Thursday, July 30, 2015

#imPostorOfImpunity

2 Timothy 3:1-17
...while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.




While Kenyans are busy lamenting the conduct of the #PastorOfImpunity on Twitter, the national media houses are awash with news about him, there is a family weeping the loss of their loved ones over his traffic and criminal offences. However, there are two persons who are unmoved by the tragedy - the subject of discussion and one, Inspector General of Police. For the former it is not surprising but for the latter, it is shocking, because we don't pay him to defend criminals, we pay him to arrest and facilitate their prosecution.
I turn to my pen to write this because there are those on Twitter who are thinking that this Maina's conduct is a surprise - it is not. God has written in His Word about it, -  ...while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. Apostle Paul (the true apostle, chosen by Christ and not self-proclaimed, like the subject of this article) led by the Holy Spirit writes of these perilous times when people will simply be in love with money and will do anything to get it. If you put up a poster telling people that you can help them greet Obama, they will immediately flock your house and jam the telephone line calling you - how much more if you promise them health and wealth? This is how Maina has made it - he has gathered birds of his feather. People who want to strike it rich as he has. What he does not tell them, is that he needs them to strike it rich. Those who have become as wise as he is, have gone round planting their own dukas in the with a signpost reading, 'church' or 'ministry' or 'centre' somewhere. In addition, they have a cheer leading team who are able to shout their throats hoarse at his behest, over a blaring sound system. Go round this country and you will see many of these, usually ironsheets building will be their trademark for the  ignorant and undiscerning, but for the discerning, their teachings are based on their minds rather than the truth, the preach against suffering, they promise health, wealth and happiness here and now. They tell you that you have been bewitched, or under a curse that only they can remove, and at a fee of course! How convenient for them!
The government thinks that those who flock such places are innocent unsuspecting citizens. I'll not deny that there are a few who are unsuspecting. However, those who have been in these places for years, have been opening up their bibles, they see things that do not tally and still come the following Sunday are not innocent, they are part of the gave. This is why his loyal followers will soon come out to defend this impunity. But if you frequent such a place and you see the obvious irreverent behaviour and ungodliness and still go there? NO you must not return their to take more religious crap from religious impostors.

Who is a religious Impostor?
Consider the description of an impostor description on 1 Timothy 3:2ff.

  • lovers of self, 
  • lovers of money, 
  • proud, 
  • arrogant, 
  • abusive, 
  • disobedient to their parents (and authorities for that matter), 
  • ungrateful, 
  • unholy,
  • heartless, 
  • unappeasable, 
  • slanderous, 
  • without self-control, 
  • brutal, 
  • not loving good,
  • treacherous, 
  • reckless, 
  • swollen with conceit, 
  • lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
  • having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.

For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.

I barely need to expound this unfortunate conduct because it is obvious for those who have had their eyes opened by God. Unless you have the Spirit of God, your discernment faculties may fail you when you greatly need them. However, it is not more than common sense that is needed to know what is required of you. Open your Bible, read and study it, and you will soon agree with me.

What are you do with the imposters?
The godly counsel is very simple, too simple even, that a toddler cannot miss it. AVOID SUCH PEOPLE (v.5). Do not listen to them whether live or on TV - you would not invite Mr. Maina to your home, would you? Then don't invite him by proxy, whether by media or otherwise. Because once you do that, he will creep into your home with religious poison and a dose of spiritual poison can send your soul to eternal hell. He is disqualified regarding the faith (v. 8).


Thank God for He has also said in His life-giving word, But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.(v. 9) God will soon deal with them, even if the state agencies fail. They will soon be exposed and I assure you that they cannot cheat the fires of hell will rage against them, if they won't repent, if they won't believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who truly and eternally saves sinners, even the chief of sinners.

The Word of God, the Bible is what you need to follow closely. For Apostle Paul counsels Timothy, You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
Follow those who teach the truth, even if it means crossing the town, or spending the fare to where there is biblical teaching and godliness. It may costs you leg and toe, but go for it. Evaluate their teaching as well as their conduct. Look at their ambitions. Assess their faith, and look consider their patience and moderation in life. Find out if they are persevering in faith or are shipwrecking their faith. Do they endure persecutions for Christ? If not then know that they are impostors. Simply put, true ministers of the gospel and of God have teachings, conduct, ambitions, faith, patience, love, steadfastness, and persecutions that worthy to be emulated and lived by others.

Endure persecution and difficulties of whatever sort, for the sake of the truth. Apostle Paul dispensed with the comforts of this life to take the gospel to others. It is not much for you to endure suffering for the cause of Christ, remember what the Lord went through on the cross in order to purchase our redemption. He suffered, died, and buried for our salvation, will you not be willing to give all for the sake of His name to be known and bring eternal good to others?

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

The Scriptures are inspired. It is the very breath of God. Dreams, visions, human prophetic utterances and all other forms of extra-biblical revelations are not. At best they may be godly counsel, and at worse they could be the asp of poison that can kill you soul. This makes that the Scriptures have the authority of God. Listen to them, read, mark your Bible as one who is hearing the very voice of God, for that is what it is. As a Christian you shall live by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God, if you will be able to overcome the raging temptations of the devil.

The Scriptures are sufficiently profitable. They are from God and are true redemptive revelation. It is through the Word of God that one is made wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. If you want life then take breath the breath of God - His Word. The are sufficiently profitable for teaching you biblical doctrines. They are sufficiently profitable for rebuking when you are in sin with are aim of correcting you into what is true. They are sufficiently profitable for training you in righteousness so that you are complete in true, in godliness and equipped for the service of God.

The Scriptures are infallible being God's breath. Read the Word of God and you will be hearing from God Himself, who cannot err. This is to say that the Scriptures to be absolutely inerrant.

If you are without salvation, without Christ and without hope, then call upon Christ and He will save you. Ask Him to show you His mercy and repent of all your sins.

2 comments:

  1. Hello Pastor. I would like to say that you have done a good job exposing "Apostle" Maina Nganga. This clearly shows that he his teaching for shameful gain things he ought not to teach as well as being a self proclaimed apostle as there are no Apostles and Prophets for today. He is also disqualifed from the pastoral office as the Bible states that a pastor is not to be a lover of money(1 Tim 3:2-7; Titus 1:5-14). In addition, I recently saw on TV in around 2012 or 2013 that he got married a second time which also violates the qualifications of a pastor as he is to be a Husband of one wife(1 Tim 3:2). I've noticed that in the picture he is wearing a robe or vestments which is very strange that is in Roman Catholicism where the priests, bishops and and Pope where the robes and I'm starting to see this in Charismatic churches. I'm just observing. Anyway Keep up the Good work. I would also like to use your article on my blog in the future with your permission. My blog is bereankenyan.wordpress.com. Thank you very much.

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