Just For The Asking! Why Are There Much People Today With All Kinds Of 'Religious' Titles?
Does it mean one cannot be seen as a genuine child of God without bearing/carrying one religious title around?
Does it also mean you cannot preach the gospel without any religious titles?
In Matthew 7:20, Jesus said "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." This is the most excellent, wonderful and best way to discover what sort a tree is, based absolutely on the type(s) fruits it bears.
Today in the Christendom, you are awash with the daily springing up of 'religious' titles being carried around by every dick and harry, posing/hanging around Christian circles especially on social media, particularly on Facebook. In fact, the 'fake' religious title carriers on Facebook outnumbered the genuine Christians using that platform in preaching the word of God. Be careful please.
The alarming rate at which they are now springing up calls for sober reflections. This is because some of these people are even carrying two titles together at the same time e.g Evangelist-pastor, prophet-bishop etc. What does this mean for God sake?
Meanwhile, most of these 'religious' title carriers are very fake. They fake their names to hide their true identity from those that know them physically. They fake their religious titles just to deceive and defraud lazy Christians especially those running after signs, wonders, prophecies and miracles.
Again, some crooks are feeding fat on the ignorance of most gullible Christians, who cannot study the word of God nor have personal relationship and faith in God to answer their prayers. These crooks are achieving their nefarious aim and making huge gains, by cloning most pastors names and creating their dubious accounts out of it, which they are using to dupe the 'lazy' public Christians. Wake up now!
These days, you are hearing some pastors and ministries campaigning in their churches, satellite televisions, newspapers, radios and other electronic mediums, stating that people are using their names and or ministry to extort money from the members of the public. I hope you haven't fallen a victim yet!
I give you two instances here
1. A State Coordinator of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide HOREMOW in Nigeria, was duped by a 'wicked soul' early this January 2014. The thief had called him claiming to be a member of the movement known by this HOREMOW state coordinator that, he was facing deportation in the country of his residence in abroad. Imagine a brother already having his citizenship. Devil you are wicked. Before you know it, two hundred and fifty thousand naira was gone.
Therefore, by the time the supposedly stranded brother was finally contacted, behold the thief had gone far with the money he never laboured for. Although the brother who was impersonated was very bitter because his name and integrity were at stake, but the thief does not think twice before executing his devilish plans. May God have mercy on his soul.
2. This happened to two of my colleagues in the office last year 2013. After reading this, please start putting your faith on Jesus and not on one prophet or pastor somewhere.
There was this thief that cloned T. B. Joshua name on Facebook. So, as people are so gullible running after T. B. Joshua for miracles and other things without minding the genuineness and or otherwise of such things, they sent a message to this cloned T. B. Joshua account, asking for anointed water and whatever sticker.
The first thing the impostor told them in his reply was 'I see death coming to you. Pay so so so amount into so so so account before so so so date, for our anointed water and miracle sticker. Failure to do so will result in your death'. He sent this same message to them individually. Hahahahaha! Satan you are wicked!
However, their gullibility would have caused them to be defrauded by the supposed T. B. Joshua straight and direct, but somehow they became convinced after pointing out to them that, this was nothing but pure 419 people claiming to be so so so pastor with their sole aim of defrauding lazy Christians, especially 'miracle seekers' using the identity of popular and influential pastors, whether such pastors are fake or genuine. God help us never to be deceived in Jesus name. Amen. Matthew 24:24 "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
Brethren, some of you had fallen into the traps of these 'sons of belial' and 'daughters of jezebel' masquerading themselves online and in the streets and churches as 'pastor, prophet, evangelist, bishop, reverend etc, just to deceive and ultimately defraud you, when in the real sense, these masquerade has no relationship whatsoever with Jesus. No wonder the bible in 2 Corinthians 11:14 says "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." I pray today that you will know your stand in God in Jesus name. Amen.
A brother who is in my friends list on Facebook once warned that people should be very careful about some supposed pastors and what have you on Facebook that, as a result of him commenting 'Amen' to the 'prophetic declarations' of a particular person claiming to be an evangelist, the said evangelist later sent him a private message asking him to make some financial contribution so as to seal his 'amen' for fulfilment. Can you imagine!
These masquerade are always the ones saying in their post 'say amen, type amen, say yes, like this post' etc. Friends, all that glitter are not gold. Proverbs 14:12.
Be wise Jesus warned us in Matthew 10:16, and you will not be a victim of fraudsters lying in wait to deceive Psalm 56:6, Ephesians 4:14.
God bless you.