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The rotten church – Part 1


The Rotten Church: Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian. Photo: PEXELS

1 Corinthians 5:1-2

[1] It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.

[2] And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

Paul was addressing the church in Corinth, telling them that lots of reports about many abominable things happening were not outside the church but right inside the church. He was telling them that the act of fornication in the church could not even be found among unbelievers but was being found in the act, you are now proud about it. Paul was addressing the people inside the church not outside the church, the same people that were supposed to stand as a mirror to the people outside. They were supposed to serve as good examples. The bad things that can’t be seen outside are now happening right in the church. During that time, Paul was addressing the issue of fornication, but today, it has graduated from fornication to other wicked things. Paul was pained, he was embittered about the things he heard about the Corinth church, so he said I have come to verify; to see if they are true.

Take, for example, you want to fry egg. After breaking some good eggs, you added some bad ones. What will happen is that all the eggs would become bad. Until the church and the pastors realise that they are the mirror; not only preaching but also doing and living what they are preaching from the Bible, things will get really worse. I don’t know why I’m communicating this, but I strongly believe God will help revive the church because the church is dying gradually and until we realise it and do the needful, things will go from bad to worse. Today, we are so serious about prophecies, building a big cathedral, driving expensive cars and flying planes. All these things are good, but we shouldn’t get carried away, while our opponents are busy training disciples.

The Rotten Church: Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian. After all, I’ve seen a scenario where armed robbers were arrested in church. I had an experience when I was invited for a crusade in Kogi State. I needed to get some toiletries, so I left my hotel room and took a taxi and left. When I was done, I had N1, 000 left in my pocket, so I paid the taxi driver and the man gave me excess change. Oh! So, I thought that was my first miracle in Kogi. But another voice said, “Give him back the change.” So there was a war going on within me: “Give him,” “Don’t give him.” While I was contemplating, I finally spoke out and told the driver that he gave me excess change. Guess what the driver said? “Are you not the man on that poster? I knew I gave you excess change. I wanted to know if you’re a true Man Of God.” I almost fainted. He said, “I will come to your crusade this evening.” What I’m I trying to say is that your character can either enlarge the church or decrease the church.

In the house of God today, you’ll find envy. Haven’t you heard that a pastor would get a hired assassin to kill a fellow pastor, simply because he built a church very close to his? Is it not a good thing that the body of Christ is expanding?

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