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‘Once Sacred Altar’ Turned To Political Podium At 2012 Holy Ghost Congress – Former RCCG Pastor

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A former pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG Bankole Solomon has criticized the General Overseer of the church, Pastor E. A. Adeboye for allowing President Goodluck Jonathan and his aides into the church’s annual Holy Ghost Congress. He says it’s fast becoming a political congress.

In a statment released on the matter, Solomon questioned why the church’s GO would allow political opportunists mount their once sacred altar and speak deceitfully to Nigerians as he campaigned for 2015 during a gathering that was supposed to be spiritual.

“I know this post will attract a sharp condemnation because I worship in RCCG and I was once a pastor before I resigned voluntarily because of rights violation in the name of religion. I resigned in December 2010 but I am still worshipping there as an ordinary member. So, whatever I have here is without prejudice.

“Holy ghost congress of our great church is now a political congress where all shades of corrupt leaders will mount our altar to fool Nigerians on what they will do.

“Holy ghost congress is now a supermarket where all kinds of people like charlatans and political opportunists come shopping turning God to Father Christmas to give them end of the year bonus.

“Jonathan was even there turning our once sacred altar to political podium talking deceitfully and indirectly campaigning for 2015. My question is this. On what ground was President Jonathan allowed to speak to the people. Is he a pastor? Because the gathering is purely a spiritual gathering and event.

“I’ve been a pastor in Redeemed for the past 10 years and I’ve not got any opportunity to sit on dat altar not to talk of holding mic. If because Jonathan is a president and he is recognized, it means some are more equal than others.

“Immediately I left camp on Saturday morning, I looked at the camp very well because I know that would be the last I will set my foot to that Eagle Square called Redeemed Camp.”

Before Solomon released his statement, many members had grumbled about Jonathan’s presence at the camp and his subsequent “lies-ridden” speech, and had questioned among themselves why Pastor Adeboye would indulge President Jonathan as much as he did.

But come to think of it, wasn’t Jesus Christ referred to as friend of sinners while on earth? Now that Nigerians have obviously tagged Jonathan a deceitful person, I’d say Pastor Adeboye was just following his master’s footstep.

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  1. MoFe

    December 23, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Leaders have always been given chance to address the congregation wherever they are present but if Jonathan turned the pulpit to campaign podium it is his idiosyncracy not Papa Adeboye’s fault. I was not present there.

  2. Friday Bako

    December 24, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Where in the Bible bans sinners from going to church & addressing the congregation. I don‘t worship with RCCG,so i don‘t know if their doctrines disallowed sinners from going for such a gathering. Pls don‘t belittle or blackmail Rev. E. A. Adeboye for cheap self-recognition as your write-up is faulty ma brother. So since you have never been on the podium or held the mic no body should right? That is so myopic & uncivilized. If President lies on the podium our God will strike him down disgracefully. Afterall he need our prayers in all he does.

    • tox

      April 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you my brother.tell him oooo

  3. daray

    December 24, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Pastor Adebayo cannot under basic moral obligation commandeer the boldness to turn back a whole president of a country. Two, courtesy demands that he should give him a chance to speak to his people since he was present. In fact, its a must. However, my problem with baba Adeboye is that he’s like GEJ in some ways, he’s always too intimidated to speak blunt truth. He prefers to coward under the excuse of “political neutrality”. All leaders are symbols–that unite us across our differences, and we always wait for their lead. He should have used that opportunity to tell Jonathan some truths and make reasonable Nigerians ask one or two public interaction with the president. Baba Adeboye stand and speak for the truth–for yóur people. They’re are waiting for your voice prompts to follow–even politically…

  4. Hotman

    December 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    solomon or what u say u r,if i happens to c u in prsn,i will flog u as means of correction. U aren’t a good servant that’s y u left Ps Adeboye.
    Just because u own church is not recogniced,or because u r a fake pastor doesn’t mean u have 2 stop ppl goin 2 serve God.
    U beta repent b4 God’s jugmnt falls on u.

  5. Charming

    December 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Are people so swallowed up by subjective feelings? any time their pastors r being criticized by people they go haywire. I v two things to tel those who cannot say d truth.. Read james 2:1-4 n why was d president allowed to speak to d congregation? He could attend d programme, fine, to listen to sermon nt to use d avenue to do his political jamboree..

  6. MARVELLOUS OLUGBENGA

    December 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I am highly disappointed by Pastor Solomon’s comment here. Dr Goodluck Jonathan is the Nation’s President. God has a hand in his ascension to the presidency for the Bible says no one can become a leader outside God’s knowledge. What is wrong in our President mounting the altar to address the people. Pastor Solomon should ask God for forgiveness for his outburst.

  7. Isaiah Ojebisi

    January 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I am highly disappointed in this pastor. Pls reconsider your statement, and ask God for forgiveness.

  8. ola

    January 8, 2013 at 7:13 am

    daray is very right

  9. marcus

    February 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    pls,pls&pls i wil say it all over again.it is like u guys dont read ur Bible,u only go2chuch4goin sake.where in d Bible do u c political office holders mountin d pulpit witout being genuinely bornagain just 4 their own selfish interest(2 b cont.)

  10. olalekan

    March 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    @Pastor Solomon…..Am very sure that you wouldnt have posted something like this if you have the spirit of God in you and if you truly read your bible.Jesus christ said that he dint come to this world because of righteous beings,he came for sinners.If pastors turn down sinners/liars then who do you think is suppose to correct them and put them back to the right path.in as much as pastor Adeboye is a man of God he can never turn down the request of a sinner so to say cos thats his major work to win souls for the lord and not to condemn them.I was at the Holy ghost congress and the only thing Pastor Adeboye did was to pray for him and Jonathan never used the opportunity as political forum.Dont let us put personal grief to spite or destroy another person.God help us all.

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There has been a lot of buzz around CBD in recent years, especially in the health and wellness industry.
Many sports associations and players around the world have also recognized CBD as a pro sports
product.

However, one of the most coveted associations- the National Football League, more popularly known as
the NBD had been quite strict in its ban of cannabis related products, including CBD. But in recent times,
there seems to be some good news in store both for eh players and every CBD shop as the association is
considering lifting the blanket ban and allowing players to use CBD, which has become popular for its
medical properties.

What Is CBD?

Before we proceed to understand the decision of the NFL, it is important to understand what CBD is and
how it is different from the other cannabis product. CBD or cannabidiol is one of the primary chemicals
found in the cannabis plant, the other being THC. However, contrary to common beliefs, CBD is not
psychoactive in nature. It does not cause the user to feel ‘high.’ This is because high quality CBD does
not contain even trace amounts of THC, which is responsible for these reactions.

In fact, many recent studies indicate that CBD is an excellent medicine to cure several physical and
mental conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, and depression.

Why Do Sportspersons Recommend CBD Use?

If you are into sports and athletics, avoiding injuries is almost impossible. While painkillers may be
helpful in managing the pain, they have numerous side effects on the other organs of the body. That is
why many players and athletes are now in favor of using CBD to manage their pains and injuries.

Sourced from organically grown hemp, CBD helps in alleviating the pain without injuring any other
organs of the body. It is no wonder that players are in favor of using CBD in place of the synthetic drugs
that are available in the market.

CBD For Sleep

For your body to perform its best, it is important for it to be well-rested and rejuvenated. This can only
happen through sound sleep. For many players, who suffer from muscle cramps and injuries, getting
proper sleep becomes a challenge. CBD can be very helpful in those circumstances as well. By soothing
the nerves, CBD helps the body to fall asleep faster and also the quality sleep that it needs.

Good sleep can also help the body in replenishing its worn and torn tissues faster.

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The NFL, which has one of the strictest policies regarding drug testing, is now considering changing its
policies, especially the ones that are related to CBD. The players who test positive for cannabis will not
be directly suspended from the team. Rather a fine will be imposed on them as per the number of times
that they test positive.

The threshold for testing has also been changed as the players now will only be tested during the first
two weeks of the training camp, in place of the April- August testing policy that was followed earlier.

These progressive changes seem to be a direct result of the changed perception that most people have
regarding CBD today.

It is also worthy to note here that CBD is legal in all the American states, with minor restrictions on the
amount and the concentration of the product. Players are the happiest with this new move as they are
of the opinion that CBD works much better and is far less addictive than the painkillers that are given on
prescription. Even the sports associations around the world are also likely to reconsider their policy on
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Nigerian actress, Osas Ighodaro penned an emotional note via Instagram as she clocked 30-years-old on Monday.

To mark her birthday, the single mother of one posted a monochrome photo of herself as she wished for people to continue praying for those who lost their lives during these turbulent period.

Ighodaro wrote;

“Thank God for another year. Happy Birthday to me. If you know me, you know I absolutely love birthdays but this year it certainly hits different. I’m overwhelming grateful for life and thankful to God to be able to see another birthday bc unfortunately many haven’t and won’t have that opportunity.

I am hopeful for better days for myself, those that I love and hold dear and most certainly for my country Nigeria. I pray for unity, peace, harmony and togetherness. We all deserve it.

My birthday wish is to please continue to pray for those innocent lives lost. Please remain hopeful and focused because I truly believe better days are soon ahead by God’s grace.

Peace, Love and Blessings.”

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