Victor Adetolaju, a citizen of Nigeria passionate about seeing the revamping of social welfare in Nigeria tertiary institutions, and that was why he initiated the National Students' Cooperative Multipurpose Society to achieve the aim. www.ataaoja.com caught up with him in an interview where he spoke on how churches these days have lost track of the biblical principles of Churches.
CAN WE MEET YOU?
My name is Adetolaju Victor, a servant of Jesus Christ who serves the body of Jesus Christ in the capacity of a Prophet.
IN RECENT TIMES, YOU HAVE TAKEN IT UPON YOURSELF TO CRITICIZE CHURCHES VEHEMENTLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AT THE SAME TIME, YOU CALL YOURSELF A SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST. HOW POSSIBLE IS THAT?
My basic reason is Scriptural based, i thought to set that as the background for all my responses. You see, having had a consistent and conscious relationship with Jesus Christ, i have come to know who he is and who he is not. It is with this background of relationship that i have come to know that denominations and those perpetuating it are not followers of Christ. What I am bringing down on social media is not the church of God because no one can do that, i am bringing down the falsehood that seeks to represent the church of Christ. That is denomination in every shade of it, from Catholic to Pentecostal and the rest of them.
THERE WAS A TIME YOU CALLED OUT THE GENERAL OVERSEER OF THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD SPECIFICALLY. DON'T YOU THINK THAT COULD RESULT INTO A SOCIAL BACKLASH BETWEEN YOU AND HIS MEMBERS?
This denomination in question has nothing in connection with Christ. They don't know him nor have any affiliation with him. There is no one that belongs to this denomination in the real sense of it because, to God it doesn't exist. People backlashing me is a necessary prerequisite for anyone who brings truth to people. Moses, Jesus and the early apostles and disciples faced backlashing.. Persecution is part of the main course of living Godly
I NEED NOT TO BE TOLD THAT AT A TIME YOU WERE A MEMBER OF A DENOMINATION. WHEN DID THIS CHANGE OF BELIEF START?
Jesus Christ was raised with the Old testament while he was the bringer of New testament. i usually say that Jesus was named in the temple and Turtle doves were killed for him but he said in John 4 that God was no longer interested in such worship. The old must give way to the new always, that which is imperfect shall give way to the perfect as stated in 1 Corinthians 13;10-11.
BUT THE BIBLE ALSO ASKED US NOT TO FORGET THE GATHERING OF THE BRETHREN.
This is a verse of scriptures many misinterpret for setting up false structures and hero worshiping. This verse never mentioned time, place nor a special people. So if all these weren't stated, that means believer can meet anywhere and anytime - cars, Restaurants, private houses. The true definition of Jesus' statement in John chapter 4:21-24.
DO YOU THINK THIS YOUR CAMPAIGN CAN GO A LONG WAY IN CHANGING THE DEEP ROOTED BELIEVE IN CHURCH IN NIGERIA?
It took Jesus Christ to change old testament that was more than 1500 years. Revivals and awakenings have mostly been stirred by one man. Martin Luther King Jr. readily comes to mind.
WHAT HAS THE RECEPTION BEEN SO FAR. IT SHOULD BE MORE OF REBUKE I GUESS?
To my surprise, i have more people in the diaspora who are more interested in the deliverance of the church. i have also met with men and women who are of the truth. Rebuke is of the truth. Persecution is what arises because of the truth.
WITH THIS, DOES THAT MEAN YOU CAN'T PASTOR OR OWN A CHURCH?
I abide by the righteousness of Christ to serve his body. i do not need a physical building to be a minister of Christ. Christ is airborne and not limited to space or time frame. God is everywhere hence believers everywhere should connect base on this. if this set up is in place, there will be no need for demand for money from believers. Anyone's greed won't be fed at the expense of others. There will be no need for the enforcement of Tithe which is not even relevant in this dispensation. We will be fully open to the Lord from here.
THIS BRINGS ME TO THE LAST QUESTION. IN RECENT TIMES WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE RAISE EYEBROW ON COLLECTION OF TITHE. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THIS?
Yes, i mentioned it. Tithe is a creation of old reality. This is what Jesus never said nor did while he was physically with us in flesh, All Apostles and the early disciples all had major contributions and concerns for the poor and downtrodden. Romans 15:26 showed us an example of this.
IT IS NICE TALKING TO YOU SIR
Thanks for having me. i count it a great privileged and opportunity for God to be heard in this generation.
VICTOR ADETOLAJU CHARIS ON FACEBOOK @ScmiNigeria
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