Friday, March 11, 2011

The Fallacy in latter-day Visions

16 of History's Most Rebellious Women

(by TIME magazine in association with CNN)
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Joan of Arc, France
The French peasant girl had a dream — in fact she had many dreams, visions in which Christian saints would come to her, urging her to take up the fight against the English, who occupied much of northern France. Improbably, Joan made her way to the court of the cowed French dauphin, or prince, and impressed the royals with her holy cause to the point that she was given armor and troops to command. At Orleans in 1429, Joan proved her mettle by famously leading the assault that lifted the English siege of the city. A pivotal victory, it spurred other quick successes and turned the tide against the English invaders. A few years later, though, Joan was captured by the forces of England's French allies and burned in a public square on grounds of heresy and witchcraft. The French King Charles VII, whose crown had been secured in part by Joan's heroics, did little to try to save her. But history and popular legend redeemed Joan, who was canonized in 1920 by the Vatican and remains one of France's patron saints. —Ishaan Tharoor


comment:
I have often pointed out that Satan is the one behind the latter-day visions by some "Christians" and the apparitions that are peculiar to the Catholic Church. How could the true God who abhors violence have sent dead people, whom the Catholics refer to as "saints", to Joan and goaded her to pick up arms against fellow humans?  Did Jesus not show a practical example of his Father's abhorrence of violence when he told Peter that those who kill with the sword will die by the sword? Now, if the true God (and not Satan) had given the mission to Joan, she would not have been captured later and tried and then executed on trumped up charges!  Can someone now see the fallacy in the so-called visions and apparitions?  These latter-day Christian features are nothing but things actuated by Satan. -- Frank Monye, Owerre-Olubor

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Sons of Violence as Born-Again

Lagos Govt, RCCG Honour Adeboye with Boxing Tourney
Posted By pmnews On March 2, 2011 @ 11:55 am In Boxing,Local,Sports
Lagos State Government and Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG are organizing a boxing championship to celebrate the 69th birthday of the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
The events, which are billed to hold today and tomorrow, will be staged at the Youth Centre Hall of the RCCG Camp, Km.  46-50 Lagos/Ibadan  expressway.
According to the programme of the event made available by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant on Grassroots Sports Development to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola headed by Prince Olawale Oladunjoye, a sports summit was held today at the RCCG Camp, while tomorrow, a boxing tournament, which will feature seven bouts, five male and 2 female will hold tomorrow.
“We are featuring boxing because Pastor Adeboye was a boxer in his youthful age and because the game is his first love, we decided to honour him with a competition that will make him look back at that time he was boxing,” said Prince Oladunjoye, who said all logistics to ensure a glamorous tournament have been put in place.
The Director of Sports of the RCCG, Pastor Paul Bankole said that the talents discovered in the two days event will be groomed to the fullest, while they would also be supported to succeed in their chosen career.
Comment:
[Honouring the pastor Enoch Adeboye with martial arts, such as boxing, karate, judo or wrestling, marks a complete departure from the purpose of the Almighty whom the pastor claims to serve and to represent.  God destroyed the ante-deluvian world because he saw that the earth was filled with violence – which boxing is! Is the pastor going to be chief guest of honour at this pugilistic event?  Why should RCCG (a religious organization) work in tandem with the Lagos Govt (a political state) to organize this game of Satan? And yet these “redeemed” people are the ones usually claiming to be born again!  Is this pugilistic behaviour a characteristic of the born-again people of the new-age religious movement?  Genethnai anothem is the Greek expression for being born again.  The expression means being “generated from above”.  Without knowing what they claim, these Pentecostal loudmouths say that they are born again.  Jesus said that if the blind lead the blind, they both will fall into the ditch!
CF Monye, Owerre-Olubor]


Reply |CF Monye to samuel, aitkinsade, Onwubuyah, samuel, danagbaje, taiwoolalere, Vincent, Anthony, ernestigboji, lix
From        CF Monye <cfmonye@gmail.com>
To            Onwubuyah Clement <conwubuyah@yahoo.com>
Cc           samuel Ojogbo <samojogbolaw@yahoo.com>, samuel Nkili <nkiso1962@yahoo.com>, danagbaje@gmail.com, taiwoolalere@yahoo.com, aitkinsade@yahoo.com, Vincent Uyanwanne <vincentalert@yahoo.com>, Anthony Monye <anthony.monye@zenithbank.com>, ernestigboji@yahoo.com, lix@elixtravel.com
Date       Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 3:32 PM
Subject  Re: The sons of violence as born-again

My response to the last comment: “The word of God says thou shall not judge.Who made you a judge?  Beware of what you say about anointed men of God. It may be dangerous.”

Do not misconstrue the Biblical statement, "thou shall not judge".  In the correct context, judging here connotes inflicting punitive measures, just like the bearded pastor Emeka King would do, or just like a Joseph Kibwetere of Uganda had done when he set ablaze a thousand congregants, or just like a Jim Jones of The People's Temple in Guyana did when he gave cyanide solution to over 900 congregants to drink and die in November 1978. If you say blankly, "do not judge, ... do not condemn" where then is the corrective preachment?

Jesus judged the Scribes and the Pharisees of his time; and on one occasion he cursed them 7 times by saying: "Woe ...." That judgement did not inflict any injury as the Pharisees would have done by recommending flogging or stoning.  The preaching work is a corrective one; and the person who is not ready to receive the salve that opens the eyes will remain spiritually blind! Such incorrigible people are the true sons and daughters of Belial -- the god of this world who has blocked their minds so that the light of truth will not enter!

I have since April 1996, when I kicked the Church, raised my hands up and swore to a declaration to speak the truth as of Christ and his apostles and without caring whose ox is gored.  And so I do not believe that any self-acclaimed "anointed man of God" is too big to challenge and correct. If a so-called man of God relishes watching men and women at brawl, just like the ancient Roman lords would do when they set the stage for gladiators, then that so-called anointed man of God has derailed and someone should speak up with the aim of bringing him back on track!

I need to field more responses so that I can do a well-researched paper on the thoroughly misconstrued status of being "born again."

Regards,
CFM

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 10:26 PM, Onwubuyah Clement <conwubuyah@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi Frank,
The word of God says thou shall not judge.Who made you a judge?  Beware of what you say about anointed men of God. It may be dangerous.
Rgds

From        DANIEL AGBAJE <danagbaje@gmail.com>
To            CF Monye <cfmonye@gmail.com>
Date       Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 7:37 PM
subjectRe: The sons of violence as born-again

They are born 'wuruwuru'.  When the so called born-again dine with the 'devil' what do you expect!


--- On Wed, 3/2/11, CF Monye <cfmonye@gmail.com> wrote:
From: CF Monye <cfmonye@gmail.com>
Subject: The sons of violence as born-again
To: "JOSIAH OKOROCHA-BRIGHT" <brightjosiah@gmail.com>, "Vincent Uyanwanne" <vincentalert@yahoo.com>, "Onwubuyah Clement" <conwubuyah@yahoo.com>, ernestigboji@yahoo.com, "samuel Ojogbo" <samojogbolaw@yahoo.com>, danagbaje@gmail.com, taiwoolalere@yahoo.com, "Anthony Monye" <anthony.monye@zenithbank.com>, lix@elixtravel.com
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 6:14 PM

Gentlemen,
The attached news item is very instructive.
Regards,
CFM

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lagos Govt, RCCG Honour Adeboye With Boxing Tourney

Lagos Govt, RCCG Honour Adeboye With Boxing Tourney

Honouring the pastor Enoch Adeboye with martial arts, such as boxing, karate, judo or wrestling marks complete departure from the purpose of the Almighty whom the pastor claims to serve and represent. Is he going to be chief guest of honour at the pugilistic event? Why should RCCG work in tandem with the Lagos State Govt to organize this game of Satan the devil? And yet these "redeemed" people are the ones usually claiming to be "born again!" Is this pugilistic behaviour a characteristic of the "born again" Christian? "Genethnai anothem" is the Greek expression for being born again. The expression means being "generated from above." Without knowing what they claim, the Pentecostal loudmouths say that they are born again. Jesus said that if the blind lead the blind, they both will fall into the ditch!
Frank Monye, Owerre-Olubor