Controversial OAP, Freeze Blasts Pastor Who Gave Out 32 Cars to Nollywood Actors

One of Nigeria’s most recognized On-Air Personalities, Freeze, who is known for making comments on controversial and trending issues, has questioned a pastor’s most recent move.

Freeze

The Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla on Sunday, recently gave out 32 cars out of which were 16 SUVs to celebrate his birthday.

He gave out the cars to Nollywood actors and others. The pastor’s action has however not gone down well with some Nigerians, one of whom is Freeze. The OAP took to his Instagram page to air his opinion about the issue.

Below is what he posted:

He wrote: “How long are Nigerians going to continue being enslaved, under the grossly misinterpreted shackles, of 1st Chronicles chapter 16 verse 22 That states: “[22] Saying , Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm”?

“What is the biblical justification for giving out 32 cars, which in my humble opinion, is such a mentally impoverished act, in a country recently accused of being ‘fantastically corrupt’? The big question is, why did he give the bulk of the SUVs to celebrities? Really?

“In a time when the people who probably provided the funds for this vulgar largesse, by bringing their first fruits to the church in the form of tithe and offering, can barely feed?

“Thankfully, I was in church last Sunday, listening to Pastor Tony Rapu, when he said that people should be careful not to allow men of God lead them away from God, because I was almost certainly going to stop attending church services due to a nasty experience I had with one of my previous pastors, who conducted a marriage ceremony for one of my friend’s estranged husbands, who was still married to her at that time of his new and 3rd wedding.

“As I write this, he hasn’t made a move to get a divorce from his last wife, yet he is ‘happily married’ to a new one. In short, the pastor conducted a polygamous wedding, and I am supposed to iron my clothes and wear my shoes and go there every Sunday to fall under his anointing?

“The bible says judge not and I won’t judge, however, the bible also says in the book of Thessalonians I chapter 5 vs 21 “[21] Prove all things; hold fast that which is good”. According to my personal experience, the pastor that conducted a polygamous marriage was neither proven nor good for my spiritual growth. The same applies to the other one, who gave out cars.

“This was why I reasoned with El Rufai, when he suggested a board be set up, to regulate religious activities, as these folks can dangerously manipulate the minds of their followers. Besides, less religious countries like Sweden or Germany are much better places than Nigeria, so who religion ep?”

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7 Comments

  1. Mmhhh…….Well said bro.
    If subsidy can be removed from petrol which is a requisite to a whole nation, I see no reason why churches which is attributed to a segment of a nation shouldn’t be taxed considering the wealth amassed by the organisation (christianity).
    Let me clarify ur minds that i am a good christian with 99% knowledge of the bible because only God is perfect but lets face it, Pastors are paid salaries which make it a business for them. No pastor serves the lord free (maybe Osinbajo?) and every business has 5 attributes which are

    1) it must be between two or more people.
    2) It must be legit. (all legit businesses are taxed)
    3) It must economic inclined, service a need and be profit oriented.(church prosperity and not members)
    4) There must be due consideration.(fasting and prayers)
    5) Production of goods and services. (if you serve the lord, y must humans pay u?)

    If a pastor could do this regardless of the detrimental effect on its members then i think the government should not only tax churches but amend the constitution in such a way churches should become socially responsible, have a govt registration number, pay church workers minimum wage and appoint a minister of religion.

    I don’t think any imam becomes as rich as most celebrated pastors without joining boko haram or any terrorist group?
    It is a shame that some pastors can afford gas for private jets and poor people still clean their offices where they the are C.E.O ‘s and add their tithes to their lavish lifestyles.
    Jesus gave all he had to the church and was never rich. When old men start calling their grandchildren daddy and mummy in d lord all in the name of religion then you will know something is wrong.

    WHAT A WORLD….. CITY OF D BLIND…..MMMHHHH

  2. You can bet that in that Pastor’s church that a lot of the worshippers live in abject poverty. I don’t really understand what is going on with some pastors. People are dying of hunger and a man of God is giving out exotic cars to some actors. Pls let that Pastor tell us the biblical justification of his public display of recklessness. It can only happen in Nigeria. It’s so sad!!!

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