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Rev Thompson accuses religious leaders of creating another Jesus to look like the original

Rev Thompson accuses religious leaders of creating another Jesus to look like the original
In an interview with Vanguard, the international co-ordinator of Macedonian Initiative and also the founder/Senior Pastor of Lagos-based Living Waters Unlimited Church,Reverend Oladimeji (Ladi) Thompson has revealed that religious leaders in Nigeria have contributed to the growing corruption in the country.

His words: “A lot of Nigerians are not aware that there's another Jesus created by Satan to look like the original. So when you are not able to differentiate between the celebrant Jesus Christ and another Jesus, you end up with another spirit and another gospel. Let me give you proof of another Jesus. Find out the time of the year when unwanted pregnancies increase; when bloodshed due to robbery increases; when disappointments increases; when STDs and HIV increase; when envies, jealousies and strife increase.

It will coincide with the celebration of Christmas. It is actually not the celebration of Christmas. What you are seeing actually is the budget of another Jesus.

Accuses religious leaders of fostering corruption

“What I'm trying to point out is that it is dangerous. Many people die, many get infected with venereal diseases, many get drunk with free alcohol at the same period and end up either disabled or dead. Is that the celebration of Jesus Christ? A lot of young boys borrow guns and go into armed robbery because they can't go to the village with nothing to show. Pressure is on them and so they go into crime.

“I am a follower of persons like Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African bishop. I believe the Church should be the light of the world. And once we vacate the role we are supposed to play, the salt can no longer be salt, the light can no longer shine and there will be perpetuation of poverty and shame. If we do our job right, we may end up saving somebody's life at Christmas. Most people are in debt in January. If you celebrate the genuine Jesus properly, you will be in credit in January.”

"Let's call a spade a spade. All these public relations churches are doing all over the place is to divert attention away from where the real problem is. There's a conspiracy between the Church, the Mosque and politics to loot the nation. Offering has hugely dropped in most churches and mosques. Everybody now finds out that the whole of Nigeria is run on corruption money.

"Let me tell you point blank, people are saying they want corruption back and the people who are leading the chorus are the religious leaders.

“Infant mortality rate in Nigeria is second highest. Boko Haram has been suppressed to a point now; they are going to blossom again. It will be like a joke when they start expanding again if corruption does not go. If corruption does not go, if you have relatives and friends in Ghana, start talking to them because that may be your best bet. When we first raised the alarm about Islamism, 'Boko Haram is coming, bombs are coming', even the places we went to, they said it couldn't be as bad as that. I met a bishop who was preaching prosperity and I told him he was not supposed to be preaching prosperity. He met me in Abuja and said he had cars and money but he could not leave his house to go to the bank to collect his money. And he could not eat the cars in the garage.”

He also noted that a lot of immoral and evil things occour during Christmas period as people use the opportunity to engage in unreligious things.

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