As Tunde Bakare calls for protests against Corruption, Greed and Ineffective Leadership in the country, I have news for him. I will advise him to take his crusade to the church and let him start with his fellow Pastors who owe Jets and control Billions of Naira.
It’s all well and good for the self imposed convener of democracy in Nigeria, Pastor Tunde Bakare whom I applauded the last time out he was on the stage of protests until he agreed to a weekend break which flushed out all the hard work and hopes of genuine Nigerians who had thought the protest was it!
Like everything in Nigeria, it goes pear shaped. Where a meaningful protest goes to rest at weekend can only be explained by the Labour leaders who have now gone on to greener pastures with political appointments. Now Pastor Bakare wants to rally Nigerians for a second time, after a 10 month break of brain storming I guess.
Who in its right senses would risk changing its accommodation to a permanent one six feet under, I ask. Count me out mate.
I have news for Pastor Bakare. Pastor, have you ever thought of starting this protest in-house? And I know you know what I mean.
Isn’t it scary that the church in Nigeria, or let me put it this way….churches led by Nigerians are almost a laughing gathering?
Scandals upon scandals can be read on the internet, not that it bothers me as I have long ceased to be a fool. Pastors building large churches with bank money, that is a mortgage, isn’t it? So who pays the mortgage? Obviously, Malachi 3:10 (“Bring one-tenth of your income into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house. Test me in this way,” says the LORD of Armies. “See if I won’t open the windows of heaven for you and flood you with blessings” – God’s Word Translation) will take care of that as it always does.
Just in case, and I very much doubt it, CHRIST ENTERPRISE is the popular reference to churches led by Nigerians. The manipulation by Pastors in churches has taken another level where Pastors call themselves all sorts of names. Wives who had nothing in the first instance with the husband’s career as a pastor automatically become pastors and mums of ‘Sunday Christians’.
Members of the ‘enterprise’ fund this business with honest tithes and offerings whilst Pastors jet around the world in the name of evangelising. And Pastor Tunde Bakare, do you now know the latest form of transportation your colleagues have employed to ‘reach out’….of course not, how can it be OKADA (commercial motorcycles), apart from the fact that it has been banned in Lagos, we all know it’s not humbly enough. Pastors mustn’t be caught dead on an okada. They must live by example, wearing the most expensive suits, driving the most expensive cars with body guards and of course living in the most expensive abodes. Jesus is truly Lord.
Pastors building universities that members are unable to afford is no longer the fad, cruising around the world in private jets is now the real deal. That is how successful pastors are now determined.
It has reached a point that FORBES, that prestigious financial magazine had an article on the RICHEST PASTORS IN NIGERIA. Soon, it would be the MOST EXPENSIVE PRIVATE JETS OWED BY PASTORS.
I am loving it in Nigeria.
Humility by pastors is only in words and not in actions, yet, they are bold enough to cite scriptures from the bible to back up events that definitely suggests the END TIMES are here.
The annoying and disturbing thing for me is that Nigerians, a majority of Nigerians have been sucked in by all the spirituality. They have been blinded because they are dam too lazy to read the bible, they will rather depend on prosperity pastors to interpret scriptures as if the HOLY SPIRIT has become exclusive to a few chosen who are best at quoting scriptures.
So Pastor Tunde Bakare, you are on your own.
I am not interested in any protest.
Start the REVOLUTION you so much DESIRE IN THE CHURCH!
‘‘Revolution must begin. Democracy is preceded by revolution and then development comes. It must begin with you, it must begin with me. All general overseers including myself must go to jail and by the time we are out, Nigeria will be better. I think December is too late for it and January is too far.’’ is what you have been quoted to have said….you couldn’t have summarised it better, but let it start in the CHURCH before it spreads Nationwide.
Then it will move to the Mosques, and then we are talking….
This is the only way the average Nigerian can be reached. This is undoubtedly the quickest way the attitude of Nigerians can be positively changed. Anything short of this is plain waste of time.
And my point is….Christians, know God for yourself. Study the bible. Also, the bible has not in any way made Sunday a criterion for worship only, on the contrary. Desist from referencing your pastor, Jesus is the main man. Study this man, he is real. Get closer to the Holy Spirit. This spirit is real. Start this minute by just calling on the Holy Spirit to help you understand Jesus better, Holy Spirit has never failed. Pastors, a majority that have left the minority voiceless have failed ‘Sunday Christians’. There is a difference between being a Christian and a Believer. While Christians go to church in their best attires on a Sunday, looking forward to the best sermon from the pulpit, a BELIEVER communicates with JESUS every single day without fail, without the razzmatazz of 60 days of fasting, night vigils of binding the enemies that is within and many other dramatic antics. I have news for you guys, do a detox. Expunge yourself from all the spiritual contamination and stay away from that church. The test for you is this….the God, Jesus, that you think you are serving does not put any burden on your shoulder, instead, he takes away the burden. Once quilt comes into it because you have decided to stop being a ‘Sunday Christian’ then it is not CHRIST you think you are serving, but the gathering of other ‘shareholders’. And should the ‘Chairman’ ask you why you missed a ‘ shareholders meeting’, inform him you decided to read the ‘constitution’ (bible) at home with the help of a teacher (HOLY SPIRIT) who costs nothing but your belief in him. This is my point.
…..on a final note Pastor Tunde Bakare…..how on earth do you think the church members feel knowing its only the ‘Chairman and Ceo’ (pastor) that benefits financially from investments of ‘share holders’ whilst dividends have never been declared…..and please don’t tell us…….”It is well”, it will be without you.
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Sentiments above were generated by the story below culled from Punch online.
Nigerians have been urged to prepare for another round of protests against corruption, greed and ineffective leadership.
Convener, Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dino Melaye, and a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, made the call on Monday at a second State of the Nation Lecture organised by SNG in Lagos.
An Associate Professor of Literature and African Studies, Pius Adesanmi, on the occasion, also spoke on ‘Reparations: What Nigeria owes the Tortoise’.
Bakare noted that the protest must be a revolution where protesters would demand justice in religious institutions as well as from serving and retired leaders.
He said, ‘‘Revolution must begin. Democracy is preceded by revolution and then development comes. It must begin with you, it must begin with me. All general overseers including myself must go to jail and by the time we are out, Nigeria will be better. I think December is too late for it and January is too far.’’
He noted that many religious leaders control millions of people without impacting on them positively.
According to him, people have asked him at various times about his role in protests; and why as a pastor he cannot pray for the country and stay out of the political arena.
Bakare added that he could not be quiet and watch the nation taken over by ‘‘godless and evil traducers, who, if allowed to continue to carry out their monkeyshines would not only destroy the country’s political fabric, but also obliterate her soul.”
Also, Melaye urged the citizens to wake up and ensure that the country occupied her rightful place.
He stated, ‘‘Refuse to listen to those criticising you. They are commercialised characters who have monetised their calling.’’
El-Rufai said the elite’s belief that they could use money to buy themselves comfort in a nation with myriad of problems would not work.
He called on the people to demand justice and ask salient questions from the leaders.
Chairman of the event and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Priscilla Kuye, urged parents to teach their children good morals so that they would be responsible individuals.
Adesanmi, who lectures at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, employed the symbol of the tortoise as a greedy animal, saying its traits of greediness and selfishness were akin to the attitudes of Nigerian leaders.
According to him, successive generations of Nigerian leadership have approached the ‘national cake’ only from the perspective of how to gorge on it and how to share it wantonly like tomorrow would never come.
Adesanmi said, ‘‘Nobody comes to that federal theatre of debauched gorging sparing one second to think about how to bake that cake, where to get the flower and the icing and ensure continuous supply of the material and labour necessary to bake the said cake.
“If you look at our post-regional history, you will easily determine that we have produced at least three generations of leaders whose ethos and philosophy of governance devolve from wantonly plagiarising the playbook of the tortoise.”