Doctrine

AUTHORITY OF MEN VS AUTHORITY OF GOD

Written by onetruth

The errors of prosperity gospel have made the authority of men to become the truth. This contravenes the word of God because the Bible makes us understand that the authority of the word of God should be the truth; the authority of the word of God should be the supremacy; the authority of the word of God should be the ultimate; and the authority of the word of God should be the final. The authority of men is not Christianity as great men are not always wise but the authority of the word of God – Job 32:9 KJV “Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.”

The authority of men in prosperity gospel church oppresses the poor and puts them in bondage where nobody asks or questions the General Overseer for his error but the authority of the word of God makes people free – John 8:32 KJV “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

In Christianity, truth is superior to the authority of men. The truth rules over the authority of men. The truth is the superior authority that removes chaos in any situation and circumstance, even in any society. The word of God is the supremacy in Christianity over the authority of the General Overseers and their senior pastors: Galatians 1: 6 – 9 KJV “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

The word of God is the ultimate truth: John 17:17 KJV “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” You may have many friends in life but let the truth which is the word of God (the Jesus Christ Himself) be your great friend. The word “another gospel” mentioned in Galatians 1:6 KJV symbolizes the doctrines of men. The errors of prosperity gospel have introduced wrong doctrines and practices (into Christianity in Nigeria and Africa all over) that are not according to the word of God.

In the New Testament, God does not put any Christian under the bondage of tithe/tithing. The reason is that the Lord Jesus Christ redeemed us from the laws of Moses. See my book on tithes and tithing at Amazon: MONEY NEVER PAID AS TITHES IN THE BIBLE UNLESS REDEEMED: What My Pastor Has Never Told Me Concerning Money Paid As Tithes.

The General Overseers and their senior pastors are preaching the gospel with the charge for the compulsory payment of tithes which is also one of the errors of the prosperity gospel. This kind of charge is the abuse of the authority of the gospel by the General Overseers and their senior pastors in the church which the word of God speaks against it: 1 Corinthians 9:17 – 18 KJV ” For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship. What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel.”

Your giving must be from first the willing mind. And secondly from what you have which must not be under compulsion as the prosperity gospel pastors make giving of tithes compulsory in the New Testament Covenant: 2 Corinthians 8:12 KJV “For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.” But in Nigerian church today, people are told to compulsorily bring their tithes and offerings whether convenient or not, or you are asked to pay before you see the General Overseers ( a day out with the pastor ) is the abuse of authority of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you don’t give from your willing mind and from only what you can afford from what you have, no reward for you from God: 1 Corinthians 9:17 KJV and 2 Corinthians 8:12 KJV “For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will…….For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.”

About the author

onetruth

Olusegun Ibikunle has devoted his entire life to the service of his Master Lord Jesus Christ since 2003, greatly adding value to lives. He is into the propagation of the gospel of Christ of righteousness and holiness on the earth. By the grace of God, he is the founder of the Holy Army of Christ (HAC) Ministries. The ministries God has used to bless the children, the teenagers, the youths and the adults.

He has a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering. The Holy Spirit inspired him to write this book for the edification of the Body of Christ and the benefit of Heaven-bound Christians in the last days (end times).

He is a great life coach. He holds seminars across the globe.

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