I went for harvest at CCC Ikorodu Parish 2 one certain year. One of the prominent elders of the church was there in the person of Most Superior Evangelist T. Oshin. It was a great opportunity for me to meet him because I only see his pictures and read his name on envelopes and harvest programmes.
There was an interview with him about some things concerning the church when he was leaving, as the youths surrounded him. He was answering as the questions were coming. Later, he said one thing which I least expected. He said, “E MÁ MA TÚ ÌTÚKÚTÙÚ NÍNU BÍBÉLÌ” translate as, STOP DIGGING UNNECESSARILY FROM THE BIBLE.
I got home and I was disturbed because I didn’t understand what he meant. I thought probably he should have explained what was asked because he was an elder and he was supposed to give a convincing answer.
On the other hand, the response was like a discharge for him. It really bothered me for years not until recently when I now understood clearly what he meant.
Celestial Church is a place where you need total obedience to stay and worship. Digging too deep into the doctrines and tenets may cause road loss, especially trying to relate them to the Bible for people who are curious about it. You need to be very careful! You need to understand the following
1. The church came through the blood of the Lamb, it was descended by CHRIST.
2. Some things about the church go beyond the Bible yet it doesn’t mean the church isn’t Bible-based.
3. Names like EYIBA, ELIYA, JORI YAH HIHU, FARA SALI, YARAH SARAH, YARAH MAN HI YARAH MAN, EL BERACAH BERED ELI, JAH KIRAH HIHI JAH… can’t be traced to the Bible.
Listen and listen good, the fact that you can’t explain some of the doctrines of the church doesn’t mean you don’t know God or probably the church isn’t of God. The doctrine of the church is beyond human knowledge even the founder can’t explain it all.
Some of us love to defend the doctrines of the church before aliens. We have the mindset that, “if I don’t answer them right, I am a failure”. I want to tell you, you’re not. Many questions they pose are traps. Be careful, don’t be too doctrinal as you may err. The most important thing is to know Jesus and do God’s will. What you don’t know.
The best you should do when someone ask you to explain what’s beyond your understanding about the church. Or to relate some of the church doctrines to the Bible. Don’t rack your brain, just tell them, THAT’S HOW GOD GAVE IT TO THE FOUNDER. Simple as that!
Deuteronomy 29:29, “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
-Apostle Irawo Ogo
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