From East to West, South to North, religion is a selling brand. Every nook and cranny of our country has been ecorated with litanies of self made ministries. However, what beggars my imagination is the rate at which every Tom, Dick and Harry receives a divine mandate from God to win souls for him, the number of people that have been
seduced by these wolves in Roman collar and the concomitant increase in crime rate in our society have raised more questions than answers. The discrepancies between what is said and done have remained a virgin.
Nigeria may have proven Hitler right when he opined that religion is an â€œopium of he massesâ€ in a polity like ours where religion have been commercialized and politicized, differentiating between the good, the bad and the ugly is almost an elusive â€œdeviorâ€. Come to think of it, the mission and vision of Jesus for the salvation of man have been reduced to sowing of seed. The so called prayer warriors are fast becoming millionaires, why not? Naira and kobo must be exchanged for your prayers to be answered. Who said the bees of materialism has not stung the society?. Every avenue is now being exploited by idiotic desperadoes in Roman collar to feed fat from the unsuspecting or rather the gullible masses. From the motor park to the ministries, on the print and electronic media the message and their antics do not differ.
Saying no in a society where Mr â€œYesâ€ is adored and glorified is a suicidal. Would it not be senseless for me to tread where the angels dreads? Anyway from time immemorial men of repute have risen and dared the status quo. However, one man chose to prove pundits wrong Bishop Hycinth Egbebor of Bomadi Vicariate he dashed the hope of adherent of â€œreligious wuruwuru and mago magoâ€.
It was at Bomadi our Lady of the water cathedral the Bishop reminded Mr. Pressido who was at the funeral mass of his former National Security Adviser Late Major General Andrew Azazi. General Andrew and Sir Patrick Yakowa the (KSM) first Christian former Governor Kaduna State had lost their lives in a helicopter crash after attending the funeral ceremony of one of GEJ top aid from Bayelsa State. Lo and behold the Bishop an Ijaw son like Jonathan rose above ethnicism, hypocricy to caution the Presido. He chose to go solo instead of swimming at the murky water of religious â€œwuruwuruâ€ and â€œmagomagoâ€. He dared the powers that be and dished out the truth not minding whose ox was gored or elephant is.
Indeed the Emmaus bread was once again broken in Bomadi. The difference is clear. Bishop and self made Bishop are no birds of a family, talk much of been of a feather. Unlike most religion 419ners the Bishop proved himself worthy of his calling. He did not sell his prophetic anointing for a bundle of naira and kobo. Walahi! opportunity they say come but once but we need not wake up from the land of imagination in a bid to discover what propelled the Bishop to send to the dustbin a mouth watering opportunity. Haba my Lord, when presido visited a prayer camp sometime last year, the traffic of blessing on him made a mockery of what committers suffer at the Onitsha head bridge. How come you spiritual camera failed to capture the fact that the â€œPresidoâ€ will secue a second tenure and even rule for endless ages if he so desires? You were not even generous enough to give â€œMr. Presidoâ€ the reigning and cheapest blessing so far, your enemies will all die.
Imagine his prophetic aura only hammered on the dead trap called the East-West road among other things. Even though the â€œpresidoâ€ was your kinsman he chooses to remain true to yourself and millions of Nigerians. He refused drinking from the poisoned ethnic chalice disappointing all ethnic commandos sitting in his cathedral. I know many of them, not even in their wildest dreams will visit his cathedral again.
But my lord Bishop, there is fire on the mountain; the combine forces of Pastor Sow seed, Evangelist prosperity, Senior Prophet you shall not die, Prophetess back to sender, General Overseer death is not my portion are sueing you for abuse of opportunity. These religious desperadoes are not happy over your inability to use your pulpit to your advantage. The annoyance of these marauding wolves in Roman collar is born from the fact that you have exposed their antics and dared to be different. They want the high court of wuruwuru and magomago to remind you that in church business, morality, decorum and patriotism are no legal tenders. Crusade, crusade, blessings, blessings, anointing, anointing, prophetic, prophetic vision are the only ways out. They emphatically prayed the court to equally remind you that smiling, dancing and winning with the â€œpowers that beâ€ while they rape our collective destiny is the first articles of faith in church business.
Pastor sow seed and Evangelist Prosperity are threatening thunder and fire storm. They want you to explain why improvised Bishops like you A.J.V. Obinna and Hassan Kukah, who cannot even buy a private jet will choose to remind the voice of the voiceless. Imagine, WHAT BUSINESS WILL Bishop Hycinth be having with the East-West road if he had a jet? Instead of inducing the â€œpresidoâ€ and his cromes to buy him a jet in memory of late General Azazi, HE chose to cane the presidency from his pulpit. Since the Bishop have made himself a â€œcommunerâ€ the presidential blood bank will sky rocket if he dies like other innocent and patriotic Nigerians plying the East-West road.
The pain that the commander of the armed looters of the corrupt republic got in the cathedral is giving him sleepless night and this has propelled him to action. The projects have been awarded and are due to be completed by 2014. If Bishop Hycinth had co-operated, the millions of naira budgeted for the project could have been smiling in some foreign account after paying tithes of thanksgiving for successful thief_thief, to the god who feeds on naira and kobo.
Truth be told, the rise and reign of religious desperadoes is an ill wind that blows no society good. Yes, secularism is a price our society cannot afford to pay. God created man and any quest by man to exist without God his creator is a naked foolery. However, the society need not smile when the so called ministries, prayer houses and healing center and the wolves in roman collars are profaning the name of God. The words of this way masters and their â€œmugulisticâ€, â€œmumulisticâ€ â€œwawalisticâ€ and â€œwulisticâ€ may be attractive, irresistible, enticing, sophisticated, magically captivating but it is like honey laced with poison.
All who choose to live in a licking room when the rain is about to fall by kissing a viper should realize that all that glitters is not gold. May God preserve and protect us from â€œ419ners in pastorâ€™s suitâ€ and may Bishop Hycinth and his likes continue to flog politicians and their cronies to repentance from the pulpit.