Around September of 2017, a certain OAP granted an interview on the subject of tithing to a TV station owned by a popular blogger. In the interview, he cited a number of scriptural verses as ‘evidence’ in support of his condemnation of pastors demanding and receiving tithes from members, and also tried to discourage those … Continue reading Season’s Greetings III: Nigerian, Ignore Loudmouths…
Although countless Bible scholars as well as critics accept the birth and death of Jesus Christ as two uncontested facts about his earthly life, the same cannot be said about his supposed date of birth, something almost every expert have practically discarded. Today’s Christians as well tend to agree with the idea that Jesus … Continue reading Season’s Greetings II: The Most Significant Birth In History
Last year, I wrote a series of articles tagged ‘Christmas Specials’ which ran through the four Sundays of December, 2017. My intention then, as it is now, is to shed some light on Christmas, the central figure we celebrate annually, and us. But before all that, I’d like to offer my sincere apologies to my … Continue reading Season’s Greetings I: Echoes Of Ancient Scrolls.
A pastor friend recently told me that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest proof that death and everything else that could hold us down has been conquered. Do I agree with him? Yes. But that is not all there is to the story. It would require much more than a discussion, an article … Continue reading Jesus Christ And The Empty Tomb
In the last four weeks, we have looked at the divine authorship claims of both the Holy Bible and the Koran. In conclusion, we shall be asking the Muslim apologists a few questions which we humbly hope they would honestly oblige us. Surah 7:158 described Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as “al-nabi al-ummi” i.e “the unlearned prophet”. … Continue reading The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (4) Conclusion.
In Part II, we saw a few of what experts call the most probably sources of Koranic stories about Jesus Christ, and why they insist that the Koran is the least qualified to accuse the Holy Bible of corruption. We also asked a very salient question which the Muslim apologists have failed to proffer a … Continue reading The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (3)
I was buried in a pile of feedbacks, –emails, comments, text messages and phone calls-some of them disapproval and veiled threats, and others kudos, from friends and readers alike, following the publication of the first part of this article in some online platforms last week. One reader wrote that I confirmed the Bible’s prediction of … Continue reading The Holy Bible And The Koran: A Personal Opinion (2)
I am a Christian, yes. However, even though it should, this fact has no bearing whatsoever on the writing of this article you are about to read. The points I raised here are purely mine, gathered over time from my interaction with adherents of the Christian and Islamic faiths, my understanding of, and exposure to … Continue reading The Holy Bible And The Koran; A Personal Opinion (1).
Our minds have been poisoned and our accepted beliefs are unnatural and artificial.” – Bryant McGill I am not one of those who believe balkanisation would ultimately transform the governments of the nations that emerge from this into El dorados where all the problems facing the people would be resolved magically, as anticipated by some … Continue reading Nnamdi Kanu’s Rhetoric And The Unspoken Realities Of Nigeria’s First Coup.
“He came closer to the city, and when he saw it, he wept over it, saying, ‘if you only knew today what is needed for peace!’” –Jesus Christ, Luke: 19 vs. 41 & 42B According to some Christian leaders Jesus wept because, being God himself, he knew that the fickle minded Jews of Jerusalem who … Continue reading Yerushaliyim, Eternal City, A Hotbed Of Endless Conflicts.
ENAMI IMU (The Christmas Goat). by Akanbi Albert Afeso “….it is yuletide again, the time of year that wise men have decided to make the rest of us call Christmas…even though they know in their heart of hearts it is older than Bethlehem and Babylon….older than Memphis and mankind….”~afeso ******* For me, last year’s Christmas … Continue reading Enami Imu (Christmas Goat)
CHRISTMAS: CELEBRATING THE KING THAT NEVER RULED… ‘Jesus Christ our king of glory is the reason for the season…’ This was the declaraation of a pastor friend of mine about Christmas. True. Away from the hallmark revelry of many during Christmas, I believe the message and person of Jesus should take precedence in the celebration. … Continue reading Christmas: Celebrating The King That Never Ruled…
From the very day man began to beseech the Gods, from the very time many began claiming to hear from above, the line ‘Thus Saith the Lord’ has not ceased to have great import for our species. Countless men have risen throughout history, and wielding this line like some magic wand, have gotten a large … Continue reading Thus Saith The Lord…according To The Bishop
The Nigerian situation reveals a very sharp contradiction. We are a people so religious and at the same time so bereft and bankrupt of the spirituality that should ordinarily flow from religiosity. In almost every street today in this country, churches bearing strange names engraved on different shape and sized signboards pock their heads to … Continue reading Shalom: The Loaves
Sometimes in January of 2014, the Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of the then president Dr Ebele Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013 into law. The president went ahead to give assent to the Act that made that bill into law despite protests from some western powers. For those who … Continue reading Same-sex Marriage, Nigeria And Jesus Christ