The truth is that, the media is one of the arm destroying the body of Christ. When they sees a little fault they tend to spread it and make it viral but when good deeds are done its as if nothing actually happened. For example when Deeper Life built a 3 Billion Naira Church facility to cater for her teeming multitudes (The Church came under attack for not giving the money to the poor by people who probably have never cared for others) Oyedepo jets out to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana and people started talking wait oh he should have driven a car or ridden a donkey like Jesus), Faith Oyedepo ‘paralyzed, Living Faith Church under investigation in UK – News goes viral, Pastor Adeboye flies to Zambia, Botswana, CAR, Rwanda in private jet wait he should have used Nigerian airways, Oritsejafor receives jet gift- (He must sell and give the poor)-Pastor Chris gets divorced. News headlines like the ones stated above are the type the media feeds the masses with but come to think of it when Faith oyedopo got delivered it didn’t went viral recently Don Moen was rumored to be dead but what about the good the church has done? Below are some of the things that the media won’t let you know about the church of Christ in Nigeria.
1. For many years, Deeper Life Bible Church (DLBC) has been feeding the poor for free especially during her Retreats.
2. Redeemed Christian Church of God develops a forest into a sprawling city (Redemption Camp) at no cost to the government helping to decongest Lagos.
3. Christ Embassy inspires and sponsors hundreds of youths talented in the music.
4. Churches establish universities ensuring that many otherwise jobless academics are gainfully employed.
5. Covenant, JABU, BIU and Landmark Universities are among the 10 cheapest private universities.
6. David Oyedepo Foundation now gives about N500 million annually in her 24 year old scholarship scheme to indigent students.
7. Covenant University in less than 20 years ranks amongst the top universities in Africa ahead of many much older Nigerian Universities.
8. Pastor Adeboye and wife build rehabilitation centre in Epe for youths overtaken by drug addiction.
9. Sinach, Eben, Frank Edwards, Buchi, Samsung, Joe Praize all inspired by Pastor Chris.
10. Daystar equips 20,000 kids as they return to school.
11. Bishop Oyedepo subsidises transport fare in hometown to #20-#50 per trip.
12. RCCG builds 80km road connecting Ikorodu with Redemption Camp/Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
13. Oyedepo builds #100 million Townhall in Omu Aran.
14. Ayo Oritsejafor gives cars, money, Keke, sewing machines, grinding machines to the poor.
15. Winners Chapel ‘s gift consignment largest ever received by Rwandan Government.
16. Winners Chapel Accesses Koma Hills with provisions – plants school, church.
17. Olukoya, MFM provides cars and cash for 1st class graduates in Unilag yearly.
18. Prisoners testify of how Church missionaries led them to Christ, became better citizens.
19. Winners Chapel gives provisions, food, cash to Osun workers after being owed 8 months salary by State Government.
20. Christ Embassy feeds thousands of children daily in her Inner City Mission Scheme.
21. Red Cross commends Oyedepo for largest consignment of welfare aid asides government since Nigerian Civil War.
22. Landmark University operates largest scholarship scheme among Nigerian private universities.
23. MFM invests heavily in football.
24. Living Faith Church commended for financial integrity by UK authorities after probe, named as a good example.
25. Nigerian Churches attract largest number of tourists to Nigeria.
26. Nigerian Churches infrastructural development among highest in Nigeria.
27. Nigerian Churches now the foremost player in education at all levels in Nigeria.
28. Covenant University generates her own electricity.
29. Christ Embassy provides succour for tens if thousands in Haiti.
30. Sierra Leonean President thanks Winners Chapel for relief package to citizens.
31. Deeper Life spends #1.2 Billion on overhead bridge to stem traffic.
The Church of Christ will never be able to please the Gates of Hell. It’s time to shake off the distraction.