Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy or Area Fada has reacted to the backlash his article in reply of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor E.A Adeboye has gathered.
In a new article, Charly boy while pointing out the level of hypocrisy amongst his fellow country men wrote:
Call me names, think what you may of the Charly Boy brand, na for your pocket! I no send you! I will always say what I want to say and how I want to say it regardless of the many fake people I offend. Gbam!
There is so much hypocrisy/’fakeness’ going on in this goddamn country it’s incredible. As a nation, we have sacrificed patriotism on the altar of religion; looking at America, their patriotism supercedes religion, skin colour or economic background.
I was so tickled by some people’s comments when I penned down my personal opinion on Pastor Adeboye’s yarns as to what constitutes a good wife/husband.
Aside from the mass unemployment, ignorance and poverty that abounds, Naija I believe is the Genesis of this Pentecostal influence across Africa. I know that many would do anything to run away from the excruciating poverty my people are witnessing even if they have to speak in tongues and most Pastors are happily taking advantage of the situation. There is God o!!
A lot of us have been brainwashed on how to worship God as some churches now come up with different gimmicks. It is not surprising to see people attend church rituals involving frantic falls as if grasped by epileptic seizures, forming attack by the spirits. Yes, most of these dramatics are paid for, like the Nollywood actor who claimed that the devil exited his body through his foot. Now, some parents are praying for their sick children at home instead of seeking medical attention; or chaining children to enable the pastors cast out demons. Many women are caught having sex with pastors in corners or found spending more time catering to their pastors. How about husbands who have lost their wives totally to randy, horny and perverted pastors? Yes, what about the ones who can’t hold down a marriage, when me wey dem talk say I dey craze, don collect 39 years for one woman hand. Kai! The list goes on.
I am not suggesting that all Men of God are tainted, but out of a hundred you may not find 4 that live what they preach, the rest are just taking advantage of our religious ignorance. Would it surprise you to know that I have read the Bible cover to cover over 20 times? So I know more than I make out! I know that true men of God do not misquote the Bible. It’s only demons who misquote or misapply the Bible in some way. I know that God cannot punish us if we don’t pay tithe to our church because it is the goodness of our hearts that interest God more than physical and financial disposition. I know that true men of God cannot promise us happiness and prosperity, all of that is a fortune-teller’s lie; there is nothing in the bible about any “medium” that God uses to deliver such blessing. When I was growing up, men of God were renowned for their simple lifestyles. They endured the hardships the natives suffered in a bid to impart in them the knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. The legacy of these humble men have since been overtaken by conmen seeking to get rich through donations and wayo tactics as they mesmerize and swindle unsuspecting religious Mugus.
Fake Christians should go and read Matthew 21:22 which says “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive”. This, like many other similar verses in the New Testament, clearly explains that a man must have no latent doubt in his heart but must have absolute trust in the power and good will of God. Meaning that it is not the Pastor’s prayer that sets one free from spiritual bondages but first and foremost one´s faith in Jesus Christ. Nowhere is it stated in the Bible that, prayers and miracles must be done in exchange for money, biko, because salvation is for free and for everyone. Our mumu never do?
It is unfortunate that while some churches minister to the spiritual, educational and economic needs of people, others use the same gospel fraudulently/intelligently to acquire wealth out of the destitution of the poor. Even more annoying are those who have the answers under their very noses, but who driven by these manipulations still abide blindly to such fake doctrines. At the end of the day, I know that how a man chooses to worship his God is up to him. Worshippers are not forced to be followers in any of these churches; they follow some of these useless “men of God” of their own accord, thereby making the pastor’s wealth acquisition fairly legal. However, Christians should always have this in the back of their minds. False Christians and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive. Are you a learner? Look that your pastor well well o. Man of God my Ass. End time tins!