MENSTRUATION AND THE CHURCH - EVANG. AROKOYO JACOB ERINOLA
What Did The Bible Say About Uncleanness?
The Bible categorically stated that an unclean person both male & female should not enter into the house of the Lord (Lev. 15:2, Num. 5:2). Uncleanness includes among others:- Fornication, Adultery, Menstruation, Drunkenness, Discharge e.t.c.
Such practices have been in existence since the days of Moses & Aaron. It was respectfully practiced by the Isrealites for purification & consecration without giving preferencial treatment to anybody (male or female). The practice was followed to the latter in the book of Lev. 15:1 - end, it stated it clearly in verse 19, "And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days, and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the evening." In verse 29-30, "And on the eight day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeon and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and the priest shall make an atonement for her before she Lord for the issue of her uncleanness. With the above explanation from the Bible, how many of us do according to the Bible instruction by waiting for another seven days during and after such sin and who among us still offer turtles and pigeons for total cleansing? Since we cannot do it any more, then why wasting our precious time? Since we still collect offering and tithes from them, then why putting them outside the church or at home for menstruation? Since we accept her children that she bath with her hand by touching them severally then why denying her? Many more questions are begging for answers.
I Corinthians 15:17. "And if Christ is not raised, your Faith is vain, Ye are yet in your Sins. What does the coming of Christ into the World mean to you? His death on the cross of Calvary means what to you? Will you still crucify him the second time? His death should not be in vain. II Corinthians 5:17. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new."
What are those old things that have pass away, using of turtles and pigeons for cleansing, allowing things she have touch into the church and denying her entrance into the church all in the name of doctrine, using of bullocks for consecration, e.t.c. have all passed away. The book of Luke 28:45 says "And the sun was darkened and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst", this simply means every hidden thing (s) have been open for all to see, watch, react, rethink, repent and respond to it.
According to the Bible "A WISE SON HEARETH HIS FATHER'S INSTRUCTION", My fellow Cherubim and Seraphim member worldwide, are we truly hearing our Father's (GOD) instruction that says old things have pass away. No wonder the Bible says "Even though we walk in the flesh we do not war after the flesh". Galatians 2:20. I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST.
In conclusion, Galatians 3:11, “That no man is justified by the LAW in the sight of God, it is evident for, the just shall live by Faith". Why are we so doctrinal? If same doctrine allow people to enter the church services during occasions e.g. Naming ceremonies, Weddings, Band anniversaries, Harvest, e.t.c. without considering uncleanness or menstruation, then why are we denying our female counterpart, if same doctrine can permit us to use a Man whose wife is on Menstruation to lead services or give sermon on the pulpit, without considering that he drove to church in same car with his wife who is on menstruation or that he ate the food same wife prepared, or that he slept on the same bed with the wife who is on menstruation, or collected offering and tithes from her to the church, then why denying her to serve her God all in the name of doctrine? My fellow brethren in the Spirit, let's bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance. (Matthew 3:8).
If a man who committed Adultery, Drinks, Fornicate can be allowed to sit on the alter, give Sermon or lead service, why do we denied our women such privilege? Let's stop discriminating the Female gender and face reality.
Enough of promoting doctrine over Bible teaching, give women a free hand to worship God in holiness.
All our Church Leaders, Youth Presidents, Prophet and Prophetess, Pastors, Teachers, Evangelist and Spiritual Father's should please bail us out.
Compiled by:- EVANG. AROKOYO JACOB ERINOLA.
CHERUBIM AND SERAPHIM MOVEMENT CHURCH KABBA, KOGI STATE.
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