DID PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE BETRAY CHRISTIANS TO BRING BUHARI TO POWER?
By Mr Tony Maguaje
In 2015 before the elections,the Leaders Of Pentecostal Pastors gathered at the Redemption camp to pray for God’s directions . Pastor Adeboye was asked to tell who God is leading Christians to vote for but he said that he is a man under authority and that he will support whoever the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN)supports. Bishop Oyedepo stood up and said that God has asked Christians to vote for the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and Pastor Adeboye agreed.
But strangely enough the very same Adeboye went behind and told Prof Yemi Osinbajo on four occasions that he (Osinbajo) will become Vice President!!! Is that not the reason for Pa Adeboye’s silence in the wake of the rising persecution of Christians in Nigeria? Does it not have to do with the fact that he also dissociated himself from a Prophecy in 2014 which claimed that the coming government would promote the islamization of Nigeria,and also having encouraged one of his loyal pastors to run for vice president, even after assuring other pastors during a prayer session in the weeks before the 2015 election,that he would abide by their decision to adopt the incumbent President Dr Goodluck Jonathan?
It is not news today that the front burner issue being discussed by leaders in Nigeria today is the Islamization of Nigeria by the current government. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Professor Wole Soyinka, two supposed arch enemies have for once put their differences aside to speak in one voice warning against the impending Islamization of Nigeria.
When On October 6th 2014, it was widely reported in Vanguard newspaper that Enoch Adejare Adeboye, dissociated himself from the prophecy made by Pastor Bosun Of The Redeemed Christian Church, that God has instructed Christians not to vote for this present APC government while they were in opposition, and that APC is going to Islamize Nigeria. Did Adeboye inquire from God before dissociating himself from a prophecy of such magnitude? Or did he speak presumptuously of his own volition?
Deuteronomy 18:20-22 warns against prophets speaking presumptuously and prescribed punishments for such acts primarily because such presumptuous acts can lead to catastrophe as we are witnessing today in Nigeria.
Pastors and Prophets are under the authority of God,they are shepherds whose main duty is to teach and strengthen the followers of Christ as well as guide them spiritually with their utterances and teachings.
God said in the Book of Exodus 3:9 “And now the cry of the Israelites have reached Me, and I have seen how severely the Egyptians are oppressing them.”
If God has heard the cry of Nigerians dying in the hands of herdsmen and suffering today and he is deeply concerned,how come Pastor Adeboye that has built churches every 5 minutes drive and claim to represent God is not concerned about the harsh plight of the people?
The Bible also says in the Book of Proverbs 31:3,9 “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
How can such a highly renowned Man of God who is the founder of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye,one of Nigeria’s most influential pastor with branches of his church in every nook and cranny of the country betray the very people who pay tithes and offerings to him daily by supporting and lending credence to a government that has shown little regard to the plight of Christians and refusing to speak up for them in their worst hour?
Pastor Enoch Adeboye prophesied many years ago that a member of his church would one day become president of Nigeria,his interest in Nigerian politics culminated in his midwifing a pastor of his church,Yemi Osinbajo to become a running mate to a Muslim thereby attaining the position of Vice President in this current administration.
Naturally Nigerians would have been singing a different song,the theme of which would be joy and victory to the Nigerian church but alas this is not the case,rather what we are witnessing today is far worse persecution of Christians than at any other time since the inception of this government! From the case of the pastor’s wife who was beheaded in Kano,the case of the early morning preacher who was murdered in Abuja,to that of Leah Sharibu who was kidnapped alongside other school girls but was held behind because of her Christian faith while others who were Muslims were freed,coupled with the continued massacres of Christians in Kaduna,Benue,Plateau and other States,the body of Christ is in serious anguish,prompting several Christian leaders and organizations like the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN),Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) the Nigerian Catholic Church and so on to call out the present government for it’s seeming inability to stop the ongoing discrimination and attacks on Christians. Meanwhile Pastor Adeboye has remained silent on the issues, having never for once made a statement or used his position to attempt to facilitate the release of Leah Sharibu and also seek justice and solutions on the ongoing systematic murder of Christians in the last four years.
Most recently, Nigerians were shocked and flabbergasted to read news making the rounds that Pastor Adeboye told the government that changing the security Chiefs in Nigerian security architecture will not solve the security problems in Nigeria. This is like recommending the inept leadership of our security forces under whose charge Boko haram and Herdsmen militia have blossomed and became more deadly to continue. Fighting terrorism under them has since becme a platitude and business of
Ransome paying and daily sacrifice of innocent soldiers.
Under these chiefs Kidnapping and insecurity reached it’s climax in our history and the man of God gave them pass mark.
We remember how Goodluck Jonathan’s government sacked all the security chiefs in one day for failing to stop insecurity in the country, recently in Sri Lanka a similar action was taken by their government when the security team could not prevent terrorist bomb attacks in the country.
The current lukewarm stand of Pastor Enoch Adeboye since the inception of this administration is suspect,considering the fact that he was actively showing his displeasure with the past administration.For instance,it was reported in the dailies on October 11,2010 that he was gathering 1 million signatures from members of his church at a point and wanted to embark on a massive protest against the Jonathan administration because of the cases of kidnapping at that time, a move that one would have expected to see more of judging from the fact that kidnapping is now far more rampant and vicious than it was at that time.
Pastor Adeboye betrayed Christians, he deceived the very poor people that he collects tithes and offerings from all for his own personal political and financial gain.
In Mathew 23:23( “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices–mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law; justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former”) Our Lord Jesus, the author and finisher of the Christian faith, made it very clear that the Law Of Justice and mercy is a greater law than the law Of tithes and that anyone that collects tithes MUST speak up to uphold justice; unfortunately while Adeboye is known for demanding for tithes even to the extent of threatening people of going to hell if they don’t pay tithes to him , Pastor Enoch Adeboye has deliberately failed to uphold the greater law of Justice and mercy,just recently Rtd Gen TY Danjuma and the Northern Christian Elders Forum NCEF made a statement that some prominent Christian leaders are aiding the current islamization of Nigeria, which further buttresses the facts.
So it is high time that we the Nigerian Christians and Christian organizations call Pastor Adeboye out.