Showing posts with label Pastor T.B. Joshua. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pastor T.B. Joshua. Show all posts

Monday, September 20, 2010

Odega Shawa Exposes the Pastors of the Apocalypse

Nigeria is world famous for thousands pentecostal churches.

Odega Shawa Exposes the Pastors of the Apocalypse

When Odega Shawa gave me an autographed copy of his critical analytical book “Pastors of the Apocalypse”, I was anxious and curious to find out the identities of the pastors and read the 105 pages in five hours without stepping out of my office.

Odega’s major focus is on the Nigerian pastors of the new generation churches who have their own interpretations of the Word of God for their own selfish motives. These pastors he nicknamed “Top Cat pastors” and he actually mentioned their names and their denominations. He must have done a thorough research on them to be able to separate the sheep from the goats among them. He mentioned altercations between Pastor Tunde Bakare and Bishop David Oyedepo, the controversial confrontation between Rev. Chris Okotie and Pastor T.B. Joshua and the issues raised over the glamourous personality of the late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya of the The Fountain of Life Church and the refuted comments made by Prophet T.O. Obadare, founder of the World Soul-Winning Evangelistic Ministries (WOSEM)..

Odega challenged the mercantilism of the worldly prosperity theology of some of the pastors and found them wanting in the Gospel truth of Jesus Christ. He made relevant references to the teachings of the Holy Bible from the Old Testament to the New Testament to prove his points.

Odega’s reference to Dimethyltryptamine on the question of the origins of God and the existential facts of life affecting the human species and their destiny is also as controversial as his polemic analysis of the crisis of faith being exploited by these so called “Pastors of the Apocalypse”.

The gullibility and hypocrisy of most of the millions of church goers in Nigeria have made them easy preys of the false prophets or the wolves in sheep clothing who are giving Christianity a bad name.

“Pastors of the Apocalypse” is a must read for everyone who needs more knowledge on the history of religion, the challenges of the Christian fate and how to identify the true ministers and their congregations in contrast to the confused and fake multitudes.

Odega Shawa, a graduate of the University of Lagos has written a well researched book and his English is flawless.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima