Another doctrinal error of the prosperity gospel pastors in Nigeria is denominational church mentality and evangelism. This is a church experience where your mind has been programmed and predetermined that you belong to one particular denominational church where you worship instead of belonging to the whole body of Christ. You only do denominational church evangelism instead of the kingdom of God evangelism. In all their church activities, they (prosperity gospel pastors) have used this mindset of denominational church mentality and evangelism to manipulate and brainwash their denominational church members for church enslavement and in setting up denominational church control system.
This is reason why they will tell you to pay your tithe in that particular denominational church where you worship or belong to because prosperity gospel church is profitable money making business venture in Nigeria. And the General Overseer of that particular denominational church is building his own denominational church empire. But according to the Scripture by the word of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is of “one fold, and one shepherd”: John 10:16 KJV “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” This is ONE truth hidden from many Christians! The Lord Jesus Christ said He would build His church (singular ) NOT His churches (plural ) ; that is ONE church in Matthew 16:18 KJV “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” In Heaven, there is only one church of the saints of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Nigerian denominational churches have manipulated and brainwashed their denominational church members that they belong to that their individual particular denominations. And therefore as a result of this, they belong to their General Overseer which automatically translates that the General Overseer is their spiritual father whereas because the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is one, He (the Lord Jesus Christ ) Himself the owner of the church said we should not call anyone here on earth our spiritual father (e.g. Mama, Papa, etc): Matthew 23:8 – 10 KJV “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.”
But the prosperity gospel pastors have misinterpreted 1 Corinthians 4:15 -16 KJV; they have used this Scripture to manipulate and brainwash their denominational church members in order to collect their money in form of tithes by telling them that they belong to their General Overseer’s church. This is another reason why they have different individual denominational church doctrines instead of the only one Apostles’ doctrine of the early church. Whereas 1 Corinthians 4:15 -16 is saying we should imitate Christ – be the follower of Christ as Apostle Paul was a follower of Christ: 1 Corinthians 4:15 – 16 KJV and 1 Corinthians 11:1 KJV “For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me…..Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” Therefore, know God for yourself.
Good morning sir. How are you and your family?