Reality of Righteousness

Listening to Pastor Onayinka Olusegun‘s teaching on the Reality of Righteousness and I find the scales falling off my eyes. The constant rhetoric in churches, designed to bombast the believer into a form of righteousness, is that we are to “work for our salvation with fear and trembling”. With voices raised and fists clenched the preacher with all his garb and garrulity attempts to arm-twist the believer into confessing his sins in order to obtain the forgiveness of God. {Once a preacher arrived with much fanfare and pomp} She and her band of merry men portrayed a God who would be so petty as to be marking church attendance register and counting the number of hours prayed. It was a drama that moved many to tears as they realized the utter “depravity” of their state. After all if God was to demand that we enter heaven on the basis of our works who would make it? Upon completion of the

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Five Beards and Two Finches

Welcome back to my blog. I apologize for my absence. Please nominate these guys for the Nigeria Blog Awards: @zaphnath_paneah and @EZEDAKING. Yes! I know the title of this post makes no sense. Blame it on the bottle of chilled Ribena. ANYWAYS to understand the piece that follows you need to be familiar with scripture. Enjoy. Once there was a bearded man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell by the wayside among thorns, and the thorns spring up and choked him. He was the prodigal son and he was looking for the land of milk and money, honey. And as he went on, he didn’t have money, and he met the Queen of Sheba, and she gave him 1,000 talents of gold and 100 changes of raiment. And he got into a chariot and drove furiously, and when he was driving under a big juniper tree, his hair caught on a limb of that tree, and he hung there many

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True Light

There are different kinds of lights and under each of these lights, things are seen in a certain kind of way. That’s why you might go to a boutique that has blue lighting and purchase what seemed to be a white shirt but, when you step out into the sun, you realized it was a cream or sky blue shirt. In studying scriptures, it’s the same thing. Often times, we study according to the ‘lights’ of our favourite preachers, the ‘lights’ of our denominations. But, brothers and sisters, there is a ‘True’ light! His name is Jesus! He is what to see and how to see in scriptures! Often, we look into the Word to substantiate our beliefs, instead of allowing God’s Word create them. Many see different things in the Word, but, God calls us to see one person; Jesus! John 5:13, ‘Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify

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