FLEE FROM ABEL DAMINA
By Akin Ojumu
Whether by willful ignorance or deliberate diabolical intent, Abel Damina is leading many away from sound doctrine into the doctrines of demons. This man, who is the Senior Pastor of Power City International Church, Uyo, Nigeria, is an existential threat to the Body of Christ.
What makes Abel Damina so dangerous is his conviction in his falsehood. Dexterously, he rips Biblical passages out of context, mixes them up in a theological hodge-podge, and then misapplies them to push a false narrative. You can’t listen to him and not come away with the impression that he seems pretty sincere in what he believes.
Nevertheless, sincerity is not a proof of validity. Abel Damina may be sincere in what he believes, but his beliefs are sincerely erroneous. The man is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. His numerous erroneous teachings make him an enemy of Christ.
The following are a sample of the things Damina has said in the past that should scare any Christian in his right mind away from him.
“God does not live in Heaven. That’s why your goal should not be Heaven. If your goal is Heaven, it’s a stupid goal.”
“God didn’t destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sexual immorality. They were destroyed because they didn’t receive the servants of God.”
“The Trinity is a concept of redemption. There would have been no Trinity if man didn’t fall.”
Today’s commentary is actually about this video clip. It was a Q&A session where Abel Damina fielded several questions from listeners. One of the questions he was asked was whether angels have ever seen God.
Audience Question: “Have angels seen the Father or is it only Jesus who is in Heaven?”
Damina’s Response: “The angels only saw God for the first time when Jesus was born in a manger. That’s why they came in worship. 1 Timothy 3:16 says, “Seen of angels.” So, again, angels only saw God for the first time when they saw the baby in a manger.
According to Damina, the first time any of the angels ever saw God was when they saw baby Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem. This, right here, is another proof that Damina is a false teacher. If he understands Scripture at all, he’d have known of several recorded instances in the Bible of angels being in the presence of God, singing praises and worshiping Him.
Job 1:6-7 describes an event in Heaven when angels presented themselves before YAHWEH:
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.”
Isaiah 6:1-7 describes Prophet Isaiah’s vision of the throne room of Heaven. He saw a vast army of angels hovering above God’s throne:
“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
Ezekiel 1:1-28 is a vivid description of God in all His glory surrounded by His angels:
“As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal. And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures…”
In Luke 1:1-19, we have an account of angel Gabriel appearing to Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist. Gabriel had come to give Zechariah the good news that his wife, Elizabeth, was going to conceive and give birth to a special son who’d be a forerunner of the Messiah. When Zechariah asked for a proof that the message was actually from God, Gabriel answered:
“I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.”
Easily refutable blunders like this one are what make Abel Damina a deadly heretic who considers himself a Biblical scholar. His shallow, or half-baked, Biblical understanding has led him to push innumerable false teachings. The man is like a firehose of error pumping out volumes of corrosive teachings that are destroying the faith of the hearers.
If you want to make Heaven, you must avoid Abel Damina like you avoid a plague.