'Today's Churches' had bastardized Christian doctrine - Pastor Oladele, CAC President - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, September 14, 2023

'Today's Churches' had bastardized Christian doctrine - Pastor Oladele, CAC President

By Demilade Michael

The President of Christ Apostolic Church, Nigeria and Overseas, Pastor Samuel Oladele has blamed those he tagged as 'today's churches' for bastardizing Christian doctrine.

Pastor Oladele, who said this while addressing newsmen to herald this year's Pastors' Conference of the Church, said there are so many teachings flying about, but are not doctrinal and scriptural.

He lamented that some of today's churches are changing the ancient land marks of Christian doctrine.

He said, "there are so many teachings flying about today, but are not rooted in the Scriptures. They are not biblical. These teachings may be popular, they may be inviting, but if they are not rooted in the Bible, and they won't help the Church".

His words,  "the word of God is settled and it doesn't need revision or padding. That's why God warned the Israelites not to tamper the ancient landmarks which demarcates family holdings from one another".

"But today's Christianity is shifting from the clear landmark that was set for us in the Scriptures", he said.

Pastor Oladele said Christianity is not to be practiced the way anyone wants, but it must be practiced according to specifications given in the Bible.

Speaking on the theme of the conference, 'Proving our Growth Through Sound Doctrine', Pastor Oladele emphasized the need for ordained ministers to return to the basics and uphold sound doctrine from the Bible, and also to emphasize the truth about the standard doctrine of Christianity.

"The doctrine that we are talking about is not CAC system of beliefs, but what the Bible teaches, the fundamental truths of the Bible which we cannot joke with. We cannot compromise that. It is time for the church to go back to the doctrines of the Bible," he said.

While emphasizing that the focus on sound doctrine is not what the church or its leaders teach, but what the Bible teaches, the clergyman stated that the church may be wrong, but the Word of God cannot be wrong, quoting Psalms 119:89 which says "for ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven."

He noted that the conference would be an avenue for the ordained ministers of the CAC, who have been ministering to their congregation and worshippers, to "come once a year, and be ministered to as well."

On the expectations of the conference, Pastor Oladele explained that "the retreat programme for ministers is not only a conventional annual conference, but such where God's visitation is primarily expected, adding that through the resource persons and range of topics to be treated, the expectation is that all spiritual, emotional, intellectual, financial needs will be met in the lives of every attendee.

The President also disclosed that the conference resource persons are from within the church, while some special features of the conference are awareness from the church research department as well as a lecture on estate management.

The 2023 conference for the over 12,000 ordained ministers in Christ Apostolic Church, will begin on Tuesday, September 19 and end on Friday, 22nd September, 2023, at Babalola International Miracle Camp, Ikeji Arakeji in Osun State.

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