Friday April 18th, 2014
Friday April 18th, 2014
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The word of Paul is not the Word of God (1)

  /   in Article of Faith 1:44 am   /   Comments

Ask a Christian a question about Jesus, and he might answer with a quotation from Paul.  But who tells us Paul speaks for Jesus?  Why do we need Paul to speak for Jesus when Jesus speaks for himself?  Why do we need Paul to speak for Jesus when Jesus himself warns us: “Be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time?” (Mark 13:23).  If Jesus has told us all we need to know, why do we need someone else to add to, or subtract from, what he said?

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God is a servant of men

  /   in Article of Faith 2:54 am   /   Comments

On 21st April, 2013, Douglas Anele wrote an article in Vanguard newspaper entitled: “Femi Aribisala and his Errand-Boy God” in response to my earlier article: “The God who Does Not Exist.”  In my article, I detailed many astonishing things the God Douglas says does not exist did for me.  Douglas’ position was that the God who would do all such things would amount to no more than my errand-boy

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Running from God’s Prophecies

  /   in Article of Faith 12:08 am   /   Comments

When I started editing my book, “Doctor Strangelove” in 2005, I had over thirty chapters to work with. But then the Lord said to me: “Femi, this book will have eighteen chapters.” I took that as a prophecy. I kept my eye on it and was excited when, through editorial work, the book finally shrank to eighteen chapters. I had run with the vision and fulfilled it. Or so I thought.

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Christian Wishful-Thinking

  /   in Article of Faith 12:02 am   /   Comments

I was invited to conduct a ten-day teaching programme at a church in Lagos.  Out of the blue, at the beginning of the session, the Lord asked me to lead the congregation in singing a popular Christian song.

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Christians Indeed!

  /   in Article of Faith 12:23 am   /   Comments

Jimmy Peters was on his way back to Lagos from a wedding in Benin City. Suddenly, the road ahead was blocked. Before he could say “Jack Robinson,” some armed men sprang out of the bushes. Instinctively, Jimmy’s wife hid their baby on the floor of the backseat of the car; quickly throwing a cloth over him.

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Love Breaks The Rules 

  /   in Article of Faith 12:13 am   /   Comments

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On many occasions, Jesus broke the rules out of love.  He could not help himself; he had to respond in love.  When his mother told him at the wedding in Cana that they had run out of wine, he observed that it was not yet the time for miracles.  Jesus was following God’s timing.  But suddenly man’s needs preceded God’s timing.

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Paul’s Hope of Righteousness

  /   in Article of Faith 1:43 am   /   Comments

Have you ever wondered why Christians, supposedly followers of Jesus; the most righteous man that ever lived, are not known for righteousness? On the contrary, Christians organised the Inquisition and burnt thousands of people at the stakes. Christians went on crusades and slaughtered the innocent.

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Pastor Paul’s Manipulative Witchcraft

  /   in Article of Faith 12:52 am   /   Comments

Have you noticed that the primary business of pastors is the collection of money? Every manipulative trick in the book is used to do this.

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The Man Of Lawlessness

  /   in Article of Faith 12:46 am   /   Comments

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Jesus says the false prophet will be a Christian.  He will be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  He will prophesy in the Lord’s name.  He will cast out demons and do many signs and wonders in Jesus’ name.  Nevertheless, the Lord will deny knowing him because he will practice lawlessness. (Matthew 7:15-23).

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The Problem With Paul  (1)

  /   in Article of Faith 12:11 am   /   Comments

Jesus says his sheep know his voice and follow him: “They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” (John 10:5).

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Paul: The Hypocritical Pharisee

  /   in Article of Faith 1:46 am   /   Comments

Jesus warns his disciples: “Beware of these Pharisees and the way they pretend to be good when they aren’t. But such hypocrisy cannot be hidden forever.” (Luke 12:1).  This warning certainly applies to Paul.  Paul declares: “I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee.” (Acts 23:6).  Moreover, his hypocrisy, hidden in his days, is now evident to all in the bible. 

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Jesus Is Not A Christian

  /   in Article of Faith 12:51 am   /   Comments

A man travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho was attacked by armed-robbers, stripped of his belongings and left lying on the road half-dead. God’s providence ensured that first a priest, and then a Levite, passed by. But instead of helping the dying man; both of them quickly moved to the other side and went away. Finally, a Samaritan came along. Unlike the priest and the Levite, he had compassion on the injured man, bound up his wounds, took him to the hospital and paid for his medical expenses.

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Your Money Or Your Life?

  /   in Article of Faith 12:17 am   /   Comments

For ten years of married life, my wife and I did not have a child. We did not have one because we did not want one. In my case, I was just not ready.

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Necessary Evil

  /   in Article of Faith 12:38 am   /   Comments

Where is God when bad things happen? The psalmist says: “Our God is in heaven.” (Psalm 115:3). He has always been in heaven and he will always be in heaven. Solomon says: “God is in heaven, and you on earth.” (Ecclesiastes 5:2).

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Coincidences Don’t Exist

  /   in Article of Faith 12:33 am   /   Comments

My DVD player has a slow-motion application. When you press it, you see the film you are watching in slow-motion. That way, you are likely to notice things you would otherwise have overlooked. When I first met the Lord, he set my life to slow-motion for the first two to three months so I could see things I had not noticed before. Suddenly, I discovered that everything about my life followed an ordered pattern. There was discernibly a guiding hand to all the things happening around me.

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The Value of God

  /   in Article of Faith 12:20 am   /   Comments

David says: “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1). How then can we insist only a tithe of our income belongs to God? God does not only own ten percent of our possessions, he owns everything we have. As a matter of fact, we belong to the Lord, even as he also belongs to us. Thus, Jeremiah declares: “The LORD is (our) portion.” (Lamentation 3:24).

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Tithing Bananas

  /   in Article of Faith 12:46 am   /   Comments

As far as many pastors are concerned, the most important scripture of all is not to be found in the word of Jesus. Neither is it even in the New Testament. That scripture says: “‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and try me now in this,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.’” (Malachi 3:10).

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What is The Name of Jesus?

  /   in Article of Faith 6:16 pm   /   Comments

Several years ago, I was listening to a sermon by Ethel Aderemi, when the Lord suddenly asked yet another of his enigmatic questions. “Femi,” he said, “what is the name of Jesus?” I was dumbfounded. I asked myself: “Is Jesus not the name of Jesus?” What then could be the meaning of the Lord’s question?

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The Kingdom of the Rich

  /   in Article of Faith 1:17 am   /   Comments

A while ago, my wife and I were invited to a thanksgiving service. Most of us in attendance were filthy rich. Jesus says God blesses with poverty and not with riches. (Luke 6:20-25). But we were there to celebrate the “blessed” riches of a particular family. We were all gorgeously dressed, celebrating their riches and ours in song, dance, and prayers; presuming that since ours is the kingdom of men, the kingdom of God would also be ours.

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I Am Greater Than Isaiah

  /   in Article of Faith 12:27 am   /   Comments

My name is Femi Aribisala. You may know me as the writer of these articles of faith. What you may not know, however, is that I am a great man. Indeed, I am greater than Prophet Isaiah. I am greater than Jeremiah and Ezekiel. I am greater than Elijah and Elisha. As a matter of fact, I am greater than all the Old Testament prophets.

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Does God Know You By Name?

  /   in Article of Faith 12:46 am   /   Comments

I am 60 years old but have never ever bought a car for myself. It was not for lack of money. Before God made me close down all my businesses in one day in 2005, I made a lot of money. However, the Lord controlled the purse-strings and spent all the money for me. I did not get any permission to buy a car or even build a house for myself. Nevertheless, I was allowed to buy cars for others no less than six times.

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The God Who Does Not Exist

  /   in Article of Faith 6:44 am   /   Comments

At university, I was a student of Philosophy. You had to be, if you studied Political Science. I therefore find it highly amusing that, in a discussion about the existence of God, Douglas Anele tries to dazzle me by dropping the names of philosophers like David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Bertrand Russell.

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JESUS Is The Messiah (4)

  /   in Article of Faith 1:47 am   /   Comments

Jesus healed one leper. Just as his adversaries were trying to decide how to handle this, he then healed ten lepers, all in one go. He hit the ball straight into the court of the Jewish religious establishment. Would they be honest enough to acknowledge to Israel that he is the long awaited Messiah?

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Jesus Is The Messiah 3

  /   in Article of Faith 1:22 am   /   Comments

The message of the birth of Christ was first brought to mere shepherds, sleeping out of doors. “Then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.’” (Luke 2:10-11)

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JESUS IS THE MESSIAH 2

  /   in Article of Faith 12:08 am   /   Comments

I wish I had been there as a fly on the wall at the time of Jesus. You had to be there to understand the excitement; the pandemonium Jesus caused among the pastors, bishops and popes of the day. You can cause no greater excitement than by doing the impossible. That is precisely what Jesus did.

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Jesus Is The Messiah 1

  /   in Article of Faith 12:05 am   /   Comments

Did the wicked pastors, bishops and general overseers who conspired to have Jesus crucified really know he is the Messiah?  Yes they did.  Would they in their right minds dare to kill the son of God?  Yes they would

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The Counterfeit Christian Church 2

  /   in Article of Faith 2:48 am   /   Comments

Jesus says the kingdom of heaven is like putting yeast in a large portion of dough. (Matthew 13:33).  While pastors with limited understanding of kingdom dynamics see this yeast as beneficial on the grounds that it is designed to promote the rapid numerical growth of the church; those with better insight see it as spiritually counter-productive precisely because it leads to the exponential growth of the church

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The Counterfeit Christian Church I

  /   in Article of Faith 12:44 am   /   Comments

The modern Christian church, with its mega-pastors and highfalutin cathedrals, is nothing but a counterfeit of the true church of Christ

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God does not know who will be saved

  /   in Article of Faith 5:52 pm   /   Comments

JESUS’ teaching reveals that God has made a sovereign decision not to know the heirs of salvation beforehand. He knows few will be saved but refuses to know who will be saved.

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God Does Not Forbid Bad Thing

  /   in Article of Faith 9:31 pm   /   Comments

There is a misunderstanding prevalent among Christians, especially those weaned on the “prosperity gospel.” It is assumed that when the Lord gives a report, he always gives a good report, and that the report of the devil is always bad.

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The First Shall Be Last

  /   in Article of Faith 4:04 am   /   Comments

Believers should be schooled in kingdom dynamics. One of the dynamics of the kingdom of God that Jesus brings to our attention says: “The last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.” (Matthew 20:16). This word of prophecy is problematic for Christians. It means many Christians are called but only a few will be chosen.

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Christians don’t like Jesus

  /   in Article of Faith 4:12 am   /   Comments

In many respects, the bible is a book of prophecies.  God says in the scriptures: “Don’t forget the many times I clearly told you what was going to happen in the future. For I am God- I only- and there is no other like me who can tell you what is going to happen. All I say will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.” (Isaiah 46:9-10)

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