(Continued from the 2nd part)
The opening verse of Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created…” is a plurality proof of Persons in the Godhead. The Hebrew word for ‘God’ is ‘ĕlohıym (el-o-heem’): ‘gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates’. The singular for ĕlohıym is ĕloahh (el-o’-ah) ‘a deity or the Deity’. Ēloahh appears 57 times in the Old Testament; 52 times it is used in connection with the Almighty (i.e. an individual of the Trinity), and five times it is used in connection with a demonic idol. “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” [Genesis 1:3]; these are the Words of God, the Eternal Father. HE is the First Member of the Godhead. The ‘Light’ is a Personage, the Second Member of the Godhead. John 1:1-14 expressly teaches the Deity of Jesus; verse 4, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men”. Verse 9, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” Genesis 1:2, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”. The word ‘moved’ in Hebrew is rachaph (raw-khaf’): ‘to brood; by implication to be relaxed’. The ‘brood’ is actually a picture of a mother bird. The Holy Spirit was energizing the earth for Christ’s creationism. The solemn promise of Jesus in John 14:26, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”, is a proof of the Omniscience of the Holy Spirit. Who else but God can teach all things? The word, ‘Comforter’ is, paraklētos (par-ak’-lay-tos): ‘An intercessor, consoler’. Can a neuter object be a paraklētos, as defined? Check this one out in Acts 13:2, “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them”. Can a lifeless intangibility say words? Note the personalization. The word ‘called’ is proskaleomai (pros-kal-eh’-om-ahee) ‘to call toward oneself, that is, summon, invite‘. In the Holy of Holies, only the high priest can enter that place and it must be once in a year, and with visible blood in his hands. What makes the place so sacred is the Divine, personal presence of the Holy Spirit, receiving all the worship and the sacrifices, as the Jehovah God of Israel. This is the Third Member of the Godhead. Can somebody see clearly that Jehovah’s Witness people are not ambassadors for the true Christ?
Roland Obu & father Olumba Olumba Obu
White garment churches e.g. Olumba Olumba Obu’s founded “Brotherhood of the Cross and Star”, “Cherubim & Seraphim” of Moses Orimolade, “Celestial Church of Christ” founded by S.B.J. Oshoffa to mention a few, from all indications cannot claim to be true churches of Jesus Christ. Members’ white, church uniform finds its scriptural reliance on Revelation 3:4; 3:5; 6:11; 7:9; 7:13; 7:14; 19:14. “Angels wear white” they make it very clear. So, I ask whether they have already made it to heaven as Rev 7:14, “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb”, states. Are there fashion designing tailors and seamstresses in heaven, and who sews the earthly theirs to give it a celestial prominence?
Does the white make them righteous?
None of the Bible prophets, writers or the apostles ever taught the wearing of any spiritual garment for worshippers. What Jesus said in John 4:24 is, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”. They must not, as a rule, put on any footwear into the church auditorium because of what the Lord told Moses (in Exodus 3:5), and Joshua (in Joshua 5:15). “And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground” (Exodus 3:5). Two things: Draw not nigh hither; and put off thy shoes. So, why do they draw nigh into the church auditorium? The putting off of shoes was just to arrest his attention. In the first ever Passover ritual that enhanced the victorious departure from Egypt the instruction was, “And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover” [Exodus 12:11]. Someone opined that maybe it was because they were in a hurry to leave Egypt. I ask, “How long does it take to wear sandals and would God ever bend His holy rules?
Photos top left is Moses Orimolade, bottom left is S.B.J. Oshoffa
on the right is Prophet Adetunji Adeonigbagbe of Celica Church of Christ.
When the lead role star of the prodigal son parable came back home, the paraphernalia of his justification and restoration was found in Luke 15:22, “But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet“. In Exodus chapter 19 where Moses was told to prepare Israelites for God’s physical visitation and the 20th when the Eternal Visitant did show up, there was no mention of removal of shoes before His holy presence. You cannot find anywhere in the New Testament where footwears are forbidden in a Christian worship. The white garment churches are usually headed by a prophet (which reminds me of the prophets of the antichrist) but we know that a pastor is the New Testament shepherd of a local assembly. I do not know of any of their services where an altar call is made. They do not get people born again! Ambassadors of Lucifer. The deliverance services of white garment churches speak fetish volumes. They use candles, soaps, sponges, eggs, oil, and in dire cases, the spirit of their prophetic oracle demands blood sacrifice! They (C.C.C.) begin prayers thus: “Jah! Jah! Jah! Jesus Christ! Holy Michael!” Some invoke ‘holy Uriel’ and ‘holy Raphael’ -unscriptural angels. Olumba declared in his teachings, “I am the Holy Spirit”. It is believed that he is dead; it would not, or shall I say, “shouldn’t be made public”, for how does one go about the obituary of the Holy Spirit? (…to be continued…)
Read the 2nd part here