Neo-Pentecostalism (3)

An article written by Church Watch states thus: “It is very easy to annoy and offend the average member of a Pentecostal church: Say anything contrary to what his pastor has said. Say anything that will constrain him to think biblically by himself (particularly, this causes them a very bad headache!). Say anything that will burst his deeply-ingrained delusion that Jesus will soon make all believers rich and happy in this world (especially believers that pay Him the various monies prescribed by the pastors) Sadly, in our days, most Pentecostal believers have not been raised on the words of Jesus Christ, but on the words of their pastors.
Thus, most of them do not know Jesus Christ directly; they know Him through the lens of their pastors. This is why most of them will nearly burst their blood vessels if any man dares to speak against what their pastors have said or done (they do not react the same way when men speak against Jesus). For pastors are the ‘gods’ they know, the ‘gods’ they love, and the ‘gods’ they serve. No wonder God has turned His back on most of the pastors of today! For He is indeed a jealous God. So, if you do not want to incur the wrath and curses of the average Pentecostal believer, please say nothing against what his pastor says! Apostle Paul said in Acts 20:30: “also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” so, we can see that men that have been entrusted into leadership positions can indeed draw sheep after themselves. That is the sad, rampant situation we are witnessing in our days.”
Neo-Pentecostalism uses the power of oratory to convince their adherents. This power of oratory is what they use to enslave their adherents and make them willing to fulfill the mundane or materialistic needs of the Man of God, thinking that by so doing, they too (the adherents) will have their needs and wants met in a more stupendous way. The message of the Neo-Pentecostals distract the people from their “sincere faith and pure devotion to Christ” as revealed in 2Corinthians 11:3.
The Neo-Pentecostals preach a different Gospel, otherwise referred to as “Another Jesus.” “Another Jesus” is not the Jesus of the Bible. The Jesus of the Bible is the historical Jesus. He is the Jesus that is rooted and defined in the history of the Bible. What Jesus represents, the principles he taught, his character, vision and life are explained vividly in the Bible account. The Neo-Pentecostals are conquering kings who take titles from the people they have made captives. They reject the nobler deed of Jesus whose desire and purpose is to set the captives free by granting them eternal salvation.
The Neo-Pentecostals therefore believe that the truth shall set the people free. They also believe that if the truth sets the people free, they (Neo-Pentecostals) will become poorer, bankrupt and lose relevance. Aha! You can now understand why Jesus says of them:
“You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.” (Matt 23:15)
No wonder they use the Nazi philosophy to propagate their truth: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such a time as the state can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the state to use all of its power to repress the dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state.” Adolph Hitler believed this and also said, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” The leaders of the Neo-Pentecostal movement have become so conversant and professional with the lie that they no longer know that they are lying. Hence, they might get violent or even slap any person who dares challenge them with the truth. Such people might be referred to as “demonic” or proud and arrogant or people who think they know it all.

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