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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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