The way we speak about men and women of God is disturbing. Recently pastors have been persecuted for this and that. Some have been called fraudsters, thieves etc.
Although some of the persecutors are non-Christians, the trend has departed as this is also done by some pastors against other pastors. It is shocking to hear a pastor standing on a pulpit in front of a congregation talking negatively about another pastor, yet they claim that they are serving God. The Bible made us to understand that as Christians we are one in the body of Christ Jesus. Some men and women of God preach negatively about Prophet TB Joshua in their churches because their members visit Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria.
To stand on a pulpit and preach about another pastor is a way of bringing yourself low before your congregation because it shows you did not prepare your sermon and hence have nothing to deliver or may be you are not confident about your calling. Even though the Bible says we should admonish one another with biblical facts, but not in the manner some pastors go about it. When it is Prophet TB Joshua, they judge and condemn alright, ignoring what the Bible says in Luke 6:37 and Matthew 7:1; who are you to judge?
Why is it wrong to visit another church? Honestly if pastors are not careful about what they say on the pulpit, this will result in churches losing members.
People are hungry for the gospel and want salvation. Nowadays some Christians have quit church and want nothing to do with churches because of what has been said by other men of God.
If you are amongst such pastors do you know the wrath you are putting on yourself by talking badly about God’s messengers?
Please, children of God, let’s tame our tongues and join hands in winning souls – not destroying souls. God called you as a Christians to be fishers of men (human being), to win souls, not to withhold or withdraw souls (Luke 15:7).
It is time people share the same conviction with Prophet TB Joshua of serving all nations by changing lives. God never permits anyone to say negative things about another man or woman of God. But this man, Prophet TB Joshua has endured a lot of accusations, such as stealing people’s church members, defrauding people and being a Satanist etc.
I have realised that Prophet TB Joshua is a true, selected man of God because he has never retaliated because he believes that vengeance belongs to the almighty God. He always emphasises that visitors should go back and serve in their churches. Is that the way a “thief” speaks?
God is increasing him more and more. He does not charge people. It is the coordinators in our countries who are charging for their service not the SCOAN. He always maintains that salvation is for free. Some locals have benefited from the widows programme but all those good deeds are not said in the pulpits.
Pastors, apostles, evangelists, deacons, elders and such alike in the Christian camp, identify your own area of calling, concentrate, nurture, develop it and use to it for the glory of God.
Just like in the medical practice, there is a nurse, pharmacist, dentist, optician, orthopaedist, cardiologist, dermatologist, gynaecologist, surgeon, anaesthetist, etc. A specialist doctor even refers a patient to another if the ailment is not what he can treat; he does not condemn another specialist or discourage the patient from seeing another specialist.
So men and women of God, it is time you stopped criticising one another. You are not anointed to be a judge or a critic but to preach the good tidings to the lost; this is where your reward is. You will not get any reward for passing judgement or condemnation on others. Our God is all knowing and do not need our assistance in any area including judgement.