Wednesday, June 26, 2013
RCCG Un-Biblical Practice Over Water Baptism
RCCG Un-Biblical Practice Over Water Baptism
Text: Ehesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
If you are a Worker in RCCG, you should be conversant with what I am about to share.
Apart from infant baptism which is being practiced by the Catholic Church and Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) of which I know, or any other form(s) of water baptism outside immersion (deeping, submerging) practiced by other churches is un-biblical and unacceptable to the Christian faith and believes.
When I newly gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ, one of the teachings I was taught was water baptism. In fact, when I was undergoing Baptismal class in Church of God Mission (CGM), there was no teaching on re-baptizing. All that were taught was simply baptism by immersion and the need to be baptized properly, if you were coming out from Catholic Church as they (Catholic Church) don't conduct any water baptism but, sprinkling of water on infants which they termed 'baptism' and it is not.
To the glory of God, I was baptized in Church of God Mission (CGM) by immersion in 1997/1998, at Ogba River, Oredo LGA, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. My fervent Christian life then also helped me to become one of the baptismal teachers in CGM, Gospel House, Iyaro Branch, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
Now, baptism is not for infants but, for the children of God who have come of age to renounce sin. Mark 1:5 “And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins”.
In Matthew 3:13, it reads “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him”. Our Lord Jesus Christ was already of age and about to begin His earthly Ministry, before He went down to John the Baptist to be baptized by him. Therefore, you Catholic Priest, Reverend Father, Pope, Bishop or whatever your post and position, that is still conducting 'Sprinkling of water on infants babies' as baptism, repent now or else, the judgment of God awaits you, as you are deliberately ‘adding’ to the word of God Revelation 22:18.
The bible in Colossians 2:12 says, “Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead”. Catholics and other water sprinkling churches, there's no way you can bury someone by living the dead body on the surface of the ground (sprinkle water) but, it must be buried in a dugout grave, below (water bodies - streams, rivers etc) the ground level. You Catholics are contradicting the bible with your ‘self’ imposed ungodly practice. Honestly, if you were baptized by the Catholic Church with sprinkling of water, you have not been baptized all. Go out of Catholic now, and look for a ‘bible believing and teaching church’, so that you can get baptize normally, properly and biblically.
Now, in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), you are made (forced) to undergo a second time water baptism by immersion. (Please, Almighty God, forgive me because, I have been made to go against your word for baptizing the second time by RCCG). This they (RCCG) do with the pretense that, should you ‘decides to continue with them’; you must be re-baptized to prove your allegiance to the RCCG doctrine. I would have objected to this ungodly practice of RCCG mission, if I were having the understanding of God's word then, which I have now by the grace of God, after joining RCCG by 'accident' in 2005.
Men and brethren, this practice of double water baptism by immersion of RCCG Mission, is not only un-biblical but also a 'wicked practice', which is capable of making you to become a ‘water baptism harlot’, should you choose to join another church tomorrow, which equally have the same unholy and un-biblical practice of water baptism by immersion. This practice in RCCG is also a ‘deception’ because, as far as the things of God and heaven is concern, no one denomination will make anybody to enter heaven but, your personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and your total obedience to the word of God, coupled with a holy and righteous living. Beware therefore of the deception of the devil.
Moreover, the bible makes it abundantly clear that, we (Christians) have one Baptism Ephesians 4:5. This is so, as the body of Christ (denominational churches) is one body, which is united by the same Holy Spirit in one Lord, by the same God 1 Corinthians 12:5-6. So, how come the churches of today are practicing different things and yet claimed that we are serving the same God? This is the deceit of mere mortals (men).
Therefore, if a particular denomination enforces a law, which is at best a ‘double standard’ in the Christendom, are they trying to say that, until and unless you belong to their denomination, you cannot make heaven? They surely have things to answer to God when the time comes.
The Lord Jesus Christ, who is our 'perfect example', was almost refused water baptism by John the Baptist but He says, “to fulfill all righteousness, suffer it to be so now” Matthew 3:15. Jesus Christ was baptized once. The eunuch says “See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?” Acts 8:36-38. The eunuch was equally baptized once.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) preaches against sin, no doubt but, do they tell you or do mention what these sins are? Of course not! This is the more reason their double standard in water baptism is ‘hypocritical’, and they know it. Go to any RCCG Parish/branch today, and see how the ‘world’ has taken over the church. Their ministers (the same people they forced to baptize twice) are all full of 'idols' on their bodies (earrings, chains/bangles, necklaces, rings etc 1 John 5:21). Their women are abominations to God (wearing trousers Deut. 22:5). They are daughters of Jezebel (painting their faces, mouths, finger nails, eye lids etc 2 Kings 9:30; Jer. 4:30). Their women are women with strange apparel (weavon, attachment, eye lashes, false finger nails etc Zephaniah 1:8). They are children of seduction (mini skirts, sleeveless clothing, body hugs, clothes exposing sensitive body parts, high heels shoes, etc Revelation 2:20; 1 John 2:26).
Please, my people of God, don’t be deceived and do not be carried away by the craftiness and sleight of men that lie in wait to deceive you Ephesians 4:14. Search your bible very well and see, if there’s any place you will read about people going for double baptism by immersion. This un-biblical practice of water baptism by RCCG must be resisted, if you must obey the word of God. Should they therefore refuses you from becoming a worker under them, by reason of your refusal to be re-baptize, go out from them and look for a ‘true bible’ church that preaches and practice the bible in truth and holiness, not this eyes service mission whereby everybody is led by what the G.O says, and not what the bible says.
You often hear the propagators of this ungodly practice declaring that, it is the ‘policy of RCCG’, for any person that want to remain in the ministry to abide with. This is not withstanding even though the policy is at variance with the Bible. Now, must we obey mere men obnoxious and un-biblical policy and go against the ‘Policy of the word of God’? Was this practice also part of the ‘meaning’ of RCCG, as was given to the Founder, Late Pastor Akindayomi by God?
May God open your eyes today, so that you can see beyond your nose to the realm of the Spirit in Jesus name, amen.
God bless you.
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