They obsessed with popularity: Former Deeper Life youth instructor hits Pastor Kumuyi in viral open letter
- Evangelist Gideon Akande, a former youth instructor at Deeper Life Bible Church, accused the center of popular worship of being obsessed with popularity.
- Akande made the statement in an open letter dated Monday, December 27, which he addressed to the founder of the church, Pastor WF Kumuyi.
- The media evangelist, while calling on Kumuyi to go home and rest if he was tired, questioned the direction the pastor was leading the young people.
Former Deeper Life Bible Church instructor Gideon Akande criticized his former church and its founder Pastor Kumuyi for “hiring Philistines on their altars” and obsessing over popularity.
In a long open letter to Pastor Kumuyi which he shared on Facebook on Monday, December 27, 2021, Akande expressed his fear over the current events at Deeper Life Church.
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Its explosion follows a viral e-copy of a Deeper Life church program that had no church members as special guests, an act Akande believed was generally not the case in the past, but which is becoming a norm nowadays.
He told Kumuyi to rest if he was tired of leading the church
The media evangelist, while frowning at the development, advised Kumuyi to go home and rest instead of destroying what he had built over the years.
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In his words:
“Sir, Pastor Kumuyi, if you are tired, go home and rest but do not ruin what you have been building for years because I am afraid.
“This is how the old RCCG built by Reverend Akindayomi collapsed and a new model of RCCG emerged. It started gradually by inviting strangers who come with strange spirits.
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“I cannot imagine the various strange spirits that will be transmitted to these young people in this program.”
He criticized Kumuyi for wanting to please the young people of today
Responding to comments that greeted his open letter, Akande revealed that most children born to parents who attend Deeper Life Church are not born again but simply born into the church.
He hit Kumuyi for trying to mold the church in a way that appeals to young people today.
“It looks like Baba is ready to pamper and please young people with everything now, even if that will include inviting ‘Christian’ comedians to youth programs?”
“Does Baba want to finish the youth before he finishes his race?
The open letter sparked debate on social media
Stella Uche said:
“For me, I think change is allowed, but I still think baba should allow younger pastors to take over. Pastors with new and better ideas.”
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Olusegun Akinyemi thought:
“We have a duty to go to our knees and intercede for our beloved father WF kumuyi that by the grace of God God has used for us over the years.
“God will not allow his saint to see corruption in Jesus name.
“If there’s one step left for Papa Kumuyi to come back, God will bring him home.”
“We are still in the race.
“As long as we are still breathing, we still have chances to retrace our steps towards God …”
Fasunle Oluwaseun Tijani noted:
“But I think things can’t be done the same way for years now, television was a sin in deeper life before, but see what they’re doing on the internet today, there must be change my brother. “
UO Mark said:
“I’m especially excited about the changes. I’m surprised you have a different point of view, sir. Let’s follow the direction God is leading. It is God’s will that Christianity is one love where there is no discrimination. . “
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Kumuyi promises to return all tithes and offerings of members living in sin
During this time, Legit.ng previously reported that Pastor Kumuyi had sworn to return all tithes and offerings to church members if he found out they were living in sin.
The statement was made at church headquarters in Lagos as he spoke with members of the commission.
He went ahead saying that those who use their resources to support the church and continue to wallow in sins are only doing a needless gesture. Pastor Kumuyi said that God does not need a sinner’s money because he has emphasized the need for people to live holy lives.
Kumuyi said if anyone knows how many sinners are in his church and can determine how much they have given, he is ready to withdraw the money and return it, adding that the Almighty is not in the process. need.