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Oyedepo: Churches Are God’s Heritage on Earth, Can’t Be Regulated by Govt

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David Oyedepo, presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, has kicked against the application of the Company and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) in churches.

President Muhammadu Buhari signed CAMA into law on August 7, 2020.

Under the law, religious bodies and charity organisations will be strictly regulated by the registrar-general of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and a supervising minister.

CAMA provides that the commission may by order, suspend the trustees of an association or a religious body and appoint an interim manager or managers to coordinate its affairs where it reasonably believes that there has been any misconduct or mismanagement, or where the affairs of the association are being run fraudulently or where it is necessary or desirable for the purpose of public interest.

While addressing members of his congregation on Sunday, Oyedepo said such laws were borne of out the government’s jealousy about the prosperity recorded by the church.

Oyedepo questioned the rationale behind subjecting churches to the same laws as companies, describing the church as God’s heritage on earth.

“The church is God’s heritage on earth. Molest the wife of somebody and you will see the anger of that person. The church is the bride of Christ. You know how a strong man is when you tamper with his wife. The church is the body of Christ. We are under obligation to give warnings to wicked rulers so we could be free from their blood,” he said.

“The church works on the pattern delivered by God not the pattern of man. Government has no power to appoint people over churches. This is a secular nation. The church is the greatest asset of God in this country. Please be warned. Judgment is coming. The Lord says I have been still but now I will arise. Anybody that is in this deal is taking poison. This will never work. I am waiting for a day when anybody will appoint a trustee over this church… You can’t gag anybody. We own this country together.

“It is only in Africa that people who are over 80 years still run around to become president. I know that it is the prosperity of the church that is making them jealous. But I am going to live to see an army of many winners soar greater. In this church shall emerge one of the largest concentration of giants on earth.”

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Bible Society Translates Bible into 26 Nigerian Languages

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*Revision ongoing for 10 more languages
*Appoints Pastor Samuel Sanusi as new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) said it has so far translated the full Bible into 26 Nigerian Languages.
A statement issued by the organisation said translation revision is on-going in 10 other Nigerian Languages.
The BSN also announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer designate.
BSN Manager, Media and Public Relations, Mr Benjamin Mordi, disclosed in a statement on Saturday in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bible Society of Nigeria is a not-for-profit interdenominational Christian organisation.
It said BSN has translated the full Bible into 26 Nigerian Languages, while translation revision is on-going in 10 Nigerian Languages.
The BSN translates the Bible into local languages, publishes, distributes, raises funds for the Bible work and organises life-transforming programmes.
On the appointment, he said Sanusi would be taking over from the incumbent General Secretary/CEO, Dr Dare Ajiboye, who will be retiring in June 2021.
He said that Sanusi, currently the Society’s Senior Manager, Church and Public Relations, would resume officially on July 1, 2021.
“He joined the BSN on Dec. 6, 2010, as Church/Public Relations Manager. He has also served as Senior Manager, Operations and Programmes.
“Before joining the Society, he had worked with Permanentmark Enterprise Limited as Chief Operating Officer between July and November 2010.
“Pastor Sanusi was also a former Senior Partner with Mutual Hope CashAccess Limited,” Mordi also.
He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) obtained from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu State in 2004 and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State in 2001.
He graduated from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State with Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mass Communication.
Sanusi is a member of various professional organisations among which are Nigerian Institute of Management, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations. (NAN

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#EndSARS: ‘Wickedness of the Wicked Shall Consume the Wicked’

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The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries is deeply saddened by the unwarranted, unnecessary, callous, barbaric and inhuman use of live bullets by the security forces on Nigerian youths in Lagos, who were on peaceful protests to register their grievances with regards to violation of their fundamental human rights by the security agents.
It is indeed a Black Tuesday in the annals of Lagos and Nigeria. This is least expected in this century. While youths all over the world are contributing their own quota to good governance, the security forces are shooting their own in cold blood, devoid of human feelings and empathy.
Biblical principles of the Almighty God, says that the wickedness of the wicked, will consume the wicked. Those who shed innocent blood, their own blood will certainly be shed.
Let it be known that whatever is done under the cover of darkness with the belief that nobody sees it, will surely be brought to light and God the Ultimate Judge, will definitely judge speedily.
For it is written in Psalm 10.18 “You will hear the cries of the oppressed and the orphans; you will judge in their favor, so that mortal men may cause terror no more”.
Our hearts and prayers go to the Nigerian youths and all others negatively affected by this unfortunate and avoidable situation. We pray that God Almighty will minister peace and comfort to their hearts.
We also commiserate with the parents and guardians of the victims of this extreme show of force ,lack of empathy and lack of brotherly love, from those that committed this dastardly act.
To the Nigerian government, we will like to advise that going forward, utmost care and caution, coupled with divine wisdom, should be employed in bringing a lasting solution to the problem at hand.
Nigeria is all we have as Nigerians.
LET THE PEACE OF GOD REIGN SUPREME IN NIGERIA IN JESUS’ MIGHTY NAME. AMEN.
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South Sudan President Lauds TB Joshua’s Contributions to End Country’s War

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*Invites cleric

The President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has expressed his country’s gratitude to the General Overseer and the Founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B Joshua, for helping to resolve the country’s civil war.
In a letter of invitation to Prophet T. B Joshua, President Mayadrdit said: “With due respect and honour, I am privileged to write to your highly prophetic esteemed office in reference to the above-mentioned subject.”
The president said the protracted civil war in the country which had defied international intervention was resolved due to the prophet’s intercession.
He added: “First, I would like to thank you, humble servant of the Most High God and the highest grace and anointing upon your life, and for your love and humility for coming on your prophetic and historic visit on November 12, 2019, when the nation was in a desperate situation, whereby the country was experiencing civil violent war for many years.”
He said the world organisation tried to negotiate peace, “but where human wisdom fails, God has the final answer.
“As you have prophesied, that it shall be a new beginning for the nation, and that we the leaders should overcome our divisions and our differences and come back to develop our youngest nation in the world.
“Hence we, the government and the opposition have come together to implement the revitalised peace agreement, and now the nation is at peace followed by the formation of Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGONU), which signifies a new beginning indeed.
“For I am the Lord, I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass, it will no more be postponed: Ezekiel 12: 25.
“Secondly, based on the above-mentioned reference, I want to take this opportunity to invite you again to the Republic of South Sudan to harvest what you planted. The whole nation of South Sudan is ready to receive you once again.
“Being confident of this proverb, he who began the good work will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ: Philippians 1: 6, so we are inviting you to come and complete the good work which you started”.

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