation 3:14-22 they say we are the best churches, believeing in the totality of the word, speaking in tongue and winning souls, with universities and scholarships accomplishments and therefore we are rich and on fire for the Lord. But the Lord who sees their stinking and vomiting deeds in secret with binoculars of heavenly media says they dont know they are spiritually poor, naked, wretched, cold and miserable. The charismatics are the modern day lukewarm churches full of ecclesiastical hypocrisy, pseudo-spirituality, spiritual dishonesty and empty pontification
I want to conclude this write-up by asking you a congregational member in the charismatic church that how much do you know about your pastors, their relationship among themselves and more importantly what goes on within the organisation apart from their pulpit work? Do you think they are well behaved and holier than the politicians. Not at all, but the focal difference is lack of access to information to these supposedly custodians of the good book.
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