51 When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem;
52 and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him.
53 But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem.
When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You
want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”
55 But He turned and rebuked them, [and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of;
56 for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” And they went on to another village.
you read the above passage? Do you know why Christ rebuked his
disciples when they wanted to command fire from heaven to consume the
Christ said that we Christians are of a different
spirit. What do you think he would look like today if he had commanded
fire to burn down the same people he came to save?
Kemi Olunloyo and Pastor Ibiyeomie saga became a police affair, I’ve
read several comments from supposed Christians urging the pastor on.
When it is made clear to them that a preacher is not to react in the
manner Pastor Ibiyeomie did, in that he ought to overlook the matter by
forgiving her without taking action, like Christ would, , they shift the
goal post to saying that Kemi Olunloyo didn’t ask for forgiveness.
the people that were killing Jesus ask for forgiveness before he said
“Father forgive them for they know not what they do”? Now, tell me, a
crime of killing you versus a crime of defaming you, which is more easy
to forgive without taking action?
Pastor Ibiyeomie calls himself
a Christian i.e like Christ, yet he isn’t acting like one. He has
enjoyed all the good side of being a Christian. But now that it is time
to suffer for Christ, he can’t even face the suffer of defamation. What
if he had existed in the days of the early apostles when Christians
where arrested and fed to lions in gladiator arenas? Those disciple’s
still prayed for their persecutors.
I don’t know whether Kemi
Olunloyo deserves whatever she’s going through cos we don’t know whether
she has proof of her claims. One thing i do know is that her punishment
shouldn’t come from a man who is supposed to preach to her. Having her
locked up doesn’t prove he’s innocent of the allegation.
would argue that his silence would have made many people to leave his
church. The silence that Jesus and his disciples maintained when they
were persecuted is one of the reasons why Christianity is major today.
If they had attacked their attackers, Christianity would have been
tagged a terrorist religion.
Let’s remember how Peter reacted
when he cut off the ear of one of those that came to arrest Jesus. Most
importantly, let’s remember how the man they came to arrest reacted to
the situation. He rebuked Peter and went ahead to heal the ear. But
Christianity of today is “attack me, I attack you”, thanks to the years
of prosperity preaching which has turned man away from God and made them
love self than others.
You can continue to argue in favour of
the pastor, but the Bible will always condemn his actions. God has given
you an hint to free you from the shackles of those that have been
misleading you. Instead of following it, Christians of today have chosen
to stand with the same evil men. Below is what Christ will say..
But He turned and rebuked them, [and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; Luke 9:55
you know why many Christians will accept the mark of the Antichrist? It
is because they choose man over God and His Word. It’s not too late for
then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, “Who is on the LORD’s side? Come to me.”