Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes a new Bible “application” by a Chicago pastor goatherd pandering to the self-focused Christian. This “app” puts YOUR name in the text so the Bible talks directly to YOU. It gives YOU the promises found in Scripture (whether or not they were meant for the original recipient and no one else). In this way you can abuse Scripture as much as you like and feel good about yourself!
“While the Bible contains thousands of wonderful promises to be trusted, believed and appropriated in the life of the reader, when these promises are read, they often sound generalized and distant," said [Gregory] Ijiwola. [Pastor of The City Light Church]
Um, did it ever occur to him that perhaps the promises were ONLY for the individual receiving it? Or, perhaps they ARE “generalized,” which does not mean “distant.” If they sound “distant,” perhaps the problem is with the reader, which isn’t fixed by making him feel good about what he doesn’t understand to start with!
“Pastor” Gregory (Lan) “is just about completing his Ph.D in Organizational Leadership at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.” Right there should tell you something about this man’s ideology. How many times do I have to prove that the psychology field is anti-Christian!!!
2. Woman lead pastor.
3. Claims they are reaching “social contexts” when there are no “social contexts” for the Gospel.
4. Claims “irresistible” influence over a city to eliminate “the enemy” while the enemy is strong as ever.
5. They have “spheres of influence” they are taking over for “kingdom purpose” (Kingdom Now theology?)
6. Claims of supernatural signs and wonders which the Bible doesn’t give.
7. Claim they “light up every neighborhood” manifesting God’s love, yet have no evidence.
8. Seeking to build a market-driven mega-church appealing to the flesh.
9. Claim that the speaking in tongues is evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, contrary to what the Bible teaches.
10. Preach the practice of tithing, which is not a biblical principle for Christians
11. Accepts training in the secular anti-Christian discipline of psychology.
So if Mr. Ijiwola got a vision from God, how come he teaches in opposition to God’s Word?