■ He’s an agent of darkness –CAN
Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and Christian leaders across the country have lambasted Prophet Solomon Oladimeji, the Cherubim and Seraphim Church prophet who confessed to being a top Ogboni leader in an interview with SATURDAY SUN last week.
The prophet in the exclusive interview with TUNDE THOMAS further claimed that his membership of Ogboni fraternity is not only well known to his church members but also to the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, where he claimed to be playing prominent role at Alapere, and Odongunyan branches of the association in Lagos State..
While saying that he was not ashamed to be an Ogboni leaderr just as he is not ashamed of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, the prophet said he is using his membership of Ogboni fraternity to win more souls for Jesus Christ.
Describing Oladimeji as an anti-Christ, CAN, speaking through its Secretary-General, Rev. Musa Asake, implore true believers to keep away from Oladimeji whom he further described as a fake and a deceiver.
“That man is doomed if he failed to repent and ask for forgiveness. He should not be referred to as a pastor or prophet, the spirit of Christ is not dwelling in him. He is possessed by a demonic spirit. He is an agent of darkness.
Below is an excerpt from the interview:
How would you react to Pastor Solomon Oladimeji’s declaration that he is not only a minister of God but that he is also a top leader in Ogboni fraternity, and that Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Odongunyan branch in Ikorodu, Lagos State, is aware of his membership of the fraternity?
Pastor Oladimeji or whosoever is not a Christian. I want the whole world to know that he is a fake pastor. Oladimeji is an agent of darkness. Satan and not Jesus Christ is his father.
I want Nigerians and the whole world to know that this man is an evil man. There is no way light and darkness can co-exist, Jesus Christ is light, while Ogboni to which Oladimeji claimed to be a top member is an evil association, an occultic group. Oladimeji and his co-travellers in that group are messengers of the devil.
Oladimeji is a man of deceit. He should not be taken serious by genuine born-again Christians. Oladimeji should repent now or he will rot in hell fire.
Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, had warned us that it’s not everybody who claims to be His follower that is truly born of the Holy Spirit. Oladimeji is a wolf in sheep’s skin.
There is no way CAN would tolerate such apostle of darkness in its midst. He is a name-dropper. Let him provide the whole world with the full details of membership of CAN. He is a fake. Let him show concrete evidence of his membership of CAN like registration number, his membership card duly endorsed by the local branch of CAN among a host of other details.
CAN is waiting for him to do this. His failure to do so will prove to the whole world that the man is an occultic rather than a minister of God that he claimed to be. From his conduct and utterances, it is glaring to anybody who has the discerning spirit that Oladimeji is a pathological liar. He is still an unbeliever. He needs redemption. I’m using this opportunity to denounce him before the whole world that CAN has nothing to do with Oladimeji, and the Prophetess who also claimed to be a minister of God, and at the same time Ogboni women leader. CAN is not a secret cult like Ogboni fraternity.
In that interview, Pastor Oladimeji quoted scriptures to back up some of his actions and beliefs like killing animals for propriatory sacrifice to heal any sick member of his church or those brought to him for healing, what do you have to say on this?
People should not be deceived by this so-called pastor’s quotation of the Bible to support or justify his devilish actions. Don’t forget that satan, Oladimeji’s godfather, also quoted the Bible. Our concern is that we pray for this man to repent now because through his actions, he is leading many gullible and innocent souls to hell. Oladimeji is a deceit, his quotation or knowledge of the Bible doesn’t make him a true believer. It is very insulting for him to claim that he is using Ogboni cult to win souls for Christ. I’m shocked and disappointed that this prophet who is living in darkness could refer to himself as a church founder. How can you be an Ogboni chieftain, and at the same time be a servant in the vineyard of the Lord?
You can’t serve two masters at the same time, it is either you are in light or darkness. But it is very obvious that Oladimeji is wining and dining with the devil. He is an apostle of principalities and power of darkness condemned by the Bible.
With your remarks, what should be done to Oladimeji, or how would CAN handle his case and claims?
Ordinarily, I would have said that Oladimeji should be immediately arrested for preaching false doctrines, but as a believer, I pray for the redemption of his soul. I pray that he will realise his folly before it is too late.
Look at the number of people he has been deceiving over the years. Certainly, God is going to judge him. But if he quickly retraces his step, and seek divine forgiveness, his perishing soul may still be redeemed.
For us at CAN, we outrightly disown Oladimeji. He is not one of us. He is a pretender. He is not an ambassador of Jesus Christ but that of the devil.
Asked about his educational background or the theological schools he attended, Oladimeji stated it was not seminary or Bible school that mattered but God’s calling, citing the example of Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, Jesus Christ and some other great prophets and apostles in the Bible as having not attended any of these schools but yet were great, how would you react to this?
That is to show you the level of this false prophet’s ignorance. If he is truly a genuine minister of God, has he not read about the school of prophets in the Bible?
It is to prevent some of these things like fake teachings that seminaries, Bible schools were set up to teach people or theology students sound doctrines. If Oladimeji had been to genuine Bible school, he would not have found himself in this darkness.
Ordinarily, CAN wouldn’t have bothered to reply this prophet as doing so would amount to dignifying him. But we have to speak out to dissociate ourselves from Oladimeji and his fake ministry.
What is CAN doing to address issues relating to Oladimeji’s case and series of other ones involving people claiming to be pastors and CAN members but seem to be engaged in practices that run contrary to CAN ideology?
We have been carrying out some forms of enlightenment campaigns to educate Nigerians especially Christians from falling prey into the hands of these wolves that parade themselves as pastors, and also CAN members.
It is unfortunate that unscrupulous elements are now springing up all over the place claiming to have received God’s call to become pastors. Most of these claims are false, but unfortunately because of the harsh economic condition in the country, you see people flocking to them, and in the process they take undue advantage of these hapless citizens.
Imagine the case of one man who claimed to be a pastor who was recently arrested by the police in Enugu State. This fellow who deceived his followers that spoke to him that he should impregnate 20 members of his church. He has already started impregnating some members before he was arrested by the police.
It is sad that people are using the name of Jesus Christ and God to commit crimes. They dupe innocent Nigerians under the guise of religion. This is why it is desirable to have discerning spirits. When you have a discerning spirit, you will be able to differentiate a dove from a serpent.
Nigerians should be wary of all these mushroom churches, and the so-called General Overseers, and Founders who are men of deceit. The Sun