A Facebook user took to FB group begging Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries to forgive Kemi. Read his article and see the reaction of people just as it is the most trending on the social. Weeks now it has been Apostle Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries, Worldwide against Stephanie Otobo. Really the battle is more spiritual that we can see.
“But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” – Jesus Christ of Nazereth (Matthew 5:39-40).
It cannot be said that you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, when you refuse to forgive any human being that offends you.
We are free to form our own religion and call it by our own name, that is, if we decide to disobey the instructions of Jesus, especially when it has to do with forgiveness.
The Lord Jesus himself was very vocal on the issue of forgiveness and he clearly set a standard for all his followers to follow.
Christ talked and demonstrated a whole lot about forgiveness in the Bible. From when he ‘halted’ the stoning of the adulterous woman, the principle of 70 × 7, to when he harshly cautioned Peter for cutting off the ear of a soldier who even came to arrest him (Christ), et al. One of the most remarkable moments where Christ expressed the highest height of forgiveness was during his crucifixion on the Cross of Calvary.
Acording to Luke 23:34, while Jesus was about giving up his ghost on the Cross, he surprisingly asked God to forgive those who were crucifying him. In his (Jesus) words: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”, he prayed.
Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries Worldwide, is at a critical point in his Ministry whereby he must prove whether he is indeed a loyal servant of Jesus Christ, or whether he is a Leader of another religious sect other than Christianity (of which he is at liberty to pursue).
In the book of Matthew 5:44, Jesus our Messiah instructed us thus: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you”.
Somebody should please tell Pastor Ibiyeomie that the arrest and prolonged incarceration of Kemi Olunloyo – the lady who allegedly defamed him, is an aberration from everything that has to do with Jesus Christ and Christianity.
Dear Pastor Ibiyeomie, you have no other option but to forgive the young lady. Tell her to “go and sin no more”. That’s what Jesus would do!
N.B: I do not support slander or defamation in any guise. Those who have followed me all these years can attest to the fact that I do not use or allow vile words on my page, neither do I write or post false stories about anyone. However, I am constrained to point this very Man of God to order, in order to preserve the sanctity of the Christian faith. For without forgiveness, then there’s absolutely nothing like Christianity.
– Solomon Okocha
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