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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Church Where Beer And Food Are Served During Service...

A Christian worship centre or church is a place where you expect everything but the absurd and the weird. But this was precisely what the reporter beheld few weeks back when she went snooping at “As God said, It Must Be Done, The temple of the Most High God,’ located in Oke-Aro in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.



The temple is flanked on one side by what used to be a mosque and the other by a Celestial Church of Christ, which, strangely, wasn’t holding any service this Sunday. This reporter was however to soon discover during the nearly 10-hour-long service, that the mosque and the Celestial church had to evacuate their locations because of the new “Sheriff” in town.


The first thing that catches your attention as you walk into the church premises, depending on your keenness of sight, would either be the rather heavy use of the colours red and white; or the slaughter slab on the far right corner, though carefully concealed by the gigantic red gate. Beside the slab this fateful Sunday was a black goat waiting to be slaughtered and served to worshippers. Makes some sense though. If worshippers have to stay in church up to 10 hours or more, it just might be normal to consider feeding them.

Inside the temple, the love for red is even more pronounced. The floor has a fading red colour, which tells you it had originally been painted with glossy red paint; even the choir and a few members bear a touches of red on their dresses. No usher is seen ushering people in; there actually is no need for one, as the sitting arrangement is glaring enough, even to a first timer. Male worshippers sit to the right while female worshippers sit to the left.

Another thing you cannot miss as you walk into the temple is the altar. It is divided into two sections: a very high one, probably the holy of holies, reserved for the Most High, should he come visiting; and then a lower one, possibly where the seer, fondly called Papa, preaches from, whenever he returns from a visit to the Most High, which he claims he does often.

“I still communed with the Most High last month. I sit and discuss with Him often. I know his form. Who says we can’t see God?” he boasted amidst wild cheers from his followers.

On the higher altar is a massive chair, the type you find in kings’ palaces. That’s probably where the Most High sits when he visits. On the lower altar is a replica of that same seat, possibly for the Papa. On the far left of the lower altar is a seat like the earlier ones, only smaller in size. This is where the wife of the seer sits during service, albeit only on the invitation of her husband.

Right above the higher altar or holy of holies, is a line-up of some relics, the sort you’re only likely to find in a herbalist’s shrine. The most conspicuous of these would be an elaborate form of a skull, placed in the middle of two crossed bone-shaped pieces of woods – pretty much like the familiar skull and bones image, used to depict danger and death. There is also something like a big calabash, placed in the middle, leaving a first-timer wondering if this is a shine or a temple where God is worshipped.

Sunday Nation’s visit coincided with the 6th Anniversary Celebration of the worship centre. It was with great excitement that the seer, Blessed Dike-Oji-Ofo Chukwu announced to the dance-intoxicated congregation that, “Today, we are celebrating our sixth year of moving to this temple. This announcement was followed by an excited cheer from the worshippers.

The service, which was said to have begun at 8:30 am, ran for hours unending, with more than half the time spent singing and dancing, and – wait for this – spraying those perceived by the seer to have danced best with money. Interestingly, the children seemed to be more favoured in the money rain, above the adults. In order to be sure if this was the general mode of worship or just a one-off thing to commemorate the anniversary celebration, our reporter sought the opinion of a female congregant.

Her excited response was, “When we come to the temple on Sundays, we are not in a hurry. We close when the seer says we will close, even until night, if that’s what he wants.”

After hours of singing, dancing and collecting contributions (tithe of the most high, answered prayer offering, temple offering, Caesar’s offering, offering of the earth altar – Exodus 20:24) from the congregants, this reporter was almost giving up on the hope of seeing the seer come out to deliver his sermon, when, to the relief of all members, he emerged at exactly 2:00pm – six whole hours into the service.

After speaking elaborately about the 6th anniversary and outlining the achievements the church has accomplished in the last six months, part of which, according to him, includes having the street where the temple is located named after it, the evacuation of the mosque and celestial church in the neighbourhood, amongst others; he pronounced many blessings on the worshippers and began the day’s sermon.

“In just six years of our moving to this place, the street has been named after us; the mosque and Celestial church that we met here have left for us; no member of this temple has died; I have been made the Mayegun of Fakile land…After the prayer rain, the seer bellowed, “You’re free to ask me any kind of question after the teaching this afternoon. We are not operating the way other men of God operate; we operate by the inspiration of the living God.”

After this announcement, the sermon began without any introduction. The seer spoke about bishop and pope, how they are titles given by men not God. “Bishop and Pope is not recommended by God. Check from Genesis to Revelation, you can never see the title of Pope. If you check in the book of Titus, you will see a bishop is a man who is up and doing. All our deacon and deaconesses here, you are the same rank with bishop, there is no special title in that name, bishop. They can deceive men, not somebody like me.”

Quoting a passage in Titus, the seer asked the congregation to open their Bibles, so they could read together what the bible says about bishops. After searching the book of Titus without success, the seer’s reader came to the congregation’s rescue. The passage was actually in 1Timothy 3:1, not Titus. After the reading, he began another talk about Moses and Zippo rah. Soon, it was question time.

“Before I open the floor for questions, I want to appreciate one of my sons. I was in my palace when he called to say he had a gift for the temple. It was surprising what he brought; three cartons of big stout, one carton of ’33 Larger and one carton of Captain Black. We will soon share the drinks, but before then, come forward, my son, let me bless you.”

After praying to the Most High to bless the young man and prosper his business, the seer called forward a lady whose face betrayed no emotion. It was hard to tell if she was happy, sad or just didn’t care. By virtue of marriage, she had just become a new member of the church and was given a special seat among the women who sat in front row.

Soon, it was question time. The first question came from a boy, who was home for the long vacation. He wanted to know why the seer preaches that Jesus is not the saviour of the world and why they don’t pray in the name of Jesus. Indeed, this reporter had noticed all along that they weren’t praying in the name of Jesus, neither was the name mentioned throughout the service. In fact, songs that had the name in the name of Jesus were carefully edited and replaced with Saviour, Lord or Most High.

The seer’s response to the boy’s question however, was, “God is the Saviour of the whole world, not Jesus. It is the gospel of John that claims Jesus died for the sins of man; but let me tell you, the New Testament is a lie. The original word of God is the Old Testament; the New Testament is the gospel of men, and untrue.”

The obviously dissatisfied questioner, was, however, soon silenced with a promise of scholarship for an academic session, for exhibiting great intelligence. The worshippers also went wild with joy at this pronouncement, and everyone soon forgot that the boy’s question wasn’t quite answered.

Another worshiper, a lady, asked what this reporter considered a very important question: “Why do you say that our ancestors are Nebuchadnezzar, Pharaoh, Ahab? In other churches, they pray against these names.”

The seer’s response was, “They lack knowledge. Nebuchadnezzar is my ancestors. Satan is my elder brother. See, that name Nebuchadnezzar is not a personality but a phenomenon. It means the wrath of God upon his children. But all those churches that pray against these names don’t understand. Is it possible to have the goodness of God and not have his wrath? That’s Nebuchadnezzar. My daughter, do you understand?” This was followed by a nod from the worshipper and a loud cheer from the congregation.


Drinking time


The seer asked for the drinks offered by the male worshipper to be brought in. After taking two bottles himself, he opened one bottle each for the women occupying the special seat in front, after taking a swig from each bottle. Children and adults who do not take alcohol were served 7’UP.

Amidst the drinking, one lady began staggering for nearly 15 minutes. An easy guess would be that it was the effect of the wine, but she soon steadied herself and requested for the mic. She had a testimony. According to her, her menstrual flow had ceased for about three months, but when she ate kolanut in church the previous Sunday, her menses began to flow again.



 The seer took time to explain that in the early days of his ministry, he used to serve his members the emblem used in other assemblies (unleavened bread and fruit of the vine) but after a while, the Most High warned him not to give the bread and fruit of the vine to his sons and daughter or else he will slay them. Now, their emblem for communion is kolanut and blended alligator pepper.

edited from The Nation

49 comments:

amanda favour said...

Native Doctor has opened church oh ⛪ Choi!!!!
And he's even my Igbo brother...wonderful!!
Indeed we are in end time!
Oji Na ose oji (kolanut and alligator pepper) as communion? This is modernized native doctor

Lizzy berry aka Mrs Atheist™ said...

This got me"Quoting a passage in Titus, the seer asked the congregation to open their Bibles, so they could read together what the bible says about bishops. After searching the book of Titus without success, the seer’s reader came to the congregation’s rescue. The passage was actually in 1Timothy 3:1, not Titus".... LmaoooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Ify Lovie Lovie said...

Nice one, this na updated abi upgraded Dibia.
Make dem enjoy.
Happy Sunday All.

iuleha virologist said...

enh! jesu l'oba o! this one is an ifa, confam boka(medicine man in hausa)
We are really in the last days o

uwa nkea said...

Just SMH.

redbotafly said...

This one pass me.
Honestly I don't know what to say.
Inukwa "Drinking time" πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

Sharumi said...

Indeed Lucifer is his elder brother. People really perish for lack of knowledge

Anonymous said...

2017 native doctor things. Very soon they'll have apps and live online incantation services.
The church members are bewitched

Cleopatra

Waiting on God said...

My people perish for lack of knowledge.. This is crazy

Elastic said...

Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahaha......I need to visit this temple for cuntfirmation! Chai! Church agbasa!!



DontQuoteMe™

Kele Bobo said...

End time church.

Rappakatakata said...

Deranged man and his blindly indoctrinated sheep.

Mistress of Spices said...

Na wa oh

Roseflower said...

The search for miracles and signs and wonders has really led many Africans astray. Such blatant Satanism hidden under the guise of a church. May God have mercy on humankind.

Anonymous said...

This is the most crazily funny stuff I have read in years. The man is a pure native doctor that has no basic understanding of himself or what he was doing. The part where they searched the whole book of Titus only to discover it was Timothy,got me ROTFL. What manner of idolatery is this?
I was wondering what kind of church that is capable of pursuing cele people.
Colanut and alligator pepper as holy communion? Jehova please do and come. The man will even be doing new yam festival (iwa ji chukwu or ifejioku chukwu, iro mmuo chukwu, then ichi ozo as against ordination).

Anonymous said...

The seer’s response to the boy’s question however, was, “God is the Saviour of the whole world, not Jesus. It is the gospel of John that claims Jesus died for the sins of man; but let me tell you, the New Testament is a lie. The original word of God is the Old Testament; the New Testament is the gospel of men, and untrue.”

Theres only one God (Allah)...Jesus (Isah) isn't God but messanger of Allah. Read in between the lines. Is not too late to seek knowledge and convert to Islam. Peace.

madam madam said...

my red colour don suffer.

onomebonny said...

This is modernised native doctor. Free food and drinks and they readily sold their souls to the devil.

becky naka said...

This is not a church but an occultic meeting, not every gathering is a church and not every 'pastor' is a child of God. Like I would tell my JW friend that she belongs to a secret society (not the evil one).

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

As in. I wanted to die. This one no be small investigative journalism. Dats how the reporter would have died of hunger.
The woman that was staggering must have drank the alcohol on empty stomach. I was hoping she would even belch while giving the testimony. Na wah.

Me,i would have ran after seeing the slaughter table. This kind of old testament pastor will just hallucinate and think God told him to use the reporter as sacrifice. His members will just gather and catch you before you take off.

Anonymous said...

For your mind now Islam is a peaceful religion. My bible tells me that there is only one God and Jesus Christ is his only begotten son. Try and read the bible and you would no you guys are the descendents of Ishmael. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son Jesus to die for our sins not Allah okay.

FREEMAN said...

lol @anon 11:54

new wine said...

How very unfortunate for his members

Lizzy berry aka Mrs Atheist™ said...

Omg πŸ™Š and then thisπŸ‘‰ "The obviously dissatisfied questioner, was, however, soon silenced with a promise of scholarship for an academic session, for exhibiting great intelligence. The worshippers also went wild with joy at this pronouncement, and everyone soon forgot that the boy’s question wasn’t quite answered".

Some young pple in that church will see that as opportunity to start throwing mind blowing questions to the 'Pastor' to get something...
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Push up said...

This one is not only the search of miracles but for food, hunger is the main problem, Cus the congregation cannot tell me they don't know their pastor is a juju man, I think they are just hungry

St.FranKooL.... said...

#Energy flows where attention goes. Notice what you are paying attention to*

SWAG LAFRESH said...

Native doctor don leave bush enter town

Anonymous said...

Jesus! Please come already.

AdeEsther (need quick loan? Call 09087090732) said...

End time church.

charitybino said...

Ah! Nnkan be

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...This is not the only church in that area that has a strange mode of worship. Even some mosques too. I have gone there to eat fried meat with chilled Amarula

Ms SSS a.k.a stunning slim shady said...

Mamawolistic behold thy Babalawo....

uniquebeauty said...

Dis is serious, the steps of the righteous is ordered by the Lord, may God order our feet to the right place(congregation) to serve Him in truth, where we'll hear the truth and undiluted word of God.

sholetoga said...

Unbelievable!!!!! Jesus is coming soon.....WTF

Anonymous said...

Thank God he said it himself that he doesn't believe in Jesus. What would have been shocking is if he claims to be doing all these in the name of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Thank God he is doing what he's doing in the name of 'Nebuchadnazzer'

Babygirljane 69 said...

Too many juju houses calling themselves churches. No regulations at all. At least this person is keeping it real not pretending.

KIDJO D MAMALAWO ������������ said...

You all are WICKED! so this kind of church dey naim una nor fit tell me 😠😠😠😠. Damn it mhen, I need to go and collabo with the pastor incharge...Many of my people re becoming civilised...πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’š

KIDJO D MAMALAWO ������������ said...

My sister, thanks for calling my attention to it..you re the only better person hereπŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

Andromeda O said...

They have strange mode of worship, still, you ate and drank there? Or I'm not understanding?
Well done Sir/Ma.

Andromeda O said...

First, this isn't a church.
Call it by its name, and that's a SHRINE!
The reporter got me in stitches though πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
What a report;
He/She sounded flabbergasted,
Like I can't believe what I'm seeing.
Hahahaha
God get plenty things to judge sha.

God's Princess said...

Hmmm. Someone that said Satan is his elder brother and people are still following him. Indeed Satan the god of this world has blinded their eyes. Nebuchadnezzar and Pharaoh who were disobedient are his ancestors. Issokay

HighlyFavoured said...

He has openly denied Jesus Christ.He also said Satan is his brother. Nothing more to say.

Cassandra Carter said...

This one is a nitive doctor!

Red Wine said...

End time church.

Oluwaseun Olukoya said...

What a serious "wawu"!!!
Funke! Funke!! Funke!!!

Anonymous said...

I know that devilish church very well at giwa oke-aro. The writer is very right about the devilish church... the man has murder so many people that trespass his way, like the so called celestial church his taken over their spaces so many people died as a result of trying to saved the church. Even the mosque Alhaja died on the fight of the land. Alhaji later succumb gave the land with tripled amounts and even became their members with some of his daughters gotten married in the church....
So many cases there, friends bringing their friends to be slaughtered in the night even politicians are not left out. I can go on and on but I will just stop here.

Happy woman said...

Woow anon 20:55 pls spill more abeg.... This is a serious something o.

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