Showing posts from January, 2024


By Akin Ojumu Meet Karri Turner, D.Min, M.Div., assistant pastor at the New Birth Baptist Missionary Church, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her official title in the Church is Pastor of Cardiology. Don’t bother asking me what that means. I have no clue. What I do know is, she’s neither a medical doctor nor a cardiologist. In the profile on her personal website, Pastor Karri describes herself as one of the nation’s most vibrant, promising, and emerging leaders. She is, and I quote, “passionate about women and girls and her life’s pursuit is to use every single part of who she is to love, inspire, motivate and draw women to Christ!” Karri Turner epitomizes everything that’s wrong with contemporary Christianity. The churches are packed full of unregenerate men and women whose brand of Christianity is totally foreign to the teachings of Christ and His Apostles.  This “Whatever-I-Feel-Like” Christianity favors experience over reason, subjectivity over objectivity, pseudo-spirituality ove


By Akin Ojumu How many failed prophecies must a prophet give in order to be judged a false prophet? How many times must a prophet get it wrong before we conclude that he is a charlatan speaking words in the name of God that God has not spoken? Well, the answer is simple. ONE. God’s standard is pretty clear. It takes just one false prophecy to know that the self-proclaimed prophet is a false prophet. No one speaking in the name of God gets it wrong. True prophecies from God always come to pass. Those to whom God gives a prophecy are right all the time. How exactly do I know this, you may ask? The answer is right there in the Bible gathering dust in your bookshelf. If only you’d care enough to diligently study it instead of going about chasing after the “word from God” spoken by false prophets. “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word


By Akin Ojumu Holy Ghost conventions, Shiloh conferences, crusade grounds, miracle revivals, and Sunday services are full of people who, after escaping the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, are again entangled in them and enslaved. These are those who crawl back to the very things they profess to renounce the day they supposedly accept Jesus as Lord. Unable to resist the alluring pull of the shining objects Satan dangles before their eyes, they succumb to the temptation and take the bait of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. As their conscience howls in loud screams, they shush it by rationalizing their surrender. To temper the burning heat of guilt churning up their inside, they dress up their compromise in the fig leaves of relevance in the twenty-first century. In their delusion, they believe Christianity has to be hip and cool for people to want to come to Church. A defining characteristic of these L


By Akin Ojumu For His final instructions to His disciples on Mount Olives 2,000 years ago, Jesus commanded them to go to the farthest reaches of the world and reproduce themselves. “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20). Having been exalted above all things, and on the basis of the absolute sovereign authority that YAHWEH has granted Him, the resurrected Christ sent His disciples out to all the nations of the world to make copies of themselves. “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15). Known as the Great Commission, the disciples were told to carry out this act of spiritual reproduction simply by preaching the Gospel. J


By Akin Ojumu  The true measure of a Christian ministry is not more people coming through the doors and filling up the pews. A true indicator of an impactful Christian assembly is different people; it is when, upon hearing the Gospel message, those who come are convicted of their sin and are broken by their lawlessness that you know that a Church is alive and well.  It isn’t the size of the congregation that makes a ministry great, rather it is the life the congregation lives. A Christian assembly is awakened and breathing not when it is made up of members who merely conform to whatever it is the pastor says but of believers who are genuinely transformed by what the Word of God commands. “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in t


By Akin Ojumu William Murphy is the lead pastor of The dReam Center Church, a mega Church in the metro Atlanta area. In his bio, the man describes himself as “Truly an anointed man of God, who walks with a trifecta anointing of Bishop, Intercessor, and Worshiper.”  You’d think that someone so “trifectally anointed” would know the boundaries between light and darkness, righteousness and unrighteousness, and spiritual and carnal. Being such a super-spiritual somebody, you’d expect him to know not get himself wrapped up in the things of this world.  In this video clip, you’d realize that the man with the trifecta anointing doesn’t seem capable of drawing the line between that which is acceptable and abominable to God.  This past New Year’s Eve, William Murphy turned his church assembly into a nightclub where the people danced to the beats of rap music produced by gangsters. With the “Bishop, Intercessor, and Worshiper” egging them on, the congregation sang along as DJ Unk’s “Walk It Out”