Sometimes when some people rant on social media that Celestial is the only church that doesn’t have a citadel of higher learning for their members and I laugh out loud, the reason is because, many people don’t know that the resources to build an entire nation are in the hands of members of this church, CCC.
History once told me that the money in the account of Celestial, during the time of Papa Samuel Bilewu Oshoffa, was even more than what Nigeria had then as a nation. Now tell me how much it will cost to erect some buildings equipped with latest educational stuff and I can mention two Celestial members that will build a world class higher institution without blinking their eyes.
But do you know why God has made it impossible for us to do that? Celestial Church of Christ is the only church that is being led by the Holy Spirit, our problem is just that our leadership has failed to obey or adhere to the instruction that would make the Holy spirit speak before them.
Now, God didn’t make us to have the thought of building a school because the people who are proud of building it are not doing the will of God. Of course, you and I know what most of the products of the schools turn out to be when they get to the school campus, all those things they are denied of are carried out when they are in school where the eyes of their parents are far away from them. I am talking from experience, I won’t mention names.
If you can take your cool to read to the end, you will tell me who is really doing the will God as instructed in the Bible with this summation below:
1 BOWEN UNIVERSITY N650,000 per semester
2 COVENANT UNIVERSITY N640,000 per semester
3 BENSON IDAHOSA N500,000 per semester
4 BABCOCK UNIVERSITY N450,000 per semester
5 REDEEMERS UNIVERSITY N450,000 per semester
6 AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY N350,000 per semester
7 MADONNA UNIVERSITY N350,000 per semester to mention a few
All these UNIVERSITIES were built from TITHES and OFFERINGS of the common people who now can’t afford to send their children to these schools today. Where is the morals and responsibilities of the churches as charity in Nigeria?
What is the difference between church and political leadership in Nigeria? These schools were all built with the sweats of their church members who kept sowing seeds like:
-special offering seeds
-first fruit seed,
-church building seed,
-father’s day seed,
-mother’s day seed,
-children’ day seed,
-Pastor’s cake seed,
-olive oil seed….etc.
These schools are now elite schools, only for the rich politician children.
The gainers then use the profits to buy private planes & jets to fly up high in luxury, ride Exotic Cars and live in expensive Mansions, while their members, (who are mostly the least of Jesus people) sleep hungry.
The next Sunday, they will read Malachi 3:6-12 to these members again without making reference to Deuteronomy 14:22-29 about their own responsibility to these poor members in their churches.
If you think this is unfair, like me, please pass on this message because this is reality and we also need the CHANGE here!
Thank God for early missionaries who built schools and gave basic education FREE or NEAR FREE to many of us including the CURRENT LEADERSHIP of these churches and universities.
The TRUTH is a bitter pill to swallow.