BEWARE OF PROSPERITY GOSPEL PREACHERS
1.1 AN OVERVIEW OF THE SCENARIO
Every Wednesday night of the past decade has been a nightmare for the residents of GRA within a kilometre of thePark
in Enugu Urban. Even those of us living three
kilometres away, across the Lane Hospital , hardly sleep due to the blaring of super sonic loud
speakers reeling off a cacophony of religious songs all through the night. The
din is not only nauseating but also fanatical and puerile. Ekulu River
As early as every Wednesday evening, the pilgrims start trooping from the
Four Corners of the wind. By a riotous motley of fanatics, mystics, neurotics,
schizophrenics, the barren, the widowed, the blind, the deaf, the crippled and
the chronic spinsters or bachelors assemble for a “Holy Ghost Fire Night!” The
craze for abundance in wealth and/or material things of life mistakenly
identified as miracles, easily called “signs and wonders” is the latest fad
among worshippers of all religions, as well as, Christians of all
denominations. If there is any ecumenism that is non-sectarian today, it is to
be found among the less privileged seeking for divine healing, the pauperised
Christians seeking easy access to prosperity and increment of their meagre
salaries through rapid promotions in the civil service or the private sector of
the depressed economy. Birds of different plumage sink their dissimilarities
and opposing doctrines if only it would guarantee them spiritual relief and the
emotional ecstasy the weekly night vigil provides. All over the country, such
religious spectacles have become a recurrent decimal in the theory and practice
of Christianity since the advent of the American version of Pentecostalism. It
soon found loyal associates and solidarity in the company of Catholic
Charismatic Renewal Movement (CCRM), the Evangelic Fellowship of the Anglican
Communion (EFAC), the Christian or Scripture Union (CU or SU) and a host of
such other syncretic organisations within the Christian Community nation-wide!
Over three thousand exotic names of mushroom churches exist today!
The undue craze for signs and wonders: a.k.a. deliverance, healing, exorcism, miracles or divine cures and the proliferation of healers of all descriptions and their healing centres is the eight wonder of the world or even the universe! Miracle seekers troop from one crusade ground to another not minding the travel expenses to and from these centres that often are separated by more than five hundred kilometres! These journeys into the unknown, the unbudgeted-for pilgrimages and their feeding bills further dwindle the lean resources of these paupers! “Don’t worry!” they exclaim, “God will always provide!” Some are ready to do “dry” fasting for fourteen days or even longer not minding their poor health status, all in the name of getting divine favours! Most of these fanatical miracle-seekers are not only ignorant and confused but are misguided by their greedy pastors who fleece them all in the name of signs and wonders. These brothers / sisters of ours desperately need counselling, re-education and redemption from their hypnotised mental status and the indoctrination of their fake prosperity preaching pastors.
Jesus, our Lord and Master, was not born into a wealthy family or an upper social class nor did he envy those who were! Do you remember the rich young man he asked to “Go sell all you have and come follow me”? The righteous youth left dejected! Moreover, Jesus went further by commenting on how more difficult it would be for the rich to enter the kingdom, stating that it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle! Read the gospels of Matthew 19: vv. 16 – 30, Mark 10: vv. 17 – 30 and Luke 18: 18 - 30. Do not read this booklet any further without doing so! You will be glad you did!
There must be some demonic mass hysteria or occult hypnotism or juju powers involved in today’s craze for prosperity among Christians who will do anything abominable to be rich and comfortable! This is the diabolical reason why most greedy pastors and healers would go to native doctors, worship any idol and perform any rituals in search of demonic powers to demonstrate signs and wonders! Some use magical handkerchiefs, others a wave of the hand and yet some blow some air in the direction of their victims who fall down mimicking prostration under the power of the Holy Spirit! This is what this book sets out to unravel. Then, an attempt will be made to straighten out the false indoctrination that has for long kept the congregation hypnotised by this new brand of healers who drive limousines whereas their flock trek the crusade grounds and the very streets of the cities they have converted into their financial empires!
All manners of publicity gimmick, subliminal advertising tricks, blatant trade and cut-throat commerce are now employed by our psychedelic nouveau-riche crusade preachers to ‘fleece the flock and pay the ladies’! Many now make wild claims to signs and wonders performed ‘in the name of Jesus’ often tagged deliverance, healing, exorcism and miracles. Money change hands after such magical demonstrations!
Jesus forewarned us of such fake miracle workers! “Freely have you received, so give freely” he cautioned his disciples! We must be wary or else get deceived by these sons and daughters of Satan who parade as miracle workers. We need to remind ourselves of what Our Lord Jesus said about most of these fake workers of signs and wonders! “I do not know you” he said he would tell them at the judgement day when they would try to prove their loyalty by asserting that they cured, healed and cast out demons in his name!
This time around, we want to expose the tricks and falsehood in so many pretences at or spurious claims to exorcism, deliverance or healing! Read THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH, Chapters 23 & 24, and you will see that false claims to speaking on behalf of God had always been there. God hates any fake prophet, priest or pastor who deceives his people! Verse 11 of Chapter 23 sums up God’s verdict:
v.11: The Lord says, “The prophets and the priests are godless;
I have caught them doing evil in the
v.12: The paths they follow will be slippery and dark;
I will make them stumble and fall. I am going to bring disaster on them; the time of their punishment is coming.
I, the Lord have spoken
Read all the way down, and take note of very interesting verses e.g.
v. 31: Listen to what I, the Lord, say! I am against the prophets who tell their dreams that are full of lies. They tell these dreams and lead my people astray and their boasting I did not send them or order them to go, and they are of no help at all to the people. I, the Lord have spoken.”
I have nothing to add to those Old Testament prophecies, except that I will unmask these false preachers within the confines of this short conference paper. This resume is actually only an appetiser to the main course meal, “SANCTION ALL PROSPERITY GOSPEL PREACHERS” a 250-page book, that you can purchase outside this hall now! ‘Bon apetit!’
1.2 DIVINE HEALERS CHARGE NO FEES
It will be most rewarding for miracle seekers and their equally false and avaricious healers who see it as a money - spinning exercise to refresh their minds with the life and times of two Old Testament prophets; Elijah and Elisha. You should read in detail all the miracles they performed and list out for yourselves how many were paid for! Most prosperity preachers flaunt their ability to hypnotise their listeners with charms they got from juju-doctors and seek material rewards for their abracadabra. However, they need be reminded that genuine healers never ask for any rewards at all!
I will reproduce here only “THE HEALING OF A GENERAL OF THE SYRIAN ARMY” from my favourite Good News Bible edition (GNB) for its clarity of thought, for those who are not conversant with the Christian Bible and for our discussion to be not only meaningful but objective and persuasive! Read the whole contents of 2nd Kings 5:
“Naaman Is Cured
v.1: Naaman, the commander of the Syrian army, was highly respected and esteemed by the king of
, because through Naaman the Lord had given victory to
the Syrian forces. He was a great soldier, but he suffered from a dreaded-skin
v.2: In one of their raids against
, the Syrians had carried off a little Israelite girl,
who became a servant of Naaman’s wife. Israel
v.3: One day she said to her mistress, Ï wish that my master could go to the prophet who lives in
! He could cure him of his disease.” Samaria
v.4: When Naaman heard of this, he went to the King and told him what the girl had said.
v.5: The king said, “Go to the king of
and take this letter to him.” So Naaman set out,
taking thirty thousand pieces of silver, six thousand pieces of gold, and ten
changes of fine clothes. Israel
v.6: The letter that he took read: “This letter will introduce my officer Naaman. I want you to cure him of his disease.”
v.7: When the king of
read the letter, he tore his clothes in dismay and
exclaimed, “How can the king of Syriaexpect
me to cure this man? Does he think that I am God, with the power of life and
death? It is a plain that he is trying to start a quarrel with me!” Israel
v.8: When the prophet Elisha heard what had happened, he sent word to the king: “Why are you so upset? Send the man to me, and I’ll show him that there is a prophet in
v.9: So Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and stopped at the entrance to Elisha’s house.
v. 10: Elisha sent a servant out to tell him to go and wash himself seven times in the River Jordan, and he would be completely cured of his disease.
v.11: But Naaman left in a rage, saying, “I thought that he would at least come out to me, pray to the LORD his God, wave his hand over the diseased spot, and cure me!
v.12: Besides, aren’t the rivers Abana and Pharpar, back in
, better than any river in Damascus ? I could have washed in them and been cured!” Israel
v.13: His servants went up to him and said, “Sir, if the prophet had told you to do something difficult, you would have done it, Now why can’t you just wash yourself, as he said, and be cured”
v.14: So Naaman went down to the
, dipped himself in it seven times, as Elisha had
instructed, and he was completely cured. His flesh became firm and healthy,
like that of a child. Jordan
v.15: He returned to Elisha with all his men and said, “Now I know that there is no god but the God of Israel; so please, sir, accept a gift from me.”
v.16: Elisha answered, “By the living Lord, whom I serve, I swear that I will not accept a gift.” Naaman insisted that he accepts it, but he would not.
v.17: So Naaman said, “If you won’t accept my gift, then let me have two mule-loads of earth to take home with me, because from now on I will not offer sacrifices or burnt-offerings to any god except the LORD.
v.18: So I hope that the Lord will forgive me when I accompany my king to the
, the god of temple of Rimmon , and worship him. Surely, the LORD will forgive me! Syria
v.19: “Go in peace,” Elisha said. And Naaman left.
v.20: He had gone only a short distance when Elisha’s servant Gehazi said to himself, “My master has let Naaman get away without paying a thing! He should have accepted what that Syrian offered him. By the living LORD, I will run after him and get something from him.”
v.21: So he set off after Naaman. When Naaman saw a man running after him, he got down from his chariot to meet him, and asked, “Is something wrong?”
v.22: “No,” Gehazi answered. “But my master sent me to tell you that just now two members of the group of prophets in the hill-country of Ephraim arrived, and he would like you to give them three thousand pieces of silver and two changes of fine clothes.”
v.23: “Please take six thousand pieces of silver,” Naaman replied. He insisted on it, tied up the silver in two bags, gave them and two changes of fine clothes to two of his servants, and sent them on ahead of Gehazi.
v.24: When they reached the hill where Elisha lived, Gehazi took the two bags and carried them into the house. Then he sent Naaman’s servants back.
v.25: He went back into the house, and Elisha asked him, “Where have you been?” “Oh, nowhere, sir, “ he answered.
v.26: But Elisha said, “Wasn’t I there in the spirit when the man got out of his chariot to meet you? This is no time to accept money and clothes, olive-groves and vineyards, sheep and cattle, or servants!
v.27: And now Naaman’s disease will come upon you and your descendants will have it for ever!” When Gehazi left, he had the disease—his skin was as white as snow.”
All quotations in this Discourse are from “Good News Bible”, or NIV, just like this one:
18 "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD.
"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
(That is the end of the story)
COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSES OF WHAT TRANSPIRED:
1. Like all earthly kings, the Syrian king thought it was the king of Israel who should have all the powers! To date, megalomania is and will remain the foolhardiness of those in positions of authority, be they traditional rulers, governors, presidents, pastors, priests or bishops.
2. The king of Israel gave a worldly meaning to the letter. Since he was afraid of the all-conquering king, he translated the letter correspondingly. If only he had been spiritual and humble, he should have known that a great prophet of the God of his nation lived nearby. However, no, that was not government business. Elisha was not an important dignitary worthy of note in his kingdom. It is the same today. Most temporal authorities never recognise their spiritual counterparts because they know that they can always buy their services! Our religious men must be above board to earn the respect of our civil leaders, just as Elisha refused the material gifts that Naaman tried to give him in appreciation. How many of our present religious men and women would be resolute as Elisha was?
3. Read verses 12 & 13 now and the truth is clear! These temporal rulers expect royal receptions by religious ones, while the reverse is always the case when it is their turn to receive you at their army headquarters or government houses. Well, the ball is in our court to sweep our house clean by dismissing bootlickers among the vainglory-seeking pastors of our generation.
4. Now re-read verse 10 and appreciate the simple manner great prophets deal with people of all classes. They do not discriminate nor do they give preferential treatments; v. 10: Elisha sent a servant out to tell him to go and wash himself seven times in the River Jordan, and he would be completely cured of his disease. You have to earn respect by recognising that you are serving the King of Kings, and therefore pay little or no attention to earthly ranks and social statuses!
5. Note again, how pride and social status consciousness often make us lose our reasoning capabilities! Read verses 11 – 14. Can you see that ordinary servants and may be, in this case soldiers of lower ranks were more intelligent than a G.O.C. Remember that Field Marshall Naaman was commanding the entire armed forces of Syria. Our archbishops, bishops, superintendents or overseers of the various denominations in today’s Christendom can gain some wisdom therefrom. You must, occasionally, humble yourself and accept good counsel from your juniors. Your rank or position does not equate to intelligence! Wisdom is a divine gift!
6. How many religious leaders of this avaricious generation could refuse the material gifts as Prophet Elisha did? The genuine answer is NO ONE! No, not even the author of this very book! “WHY?” you may ask. We are products of a society that places undue premium on material possessions; flashy cars, colourful robes and public adulation! Re-read verses 15 & 16 and appreciate the very words of “the man of God”, but today we have those who like to be addressed as men of God without the attributes associated with the appellation!
7. Note the complete conversion of the heathen Naaman, and his pleading in advance that the Lord forgives him whenever he had to accompany his king to the temple and bow along to his nation’s idol! That is the mark of a good soldier; a demonstration of strict discipline and unflinching loyalty to civil authority despite religious differences with others! Were it in our generation, there would have been a “coup de état” and a spurious litany of reasons to justify the change of guards! This would normally be followed by lengthy congratulatory messages in the electronic media and paid advertorials in all the national dailies! All these fanfares were strictly prohibited by genuine prophets and Jesus Christ himself!
8. Verses 20 & 21 depict the thinking of our generation of current prosperity preachers! Then take note of the premeditated lies that our nouveau-riche religious assistants can equally forge! Verses 22 & 25 represent what goes on in many churches today. There seems to be a rat race for money and whatever money can buy! Accountants and financials secretaries on many religious committees collude to siphon mission funds atimes with pastors or priests as accomplices! These disciples of Satan have invaded our congregations and traditional honesty in Igboland, as well as, family integrity has become old-fashioned! Ha-ba, Christianity!
9. Then comes the grand finale of this theosophical homily as is embedded in this auspicious story:“TRANSFERENCE OF THE LEPROSY” which I think is the lesson of the whole eventful narrative. Our priest and pastors should learn from what happened to the greedy and lie-spinning servant of the man of God - Gehazi. I, however, do not share the punishment extended to his innocent children and subsequently their entire posterity! The lesson should however not be lost by us, namely, that our actions as parents may inflict generational curses on our offspring even today! Permit me to sign off on this note!
If you have access to the “Gift & Award Edition of NEW LIVING TRANSLATION” you will notice that it gives verses 20 – 27 a separate sub-heading that says it all: “THE GREED OF GEHAZI”. This truly brings out the lesson of the story. Some greedy healers should realise that often they take on the infirmities they pretend to have chased away from those who paid them for the healing.
BEWARE; GOD’S GIFTS ARE NOT SALE!
Posted 5th February by Danmbaezue Jideofo Kenechukwu
001 FOUNDATION BLOCKS OF INTEGRATIONAL SPIRITAN MOVEMENT
CHAPTER 1: AN OVERVIEW
i. Oh! Mortal man, why do you pride yourself with such titles as “ Homo sapiens”, “His or Her Excellency”, “His Lordship or His Grace”, His Royal Highness” and finally the “Lord of the Material Universe”, when you can never hear better than a common bat, nor see better than the eagle?
ii. What achievement has any man made that is not built on what has already been provided by Nature? Just name one. Is it not enough to humble us down to our knees in respect to whatever put us here on planet earth?
iii. What is it that took care of our forefathers and ensured that they survived to rear us the best they could? Who protected us in our mothers’ wombs and those deadly infant diseases that killed some of our peers so that we survived to flaunt our high resounding titles.
iv. Now let us all bow our heads. Be silent for a while and listen to Nature communicate wisdom in its simplest forms. When you hear the cock that crows at night, starting from about 3.00am till it is 6.00 a.m. marking out the hours while you sleep, what is it saying? -- It is thanking its Creator for another day. And secondly, it is obeying Him by doing its duty twenty-four hours a day marking out the hours of each day for all other animals and you, man, the lord of the material universe as you choose to call yourself!
v. It does it regularly and has been doing so before you, oh little creature copied him to make your wristwatches in an attempt to supplant him, but you have failed. The cock is more precise than the best chronometer you ever invented or will soon manufacture! For one thing, it does not need a battery to operate nor does it need servicing!
vi. So man, learn to imitate the birds that wake each morning chirping their morning prayers of thanks, while pleading to the Lord for their daily bread.
vii. What of trees that daily release oxygen for your use? Have you ever gone to the gas station to purchase human fuel, either air or water? How much air and water do you use each hour of your life? Who provides and purifies them?
viii. Did you thank the Creator of this universe for these two items only? When will you do so? Do it now! Stop at this page, kneel down and reverence whatever put you here on planet Earth
ix. From today when the birds start their own morning hymns, oh you little man, join them. That is why He feeds them on a daily basis, but you have to struggle and suffer or steal to have food on an irregular basis besides our human greed that makes it difficult for his fellow men to even have a little!
x. Whatever or whoever created us all must have put some laws to govern whatever breathes his air and drinks his water, for there are accidents and suffocation when these elementary functions are performed inappropriately.
xi. We must eat to live, drink to survive, sleep to rest and procreate to save our species from extinction. Each of these functions we perform from generation to generation, educated or not, civilised or not pious or crooked! It wonderful isn’t it.
xii. Order and grace, beauty and serenity adorn His creations wherever you find them in their natural habitats unperturbed by the most destructive animal; man! So let us relent!
xiii. The voice of wisdom speaks in all His creations but only the wise can hear them! Can you interpret the language of honeybees or bring fellow men to march in formation like the soldier ants without coercion and spending some funds on training programmes, which the ants never do even at birth!
xiv. These and similar precision occurrences like sunrise and sunset should make us more pious and respectful but what do we find? Arrogance or buffoonery intoxicates most of us.
xv. The wisdom of the Creator shines forth everyday as the sunlight, but we prefer to walk around like blind men vaunting our ignorance of His natural laws that govern our very existence.
xvi. So how do you assist a blind that does not see properly but claims that he is okay and is not in need of your help, as he will never accept that he does not know everything!
xvii. That is the problem with our human race. Other animals are ready to learn from their parents and obey them diligently, only man claims to know when he does not! When shall we ever learn as other baby animals learn?
xviii. The time is now, not tomorrow, not next month, not next year but this very moment. How does one do exactly that, you may ask?
xix. Don’t ask me, Kenez; rather ask King Solomon, the Wise! Go and read and memorise 1st Kings, Chapter 3, verses 6-15. Or for an elaborate treatise, find the complete bible edition and read chapter 9 verses 1- 18 of the WISDOM OF SOLOMON.
Posted 4th February by Danmbaezue Jideofo Kenechukwu
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JESUS IS OUR SENIOR BROTHER AS WE ALL HAVE THE SAME FATHER
My main thesis is that Jesus of Nazareth never deified himself throughout his public ministry because he was a practising and bona-fide Jew and so obeyed/fulfilled all that Judaism required of him. He stated that he had come to fulfil all and not even the least of the laws and the prophets will be changed. Therefore, it beats my imagination WHY JESUS WAS DEIFIED OVERNIGHT AT THE COUNCIL OF NICAEA THAT WAS CONVENED BY A PAGAN EMPEROR WHICH HAD LED TO THE CURRENT UNIVERSAL IDOLATRY OF EQUATING HIM TO OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN!
5 "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 "This, then, is how you should pray:
"'Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.'
14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
New International Version of the Holy Bible
· A ten year old can easily understand this simple prayer. It is the greatest prayer ever composed by any human being. It is simple and brief. Though very short but it is very definitely comprehensive. JESUS IS HUMAN LIKE YOU & ME! HE EARNED CHRISTHOOD & THEREFORE IS OUR SENIOR BROTHER!
· No one had equalled it, no one has even tried to and no one will ever beat its all encompassing message wrapped so excellently in a brief format!
· Here, the Master Jesus showed his wisdom and even delivers the most powerful homily on how religion is to be practised. After the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5, 6 & 7) that picked the gold medal, this definitely is the proud holder of the silver medal. WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF THE CREATOR!
-- Rev. Prof. J. J. Kenez, D.Sc. The humble vessel of the Holy Spirit of the Almighty Creator! (Jan 2013)
LET US READ IN FULL THE SAME PASSAGE FROM THE ORIGINAL KING JAMES VERSION OF THE BIBLE
6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Original King James Version of the Holy Bible.
FROM THE BerBible COMES THE SAME MAGNIFICIENT MESSAGE
Do Good to Please God
1 "Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
The Model Prayer
5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
8 "Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
14 "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Fasting to Be Seen Only by God
16 "Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The Lamp of the Body
22 "The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.23But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
You Cannot Serve God and Riches
24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Do Not Worry
25 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
A KENEZIAN COMMENTARY
That Jesus of Nazareth is the Saviour of the world is not being contested in this dissertation, but that is “God the Son” is! We are derailing from his divine injunctions by setting him against OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN. If pagan in Rome want to worship an idol they created and labelled “Jesus, God the Son” to replace their “Mithra, the Sun God” that is okay!
But they should not force any rational Christian to join them in their universal idolatry of disobeying the very first commandment Moses received on Mount Sinai or the Divine Instructions from the Almighty atMount Horeb. We must “OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN” Peter, the leader of the apostles of Jesus who ate and drank with him told the Sanhedrin that arrested them after the miracle of healing the cripple at the ‘ Beautiful Gate’ narrated in the Acts of the Apostles! THAT IS WHERE I STAND!
NO ONE LOVES CHRIST JESUS MORE THAN THIS WRITER. BEFORE I AM MISUNDERSTOOD BY ANY AND EVERY READER OF MY DISSERTATIONS AND ‘TUFIAKWA’ DIATRIBES, LET ME MAKE MYSELF CLEAR AND SIMPLE.
I am neither a heretic nor a blasphemer. Though for the fanatical, simple-minded and completely indoctrinated Christian I may be tagged an apostate. No problem, I can easily handle that, for that is what my life has been for more than half a century now! YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE, the Master said while discussing with the Samaritan Woman in Chapter John 4; verses 1 -41 . Please find and read from GOOD NEWS BIBLE EDITION. I am a servant of the Holy Spirit of the Almighty Creator of the Entire Universe we share with all the other living and non-livings he has made in his Omniscient and Omnipotent power.
My amplification of the Master’s declaration on freedom after you have studied and understood that the same Master categorically stated there are two species of mankind “ Free men and Slaves” IN Chapter 8 ; verse 31 - 59 with special emphasis on 43 – 47; you will then appreciate that I am merely magnifying the divine truths in the two passages to the superlative: YOU SHALL KNOW THE WHOLE TRUTH AND THE WHOLE TRUTH WILL SET YOU WHOLLY FREE TO WORSHIP THE CREATOR WITHOUT BEING A FANATIC CAUSING RELIGIOUS TENSIONS THAT PRECEDE GENOCIDE, CRUSADES AND JIHADS THAT HAVE BEEN TEARING OUR WORLD APART. YOU SHALL OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE SCIENTIFIC TRUTHS THAT MAKE IT EASY FOR ALL CREATED BEINGS TO USE THE CELULAR PHONE, THE INTERNET, AEROPLANES, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND THE HEALING POWERS OF SCIENTIFIC MEDICINE.
I do not swallow someone else’s excrement because he is a Bishop, an Archbishop, a Prosperity Preacher or a Greedy Overseer. A lot of charlatans are smiling to the banks repeating all the well-known clichés in the corrupted and bastardised Christianity compounded by Saul of Tarsus and Emperor Constantine that gave us THE COUNCIL OF NICAEA ; the greatest grandmother and origin of the Universal Idolatry we know today as Catholicism, Pentecostalism, Charismatic Renewals or e.t.c. The time to call a spade by its original name IS THE MISSION I WAS BORN FOR, TRAINED FOR AND ASSIGNED TO IMPLEMENT.
I had lost 35 years vacillating and disobeying the Holy Spirit of the Absolute Truth. Check out my life history and the hectic training I had received for it; academic, seminary, military and otherwise and you will realise that I had all along lived in the morbid fear of BEING MISUNDERSTOOD, MISREPRESENTED AND MISTRANSLATED for far too long, that I may now suffocate and die without achieving the mission I was born for.
FIND MY ISM INTERNATIONAL PRAYER and you will understand the urgency of my mission: TO ENTHRONE ONE WORLD RELIGION TO ENSURE WORLD PEACE. This is our digitalised Global Village, and to have a Global Peace that will last long , THE WHOLE HUMANITY HAVE TO REASON LIKE EQUAL HEIRS TO THE DIVINE, SUPERNATURAL AND MUTUAL BENFITS WE GET FROM OUR CREATOR.
Centuries of blind faith has gotten us NO WHERE. Do you want to remain a HOMO IRRATIONALIS and still claim to a HOMO SAPIENS? I do not know the details of most other religions, so I may not talk about them authoritatively. I was born into Catholicism, bred in it and jammed and/or barbecued in it. So, forgive me, when I do not mention examples from other religions, BUT BASICALLY THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME FAULTS OF PROPUNDING VERY UNSCIENTIFIC DOCTRINES AND DEMONIC DOGMAS THAT ARE TEARING ALL OF US APART. WE ALL NEED TO OPEN OUR EYES AND SEE THAT THE EVIL ONE HAD USED A PAGAN EMPEROR TO LEAD US ALL TO HELL. TYPE INTO GOOGLE SEARCH “Society of Jesus” AND BECOME WISER THAN I AM.
Let me show you a practical example of what I mean: NO SANE MAN WOULD BE COMPETING AGAINST AN ANGEL IN A RACE. SO ALSO, WE HAVE NO BUSINESS TRYING TO BE LIKE JESUS IF ALL THE FABLES TOLD ABOUT HIS DIVINITY WERE TRUE. We can only attempt to live like Christ Jesus if we realise that he went through life fighting the evil one just as we do with all our human weakness and concupiscence. He even told us that much; THESE THINGS I DO, YOU TOO CAN DO MORE IF ONLY YOU HAVE FAITH AS LILLTE AS A GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED
ROMAN THEOLOGIANS WHO COOKED THE THEORIES THAT DEIFIED JESUS OF NAZARETH WERE APT IN HIDING THE DARK AREAS OF HIS TRUE GENEALOGY.
1. Among the great grandmothers of Jesus of Nazareth, Tamar and Bathsheba were adulteresses,
2. While the prostitute Rahab and Ruth were Gentiles and strangers to the Israelite covenant of promise
· WAS THE VIRGINITY OF MARY A PRECONDITION FOR BEING THE MOTHER OF JESUS? LATER, THE DOCTRINE OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION EXPOSED AND STILL EXPOSES PEURILE BUFOONERY AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL DECEIT OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE!
· IF MARY WAS BORN IMMACULATE, THEN HER MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER AS INFINITUM HAD TO BE IMMACULATE TO QUALIFY THEM ALL TO BE THE ANCESTORS OF JESUS NOW DEIFIED AS “ GOD THE SON” NOT “SON OF GOD”!
· HABA, YOU CAN ONLY DECEIVE ALL THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME OR DECEIVE SOME OF THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, BUT YOU CAN NEVER DECEIVE ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME!
· A YORUBA CLICHÉ POPULARISED BY THE LATE M. K.O. ABIOLA DURING HIS POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS CATEGORICALLY STATES THAT NO MATTER HOW CLEVER YOU MIGHT BE YOU CAN NEVER CLAP WITH ONLY ONE HAND!
SEE HOW ONE THEOLOGIAN PAINTS A ROSY PICTURE OF ONE DEMONIC DECEIT ON THE PROMISCUOUS LIFESTYLES OF HIS GRANMOTHERS.
Adam Clarke’s Commentary
Four WOMEN are mentioned in this genealogy: two of these were adulteresses, Tamar and Bathsheba; and two were Gentiles, Rahab and Ruth, and strangers to the covenant of promise; to teach us that Jesus Christ came to save sinners, and that, though strangers to his people, we are not on that account excluded from a salvation which God has designed for all men. He is not the God of the Jews only; he is also the God of the Gentiles. The state of the royal family of David, the circumstances of the holy virgin and her spouse Joseph, the very remarkable prophecy of Isaiah, the literal and circumstantial fulfilment of it, the names given to our blessed Lord, the genealogical scroll of the family, &c., &c., are all so many proofs of the wisdom, goodness, and providence of God. Every occurrence seems, at first view, to be abandoned to fortuitous influence, and yet the result of each shows that God managed the whole. These circumstances are not of the greatest importance; nor can the Christian reader reflect on them without an increase of his faith and his piety.
COOKERY PAR EXCELLENCE COURTESY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
JESUS IN UNAMBIGUOUS TERMS SAID THAT HE WAS A PROPHET JUST LIKE ELIJAH & ELISHA
1. Christendom, for now, is confused! The doctrine of ‘Holy Trinity’ is demonic and very idolatrous in respect of equating Jesus with the Creator!
2. It violates the first three commandments Moses received on Mount Sinai!
3. A pagan emperor deified him in order to marry a Christian lady centuries ago and to date Christians join him in the idolatry of trying to set Jesus up against his father!
4. Jesus never called himself the ‘Son of God’ rather he always insisted on ‘Son of Man’ all through the gospel narratives. Both ‘Jesus’ and ‘Christ’ are Greek words, not the Aramaic names the angel gave him!
5. There is not one place ‘Jesus Christ’ is used as a double-barrelled name for Jesus in all the original texts of King James Version of the Christian Bible!
6. Saul of Tarsus always referred to him thus: ‘Christ Jesus’. Why? ‘Christ’ is a title he earned for total obedience till death on the cross, “for which reason he was given a name above all names so that at the mention of the name every knee shall bow”.
7. ‘Prof. Kenez’ is not the same thing as ‘Kenez Prof.’ Think about this for a while! Pope Paul is not same as Paul Pope. Or is it?
8. Adam was definitely the ‘Son of God’, and only he could rightly claim it!
9. God re-named Solomon ‘Jedidah’ and only he could also claim the title!
10. But for Jesus, he was never a god nor was he equal to ‘God, the Almighty Father’ as many misinformed Christians portray in the fanatical prayers and commercial lyrics of worship songs marketed today!
THERE IS NO NEED TO DEIFY ONE WHO
CONSISTENTLY STATED THAT HE WAS;
· “Son of Man”; that was mentioned 194 times in both the OT and NT as against “Son of God” mentioned only 47 times, with Jesus referring to himself 48 times in the gospels) and
· “A Prophet” as he stated in Matt 10:40-41, "He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives Him who sent me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward”.
· It beats my reasoning faculties when religious fanatics are blindly followed just because they call themselves pastors, evangelists, priests or bishops.
· Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles, never referred to Jesus as co-equal to God, the Creator and Father of all human beings! He never reversed the order he always used to refer to him; Christ Jesus.
· In all the four gospels in original King James Version, there was not a single use of Jesus with any other attachment or appellation; only Jesus! Moreover, the word ‘JESUS’ is Greek, not the Aramaic name the angel gave him!
· No, it was some Roman theologians who contrived their own gospel and appended; ‘St John’ to their treacherous narrative that deified Jesus. They doctored the entire NT to reflect their false doctrines and dogmas. Nowhere in the four gospels was Jesus ever addressed as “Christ”.
The “Saviour” or “Messiah” was a title he earned since his predecessors failed to achieve the status. This he achieved by total obedience to the Will of the Almighty, whereas others fumbled!
· Moses was a saviour for the enslaved Israelites in Egypt, but he struck the rock twice instead of once and so failed.
· Samson was a saviour for the Israelites maltreated by the Philistines, but despite his anointing from the womb, he permitted Delilah to lead him astray.
· Solomon was a saviour king chosen by God to build him a temple and restore peace in Israel, but despite the enormous wisdom bestowed on him for the assignment; he became an easy prey for the Queen of Sheba!
However, Jesus earned the coveted title due to his compliance with the Will of the Almighty Father; Matt 7:21; 21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. and total obedience to His dictates; Matt 12:50; 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother;" all through his ministry to merit the elevation to a salvific prophet, the Messiah of his people promised from the time of Abraham. He defeated the devil and so he excelled where others had failed.
Matt 4:1-11; 4:1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. …. 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." …. 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. 7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me." 10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'" 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
By citing only Elijah and Elisha, 24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown. …. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed-only Naaman the Syrian;"
Jesus was emphatically declaring that only three of them came closest to the demands of ultimate elevation to “Christhood”! What he forgot to tell us or that he deliberately left to tell us was; what he did others failed to do properly, why he had the will power to say no to the devil all through his ministry and how he grabbed the title whereas others did not!
He meticulously studied the Laws, the Prophets and digested all the books on Judaism; Matt 5:17-18; 17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”
From age twelve to thirty, which was missing in all his biographies, he lived a monastic life outside his community! On graduation and return to his native land, he allowed John to baptise him in the River Jordan, where he was anointed as “Son of God”; Matt 3:17-4:1; 17 And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." Here, he was adopted as a perfect master to redeem Israel. Dry fasting for forty days and nights preceded his ministry. He practised as an itinerant preacher and by the dint of hard labour and loyalty to the Omnipotent and Omniscient God we all worship as the Creator of the Universe, he attained the ultimate in Messiahship and became the “Christ”!
My thesis is that Jesus, the Christ, achieved the climax of stewardship by a detailed observance of all the details that were foretold about the Messiah!
HERE IS A VERBATIM QUOTATION FROM THE BIBLE
THAT AGREES WITH AND SUCCINTLY CORROBORATES MY ASSERTION
20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him,
21 and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. "Isn't this Joseph's son?" they asked.
23 Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote this proverb to me: 'Physician, heal yourself! Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.'"
24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah's time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.
26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.
27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed-only Naaman the Syrian."
28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him down the cliff.
30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.
From the New International Version of the Christian Bible
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JESUS IS HUMAN LIKE YOU & I
BUT HE EARNED CHRISTHOOD BY TOTAL OBEDIENCE & THEREFORE IS OUR EXEMPLARY SENIOR BROTHER!
WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF THE SAME CREATOR GOD!
Dr Jideofo Kenechukwu Danmbaezue a.k.a Rev. Prof. J. J. Kenez, D.Sc.
The Humble Vessel of the Holy Spirit of the Almighty Creator of the Universe.
Posted 2nd February by Danmbaezue Jideofo Kenechukwu
BEWARE OF LIONS IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING MASQUERADING AS DISCIPLES OF THE LORD JESUS AND RETRACE YOUR STEPS IF YOU ARE ALREADY IN THEIR HIGHWAY TO HELL-FIRE
FALSE EVANGELISTS, PROSPERITY PREACHERS AND DEMONIC TEACHERS EXPOSED BY INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS
A Sorry Bunch--Pseudo-Apostles, Lying Preachers, Crooked Workers--Posing As Christ’s Agents But Sham To The Core
“They’re a sorry bunch--pseudo-apostles, lying preachers, crooked workers--posing as Christ’s agents but sham to the core. And no wonder! Satan does it all the time, dressing up as a beautiful angel of light. So it shouldn’t surprise us when his servants masquerade as servants of God. But they’re not getting by with anything. They’ll pay for it in the end” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15 MSG).
This list is not meant to be an exhaustive one. What is important is that one learns to discern truth from error.
“Then you shall again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God, and him who does not serve Him” (Malachi 3:18MKJV).
What is a false teacher and how does one qualify for this list?
No person rightfully takes upon himself the role of a teacher or any other ministry of God without God’s power and authority. In a world full of teachers, preachers, elders, deacons, speakers, writers, evangelists, pastors, prophets, and apostles, rare are the true ministers representing the Lord Jesus Christ. Many are the false, and very few the true, even as in Noah’s day.
False teachers are those who presume to teach in their own authority (as did the scribes), often in the Name of the Lord, when He has not sent them. Though they have knowledge of Biblical truths, they are, at best, in delusion, presuming to turn others to the Kingdom of God when, in fact, they are building the corrupt kingdoms of men. At worst, they are deliberate charlatans, seeking to deceive, steal, kill, and destroy, using Biblical truths to do so.
Though false teachers lead astray, the Biblical truths they teach can lead to Christ those whom God has called and is choosing. The truth quickens those being given the gift of faith. However, faith manifest in the one who receives the truth does not certify as God’s representative the one who speaks some truth. The child of faith who walks in obedience to Christ will soon enough part ways with those who mix truth with error.
This is God’s commandment:
“Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18 MKJV).
False teachers mix the holy things of God with their carnal thoughts, creating a false form of godliness. They can’t do otherwise, because they haven’t taken up the cross and submitted themselves to Christ’s righteousness. They are still in their sin nature, living unto themselves, teaching doctrines and commandments of men. And because false teachers haven’t submitted themselves to Christ’s righteousness, they can’t lead others there.
A false teacher is one who may speak truth, yet points his hearers in another direction. An example of this would be that of a “Tijuana taxi,” or any predator of tourists who says, “Yes, I know exactly where such-and-such a place is, and I’ll take you there. On the way, I’ll tell you all you want to know about it. Please, get in.”
Guess what? He gets you there after a half-hour drive, but didn’t tell you it was only a block away from where you began with him. Meanwhile he charges you for the time or mileage.
And though he filled you in on what the place is all about, what he doesn’t, can’t, and won’t tell you is that you need a membership to enter. He drops you off at the gate, and you find out your trip was for naught.
Isn’t that just like the churches and spiritual leaders one encounters in a multiplicity of places and forms? They have truth, and they may even get you into the wedding feast, but never with a wedding garment.
Therefore, while the truth spoken is to be believed (no matter who speaks it or what affiliation the speaker may have), false teachers are not to be followed.
Teachers sent of God are to be followed, as with the example given by the apostle Paul, who said by the Spirit, “Become followers of me, even as I am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). A false teacher leads into the emptiness of self-righteousness and death, but a true teacher leads to the fullness of Christ and life.
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THE HOMETOWN OF JESUS WAS NAZARETH AS WAS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED BY EVANGELIST MARK IN THE SYNOPTIC GOSPEL
JESUS WAS THE SON OF JOSEPH THE CARPENTER, WHO, BECAUSE HE OBEYED THE FATHER IN ALL THINGS AND FULFILLED ALL THAT WAS PROPHESIED ABOUT THE GREATEST PROPHET OF HIS PEOPLE WAS LATER, ADOPTED AT HIS BAPTISM, AS THE SON OF GOD!
6:1 Jesus left there and went to his home town, accompanied by his disciples.
2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. "Where did this man get these things?" they asked. "What's this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles!
3 Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offence at him.
4 Jesus said to them, "Only in his home town, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honour."
5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
6 And he was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went round teaching from village to village.
7 Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.
8 These were his instructions: "Take nothing for the journey except a staff-- no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.
9 Wear sandals but not an extra tunic.
10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.
11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them."
12 They went out and preached that people should repent.
13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
(from The Holy Bible: New International Version. Copyright (c) 1973, 1978, 1984, by International Bible Society)
31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you."
33 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.
34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."
(from The Holy Bible: New International Version. Copyright (c) 1973, 1978, 1984, by International Bible Society)
All dissertations were dictated by the Holy Spirit of Our Almighty Creator
REVOLUTIONARY PROFESSOR OF MODERN THEOSOPHY
Dr Jideofo Kenechukwu Danmbaezue, D.Sc.
Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Existential Family Therapist