by Ven Dr I. U. Ibeme

The modern Church has metamorphosed to something different from the early Church.

The thrust in the early Church was moral purity and piety, today it is material prosperity and possessions.

They sought GRACE to fulfil God’s requirement, today we seek FAVOUR to obtain our requirements.

They sought to be transformed by the Gospel and please God, we seek to transform the Gospel and please ourselves.

The early Church sought obedience to God, today the Church seeks abundance from God.

The original goal of DEVOTION and sanctity has now been replaced by the modern goal of DERIVATION and success.

“What shall I render to God?” is replaced by “What shall I receive from God?”

Before, the giver was the more blessed; today, the receiver is the more blessed.

The old Church sought brokenness before God, today’s Church seeks breakthrough from God.

Before, ministrations gripped people with penitence; today, ministrations grip people with excitement.

Their holy prophets spoke the agenda of God; our costly “prophets” speak the agenda of man.

The old Church sought after God for sacrificial worship, today’s Church seeks after God for beneficial relationship.

The early Church fought to differ from the world, today’s Church begs to conform to the world.

The God of the early Church was the Judge of all, the “God” of today’s Church is judged by all.

They would obey God rather than men; we would obey men rather than God.

Are we still the Church of Christ and His Apostles?


Deuteronomy 32:5:

(5)  They have corrupted themselves, their blemish is not the blemish of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

Save yourselves from this crooked generation (Act 2:40).



Ordained Gospel Minister and practicing Physician
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  1. CHAPLAIN says:

    The Gospel does not preach the pursuit of Carnality and Avidity because humanity is already pathologically adept in those.
    The Gospel preaches the pursuit of Spirituality and Purity because humanity is completely inept in these.
    Matthew 6:33
    (33) But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
    1Timothy 6:9-11
    (9) But they that desire to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and hurtful lusts, such as drown men in destruction and perdition.
    (10) For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil: which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
    (11) But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

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