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Article of Faith: Dreaming Dreams of the Almighty (2), By Femi Aribisala

When you tell people the Lord appeared to you in a dream, those who have not had such experience may be inclined to despise your dream.  In September 2012, I had a dream.  I was somewhere high up in the mountains and did not know exactly what I was doing…
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Article of Faith: Dreaming Dreams of the Almighty, By Femi Aribisala

Dreams are God’s parables of the night. Therefore, they have to be deciphered. In the scriptures, God often spoke to people through dreams and visions. Jacob’s life was radically impacted by a series of dreams. God revealed little Joseph’s destiny to him through dreams. Another Joseph dreamed dreams concerning instructions…
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Article of Faith: Why Pastors don’t go to Heaven (3), By Femi Aribisala

By its very essence, the office of the pastor today is designed to nullify the ministry and teachings of Jesus. It started out as a Sunday morning service like every other one in a Lekki, Lagos parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). One of the church workers…
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Article of Faith: Why Pastors don’t go to Heaven, By Femi Aribisala

All those who still call themselves pastors today are not disciples of Jesus. I became the Pastor of Healing Wings, Chapel of Faith in 1998. But nine years later, I felt constrained to resign. My resignation came from the sudden realisation that even though God specifically called me to ministry,…
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Article of Faith: Why Pastors don’t go to Heaven, By Femi Aribisala

The “gospel” is now a product marketed with razzmatazz by mega-pastors and televangelists. I was having lunch at “Sweet Sensation,” a fast-food restaurant in Lagos, when someone tapped me on the shoulder. I looked back to see a gentleman grinning at me from ear to ear. “Dr. Aribisala, how are…
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Article of Faith: Christian Thieves and Robbers, By Femi Aribisala

A poor and unemployed member of the church asked God to give him British Airways lock stock and barrel. I was reviewing this article, initially titled “Ungodly Prayers,” when the Lord suddenly spoke. He said: “Femi, it is written, ‘my house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but they…
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Article of Faith: Paul’s Male Chauvinism Against Women, By Femi Aribisala (2)

Paul’s command that women be silent is not given by the inspiration of God. It is not profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction or for instruction in righteousness. Christians need to ask for the origins of Paul’s injunction that women are not permitted to speak in church. (1 Corinthians…
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Article of Faith: Paul’s Male-Chauvinism Against Women, By Femi Aribisala [1]

The word of Paul about women being silent in the churches has passed away precisely because it is not the word of God. Some months ago, Jimi Sonuga introduced me to two of his female neighbours. “Do you write a column in a newspaper?” enquired one of them. “Yes,” I…
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Article of Faith: Women in the Ministry of Jesus, By Femi Aribisala

In biblical days, Jewish women were imprisoned by different forms of male oppression. But Jesus came to set the captives free. Jesus chose twelve disciples and all of them were men. What does this tell us about his attitude towards women? Does it mean he discriminates against them? Let me…
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