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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Dear Pastor Chris Oyakhilome - by Etcetera

Etcetera writes open letter to Christ Embassy head pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Read below
Greetings in the name of the lord. I hope this letter finds you in the best of spirit and health. I write to you, in the same form that Paul wrote to the Ephesians expressing his advice and counsel to the followers of Jesus Christ. If I had 1,000 tongues, I could not thank God enough for your role in winning souls for the kingdom. I bless God for revealing through you the divine plans of Jesus Christ for us. Through you, a lot of people have experienced Jesus in person.
I write to you as a Christian who is saddened by the series of troubling news emanating from your church, Christ Embassy. I am worried that the seeds you have planted in us through your teachings may no longer germinate as a result of the numerous scandals coming out of the church. The roots of your messages, spiritual guidance and leadership that once brought deeper understanding of the workings of God needs a little more reassuring with the church toeing this ungodly path of collecting a thousand naira gate-fee from believers coming to hear you teach God’s word every New Year’s Eve. Your church has opened a new chapter in what we all know today in Nigeria as church business. Over the years, this must have turned out to be a very profitable innovation. I have to admit that the economic implications of this ingenuity are mouth-watering. If some of the Christian outreaches on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway adopt this modus-operandi, they can make hundreds of millions of naira in just one night of devotion to God. This is surely the smartest innovation so far in the history of church business in Nigeria. Are we allowed to peddle the Word of God for profit? No pastor. We are not. The scriptures forbid charging for ministry (worship, preaching and teaching of God’s Word, evangelism, fellowship of the church, psalms/hymns or spiritual songs, discipleship) in any circumstance or situation. It is stated clearly in black and white.

Matthew 10:8-9, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. Acquire no gold nor silver nor copper for your belts.”

2 Corinthians 2:15-17, “For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To one, a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.”

It is true that God’s people through faithful giving are to supply the financial support for the ministry. But issuing a mandate for people to pay to have access to God’s word is ungodly. A genuine ministry for the Lord cannot have an advanced price tag to pay before the ministry is given. Why? Because then it is no longer ministry, but commerce, employ, trade or entertainment. You are in the ministry of rendering services to God; and with Christ as example, you are to give all that you are for all that He is. It is even wrong to charge honorariums and tickets to religious concerts. The Lord deeply warned us through his Word that there is no justification for every charging for the work of the gospel. Think of what you are doing: charging people to pay a ticket to come to a church or civic venue to hear that which is eternal, is wrong. After all you take offerings from the same congregation.
Matthew 21:12 “Jesus entered into the temple of God, and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers’ tables and the seats of those who sold the doves. 21:13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers!”

The greatest proof-text your followers will misuse out of the Bible to try to “justify” charging for the ministry of the Lord is this familiar phrase: “the workman is worthy of his hire.” Yes, I fully agree with that phrase for it is God’s Word; but they are wrongly applied when trying to condone treating ministry like a business, trade, or entertainment. It doesn’t mean we have the right to charge for “hire.” More appropriately, it means those “who proclaim the gospel should receive their living by the gospel” (1 Cor. 9:14b) and do so in a manner commensurate with the gospel. Aren’t you glad that the Lord didn’t charge you to hear about the good news of the gospel unto salvation? Aren’t you glad that the Holy Spirit doesn’t charge any of us for the spiritual gifts He gives to the church? Money, beloved, should not be a prerequisite for ministry.

My Christian brothers and sisters, let us continue to pray for our pastors, gospel artists, authors, speakers, and evangelical leaders who are still trapped by the allure of a market-driven ministry; parroting worldly techniques rather than emulating the humility and servant-hood of Christ. This principle should even affect Christian retail bookstore outlets and how they “sell” their items; but that debate is for another time. Amen.

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Nkemdilim Christabel said...

etsetera again???luv his writeups sha,lolz

Anonymous said...

It would be very sad if u are writing all this for personal gain. Let God be judge not man. It is easy to sit behind the Web and write what u think but it's a different ball game managing such a big church. Except you have been shown a revelation by God or called to do the work of God my brother it is only wise to keep shut. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Only God is holy. In wisdom, do not lack understanding.

Unwana Johnson said...

long story

ebony said...

Rightly said

Ngstello said...

True talk

carlos iyke said...

This guy can write well ooo. Pastor Chris didn't force anybody to pay and besides there are many alternatives. So don't complain. It's left for God to judge.
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@Mr Endowed via Lumia phone

Mz steph said...

Preach it!!!. Pastors are turning churches to business centers

Chikaodili Ndife said...

One thing I know is that what he wrote is true, the scandal stories should be curbed to avoid people being in doubt in his church

Chikaodili Ndife said...

One thing I know is that what he wrote is true, the scandal stories should be curbed to avoid people being in doubt in his church

Anonymous said...

You have said it point-blankly without insulting anybody. Now certain people who have their own dictum-understanding in their own peculiar way will come up here and start insulting you.

bumade said...

it is sad that thing like this can happen without any consequences, I don't judge men of God. if you don't like the ways of the church, you either stay or leave. check out this new blog "bunmisimple's blog".

laulipop said...

Enough already! U are jobless sha etcetera, continue to entertain us sha wt ur wide mouth

GLORIA HALLIDAY said...

Ok!!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

One of the best piece from Etcetera.
Still found it difficult to believe worshipers were made to pay before attending a service.
Anyway who am I to judge a Nigerian MAN OF GOD.
Soon he will start running a hair relaxer company.
. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Olawale Onasoga said...

Sighs! May God help us in His infinite Grace and Mercy. Amen

poshrose said...

Well said!!! This guy makes sense sometimes...

Anonymous said...

God bless you sir. This is the best article i've read on the blog.

@MEETDREALEVANS said...

Hmmmm, Beautiful piece

JD Rhymes said...

God bless you Etcetera.

Lotachukwu Okafor said...

Bravo! Well written

Berry said...

For once I agree with this guy.

Anonymous said...

We are tired of attention seeker like Etcetera. What is his business in that matter? These people had not asked him for me to make the payment. Besides, there are other authorities that should be talking about it.

CBN said...

Well said. It's a pity that church has gone commercial. Ministers of God need to retrace their steps.

Anonymous said...

Every money collected by this church should be returned for the development of the community where the church is based, because this is daylight robbery.

AdaM said...

Correct. I really luv this letter, hope pastor Chris is able to get n read ds letter...so he would know how to amend this issue.

Anonymous said...

Well said! A word is enough for the wise

JD Rhymes said...

Nice one Brother.

Anonymous said...

Every money collected by this church should be returned for the development of the community where the church is based, because this is daylight robbery.

Anonymous said...

Every money collected by this church should be returned for the development of the community where the church is based, because this is daylight robbery.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Etcetera watch ya back o! Leave men of God with God, no use ya hand draw wahala to yaself. Ekwu cha kwam ko di'm nonu. Linda take note!

Idahosa Osayemwen said...

Well Said!
May God help us all...

@BOBO_EDO

Sweet Mary ...@mzz_mary1 said...

Dis guy get small sense shaa
Well said

Ms lin said...

Well said but then 'etc lekwa ka ndi christ embassy ji onu mee gi iwa now ..

#Positivity Ms lin

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

One of d very few times he's making sense without coming across as being hateful n bitter...

Patience George said...

#deep

chinelo said...

Gr8 writer

Anonymous said...

The best I've read from him so far. you got it very right this time dude. keep it up in this polite manner.

Anonymous said...

Well written bro, I hope he read this

chidinma Emetu said...

I know his followers will not accept it's wrong. Anyway that's a good advice.

igwe Adaobi said...

Etc pastor chris is not a celebrity o

Igwe isaac said...

I Neva knew dis guy could write so sensibly like dis kudos bro u said it all n God will continue to bless u (Amen)

Diamond said...

I strongly agree with this letter... Jesus never charged d multitudes dt came to listen to him, instead he fed them... Most of our pastors need to retrace their steps, go back to God for guidance cos alot are falling off track

Anonymous said...

etcetera u asked me for sex last year through telephone conversation,you are not in a position to be quoting scriptures here when you are not even a CHRISTIAN.

TeeBabSon1509 said...

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ifiwereaboy said...

Pls shut it. The 1k is to reduce crowd n they made alternatives for people. Christ embassy has different outreach churches for people to par take in d end of d year service they even broad casted the event live on AIT n on radio too. Oregun isn't ibadan express way. How many churches out there broadcast live. Do u know it's over 10milllion an hour for a TV station to broadcast live event. Pls take several sits from the many awaiting u in hell fire. Clueless idiot.

sandracruzzz said...

Well said my brother, it is good for these spiritual leaders to be reminded always, Bcos I don't knw wat the churches of nawadays are turning into. I Thank God for using u to speak the truth my brother.

Anonymous said...

I agree with etcetera on this one. Well said. No one should have to pay to be saved or receive God's blessing which are free. Did Pastor Chris pay for his anointing? Church Business everywhere, smh. His blinded brainwashed supporters will come to his defense now, because in their eyes he can do no wrong. If "almighty" pastor Chris asks them to eat grass tomorrow they'll all do it.

igwe Adaobi said...

I still support every bit of what he said

igwe Adaobi said...

I still support every bit of what he said

igwe Adaobi said...

I still support every bit of what etc said

Sophia stephen said...

On point bro. Neva really liked this ministry anyway. Na their wahala be that. I know in their usual manner, they will try to justify this action cos Dem no dey ever gree. Crazy bunch.




@Sophia Stephen

billy sule said...

Its not a new thing now most churches now are profit making organisation dats wat i call dem they will even qoute a verse for u sef dat wen u are coming to a man of God u dnt come empty. it just baffles me d way d world is revolving its just a pity and a big shame.

AMOKE said...

My lord and my God! This piece is spot on. Thank U Mr. And so on(etc)

ABEE... said...

OMG, am soooo loving dis guy everyday. ETC, I so thank God for u, for using you to reach out to his people . Trust me, I believe dis seems more to be ur calling than de music you once ventured (knowing how majority of our people DON'T patronise or even listen to inspirational music, & moreso, considering de competition in de music industry "where people do all sorts just to be heard/be famous" if you know what mean, I STRONGLY believe God wants you to settled HERE..Keep up de good work..#Hallelujah#

F. Castro said...

Etcetera you are a confirmed idiot

augustine obinna said...

Word

oluchi osuji said...

well spoken...this is so common in our society this days.I hope he sees this and take a U-turn.

yes said...

judge not that you not be judged,why are we good in criticizing the thing of the church,dont you pay money worldly artors,don't you pay gate fees,even to laugh you pay...

Anonymous said...

oya time for the dumb responses of the totally deluded followers.....*sits back&sipskunu*

Anonymous said...

Well said. This should go out to all those dodgy charging pastors in Nigeria. My consolation is that Judgement day is for all men. A word is enough for the wise.

Drey said...

Nawa ooooo, dis etcetera guy no dey tire?

Anonymous said...

Well said! May God bless your courage. The fanatical and brainwashed may come on this blog to spill rubbish but our God can never be deceived. He is the ALPHA and OMEGA. Amen!

sandracruzzz said...

Well said my brother, it is good for these spiritual leaders to be reminded always, Bcos I don't knw wat the churches of nawadays are turning into. I Thank God for using u to speak the truth my brother.

Shirley Shalokpe said...

Kaii every word accompanied by a verse preach it

Anonymous said...

Nice and constructive. God bless u brother

Neji Takon said...

Nice piece Mr man. D world has become so churchy n d church so worldly that priorities are now misplaced. May God forgive some men of God sha.

Anonymous said...

Well said, but i dont totally agree. The motive behind what you heard , not what you saw is what is missing in your writeup. The amount in question was not collected at the gate. The event was ticketed ,those who are church members and were interested registered at their various churches to attend and paid 1000. Those who are not church members and others who prefer to stay in their churches attend the program from their various church branches in Lagos and other places as they hook up to the main centre.its free. All other church programs are not ticketed its because it a new year program and many come there just to appear on TV as the program is aired on various Tv stations Live.
Secondly those who paid also understand that the funds raised are used as part of the moneys paid to air the program on NTA and other stations in Africa to those who are at home and didn't go to church on that night thats why they can gladly do that.For them its an avenue to bless others as far as they are concerned. A form of partnership .
Mind you the church aired their service live on many Tv stations and satellite on 31st dec for many to watch at home free which not many churches didnt do.

Anonymous said...

Okwu!!!

Anna bee said...

Shut up Etcetera! Mind your business. God sees all and his the only judge! Even if what you said is true, who told you to judge? Etcetera you talk too much......

Mz Lolo... said...

Very true

bimi said...

well said,u v said it ALL.

angelite said...

#walks away#

Akunna Okereke said...

May God bless you etcetra.you have delivered this message with respect and much love. Some will respond and say touch not my annointed and my response to them is show me the annointed. The custodians of our religious life have failed and must acknowledge it.Pastor Chris like many have fall3n f4om grace he is not God and so we have the responsibility to let him know albeit lovingly and with respect. May God save us

krissglos said...

Tell them! He that has ears let him hear...

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Esiekpe Helen said...

Na true talk

christie benjamin said...

Well written and documented write up....but don't go any further with pastors because they are men of God and are anointed
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Anonymous said...

Very nice piece! For the first time i absolutely agree with you Etcetera. U did not attack the person but the act using scriptures. For those who will come now and start saying touch not, judge not, bikoo shift and carry that gist elsewhere!!

Jean Anyaeche said...

What has asking you for sex got to do with whether he's a christian or not? Are you a saint?

CHERRY said...

WeLl said!

Shina Shine said...

Church turning to business




#Commenting thru Glo 4G LTE

Anonymous said...

God Punish you...who re you to talk ill of a man of God whether his for real or not....shows you lack home training

Mao Akuh said...

May God bless this Etcetera. d guy too much.

Gorgeous Diva said...

God bless you etc. My heart broke into pieces when I heard that. I don't agree with Pst Chris on this one bit! So the poor shouldn't hear the gospel of the Christ,huh? O di wrong!

QueenSheba said...

Lol! Eteceteraaaaa!!!! Do u eveb get paid for dis ur new found job?

adeyinka moses said...

Well said God. Av mercy

GreatBabe said...

I'm a Christ Embassy member, and I don't buy that idea of buying tickets. But Etc, the ticket is to streamline the people coming to CE headquarters. U can go to d branches and attend if u don't want to pay 1k.

ASAMPOKOTO said...

SHUT UP AND CALL A SPADE A SPADE ABEG. I'm sure if it is a gay person you won't hesitate to criticize them. PLS go and sleep

bernice ibiam said...

etcetera, etcetera , etcetera how many times I call u? Hmmmm ok na

Jostus is here.. said...

God will punish all you die hard fans of Pastor Chris... Salvation is Free.. There is no point in defending anything, if you're claiming that they aired it live on air.. please tell me what have they been doing with all the tithes, offerings, seeds they've been gathering all through the years.. Be you killers, robbers, sinners, prostitute, criminals, good or bad, the House of God should remain the House of God and It's door should be wide open for everyone because it's the only direct access we have to The Most High!

ASAMPOKOTO said...

Na anon 10:43 it just shows that YOU ARE BRAIN DEAD. How do you know he is Gods anointed ? Better wake up from Thay slumber of yours mate.

Diamond said...

And u r perfectly trained, anonymous? Post ur own comments r stop insulting ppl if u well trained.

ASAMPOKOTO said...

I AM NOT TIRED OF HIm. Speak for yourself and the rest of you who have refused to let Nigeria move forward. This is a welcome development etcetera . Thumbs up. Keep bringing them to light

Chika Anikamadu said...

Vox populli vox dei.....the voice of the people ia the voice of GOD. He will not come down from heaven to talk but speak thru us....etcetera has once again put square pegs in square holes....its often said religion is the opium of the masses....they ve gotten so intoxicated that they are now in a permanent state of religious hangover....man know thyself...a greater percentage of this so kald men of god are directly from the pit of hell....they ve out of joblessness and hunger taken to the word of god and coined every chapter to suit their hunger and taste.....man know thyself.

ary said...

Does 'Touch not my anointed' apply in this case even if he wrote about the truth?!

yemi said...

Shut ur stupid mouth plss if u dont know what to say. It is dumbasses like u dat their head can be used by churches like dis. This is d jet age, someone has to say it. There is absolutely no excuse for a man of God to be collecting mony for pple to worship, absolutely no excuse. Infact Jesus is weeping. Let the truth be told abeg, it is from keeping shut that our society has gone beyond redemption. I just cant deal with d kind of tins i hear happening in naija, i cant deal.

King Ikemefuna said...

Go and have a very nice seat somewhere in sambisa forest. Den of robbers that's what is obtainable I'm Nigeria amd not church.Ecetra made a 100,000 percent point !

Gullible amd brainwashed folks who are controlled by fear are thr ones who wouldn't see anything wrong in the ways of these rascals called pastors..

ASAMPOKOTO said...

Oh he isn't? Wow! I never would have figured... I mean with all that hair gel and flashiness. What a shocker! HISSSSSSSSSS.

ASAMPOKOTO said...

As in Jean pls ask the clown. What a daft comment. Is he claiming to be a man of God? Just be deflecting there

Victoria Inyang said...

Rotfl@hair relaxer comp...Bonario if my phone fall insyd water, u go pay!!
Anon 10:43 u are a big otondoic cow for saying "God punish u" to another fellow...abi he cannot enter heaven bcos hez not a "man of God"?? Scallywag.

Anonymous said...

With the way you curse, I doubt if Christ has found a home in your dark heart.
There are several way the church could control the crowd without gate fee.
They could easily do a raffle every Sunday for four weeks leading up to the event and only those who win are giving a pass to enter the venue.
There are several other ways but the problem is that most of these churches only think straight when money is involvesd, hence their motives are doubted.

ASAMPOKOTO said...

Tales by moonlight. Doesn't change the fact that even with a greater crowd, my God didn't charge for nada. Keep making excuses blind cow.

ASAMPOKOTO said...

Hunh? Like seriously HUNH?????????? I'm struggling to find the sense in this comment. Like where is it?

Ike Ani said...

Hmm its well ooo.

Anonymous said...

Did I just read that the church charged 1knto reduce crowd. Nawa oh! Even God says let my people come to me.

Anonymous said...

Man of God my arse! God will not punish anyone for speaking the truth. He is a human being like you and I. It is God you should revere not another person that sins daily like you.

ASAMPOKOTO said...

DID JESUS CHARGE FOR ANYTHING IS THE ULLTIMATE QUESTION?????????!? Why are you making a church service sound like an event. Seriously I can't take these churches or their members seriously

yemi said...

Go back to school plsss, you shldnt be here. The fact that you are dumb dosen't mean everybody here is.

ASAMPOKOTO said...

But I'm sure you will sit at home and judge Kenny Badmus and the rest. Am I lying?

ASAMPOKOTO said...

Who started THIS ANNOINTED MEN OF GOD SHIT?OMG! Fine I'm starting a church business to make money tomorrow. I'm sure you fools will attend , empty your wallet and call me ANNOINTED. Do you not see how stupid you sound? Like seriously? I'm worried for a lot of you. NAwa

yemi said...

Ohh shut up already. Which wahala ar u talking about? That he said it like it is? Coward.

Anonymous said...

Said like a good Christian. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Devil has taken over Christ Embassy. it is now GOD-BELLY EMBASSY. He quit his marriage because could not manage it with chastity. he should quit the pastoring for Christ's name to be honoured.

Eze Cee said...

Anon 10:43...u say a man of God...na ur papa ordain him man of God.....hopeless Nigerian youth

Anonymous said...

It is this belief that we should be careful when talking about men of God that kept the Church in Nigeria the level they are. Apostle Paul by all standards have no justification, humanly speaking to rebuke Apostle Peter but he did. You can correct a Man of God in love as he has done. We must all be careful what we do with this gospel. Christ is coming back. I do not subscribe the idea of collecting any token for attending Church service. It is unbiblical. Pastor Chris please stop it. God bless

becckyd said...

True talk

yemi said...

Its u that shld shut ur dirty mouth, jow dose collecting mony from church members reduce crowd in ur village? And who told u that they ar d only church broadcasting live? How do u live with ur conscience supporting evil? Where in ur bible dose it state that Jesus collected mony to reduce crowd? U need to pray for forgiven too if u dont want to find urself in that hell fire. And am so sure clueless people dont actually know they ar clueless.

Damochedxb said...

Greatbabe, forget about the reason, was money collected yes or no?

Candid BFL said...

lol....honestly love his writeups n memo's... by now im sure haters are tired of hating....love his for his open minded critics aka truths joor..

Esther said...

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Mams said...

Let God be the judge.

femi fex said...

He's making sense, don't be rude asampokoto , everybody has the right to express himself in any manner but it must not be in an offensive way... Nice write-up etcetera but did you confirm the modus-operandi ? Or its just what you heard too

Yep Epe said...

@greatbabe it is wrong no matter how you try to defend the act. This is a very simple thing,just tell the people coming in that the people in are enough and cannot contain more and direct them to the other branch...SIMPLE! or give a time say from 6am -7am ,7am-8am once it's that time close the gate. It's that easy! Collecting 1k gate fee is extortion

Anonymous said...

And what example are you showing by using swell words. If you are correcting someone do it as a Christian. And who gave u the charge to vet out God's judgement

seun said...

Well said Asampako

Yep Epe said...

Biko mechie onu gi! Even with the bible quotations you guys still defend the act when God himself does not approve of it! You Nigerians eh you guys would rather worship a pastor than God

yemi said...

Are u equating the house of God to an entertainment events? No wait ohhh ar u seriously implying wat am thinking? So the fact that i pay to go and laugh, i will still pay to enter my father's house? Why will d church even give room for criticism? Do we pay tithe and offering wen we go for laughing events? Y will u even compare d the two? OMG i am so shocked at ur reasoning ohhh, we will not criticise d church, we not talk ill of the church, touch not my annointed. Yet the people representing God give room everyday for all these. How long will we continue to keep quiet and follow like lost sheeps? Until we all perish?

Yep Epe said...

You wey dey say "God punish you" na u no lack home training

Anonymous said...

Wao such a fanatic follower of pastor Chris.

Yep Epe said...

So if man of God goes against God's will we should turn blind eye?
Na wa oooo! But if na gay or thief you go shout kill them!

Ai Mai said...

My brother let no man deceive you. Under no circumstances should a man of God ask for people to pay money before they can congregate to worship God. During the time of our lord Jesus christ, he had a larger follower, he didnt one day task them for anything. My brother lets be wise for once and stop playing follow, follow.

Anonymous said...

I tink u are as daft as de whole CE members are.

Yep Epe said...

You are going to hell too for insulting someone and supporting what clearly is wrong...

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with you or this policy. If you want to control the crowd at the headquarters, simply shut the gates when the church is filled to its capacity. Your church is not the only one that struggles with crowd control. What you are doing is in direct contradiction to the word of God and that's wrong. Wrong is wrong no matter the reason. Wake up and smell the coffee.

Ai Mai said...

Truth is bitter

Anonymous said...

I do not agree with this policy at all. If you want to control the crowd at your headquarters, then shut the gates when the church is at capacity. Your church is not the only one that struggles with crowd control. This policy is in direct contradiction to God's word, and that is wrong. Wrong is wrong, no matter the reason. So please wake up and smell the coffee.

Princyd said...

Well spoken my dear ... Dnt mind d clueless attention seeker... He doesn't knw what ministry running is all about & how sometimes it's difficult to manage the crowd during ministry programs... Mtcheeeeew

Anonymous said...

Who are you to say God punish anybody? Is it home training you are displaying? Pot calling kettle black

Omoye Zenki Moye Brown said...

Yes.....i agree with U ectera........finally agreed with U.. Nice writeup

paul okosun said...

Either way, it's not an excuse to collect money from church members either to reduce crowd or pay for live transmission on TV. For those that claim live transmission was the reason they collected the money, the church obviously did not plan well as they could have gathered the money long before that day through church offerings and willful donations.

Anonymous said...

true

Omoye Zenki Moye Brown said...

its such a pity how pple cud be blindfolded even in d house of God...... so becos its d headquarter, Ur pst doesnt want crowd there.....chai.........

Am a LFC member...and during shiloh, the most populated place is Winners headquarter, canaan land , Ota... .So dont giv any excuse of becos its d headquarter. haba.........

How can U justify pple paying entrance fee in d house of GOD??????????

Sarah Bella said...

I think exceteria should become a blogger

Yemi Ijeoma said...

Preach!

Sena Job said...

He that have ear let him hear what d spirit is saying

uche Chris said...

Hi

Anonymous said...

Dis bonario guy is such a fool n won't fault u as Linda don spoil u finish for dis blog.... oponu oshi.... dee

snowflix said...

I don't blame all this pastors please I blame our so called educated ignorant Christians because he didn't force the money out of their pockets they did it @ their free will #onelovefromsnow#

Deborah Utit said...

It's not his church, it's the church of God.

isaiah ichoku said...

Etc Etc.... even if it's confirmed pst chrs approved of that fare... I was thinking the bible says it's judjment is 4 God alone.... #runs away.......

APPLE said...

Most of them are not real men of God.

Elegant uzy said...

And u with all ur home training all u have to say is God punish him.....smh

ngbede gabriel said...

The book of ecetria to pastor Chris. From the Holy Blog of Linda Ikeji! Nice write up!

uche Chris said...

BUT U PAY 150,000 TABLE JUST TO WATCH; DBANJ, PSQURE ETC. JUST 1,0000 TO HEAR WORD OF GOD UR COMPLAINiNG, Evil men why don't u go and open a church first before u condem.

Deborah Utit said...

I don't support all that he said but "God punish him"? Really?.

uche Chris said...

Ok

uche Chris said...

Ok

Amaka said...

Na WA! U have home training and the first sentence out of ur mouth is "God punish u"! That shows the kind of home that trained u. A man of God is a man who does the will of God. We are all men and women of God. Will u hesitate to chastise me if I do wrong? Why should Pastor Chris be sacred??? Be wise and she'd all foolishness.

Deborah Utit said...

I'm sure you're not aware of inner city missions, an outreach arm in CEC, isn't that part of giving back to the host community ?

Anonymous said...

I don't know how true this is but if is true? Then is very very absurd.

Well said from Etcetera this time

Deborah Utit said...

Yh, I can't agree more.

adie jacob said...

4d fact dat its left 4 God 2 judge does not mean one shud kip shot wen finz r going wrong. Dat he is a man of God doesn't mean hr knows it all

Anonymous said...

Etc is a social critic and an up an coming conscience of society. It is totally ignorant of u to call him an attention seeker. I'm sure your intelligence would have referred to Fela and GAni as attention seekers.

Itodo Esther said...

a very polite letter there. may God have mercy on us ALL.

Anonymous said...

SHAME up to U, try to UPhold Gods word no mata wat.

Anonymous said...

Pple keep getting it wrong. The venue has a capacity limit unlike the redemption camp and there is need for crowd control safety and for security reasons it's only members that are allowed to have the ticket. The crossover is streamed in all christ embassy church and TV stations hence no need for pple to rush to the main church and moreover it's not by force to get the ticket it's by choice for the members so no need for people to get heated up over this

magdalene odigie said...

True talk

Anonymous said...

The church does community service regularly which u may not be aware of, also we have an innercity mission non profit organization that take care of the children in d inner city

nora said...

No comment.

nekkyville said...

U had beta shutup mr or miss anonymous.if redemption camp. Dcides to charge nko?do u knw hw much dey wud make..na him waka come..shior!!!

Deola Naom said...

Well said..but who r u to condemn or judge a man of God?? I'm not a christ embassy member but d fact still remains that thou shall not judge or condemn a man of God even d Bible said so...so Mr ecterra abi whatever they call u, go n sit down.. na only u get mouth?? small tym nw na all d celebrities u go cum after....arrant nonense

Anonymous said...

Just listen to yourself "God punish you" really?! Before u say or do some things ask yourself if Jesus would approve of it. Too many hypocrites!

Anonymous said...

So this is what your own home training taught you to say about people's views who u don't agree with abi? Holy tout! How have we managed to make religion a problem? Why can't ppl express different views without being castigated for it? We all can't be on the same page on every issue.

Anonymous said...

Is Chris God. Is his church a business center now

Anonymous said...

Mayb he is only next to u

Divine Mydivine said...

Mr or Mrs Anonymous, am sure u are a profit benefiting member

Anonymous said...

LMBO so make he no ask u for sex no be man, plus no be you give am ur phone number? Can't stop laughing

ijaybabe nneoma said...

This pastor Chris that is preaching to people is divorced from his wife. Am not jugding but am just rebuking evil as the bible says i should do.

udeze obumneme said...

Long story, I don't like that guy.

Anonymous said...

he is not who you think he is.he can hook up with any girl.he has shallow brain and only want popularity.linda is helping him to achieve that..

Anonymous said...

And your home training must have been excellent for you invite God to punish him.weldone

Anonymous said...

I guess this guy is jobless, please I have a job for you

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:43am... You ar stupid for that... Bonario is right. If he truly want to prove that he is man of God, is th collection of the gate fee right?

Anonymous said...

The whole service was on TV. You did not have to pay, you did not have to be at the venue. So etcetera, this you rblah blah blah is just you seeking attention. Go sing those boring song of yours and leave other people's business alone.

Anonymous said...

The whole service was on TV. You did not have to pay, you did not have to be at the venue. So etcetera, this you rblah blah blah is just you seeking attention. Go sing those boring song of yours and leave other people's business alone.

Anonymous said...

Some of you don't even know what it takes to run a family not to talk of a global ministry like Christ Embassy etc.

Best is : The worshippers did not complain. And there were other alternatives over 8 venues to see the program live.

When it comes to a Man of God, regardless of how easy it is to drop comments on social media, I beg you LIBers, watch what you say.

Bonario or Bonaro talking about a man of god starting a relaxing cream company, I laugh at your life...

Why not start something meaningful with your life instead of talking about a Man going through divorce yet, staying strong to make impact in this world.

Enough Said.

Do I even need to comment about Onyx? No! He knows more sexual terms than his age .

Bibian Obunse said...

Rightly said..call a spade a spade..simple

apinke lasisi said...

Yh no man of God should turn the chuch into a business centre,.. anyays Linda, ow far dat Daniel okereke's story? Da goat still whatsapped my friend today o, shouldn't he be in jail or sumfin?

Emmaculate said...

We re all man n woman of God, stop referring to them as man of God as if others re man of satan. We re all children of God not pastors alone

Noble Ajuz said...

I used to have regards for you probably because Linda keeps singing your praise, now I know you comment just so she would continually give you money. You don't make sense.

ElsieNene said...

Long story but valid points. If it was really true that his church members had to pay N1000 to get into thze church, then he's not a true man of God, Yes!. How much did Jesus collect when he was on earth? yet he did a lot of things.

Anonymous said...

Lmbo.....@ "hair relaxer". I can't stop laughing. Only God knows who are His.

B.

david said...

Look @u..al bcoz u r a christ embassy member,does nt mean u suld b in surpt of bad fin.pls let's cal a spade a spade.ok

Banke Shaba said...

Im seriously tired of those who criticize writers like this guy. He writes so that you can form your own opinion and be educated. You dont have to agree with him, you can learn from either his style of writing or even learn some grammatical whatever. He is in a business of writing and you are in the critic business the only thing you aint getting paid.

That Said. this is one of the best this guy has writen. I may not agree with his opinion at times but i appreciate his effort!!!

agnes uche said...

So is only somebody Called by God can give advice.

Chinwe Favour said...

"My people perish for lack of wisdom" . Never be afraid to speak the truth. Etcetera said it all.

mlog oghale said...

He who has ear......

Olawale oladokun said...

seek and u shall find, oga shey u ar journalist, u shud hv christ embassy's media spokes person on d reasons fr d ticketin, ur conclusions n judgement ar baseless. moreover u dont hv d spiritual right to judge.

EDDY WIZ said...

MR EDDY said.
He has a point somehow.
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^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~wishes u happy new year.

Anonymous said...

U r the worst ful, mkpi "goat"

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