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Article of Faith: Unraveling the Mystery of Dreams, By Femi Aribisala

The fact that you saw someone in a dream does not mean the dream is about him.  In 2003, Femi-Kevin’s headmaster sent me an email forecasting that he would fail his GCSE exams because he had done so badly in his mock exams.  I wrote an angry response and asked him:…
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Article of Faith: Dreaming about God (3) By Femi Aribisala

God’s works cannot be limited to what is recorded in an inspired book called “the Holy Bible.” God sometimes tells us the future beforehand through dreams. Thus, Daniel said to Nebuchadnezzar: “There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has told you in your dream what will…
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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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