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Breaking the Cycle -By Taiwo Odukoya

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  See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 49:13) “It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to undertake, nothing more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its […]

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  John says: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” (1 John 4:18). Therefore, Christians should resist any attempt by anyone to scare them into doing anything pertaining to the righteousness of God. That is precisely what mercenary pastors do in order to arm-twist Christians to pay tithes; a requirement […]

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Our Religious Land Mines -By C. Chukwudebelu

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“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg..” The above quote is from Thomas Jefferson, the US scholar, architect and president. […]

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Beware of Celebrity Pastors and Mega-Churches -By Femi Aribisala

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  According to Jesus, many of the so-called churches today that are large and famous are actually spiritually dead. In many churches today, pastors are preoccupied with the size of their congregation. Some take a census every church-service. Others keep statistics of the number of people who answer their altar-calls. When pastors meet socially, how […]

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Islam, Politics and the Quest for Supporting Honest Leaders -By Murtada Gusau

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  In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah, indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and Forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil within ourselves and from our wrongdoings. He whom Allah guides, no one can misguide; and he whom He misguides, […]

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Of systems and institutions -By Taiwo Odukoya

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  Let all things be done decently and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:40) The importance of building institutions, particularly in developing nations, is a subject that has been widely discussed by scholars and development experts through the years. This is because national or organisational development is practically impossible without institutions. It was the World Economic […]

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Beware of Motivational Preachers -By Femi Aribisala

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  Motivational preachers say look at me. They don’t say look at Jesus. They say look at this strategy; look at this technique. In much of the contemporary church, faith is an instrument by which we get something from God. In the hand of motivational preachers, it is a device by which we gain the […]

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Beware of the Prosperity Gospel -By Femi Aribisala

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  God is contemptuous of prosperity preachers. He says: “They give useless medicine for my people’s grievous wounds, for they assure them all is well when that isn’t so at all!” (Jeremiah 8:10-11). The prosperity gospel maintains the redemption in Christ Jesus is also redemption from financial poverty. It says every Christian is called to […]

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Managing the burden of growth in Pentecostal churches -By Gbenga Osinaike

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One of the leading Pentecostal churches in Nigeria, whose growth resonates with the burgeoning zeal of many Nigerians, is the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Before now, the Deeper Life Bible Church had experienced the kind of attraction that the RCCG is currently experiencing. That was in the 80s. In between the explosion of the […]

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Allah’s Mercy Upon All The Creation -By Imam Murtada Gusau

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  In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Bestower of Mercy All praise is due to Allah. May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet (SAW) his household and companions. Fellow Muslims! Fellow Nigerians! Fear Allah and take lessons from those who have gone before you. They have been taken away by death […]

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