Below is an email trail concerning my interactions with a sincere follower of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He has not contacted me since I sent the last email and out of hope that he may repent and leave this organisation, I will not show his identity.
However, I will reveal the name of the Pastor who is one of the founders of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and now a well-known preacher within that church. His name is Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Kindly note that all scripture quoted in this article is from the King James bible.
In short, the Prosperity Gospel, which Pastor Adeboye unashamedly preaches (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch_Adeboye) is “another gospel” (Galatians 1:6, see below):
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:”
It conflicts with the Cross all true disciples of Jesus are called to bear (Matthew 16:24 and Luke 9:23, see below)
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.“
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.“
And it’s leading people who are caught up in this movement (without being saved) to hell.
Mon, 25 May at 4:44 pm
I found a gospel tract on the ground near my local tram stop in Essendon, entitled “Are You O’kay”.
I was wondering if you could talk me through what people who are members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God believe (as I think that is the church group that published the tract)?
Thanks for your time and sincere efforts to reach the lost.
Hopefully will speak more soon.
Kind regards in Christ,
Mon, 25 May at 5:41 pm
God bless you, many thanks for your Enquiries. The Tract/Business Card you saw is part of our efforts to reach out. We have about 5 of them: No Worries, Welcome to Center Link, True Freedom, Do You Have E-Life. After many harrowing & rebuffing experience as we tried to preach, myself & my wife prayed, & God gave us some ideas on contextualized messages. By God’s grace, we attend the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). We are evangelical (not yet a perfect church). We have branches across Australia & South Pacific Islands.
Below is our Vision/Mission Statement:
– To make heaven.
– To take as many people with us.
– To have a member of RCCG in every family of all nations.S
– To accomplish No. 1 above, holiness will be our lifestyle.
– To accomplish No. 2 and 3 above, we will plant churches within five minutes walking distance in every city and town of developing countries and within five minutes driving distance in every city and town of developed countries.
– We will pursue these objectives until every Nation in the world is reached
for the Lord Jesus Christ.
I attend our Coburg Assembly.
Once again, God bless & be with you, & all yours.
On Sun, 28 Jun. 2020 at 6:38 pm, Naomi Chapman<email@example.com> wrote:
I just looked at the scripture passages on your card “Are you O’Kay” and was very encouraged.
You clearly have a great love for the Lord’s Words and have a heart for lost sinners.
I’ve since done some reading into the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and into Pastor Adaboye, who is a leader of the church in Nigeria.
There are many accounts indicating that he does not wholly follow the Word of God (Jesus Christ) thus he is leading many of the Lord’s beloved sheep astray.
Below is an account written by Hycienth Okanumee on Facebook: (here I inserted a link to Hycienth’s article but it wasn’t able to be reproduced outside of Facebook: note by Naomi on 29/06/20):
In case for whatever reason the article on Facebook is lost or inaccessible, I have reproduced it here in my email to you.
Please read it carefully, and prayerfully. I pray that it would be a blessing to you in the name of Jesus Christ..
“LAST DAYS APOSTASY! (The error of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of RCCG Nigeria)… Ichabod!!
The word of the Lord…
Acts 15:1, “And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.”
THE WORDS OF (Pastor E.A Adeboye.)—2015 December service.
“While I was praying concerning this program, I asked my Daddy what gifts do you want me to give to Your children this year and then He said something that sounded to me very strange. He said, “Give them a comb.” A comb? What in the world for? Well He said, Get combs and when I got them He said, He will tell me what to do. So we went out to Lagos and bought all the combs available in Lagos and bought combs from Onitsha. We bought all the combs available. After we bought all the combs almost enough to fill a small house He then told me what to do to the combs which I’m not going to tell you but the ministers will come now and distribute the combs to you and then I will tell you what to do with the combs after you’ve gotten your own.
There are enough for every adult. Whatever you get, the one you get is the one you will use for your child. Please don’t take for children. I may as well tell you what to do with the combs when you get it. It’s just that you wait till everybody had been served before we do it together. The first thing we are going to do is that we are going to comb our hair backwards and by so doing we will be telling failure, sorrow, disease bye-bye! And when we finish doing that to say from now on forward ever! Progress physically! Progress spiritually! Progress financially! Progress in every sphere of life! And then I will do something else that He asked me to do. Now if you have children with you when you’ve done your own, you will do that of your child but please don’t collect any comb for any child. It is for adults only – remember the just shall live by faith! Number 2 as you have said in my ears so will I do unto you. That’s what God said! You take the comb, comb your hair backwards. If you have no hair on your head just mimic the motion you’re your hair is plaited just make the notion. Make sure the comb touches your head from the front going back and then say with your mouth all those things you don’t want to see again in your life and just say bye-bye sickness, bye-bye sorrow, bye-bye demonic oppression….. Go ahead and talk! Go ahead Open your mouth and talk as you comb your hair backwards. Say it so that God can hear you and when you finish your own do that of your child. Bye-bye to stagnation… Bye-bye to lack of progress…, Bye-bye to every attack of the devil…, Bye-bye to sorrow…, Bye-bye to sickness…, Bye-bye to aches and pains…, Bye-bye to every form of weakness.., Bye-bye to poverty…, Bye-bye to everything that is not of God! In Jesus’ mighty Name we have prayed!
Now Father, as You have instructed me, I now decree as the waters in a river flow never to return, I hereby decree all those things Your children say they don’t want to see again will never return to their lives…
And now you are going to comb forward and everything you want in which you want to make progress you begin to mention them:…….” END..
NEVER!!! The Lord cannot give instructions to man outside His Word, this is purely satanic and all the pastors that have indulge in this needs serious prayer and repentance!…
Acts 15:1, “And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.” NOTE that this is not the gospel that’s delivered to the saints to put their faith in Christ Jesus, and the Bible makes it clear that if any man preach any other gospel apart from the true Gospel that man will be under a curse and divine judgment (Ichabod)
THE WORD OF THE LORD….
2nd Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.
“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and ART DEAD.” —Revelation 3:1
YOU SEE WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE CHURCH OF CHURCH!!!?..
Men are busy applauding him today everywhere for the spectacular ‘achievement’ he is recording. Even the Church, in our shameful and crass blindness, exalt him to the highest heavens.
“’Ichabod’ will be written about the church that soft-pedals on unpleasant truth or that stands not unwaveringly for ‘the faith once delivered.’”-FGA-
And for those who have spiritual eyes, the result of EAA’s Mistake In preaching the gospel of comb by turning the faith of the people Jesus died for to mere material thing is evident that the spirit of last days apostasy has infiltrated the church that Jesus died to redeem with His blood. As amiable, likeable, humble as he is, there is no single figure that is as divisive in the Church in Nigeria today as this great man of God. He sets the pace that other mis-guided men of God are chasing. He sets the standards that other men of God aspire to emulate. And because he is going in the wrong direction, you can imagine the number of God’s servants in Nigeria, and indeed all over the world, that are behind him in chasing shadows. And while they chase shadows, the devil is getting away with daylight murder in Nigeria – and now on the verge of splitting that nation; unless God intervenes in this 2016. This is what happens when God’s servants become half-blind or totally blind to the truth – especially His top servants.
You that’s reading this with those ear ring,wedding ring and other articles of ornamentation hanging all over your body,if you die with all your professing righteousness you are going nowhere. Because God cannot lower His standard for a single sinner to enter the Holy city of Heaven.
“On moral matters where right and wrong are involved, and where the Bible clearly speaks, many preachers have so compromised and sold out, and are so afraid of their congregations, that they cannot give the clear Word of God. God pity the preacher who is afraid to preach against sin just because somebody will cry ‘politics’!”-FGA-
If you have eyes, please pray, pray, and pray for EAA. God does not see as men see. If He is not fulfilling the scope of His calling, men may applaud him as a huge success in ministry, but God will judge him according to His commission for him. Please pray that God will open EAA’s eyes to the epicentre of God’s purpose for his life, and to the sound doctrine of righteousness and Holiness; If he moves today from this spiritual blindness that’s creeping into his life to start preaching the real gospel of Christ, he can still achieve a lot for Christ in Nigeria in his old age. And at least, he will die at his duty post, however late he was at arriving there. This will be a very difficult step for EAA, but if we all pray concertedly for him, what can prayers not do? Does our God still not show mercy? Will He not extend His mercy to this servant of His?
Even if you do not believe all that you have read here, would you please pray like this: “O Lord, please locate Pastor Adeboye at the exact centre of your will for his life. Amen”
ALL OF US will become more careful in understanding the epicentre of God’s will for our lives. In the Christian calling, IT IS VERY EASY TO STRAY AWAY FROM THE CENTRE OF HIS CALLING. You may be ‘successful’ in ministry in the eyes of man, but please note that God is evaluating you by a different standard entirely. And on the Day of Judgment, the applause of men will fall silent, and ONLY the counsel of God shall stand. Seek that counsel today, and stick with it as if your life depends on it – for it does.
All that glitters, particularly in Christian ministry, is NOT gold. Stop following the footsteps of men blindly. Even those that we call the ‘big men of God’, being human, are fallible. In the things of God, satan is not a respecter of anybody – he even tried to trick Jesus Christ away from the epicentre of His calling (Matthew 4:1-11). If he tried it on Jesus, anointed from the womb, he can try it on ANY OTHER MAN.
So that we can know that time has changed over the Church. God is not dealing with the Church the way He was dealing with us, even at the beginning of 2016. As the final Day of Judgment approaches, God is cleaning His house, and preparing His genuine bride for the imminent arrival of the Bridegroom. In this cleansing task, THERE ARE NO SACRED COWS. When He is fully ready, God will start with those we see as the ‘big men’ so that all of us will quickly realise that THE CHURCH IS ALL ABOUT JESUS CHRIST, AND HIM ALONE. All vice-regents on the throne will be cast down like leaves at winter. This process will be more apparent in due course, please watch out.
Finally, all this is not a show! God is beginning to wake up His Church and sensitise us to the condition of our souls before Him. Many have been misled to believe they are on the way to heaven, when they have not even had a real encounter with Jesus that will lead to a genuine re-birth. The way to eternal life remains narrow, in spite of how some men of God have widened it to make it more accommodating for all and sundry. God is not mocked. He knows those who are His own (2 Timothy 2:19). Are you one of them?
In the name of the Almighty God, I beg you to pray earnestly for this man – even if you do not believe a single word of what you read here. Your sincere prayers will not hurt him. The well-being of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye is the well-being of the Church in Nigeria and the body of Christ in general and the well-being of the whole nation of Nigeria. This is how much God values him. This is how much God loves him.
Please, please pray for him.
Thanks for reading, God bless.
see links… http://hgs.rccgnet.org/2003-march/the-beginning-of-greatness/index.hgs (PROOF OF THE SERMON OF COMB )
https://www.trccg.org/holyGhost/trccg.org/writtentestimony.php (TESTIMONIES OF COMB) Satan has already started giving people testimonies on the use of this comb to quickly remove their faith from the name of JESUS CHRIST to comb (what a pity!!) #FGA #EHT #endtime #Apostasy #rccg #Comb“
Naomi Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sun, 28 Jun at 8:01 pm
BTW, the Lord led me to a passage straight out of the Word of God that can be used to save lost sinners: 1 Corinthians 15 (the whole chapter).
I used to use Chick.com tracts but believe the above, as it’s straight from the Spirit of the Lord, would be superior.
May the Lord Jesus bless you and your efforts to save souls for His glory.