Re: Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo's Comment On C & S Church By Ap Muyiwa Adeyemi
When my wife called my attention to the story she read on Seraphstories online medium about Pastor Poju Oyemade's interview with Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo and various fallacies about C & S, I found it difficult to believe the whole story. I called the publisher of Seraphstories to send the original copy of Ashimolowo's interview to me which he did immediately.
Let me quickly say that my reaction to Ashimolowo's interview is my personal opinion as a Seraph and it should be seen as such.
It is an established fact that some of this commercial-driven 'Pastors' derive satisfaction in speaking ills of the C & S to market their churches. For Ashimolowo to be this unknowledgeable to distort historical facts shows the kind of Pastor he is. Very naive!
He said C & S came into existence after C A C in 1930 and the founder of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Akindayomi had his roots from the CAC. What a poor knowledge of History of Churches in Nigeria.
Akindayomi's family is very much around and Ashimolowo should consult them or Pastor Adeboye and stop peddling ignorance with confidence. Pa Akindayomi was a member of C & still, he founded his Church.
The KICC Pastor should also note that C& S was registered in 1925 while the C A C established by Pastor Ayo Babalola came into existence after the revival of 1930. St Moses Orimolade ignited the fire of Pentecostalism in Nigeria and his missionary works and miracles he performed were still fresh in the memories of millions of people.
I hereby refer Ashimolowo to read J. Akinyele OMOYAJOWO. CHERUBIM & SERAPHIM The history of an African Independent Church, 1982. It is a scholarly written book by a non-C & S member.
Being a motivational Speaker devoid of Holy Spirit only impacted on the psyche of man. The book of Jeremiah 5 vs 31 is very succinct when it says, "The prophets prophesy falsely and the Priest bear rule by their means and my people love to have it so. Meaning that, many people loves wrong messages by motivational speakers like Ashimolowo because it tallies with their wishes of getting rich quickly, breakthrough and other worldly fantasies that relegate messages about pious lifestyle which leads to the kingdom of God. (Mat 6 vs 33).
For him to say he does not use Psalms like C & S is not only a ploy to divide the body of Christ but smacks of religious arrogance.
Besides, how do we use Psalms that is different from others. Some of them have come to the realisation of the powers and efficacy of Psalms and are trying to justify their belated discoveries which C & S has been using since 1925. Remember the way and manner they jettisoned anointing oil and water. But now, both have become money spinning commodities for the likes of Ashimolowo.
Most of them do come to the C & S churches in the night because we use Psalms to pray for them. They will soon know the truth and it shall set them free. If not for his smartness, Ashimolowo ought to be in prison now in London for tax evasion before he escaped to Ghana and he still have the audacity to speak evil of other churches. I pray God to forgive his ignorance!
Call honey by any name, it will remain sweet in the mouth of any normal and healthy human being!
Baye nbu Mose
Awon Angeli fe
Olorun Abrahamu nfe
Awon Ogun orun si ngbo adura re......
Ap Muyiwa Adeyemi, Lagos.