Article of Faith: Why Pastors don’t go to Heaven, By Femi Aribisala

Femi Aribisala, Ph.D
Femi Aribisala

All those who still call themselves pastors today are not disciples of Jesus.

I became the Pastor of Healing Wings, Chapel of Faith in 1998. But nine years later, I felt constrained to resign. My resignation came from the sudden realisation that even though God specifically called me to ministry, he never asked me to pastor a church. I have also come to realise that Jesus while Jesus calls prophets, wise men and inspired writers (Matthew 23:34); he calls no one to be a pastor for the simple reason that he is the only pastor of the Church of God.

One single pastor

In the Old Testament, when the bible speaks of pastors, it is often in condemnation. Ezekiel castigates them as self-centred and egocentric. (Ezekiel 34:2-4). Jeremiah says as a result of their incompetence, the sheep of God have gone astray. (Jeremiah 50:6). How does God intend to remedy the situation? The answer lies in Jesus Christ; the wisdom of God.

Solomon warns that we should be wary of a situation where God is said to lead his people through more than one pastor: “The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings which are given by ONE PASTOR. My son, beware of anything beyond these.” (Ecclesiastes 12:11-12). Therefore, God decrees the summary dismissal of all pastors; to be replaced by one solitary true and faithful pastor: “I will establish ONE PASTOR over them, and he shall feed them- my servant David. He shall feed them and be their pastor. And I, the LORD, will be their God. (Ezekiel 34:23-24). “David my servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have ONE PASTOR.” (Ezekiel 37:24).

In asserting that “the Lord is my pastor,” David himself acknowledges that it is the Lord that must be the pastor of his people. (Psalm 23:1). Much later, Matthew confirms that the promised pastor is Jesus, the root and the offspring of David. (Revelation 22:16). He says: “Thus it is written by the prophet: But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not the least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you shall come a ruler who will pastor my people Israel. (Matthew 2:5-6). Indeed, Jesus is the only pastor since David who is also “the king of Israel.” (John 10:11; 19:14).

The good pastor

Jesus identifies himself as the promised pastor of the scriptures. He declares: “I am the good pastor; and I know my sheep, and am known by my own.” (John 10:14). In Jesus is fulfilled God’s promise to take care of his flock all by himself: “I will feed my flock, and I will make them lie down. I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick.” (Ezekiel 34:15-16).

Since Jesus distinguishes himself as “the good pastor,” it follows that all other pastors are “bad pastors.” Indeed, Jesus declares: “All who ever came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.” (John 10:8). He then maintains that, in the Church of God, there will be one congregation and one pastor: “I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock and ONE PASTOR.” (John 10:16).

That means one church and one pastor. A man cannot have two pastors at the same time? That would just be confusing. The sheep cannot follow two shepherds going in different directions. God hates the double-minded. (Psalm 119:113). James is categorical: “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:8). So we have to make a choice as to which church we belong and who exactly is our pastor.

Bad pastors

Accordingly, Jesus specifically prohibits his disciples from assuming ministerial positions of authority since they are reserved exclusively for him alone. He says: “Do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for one is your teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren” (Matthew 23:8). He says furthermore: “Do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called ‘teacher,’ for you have one Teacher, the Christ.” (Matthew 23:9-10).

This means all those still calling themselves “Pastor Moses” and “Father Paul” today are charlatans; without exception. In the Church of God, the Father is the source of all authority and from him it flows to Jesus, the Son. (Matthew 28:18). Jesus does not transfer this authority to some pastor, bishop or pope. Neither does he delegate the authority given to him.

Instead, he warns us: “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet IT SHALL NOT BE SO AMONG YOU; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28).

This means in the New Testament church, all believers are equal in status. There is no guru; no head-honcho; no general overseer. Nobody should be designated pastor today because we are now, one and all, “a royal priesthood?” (1 Peter 2:9). There is no exclusive office of the priest today because Christ has now made all believers priests to God? (Revelation 1:6/5:10). The only power and authority Jesus gives to his disciples is over demons and diseases. (Luke 9:1).

Bible dishonesty

How then can we explain the proliferation of pastors in Christian churches today, in spite of Jesus’ clear-cut injunctions? The answer lays in Paul, a man who systematically undermines Jesus in the bible.

Paul twisted a verse in Psalm 68 to make it seem as if it is written in the scriptures that Jesus would establish ministerial positions. The psalmist says men gave gifts to the Lord: “When you ascended on high, you led captives in your train; you RECEIVED gifts from men. (Psalm 68:18). But Paul distorted this to say men received gifts from the Lord: “This is why it says: ‘When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and GAVE gifts to men.’” (Ephesians 4:8). This then enabled him to say that pastors are God’s gift to men. (Ephesians 4:11-12). This is entirely bogus.

Bible translators conspire to hide Paul’s contradiction of Jesus by translating the same Greek word, “poimen” as “shepherd” (John 10:14); when it refers to Jesus’ injunctions, and as “pastor” (Ephesians 4:11), when it refers to the leadership of the contemporary Christian church. That way, the undiscerning remains unaware that Jesus’ radical injunctions are applicable to the thief-and-robber pastors of today.

What are we to conclude from this? All those who still call themselves pastors today are not disciples of Jesus. Their authority is not from heaven: their authority is from men. Pastors today are people flagrantly violating the will of God. Jesus warns: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21).


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  • Victor

    DON’T BELIEVE THE LIE: JESUS APPOINTED SHEPHERDS UNDER HIM

    While the title of this article borders frankly on the author’s ridiculous assumptions of heavenly eligibility, it must be acknowledged that he is well within his rights to theorize on who will / will not attain whichever paradise he believes in. My issue with this write-up therefore, is not his fanciful albeit grandiose claims, but rather his flagrant disregard for the truth which I shall be highlighting.

    The first thing we discover is that this write-up is rife with Biblical references – though mostly quoted out of their relevant contexts. The plethora of jumbled texts while aimed at giving the writer’s conclusions a semblance of authority, nevertheless elicits a rueful smile from any reader of this column, who may recall that the author has absolutely no respect for the Bible. In fact, according to him, it is not the word of God but a “dead book full of lies.” What kind of duplicitous character will then go ahead to reference this same “lying dead book” as a source of authority? Why can he not write whatever his God (who appears to him as OBJ and his Obama) is telling him, but rather, insists on mutilating the book he hates so much by quoting it out of context? Your guess is as good as mine for this clearly devious behavior.

    He then say: “I became the Pastor of Healing Wings, Chapel of Faith in 1998. But nine years later, I felt constrained to resign.” What he ‘conveniently’ forgot to mention anywhere in his treatise is that he has remained the “COORDINATOR” of the very same establishment ever since! So who is really fooling who here? This sophistry cannot disguise the fact that as ‘coordinator’, he exercises authority over those he is ‘coordinating.’ It is sheer hypocrisy. There is no organization in this world that can be run without a clearly delineated hierarchy – a fact Jesus Himself demonstrated by appointing 12 apostles.

    The writer then claims: “Since Jesus distinguishes himself as “the good pastor,” it follows that all other pastors are “bad pastors.” This statement is a logical disaster. It takes the words from Christ’s mouth and twists them horribly to say what Femi is saying and not what Jesus is saying. No one is denying that there are numerous bad pastors in the world as prophesied by Christ Himself in the parable of the wheat and tares. However, Jesus calling Himself “The Good Shepherd” cannot be confused by any reasonable person to mean “The ONLY Good Shepherd.” Thus, it cannot mean that ALL others are bad, especially when they have been appointed by Christ himself! In John 21: 15-17, Jesus thrice told Peter to “Feed My lambs, Tend My sheep and Feed My sheep.” This is the clear job of the Shepherd and by this statement, Jesus designated a shepherd under him! Listen to the same apostle Peter delegating this same responsibility from Christ unto others while making it clear that there is no controversy over whom the Chief Shepherd is: “The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.” —1 Peter 5:1-4

    There are numerous other biblical misinterpretations and outright lies in this article but the highlighted ones should be enough for anyone with an unbiased mind to evaluate the truth. It would be impossible to address in a single comment, the litany of verses quoted here out of context, or the corrosive hatred for Apostle Paul which plagues this writer, and serves as the doorway through which the devil has wrecked eternal havoc on his soul. We must never fail to acknowledge that there are numerous fraudulent pastors among us, stealing money from men to finance their outrageous lifestyle. The command of Christ on this matter however, is “let them grow together until the harvest when the wheat will be separated from the tares.” This is to prevent accidentally “uprooting the wheat together with the tares.” If we truly believe there is a day of reckoning for everything we do on this earth, then we must know that these ones are not going to get away with their crimes. However, it is even more imperative that you be aware that there are evil spirits in the world pretending to be Jesus, who will seek to deceive you with a contrary doctrine so that you will lose much more than your money – your eternal soul! Whatever “Christ” that Femi has been listening to, telling him that: Jesus was not born of a virgin but of a premarital sexual union between Joseph and Mary (fornication), Jesus did not die for sins and his blood does not cleanse sins, all the Biblical prophets before Jesus are thieves and robbers, and the Bible is full of lies among numerous other heresies, cannot be the Jesus revealed in the Bible. These lies are far more detrimental to your soul than your bank account.

    “And Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.” — Matthew 24:4-5

    • VICTOR: THE GFADA OF LIES WHO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH VANGUARD BUT IMPERSONATES VANGUARD STAFF

      How many pieces of silver have they given you to convince you that your purpose in life is to be a resident demon on my blog? Can’t you see that you are being used? Can’t you see that you are just wasting your life? The love of unrighteous money will be your undoing. Listen to me. I have been writing these articles for five years now. .I have been preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God for 20 years. There can be no divination against Jacob, therefore your juju and your curses have not stopped me. God himself is my defense; therefore your arrows have been inconsequential. Jesus is my rock and my salvation; therefore your bullets have gone with the wind The lies that your paymasters tell, the falsehood you are called to defend; will not stand. They cannot stand. Every plant which our heavenly Father has not planted shall be uprooted. This is the commandment of the Lord: “See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10). So this is my promise: I will uproot and tear down your pagan blood-sacrificing altars. I will destroy and overthrow every kingdom of pastors that you erected. And then I will endeavour to build and plant Christ, so help me God. Listen and listen good. This work is of God, so there is nothing you, your pay-masters and your demons can do about it.

      Femi Aribisala.

      • thundering thunder

        wow…wat a man!…Honestly lost all respect for you by your venomous speech.Am sure Jesus Christ of Nazareth do not rise up to those who dissent on his views in such a vile manner as you have done.Wonder the Jesus you follow..Such appaling defense!…and so weak a defense!…Lost all respect cos the substance of a man is only as weighty as the substance of his words…n ur words justy fell like feathers into a heap of confusion,blown to smithereens by Victorz careful n wellbacked answers!…Thanks Victor for dispelling all these Hell sent lies from the Coordinator who in action “Pastors”

    • VICTOR: DEMONIC VIRUS FROM THE PIT OF HELL

      I have your number, so hear me and hear me good. If you don’t want to keep hearing the truth, don’t keep coming back here to drive up your high blood pressure. I will continue to shout from the rooftops the truth that I have learnt at the feet of Jesus.

      Jesus is the Messiah. It is not Paul; it is not Moses; it is not David; it is not Mary. It is Jesus and Jesus alone.

      Paul is not Jesus. He does not speak for Jesus. His word is personal to him. Paul’s word is not the word of God.

      The bible is a book. We do not worship the bible. We worship God.

      The bible is not the word of God. The word of God is living and active. The bible is a dead book. Jesus is the word of God.

      We are saved by obeying the word of Jesus: we are not saved by being washed in the blood of Jesus. God is not a pagan idol.

      God does not desire any sacrifices: Jesus is not a sacrifice for sins.

      Jesus is a man; born of a woman. There is a man now sitting on the throne of God in heaven.

      The kingdom of God has been established on earth for over 2000 years and men have since been entering into it.

      There are only twelve apostles of Jesus and Paul is not one of them.

      Pastors are the descendants of those who killed Jesus, and they are still determined that he should be put back in the grave today.

      God does not desire tithes and offerings. He desires our heart.

      Christian churches are the dens of robbers that Jeremiah and Jesus warned us about.

      You don’t need a jet plane in order to preach the gospel. You only need the Holy Spirit.

      I will keep adding to this list as the Holy Spirit brings more and more of the heresies of the so-called “men of God” to my remembrance. If these truths give you a heartburn. Good. You need to stop believing and preaching lies.

      • Simon Cordingley

        It’s a good thing then, Paul saw you coming long ago…, “But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court.” (1Cor. 4v3).

        No one has ever said Paul is the Christ. That would be blasphemous. Certainly Paul never proclaimed it or implied it. Even those who claimed to follow him, he rebuked as being fractious against Christ (1 Cor. 1v12-18). He is a testimony only, ordained by Christ as an apostle (born out of time), as witnessed by many and as chronicled by the Luke in the Book of Acts. Furthermore, he was beloved by the other apostles (whose witness you say you accept) as a brother (2 Peter 3v15).

        You sir, are obviously a heretic, a twister of the gospel, and a hater of Christ and his Church.

    • VICTOR: THE HYPOCRITE FROM THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN

      You are like a malignant tumour. But with God, it will more than possible to deal with you. All you will achieve is that you and your friends will keep reading the things that will drive you up the wall. You know, those truths that you hate to hear. You will hear again and again the truths about your favourite fake apostle. You will hear that, like you, he is a hypocrite, a liar and a deceiver. You will hear that we are saved by the word of Jesus and not by his blood. You will hear that God does not desire any sacrifices and that Jesus is not a sacrifice for sins. You will hear that all we need in order to be forgiven of sin is to repent.

      You will hear that God calls no man today to be a pastor. You will hear of Jesus’ “won’t, don’t and can’t” rules. You will hear that Christians won’t go to heaven. You will hear that pastors don’t go to heaven. You will hear that rich men can’t go to heaven. You will hear that those who love their lives will lose it. You will hear that those refuse to lay down their lives for God will lose it. You will hear that it is imperative to enter the kingdom of God NOW.

      You will not hear your favourite old wives tales preached in your churches. Nobody will ask you to give Jesus a wiper. You will not be told to come to any church or fellowship. You will not be told to send any money. You will not be told to extol any man. You will not be told to worship any book. You will not be told that the word who was made flesh was not flesh after all because he was born of a virgin. You will not be told that a man is saved from sin by washing himself in blood according to pagan rites. You will be told the truth of God.

      But because you hate the truth, all this will drive you crazy, as it is doing already.

      • thinking man

        What I think both of u should hear is that the world was not created in 6 days , snakes dont talk and horses dont fly, virgins dont give birth and bushes dont talk, thw creator of this universe will not need human or animal sacrifices for any reason, the fraud that is christianity has been carried on for too long and the only beneficiaries are the preists and pastors..because they have made people afraid to reason with their heads thats why pastor’s and priests will be flying private jets up and down claiming to spread the word of god. I aagree with femi that paul is a fraud, but I add that the rest of the bible is too..grow up and stop fighting over myths of people who believed the stars where lights hung up in the sky by god. Thanks

        • thundering thunder

          thinking man,am sure u aint doing too much thinking either.if u cant prove d earth was created in a million years witout relying on your fossil friends n Mr Darwin…then we r both deluded.so stop making points u cant prove either

    • thundering thunder

      thanks Victor for dispelling all these lies with this coordinator who is only obsessed with being heard n lost his relevance a long time ago.sorry for my outburst anyways…just peeved with his arguments dat don’t “hold water”….n disgusting intolerance of a different view.wat a Coordinator!

  • Vacuole

    Mr Femi, This your article is not balanced, it is one sided and alas seems like from a fanatics that want to perpetuate something his spirit revealed unto him personally. So what has happen to injunction of Jesus in John 21:16 When Jesus clearly instructed Peter “Feed my Sheep”. It is only shepherds (Pastors) that can take the sheeps into the Pasture and care for them, feed them with the right nutrient they need to grwo and survive in harsh weather. So Peter is a Pastor, a good shephered in the other of Jesus Christ, Just like Jesus is a priest in the other of Melchizedeck, the King of Salem (Gen 14:18) (Psalm 110:4).
    What you should condemn is the proliferation of Pharisees in the mould of wolves that are masquerading as pastors today to decieve the people, merchandising the gospel for their selfish gains, I can tell you that they have their judgement and their reward already. We that are called according to the knowledge of God will go in this strenght knowing that we store our reward/treasures in heaven where the moths can not gain access and destroy it. But true Pastors called in the order of Jesus Christ will make heaven.
    Thank you

  • LIAR FROM THE PIT OF HELL

    Your job on this blog is to come here every so often to do some character assassination. It is already over with you and you are determined that others would share your fate. You are wasting your time.

    No matter the different lies you come up with, my position remains the same. I will continue to expose the evil that is in you. I will continue to decry the demons that is in all of you that have made you to be servants of unrighteousness. That is why, like your forefathers, you are determined to kill God’s prophets.

    Shout until you are blue in the face: I refuse to follow Paul. Scream and holler on every high mountain you can find,I refuse to worship your idols. I will continue to reject every counsel of men. I CHOOSE TO FOLLOW JESUS AND ONLY JESUS. I refuse to follow you and yours to your hell-holes. I despise your churches. I abhor your “men of God” who rob widows of their houses. I reject your charlatans who make merchandise of men. You know nothing about God and about the kingdom of God.

    I will not worship the book you call the bible. I will only worship God. You cannot browbeat me into believing that Paul is Jesus Christ. I know the voice of Paul is the voice of a stranger. Whether you like it or not, I will accept nothing in the bible unless it conforms to the doctrines and teachings of Jesus Christ. I will not swallow your falsehood that everything in the bible is true. I know the same bible that contains the truth of God contains the falsehood your forefathers have placed in it so as to be able to hold blind men captive.

    I will continue to use this column and blog to open prison doors and the eyes of those you have blinded. So help me God, I will open the ears of those you have stopped. By the power that is in the name of Jesus, I will set at liberty those you have bound. By the time I have finished, I would have totally destroyed your bogus faith because I know you cannot leave this blog alone. I remain your worst nightmare in Jesus name.

    Femi Aribisala.

    • Avenger

      FEMI REPENT! See as ur evil heart has aged u!! There is still time for ur salvation if u desist from worshiping satan!!!

      • LoveJesus

        Go to youtube and search

        Dr. Ehrman gives Critical Academic Analysis of the Bible Errors
        Be open minded and truth searching

        • Allahu akuBOMB!

          Google – contradictions in the Qur’an, also
          – wikislam and
          – answeringIslam dot org

          Be open minded and truth searching

          • LoveJesus

            Did you check out the youtube videos? The links you sent are not linked to the discussion here. Hopefully you can go back and read it the English therein is quite comprehensible for he or she who is not linguistically challenged. In discussions, we focus on the subject being discussed and should not and do not encourage in diversionary tactics. This is well known discussion courtesy and should be expected from your like. I do know that the truth is sometimes too hot to handle for those who are emotionally blinded and unstable but some patience will assist you

          • Allahu akuBOMB

            Did you check out my links? They are very relevant to your malaise also called “a_Muslim_with_a_deceptive_Christian_name_who_cannot_mind_his_business-itis”

            I will be glad to cure you of this disease publicly here

          • Allahu akuBOMB

            “…Mind_his_business_itis”

    • LoveJesus

      Femi, I admire your courage to speak the truth. Indeed we will have people today coming out and committing evil practices today like anal, extramarital and premarital sex and then try to to justify be evoking some Pauline doctrine. Definitely Jesus Christ did not call for worship of the created but sought that the Will of the Creator be done on earth as it is done in Heaven.

      • Allahu akuBOMB!

        Actually apostle Paul spoke variously against homosexuality while Christ never mentioned it. You are just lying like your father. Your hatred for Christ’s apostle may destroy you like it has done this writer.

  • Wole

    I am not disappointed at all; ‘apostle Femi’ thinks a newspaper column is his ‘blog’! Is it even more shameful that an healing pastor is so much filled with pride that he thinks when he speaks, no one dare have a contrary opinion? On both counts, you are hellishly wrong. A newspaper column cannot be anyone’s personal property, even if you paid for it. And again, the same audacity you have got to do whatever you are doing is the right of everyone has to speak their mind. Plus, It takes only a moron to think he can force his foolishness on others.

    For the umpteenth time, I saw a ‘healing pastor’ attacking ‘sinners’ so vehemently that if there is any dignity left in his message, he has burnt it all with deep cuts on his own credibility.

    All pastors may go to hell, but I am sure heaven is not meant for liars, the haughty and violent. I can only pray that God heals you; it is very evident from your rants today that you are worse than those you are
    I expect you to attack me too. This column is for public consumption, and people have got a right to react to your posts. If you consider the feedback you have received, you will find that you have not dignified your calling and The Lord you claim to serve.

    Maybe it is time to have your own websites – I can do that for you free for a year. Just let those who want, read and not comment. Imagine is all writers on PT and VG are attacked like you?

    You are coming back to Christ, that I know.

    • LoveJesus

      Wole, you seem to consider yourself rational and I have no problem with that. Have you ever read the Bible according to Jesus. Or even written in his OWN language? Try to suppress your emotional attachment and apply critical appraisal.

      • Allahu akuBOMB!

        You seem to have an exaggerated impression of yourself and no one cares what you have a problem with. Have you read the satanic verses by Salman Rushdie? It is a great book!

        For your information and to reduce your vaunted ignorance, there is NO Bible written in the language of Aramaic which Jesus spoke.

        • LoveJesus

          Exactly, now you are moving towards the smart, intellect driven world. The fact that there is no Bible in the language Jesus Christ spoke should make you think- I really hope you can and without the emotional baggage you have demonstrated so far- about the authenticity of the Bible as is…which is what Femi is courageously bringing the attention of the readers too. The truth he is pointing to may shake your emotionally founded world more than a 8.1 Ritcher scale earthquake but then so be it. Most Xtians to read in Nigeria get to read the Bible in English after passing through several error infested translation exercises. If you are fair and sincere, surely you cannot say the mistakes therein, some of which have been described by christian scholars as being grave, are the work of the Almighty Creator or even the words of Jesus Christ whom we love and trust

          c

          • Allahu akuBOMB

            You have a propensity to write a lot without actually saying anything. The fact remains that you lied when you mentioned a Bible in Christ’s language. Either that, or you’re ignorant. Maybe you should be the one reading and telling us why Pilate wrote a sign in THREE languages and attached to the cross.

            I am more interested however in Muhammad’s suicide attempts from the hadiths… discuss!

          • LoveJesus

            Stick to Femi’s discussion

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Take your own advice. Better still, stick to your religion

          • LoveJesus

            My religion is the true religion of Jesus Christ. I cannot be a true believer if I do not believe in the true message of Jesus Christ. He called to the worship of the Almighty Creator in an unadulterated manner. The additions and the corruption in the Bible which Femi attempts to point out tto us here should lead us back to the true worship of the Creator and not the Created. Femi warns of how these pastors deceive unassuming people. And we read regularly in the news of how Pastor X slept with a woman or girl in his church claiming he is the man of God and trying to cure here of demons. Femi is warning that the root of this and other numerous Pastor committed evils can be traced to the corruptions in the Bible.

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Your religion is Islam. Your Jesus is called Isa. He is not the son of God. He is not my Jesus or that of Christianity. I will prefer to discuss the morality of sex with a 9 year old by your prophet or why your brothers are bombing and killing everyone hence my user name. Could the root of pedophilia and bloodthirst in Islam be traced back to the demon that appeared to Muhammad?

          • LoveJesus

            This is classically called out of point. Does not refer to Femi’s piece despite my several pleas to you. Shalom

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Well, I’m sorry to see you leave so soon…

  • frodo

    Apparently mr femi’s article has rattled some folks into issuing strong rebuttal. Its good for knowledge.
    Meanwhile who ever has a contrary opinion should also seek audience with owners of PT to enable him/her propagate the messages.
    From the little time I have had to read mr Femi article either based on politics or religion, he has consistently tried to be balanced.
    After his write up on GMB and Tinubu, i challenged him to also do a piece on jonathan else i will take him for a paid/partisan writer, i believed he got the memo or so,necessitating his piece on Jonathan/PDP.
    Even though mr Femi views are at odds with mainstream Pentecostal churches/Christians, his views are logical and more believable than the various pseudo concept of modern day christiandom.
    Shalom!!!

    • Simon Cordingley

      Really?

    • LoveJesus

      True. Those interested in finding out about falsehood codified in the Bible should go to youtube and search for

      “A New Testament scholar proves”

      “Top Bible scholar leaves Christianity”


      “Jesus and Contradictions In The Bible”

      • Allahu akuBOMB!

        Also, those interested in finding out ALL the numerous errors and lies in the Qur’an should Google – contradictions in the Qur’an, also
        – wikislam and
        – answeringIslam dot org

        • LoveJesus

          Why are you being emotional? Stick to the discussion below. More truths to shake your base founded on weak evidence. Was Jesus Christ born on the 25th of December? Did his true disciples, who loved him like I do, believe he was born that day? Paul was definitely not one of his disciplines. Did they celebrate it. If not who were those that introduced it to the practice of Christianity? For what purpose?

          • Allahu akuBOMB!

            Why are you being emotional? Stick to the discussion below. More truths to shake your base founded on weak evidence. why did Muhammad believe he was possessed and attempt suicide numerous times after seeing his demon? Why did he need his wife to tell him that it was an angel not a demon? Why did he Mary a 6 year old and have sex with her at 9? For what purpose?

          • LoveJesus

            Not only are you emotional, you are also not original. Copying from my post – plagiarism. Plus you have precedence in the Bible writers. Stick to what Femi discussed in the article- the presence of false ideas and inaccuracies in the Bible. Be man enough

          • Allahu akuBOMB!

            That may be true but I always feel the urge to discuss Islam with Muslims who attempt to discuss Christianity. I don’t know why this happens…

            As for you, you are a hypocrite asking me to stick the article. All the links you’ve been posting must have been linking the article…

          • LoveJesus

            Of course. The gentleman in the video is a Christian scholar of the Christian Bible. Like Femi, he dispassionately questions the inaccuracies therein. Obviously, unlike you, he has invested time and energy to discern these inaccuracies and share his findings with others that are sincere but unaware of these truths that are no doubt disturbing.

          • LoveJesus

            “Bart Ehrman – Jesus and Contradictions In The Bible” . Like you copied my words earlier on, without permission, copy the words in quotes and paste it in the search box in youtube . Prof.Bart Ehrman has spent time in this field and has answered questions from your like times without number. Seek the truth and you will be set free of blind following and emotion worshiping

          • LoveJesus

            Copy and paste “Bart Ehrman – Jesus and Contradictions In The Bible” in youtube dot com and dispassionately benefit from his expertise. Others like you have questioned him and have had their doubts and worries pulverised thus freeing them from worshiping their emotions or blind following

          • LoveJesus

            If you are confident of what you have, go ahead peruse the videos and then try to challenge Bart Ehrman

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Feel free to do the same on answering Islam dot org and the rest.

          • LoveJesus

            Again, I repeat stick to the context of Femi’s discourse. The truth therein will set you free. And your family. And friends. And villages

          • LoveJesus

            And remember worship One God the God of Moses and Abraham and all of Mankind

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Remember that the moon god of Islam is not the same God of Christianity.

          • LoveJesus

            You keep seem not to have control of you emotions. Stick to the topic. By the way, you seem to have a pathological hatred for Islam and Muhammad. Is that what Jesus Christ really preached. Again you confirm what Femi is warning against. Distorted texts leading to distorted incorrect behaviour all in the name of Jesus. As Femi is striving to get to explain to your likes, the Almighty True God Jesus Christ called to is NOT the polytheistic doctrine established by Paul and now believed by those who supposedly love Jesus. Please wake up, you true salvation lies in true monotheism free unadulterated by Pauline polytheism and freely marketed by today’s pastors. One even wonder if you are not a Pastor and you are just been hard hit by Femi’s expose. Some of these pastors are even known to commit fetish rituals demonstrating their deeply rooted polytheism. Wake up

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Actually you appear to have a pathological hatred of Christianity and apostle Paul. You need to wake up and find the truth before this hatred destroys you. The rest of your comment is meaningless.

          • LoveJesus

            I love Jesus Christ and cannot be a true believer unless I love Him. Corrupted Christianity especially with Pauline doctrine is another ball game completely. Learn to separate the wheat from the chaff. Its not a difficult skill. And stop copying…it would depict to others that you are intellectually disabled and incapable of being original

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            The intellectually disabled one is the person who finds it impossible to understand that your Isa is no more akin to the Christ of Christianity than Jesus navas of Manchester city. The corruption in Islam apparently started from the demon that appeared to Muhammad. Discuss!

          • LoveJesus

            As usual, Out of Point. Shalom

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Well, I’m sorry to see you leaving so soon…

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Take your own advice and stick to your religion. But feel free to read the links provided as the truth there will set you free. And your family. And friends. And villages

          • LoveJesus

            Plagiarism. Be original.

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Ok

          • LoveJesus

            Another video you should check out

            Bart Ehrman – Bible Fail: Unreliable, Incoherent & Self Contradictory

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            There are numerous videos on YouTube you should check out about the evil of Islam. Couldn’t be bothered to copy them here. Just Google Islam evil. Also don’t forget Like I encouraged you earlier, google – contradictions in the Qur’an, also
            – wikislam and
            – answeringIslam dot org

            Others like you have questioned him and have had their doubts and worries pulverised thus freeing them from worshiping their emotions or blind following

            Also try a response to Bart Erhman and William Lane Craig destroys Erhman.

          • LoveJesus

            Craig is on the emotional wavelength you operate. Try leaving Alice in Wonderland and facing reality. If you are confident just watch the videos. And switch over to true monotheistic practice where you worship and pray to the One Unique Almighty Creator and make sure His Will is done on earth as it is Heaven. Prostrate to Him as Jesus Christ did. Submit your desires to Him willingly and decontaminate yourself of the evil corrupting Pauline doctrine and other inaccuracies in the Bible

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Ironically I find Erhman and his shoddy work a disgrace to serious accademia. That is why I also do not take you as a serious person since you’re apparently impressed with him. What do you people to do to cure Islam of the pedophilia and blood thirst that bedevils her?

          • LoveJesus

            Ask Catholics who were sexually abused as kids in the church. You can find them on the web. Such crimes were committed everywhere – from the US, tot he Philippines to Ireland. Why they follow the misleading Pauline doctrine. Which is what Femi is trying to free you from. And then you can shift safely to worshiping the One True God

          • Allahu aku BOMB

            Ask senator Yerima, and numerous other Muslims who practice pedophilia cos of their prophet having sex with a nine year old. Also ask the families of those murdered by the blood thirsty Muslims called boko haram. It must be the misleading doctrines of the Qur’an causing all this though I personally believe it is the demon that appeared to Muhammad.

          • Allahu akuBOMB

            Like I encouraged you earlier, google – contradictions in the Qur’an, also
            – wikislam and
            – answeringIslam dot org

            Others like you have questioned him and have had their doubts and worries pulverised thus freeing them from worshiping their emotions or blind following

            Also try a response to Bart Erhman and William Lane Craig destroys Erhman.

          • Allahu akuBOMB

            You appear oblivious.is the man discussing the article about why pastors don’t go to heaven? If not then u are the one interjection another topic and u shouldn’t complain. U also appear to know what I have studied from ur little screen. Interesting. So tell me again your findings on the morality of sex with a 9 year old?

          • Allahu akuBOMB

            You appear oblivious. is the man discussing the article about why pastors don’t go to heaven? If not then u are the one interjection another topic and u shouldn’t complain. U also appear to know what I have studied from ur little screen. Interesting. So tell me again your findings on the morality of s.ex with a 9 year old?

  • Thomas Paine

    Typical Nigerian much ado about nothing. A tedious exchange of prejudices masquerading as serious discussion. Aribisala affirms the literal perfection of the bible, his so-called ‘opponents’ call him out on his ostensible ‘heresy.’ A lot of needless heat, so little light. None of the so-called debaters grapples with the question of whether something is necessarily true because it is in the bible, whether or not there is a god, and why the country is so fucked-up despite the ubiquity of churches and church-goers. For any young person reading this (if you are not too far gone that is), don’t clutter your mind with the nonsense being disgorged by Aribisala and his ‘opponents.’ There is no real difference between. Instead, nourish your mind with the most critical writings on the human condition and the history of our evolution as a species. Most of these are available for free online. Read- and not in any particular order- Hume, Hitchens, D’Holbach, Soyinka, Mokwugo Okoye, Solarin, Condorcet, Thomas Paine, etc. Once you encounter these great minds, you will begin to free your mind from the shackles of religion and its appeal to divine revelation and terror. We need to start doing this as a matter of urgency, otherwise Africans will continue to be a mentally enslaved people.

    • thundering thunder

      Thomas paine…nice write up…about nothing.what have you really said now dats worth noting?

  • Simon Cordingley

    I don’t know who you are and I don’t care to find out. I read this article on my Zite feed but felt compelled to write.

    Firstly, I must say, I am not a fan of the “Pastor” model of the modern church either. I believe it to be an aberration of the original “Eldership” model originally established in the first churches immediately after Jesus’ ascension. The Pastor driven church is pyramidical with a single entity at the top. It is prone to abuses as there is often little accountability and there is the tendency toward a celebrity status of the one leading. However, for you to call all people who are seen and accepted as a pastor as, “charlatans” and, “thieves and robbers” is clearly aimed at dividing the Church rather than remodelling it and an evil aspersion on the good heart of many faithful people.

    On the other hand, local churches were first established by a visiting apostle, then after a period, an eldership of several equal devoted local community leaders was appointed by the same apostle (Acts 14v23). You will notice this reference is associated specifically with the Apostle Paul. It was Paul who notably carried out this pattern of establishing churches with an eldership. Your assertions and accusations against Paul are wicked. Paul wrested no scripture to undermine Jesus. Paul completed Christ’s suffering for the sake of the Church (Col. 1v24). Basically, you speak some vague truth with one of your tongues and then utter evil with the other. No other man, besides Christ himself, has suffered so much for the Church as Paul.

    I re-name you, Son of Elymas.

    • LoveJesus

      Simon, take it easy. Paul never met Jesus yet he wrote half of the whole testament you base your life upon. Go to youtube and search

      “The Bible is mostly not factual””

      • Allahu akuBOMB!

        Actually, Muhammad never saw an angel either. Most believe it was a demon that possessed him and the Qur’an is mostly not factual too

      • Simon Cordingley

        Blah, blah, blah… and you’re not relevant.

  • ifeanyi

    Sir, you sound more like someone that has been studying the scriptures with Jehovah’ Witnesses…or better still you sound more like someone that has been reading the Watchtower N Awake magazines of the witnesses.. Are my claims wrong Sir? Definetly not! Am a JW