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Be Warned! MFM Church Founder, Pastor Olukoya, Describes Christmas As A Festival Of Demons

Be Warned! MFM Church Founder, Pastor Olukoya, Describes Christmas As A Festival Of Demons
December 07
16:12 2017

• Cleric and flock scorn Christian festival because ‘the root is demonic’

Like scorching napalm, bursting out of the nuzzle of a lethal flame thrower, the words let loose from the lips of Pastor DK Olukoya. ‘Christmas is demonic,’ he claimed, hence his refusal to celebrate it.

The General overseer of the Mountain of Fire Ministries (MFM), one of the biggest churches in Nigeria, revealed that he doesn’t celebrate Christmas because its demonic, and it’s a tradition that his church members do not celebrate it.

“In Mountain of Fire, we don’t celebrate Christmas because the root is demonic,” he claimed. This served as a big shocker to millions of Nigerian Christians who always eager to celebrate the yearly festivity.

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69 Comments

  1. chibest
    chibest December 07, 18:33

    Your comment..still confuse….how is it demonic?

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    • dan synerio
      dan synerio December 08, 07:58

      Your comment… first of all there is no proof in the bible that Jesus was born on Dec 25, it says that the shepherds were out with their sheeps in the night and there is no how they won’t lie on the ground watching their sheep… on Dec it is supposed to be really cold that even they know that going out at night is at their risk and they won’t even be able to sit on the ground… it is also known that the Jews and pharisees had a festival they celebrate on that particular day, so who told us that Jesus Christ was born on Dec 25, even the Jews didn’t even believe in jesus…

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      • Ifechris
        Ifechris December 08, 08:41

        Good one

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      • asaa
        asaa December 08, 12:53

        Your comment..dan u made no point in ur write up cos dese dys calendar is diff from thiers. abt believing or not is not by force u choose ur lifestyle but death awaits u

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        • Iskeel
          Iskeel December 10, 20:42

          Why did you state that,death awaits him what about you? Are then awaiting death?

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        • St Dave
          St Dave December 13, 09:50

          Asaa why did you say death awaits him? Are u out of your mind? Besides, make a research on YouTube and see the origin of Christmas.

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        • Horlar
          Horlar December 21, 06:39

          The problems we are facing in this country is that when the truth is said,the ignorant ones will surely rebuff it..pls let us wise up nothing like celebrating Christmas, cos christ didn’t mention in his preachings that we should give him a date, rather his preachings and gospels were to worship and believe in Almighty God..

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      • Koshyto
        Koshyto December 21, 06:44

        You said it all, thanks may Almighty God fortify you with more knowledge.. There will surely be hypocrite, but the lenient will learn and follow the rightful choice and preachings..

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  2. Commodore
    Commodore December 07, 19:09

    I agree with the Pastor Olukoya. Christmas is a pagan festival. And there is no where it’s written in the holy Bible to celebrate it

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  3. oges
    oges December 07, 19:39

    Your comment..that is true. every Christmas time is always filled with atrocities and evil.

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  4. Pastor
    Pastor December 07, 19:40

    Your comment..yes! that is true.

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  5. Etuk Michael
    Etuk Michael December 07, 20:01

    Your comment There is one thing that always baffled me. Why is it that instead of Christians or all these so call pastors teaching us fact from d Bible they keep on arguing nonsense things. Does it mean that we r having different faces of Christianities in this wicked world. Mr. Odukoya who is d founder of Christianity n whose person’s birthday r we celebrating in Christmas?

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  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous December 07, 20:54

    Christmas is not demonic instead of worshiping Roman god we celebrate birfh of Jesus it’s victory over devil We changed the trend hallelujah

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  7. obanz
    obanz December 07, 20:54

    We become slaves to our beliefs. We have the power to condemn and exalt. But only God imputes sin. What we do at Christmas defines us not the celebration..

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  8. Frenchman
    Frenchman December 07, 21:16

    This is exactly what the Hoky Bible daid concerning the end time in Revelation 13:last chapter. Anti-Christ Odukoya is part of the Anti-Chris to figjt against Chtistains. Be careful brethrens

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  9. nwaoba
    nwaoba December 07, 21:51

    it could be truth. I remember some years about 3 to 4 years ago Pastor W.F Kumuyi said some thing similar. him said Christmas is a period of the celebrating the gods of the sun.

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  10. man in the mirrow
    man in the mirrow December 08, 01:20

    “To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.” Titus 1:15
    he is not in the position to tell anyone what to do….let him strictly preach that among his church members

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  11. tboy
    tboy December 08, 06:32

    Xmas is demonic? How ? Why? When? Where? Is it that, they make sacrifice to the devil? Is it that hatred is prevalent during this period? Is it that a name other than the name of Jesus is called during Xmas?

    I believe this is a sham! How come?

    The authenticity of this is 100% in doubt.

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  12. innomark
    innomark December 08, 06:55

    let him explain us what makes it demonic not just to say is demonic

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  13. innomark
    innomark December 08, 07:14

    let me explain to him if he don’t know the history of ancient Christian story. during the reign emperor the Jewish then were celebrating the feast of sun god which make the Christian then follow them, the then pope find out the peragan feast Christian dominant the Christian and fix the birth of Jesus Christ that day they were feast of sun god.

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  14. jokeak
    jokeak December 08, 07:47

    is it the celebration demonic or the way u celebrate it that matter. b4 I think Xmas is the time we drink and have different kind of on godly fone.but when I listen to the message of a man of God about Xmas I find out that the way I celebrate it was wrong.

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  15. mature
    mature December 08, 07:53

    I will refer Dr Olukoye to Romance 12vs21. The Christians have overcome evil with good. Christmas is one of the triumphs of light over darkness.
    Nigerian preachers should be Careful what they say in public because even the simple biblical questions they can’t answer. Now let me ask Dr Olukoya, Why do you go to Church and worship on SUNDAY and encouraged your church members to do so? pls answer.

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  16. tisso
    tisso December 08, 09:09

    they claimed to be men of God but they’re men of money

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  17. Valery
    Valery December 08, 09:33

    Your comment..All y’all have Been Blind All These While…

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  18. seun
    seun December 08, 10:36

    Your comment..where is it written in the bible u worship on Sunday. Nigerian pastors have a lot of problems. they mislead the people a lot due to the fact that they have little or no knowledge about theology of Christianity. they only look for everything in d bible

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  19. wisdom
    wisdom December 08, 10:49

    Your comment.. I am totally disagreed with the pastor and tour comments, Lord forgive me if what am about to say is sin because the pastor himself didn’t sure of what he is saying, because what he also quoted there wasn’t recorded in the bible, so let’s just be careful of what we quote with the bible.

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  20. Chimezie Isaac Ezeonye
    Chimezie Isaac Ezeonye December 08, 11:01

    Chimezie Isaac Ezeonye. Sincerely, I feel disappointed that one of my fathers in the Lord could say this. I understand that early Christians instituted the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on the said date as a way to ensure the Christians were not enticed by the flamboyance of the idle worshippers. I’m sure it is clear that Christmas is the most recognized celebration on this planet right now, how then can you call one of the strongest soul winning tool demonic. Do you know how many people have become Christians because of the Christmas solemn assemblies?

    Apostle Peter warned that ravenous wolves will bring in heresies by which they will bring swift destruction upon themselves, and that is happening already. do we now condemn the entire Christianity because of them?

    if celebrating Xmas is so demonic, why are you worshipping on Sunday? I’m sure you also know that the old Sabbath that God told Israel about is a Saturday. isn’t worshipping on Sunday demonic?
    I heard people broke their televisions sometimes ago just to be good Christians, now you are watched on television, is it demonic also. Christ never preached on TV but you are preaching on TV. you are watched worldwide simultaneously as preach from Nigeria, don’t you think it amounts to associating with demons if we go by the saying that all the mechanism was demonic invention.

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  21. Evg E. Achebe I am not surprised after all Sunday is not in Bible but the first day of the week, yet M. F.M. founder still allows his members to attend Church meeting on Sundays and that is not demonic. Why contending. Do M.F.M. observe the death and Resu
    Evg E. Achebe I am not surprised after all Sunday is not in Bible but the first day of the week, yet M. F.M. founder still allows his members to attend Church meeting on Sundays and that is not demonic. Why contending. Do M.F.M. observe the death and Resu December 08, 11:36

    I am not surprised, I ask him where in the Bible do we see the word Sunday yet his members do worship on Sundays and that is not demonic to him let me remind him Sundays are the days Pagans worship their sun god. So let the founder of M. F. M tell his members to stop worshiping on Sundays, leave Sundays for Christians after all they do not celebrate the death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus with us trie Christians. Well the Antichrist are already manifesting. God knows His sheep and His sheep knew Him. Praise the Lord.

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    • Ricardor
      Ricardor December 10, 02:38

      I love your reply. how can someone say Christmas is demonic. that’s a way devil confuses many people

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  22. agi
    agi December 08, 11:54

    Your comment..if he doesn’t know what to say he should seek knowledge from those who wrote the doctrine of Christmas before he contradict himself and put many in to confusion. beware of fake teachers

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  23. tido
    tido December 08, 12:43

    If Christmas is demonic how much more will Christianity be demonic too.
    Who called you Christians? God or gentiles, men or Spirits? Thanks to God for Christ’s sake. Please watch what you say.

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  24. Eben
    Eben December 08, 12:50

    Hmmm! I really need too see my father in the lord about this.I noticed that, its only in the christiandom that we have more than 100 blvs under one father.. Daddy odukoya please sire can we get more knowledge on this? Cos we are confused.

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  25. zitto Alex
    zitto Alex December 08, 15:32

    am not here to condemned anyone.bible ref ROM 8vs34 neither to judge anyone bible ref Matth 7vs1..but play ur part by confessing Jesus Christ as ur lord and personal Savior john 3vs1to6.and go away from what Galatians 5vs19 said which are: adultery,fornication,idolatry, murder,drunkness,hatred ,strife..etc.and love ur God with all your heart and your fellow neighbors that is all brethren God Almighty will us true amen

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  26. Yongease
    Yongease December 08, 16:20

    Evil or no Evil ..Demonic or not demonic,Once I’m alive I’ll celebrate Xmas.we shall know better when we get to heaven.

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  27. Davosky
    Davosky December 08, 16:48

    mmmmm mm, this is really serious ooooooo? please who didn’t know that most of our celebration was coined from the pagan way of worship.. to take the mind of children of God over evil. such comments From a man of his caliba I am highly disappointed in him

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  28. Christian Mabeokwu
    Christian Mabeokwu December 08, 17:57

    Your comment..Neither Jesus Christ nor His apostles celebrated Christ’s birthday (Christmas) in the Bible. A Christian’s Christmas (birthday) is the day he repents from his sins and puts his faith on Christ Jesus. The day he becomes free from presumptuous sin and eternal damnation.

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  29. Tunde
    Tunde December 08, 18:25

    See they won’t see. Someone telling true some call him demon.
    Internet has made everything easy. Google the origin of Christmas you will see that Christmas has nothing to do with christianity.

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  30. Chioma
    Chioma December 08, 21:11

    Your comment..I totally disagree with the pastor. like mature said Christmas is a triumph of light over darkness. the roman were indirectly worshipping God because he is the creator of the sun and everything in the universe.God is the almighty besides him there is nothing like gods or goddesses.you remember to celebrate your birthday and u don’t borther to check if the day was used to honour a deity in ur village, but when its time to remember to celebrate the birth of the king of the universe, you remember it was a day to honour the sun god. the sun god and God who is greater? even if others celebrate the sun god, you as a Christian when do u celebrate your own God? or you dont think God deserves to be celebrated. you are not a christian if you do not celebrate christmas. if u like go and argue with your ancestors. you simply dont love God.

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  31. chioma
    chioma December 08, 21:27

    Your comment..Somebody will say he is a Christian and still be crucifying Christ on daily basis. why do Christians always argue on the things of christ? have you ever seen Muslims arguing over Mohammed. If you love Christ you should be a partaker of things related to him especially his birth, death and resurrection and stop being an anti-christ. The most important thing in Christmas is that we celebrate christ who is the light of the world. the owner of the Sun himself

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  32. chioma
    chioma December 08, 21:48

    Your comment.A true Christian is one who believes in Christ and loves to partake in his memorial; birth(life), death and resurrection.The most important thing in Christmas is that we celebrate Christ who is the light of the world. He is more important than anything we think because the very essence of our existence is to love God and serve him in whatever way we can think. Christians should stop crucifying christ by arguing on things related to him. God is almighty, besides him theres no other. He is maker of all things visible and invisible. He owns us and everything we have.He is owner of all days of the week.Muslims for example don’t argue over Mohammed and on their salah day, they must celebrste it irrespective of what is happening.they dont care if its the day christian do theres.

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  33. Felix Tammy,
    Felix Tammy, December 08, 22:08

    Your comment..sometime,i don’t rely understand the Christians.they Complicate the believe.they are so confusing, making things difficult for their followers.ministry with different way of preaching. which is wrong.which one is the right church or the preaching, you don’t know.

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  34. el-gibbor
    el-gibbor December 08, 23:39

    Your comment..brethren, it is important to understand the scripture before you criticize, Xmas and Sunday worship are two different things. Xmas should never mentioned let alone be celebrated Christians. what do you mean by Christ-mas,according to the teachings of the Catholic mas is the continuation of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross,how can one continue the sacrifice that the high priest of our profession has done once for all.on which he established the new covenant. This is what the Bible calls “the abomination that maketh desolation in the book of Daniel.The Emperor that introduced Xmas was never a Christian, unfortunately, the marriage of the church and the state popularized it.As for the Sunday worship,it is the declaration of Sundays as an official resting day by the Roman authority those days and the fact that our master Jesus Christ resurrected on Sunday that brought about it.pls Xmas is not for Christians.

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  35. Mr Anonymous
    Mr Anonymous December 09, 00:54

    Paganism and demonicity has taken over the world. Our calendar is for pagans. The months of the year are named after Greek and Roman gods.
    Monday – moon day
    Tuesday – Tiu’s day
    Wednesday – Woden’s day
    Thursday – Thor’s day
    Friday – Freya’s day
    Saturday – Saturn’s day
    Sunday – Sun’s day
    Don’t be surprised…..

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  36. Dio
    Dio December 09, 04:23

    God bless d Pst of MFM. Believe it or not datz jst d truth. Nothing like Christmas in d Bible, Constantine of Rome n d leaders den did all dis. marrying of Christianity n Peganism. Sunday worship is don bcus Christ rose up dat day. datz y people goes to Church on Sunday. God bless u Pst.

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  37. vincent
    vincent December 09, 04:49

    Your comment..abeg help me ask him where crusade is in the bible, ask him also where d word bible is in the bible, ask him also where Jesus instructed that tithes be collected? ask him also where christ founded a ministry? I don’t blame him, he has a shallow understanding of the scriptures and early church history. self acclaimed deceivers! He has right to deceive his gullible listeners. He needs to ask questions for clarification.

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  38. Dabere
    Dabere December 09, 06:47

    This is laughable that a preacher like Olukoya could come out to say this. Well, maybe he has been using some of this his low minded thoughts to lead his followers. But I am quite convinced that Jehovah is the definition of Wisdom. It is out of God’s wisdom that he hardened the heart of pharo to destroy him Thus I still believe that it is out of God’s wisdom that he has caused Olukoya to say this to the hearing of you and I, so that people like you and I will say a lot of all that has been commented so far from different minds and reasonings, so that those who are been mis-led by all this appauling teachings will read to know and follow reality.
    God bless you all in this season of joyful celebration.

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  39. Emma
    Emma December 09, 06:52

    Bunch of hypocrites and fake Pastors abound,let’s wait till the judgement day

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  40. dj hlaq
    dj hlaq December 09, 07:47

    Your comment..actually pastor was rite BT in a real I see Christmas’s as a day reunion wit ur love ones and also thank for being alife to dis days

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  41. pastor Peace
    pastor Peace December 09, 08:21

    Your comment..Yes God’s servant is saying the truth, I also know that most believers will never accept it for so many reasons. The Scriptures says that men love darkness rather than the Light because they did where evil, Christians worshipping on Sundays because is the first day of the week as the early believers do

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  42. mosiac
    mosiac December 09, 09:06

    jus like everyone has a day 2 remember his/her birth Jesus Christ shld also av a day 2 celebrate his birth we r not saying he was born on 25 DEC all we r saying is 25 DEC was set aside 2 celebrate n remember d birth of Christ so if truly MFM founder said DAT den am disappointed in him as a general in God’s kingdom

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  43. sam
    sam December 09, 09:30

    Your comment..The Broadway is still very open, many are still going there. l don’t know what we gained celebrating Christmas. Jesus is coming soon focus on what He instruct us to do instead of unnecessary celebration. Christmas is very DEMONIC

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  44. DJ sumi
    DJ sumi December 09, 18:35

    May God almighty forgive u,u that called yourself a pastor.this is what we called end time,many people will call themselves Jesus,prophet,let me ask you, what do you know about Christ? Listen to me bible is not a book that can read and understand it once, if Christmas is none of your business then go to hell, live it for us that know the important, for me I’ll celebrate it till I die, my people don’t allow anybody 2 deceive you, trust nobody but God almighty, I pray for wisdom, may God give us wisdom to know them by their fruits.

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  45. Richy lahn
    Richy lahn December 09, 22:44

    That’s a false comment from D.K Olukoya. It can’t be.
    let him explain how it’s demonic

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  46. sola
    sola December 10, 02:50

    The truth is that most Modern doctrine of Christianity are tainted with Idolatry and the earlier they’re discarded the better. e.g the name easter was if idolatry origin, it signifies east(sun) worship.

    Also Trinity was not believed by the early Church, rather the early church until 331 council of Nicea believed in Unitarianism. Trinity, Easter and Christmas were all Roman paganism brought/mixed with Christianity at 331 council of Nicea.

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  47. Larry
    Larry December 10, 05:42

    The Bible says my people perish for lack of knowledge… Why dont you read about the origin of xmas before u start criticizing the Mfm pastor?if Christ actually wanted his people to celebrate his birth.He would have

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  48. JoyofGog
    JoyofGog December 10, 19:19

    Your comment..O ga o.

    These pastors are just telling their prey what ever they like.

    There is God o!

    Thank God, those pastors who told their members not to wear LACE then are bowing wearing correct LACE. & they are using now using WORTHILY THINGS.

    As long as I live, by God’s Grace, I will always remember d day my SAVIOUR was born.

    Happy Xmas in advance

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  49. Boss
    Boss December 10, 20:02

    Your comment..I am in total agreement with the pastor. Christians should not celebrate Xmas because it is a human doctrine. And the date did not corresponding with the actual dates of Jesus birth. Since knowing when Jesus was born why should someone set a different date for us and we agreed to follow him. Furthermore, worshipping on Sunday goes against God commandments. God himself set the seventh day and even Jesus worshiped on the seventh day why should we change because of human convenience? When humans decisions goes against God’s plan we are under obligation to question it, refuse it and reject it.

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    • Galwayboy
      Galwayboy December 11, 13:24

      But paying of tithe is not demonic right? If Xmas is Dominic? Pls need explianation about both and why some pastors celebrate Xmas? So mean d Christianity is no more d same? God help us all with d leaders we follow ijn

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  50. Olusola
    Olusola December 11, 08:44

    I think we really need to pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit here please… either demonic or not, ask JESUS 2 put u 2ru Himself CU’s if u profess to b a xtian then u shld av ur own way of receiving from God… (me am going to pray now)

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  51. Holy Dove
    Holy Dove December 11, 14:40

    Your comment..Am in total agreement with pastor mfm and d comment made by Boss,The earlier we discard human traditions (Christmas,Easter & Sunday worship)as Christians the better for us.If you are in doubt why not go to any library of ur choice,take up any encyclopedia and read up for urself the history of Xmas, Easter and Sunday worship. Compare with ur Bible, then make ur judgement.

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  52. cec
    cec December 11, 15:40

    it does not matter,what u believe in stick to it, fingers are not equal so not everyone believes dat, just don’t do it in a bad way

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    • John mayor
      John mayor December 12, 10:01

      how can he say Christmas is a festival of demons.This pastor is an Antichrist minister for saying such thing. Christmas is a day set aside for Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This pastor olukoya is trying to dispute the fact that Jesus was never born into this world,only an Antichrist will say such thing,he is leading people astray with false and bad doctrines not from God. According to 1john2:2-3 anyone that does not acknowledge that Jesus came into this world as a human being is not of God but of the Antichrist. We must celebrate Christmas because Jesus was born,if the angels were celebrating his birth by singing and glorifying God, why should we Christians called by Christ not celebrate his birth. we must celebrate the birth of our lord Jesus who brought hope into this world, he redeemed us to God. Pastors should not ridicule themselves because of the knowledge of man that has blinded their eyes to see the truth about who God has sent to deliver us from all unrighteousness and from sins. He is Eternal we should celebrate his birthday.

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  53. John mayor
    John mayor December 12, 09:58

    how can he say Christmas is a festival of demons.This pastor is an Antichrist minister for saying such thing. Christmas is a day set aside for Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This pastor olukoya is trying to dispute the fact that Jesus was never born into this world,only an Antichrist will say such thing,he is leading people astray with false and bad doctrines not from God. According to 1john2:2-3 anyone that does not acknowledge that Jesus came into this world as a human being is not of God but of the Antichrist. We must celebrate Christmas because Jesus was born,if the angels were celebrating his birth by singing and glorifying God, why should we Christians called by Christ not celebrate his birth. we must celebrate the birth of our lord Jesus who brought hope into this world, he redeemed us to God. Pastors should not ridicule themselves because of the knowledge of man that has blinded their eyes to see the truth about who God has sent to deliver us from all unrighteousness and from sins. He is Eternal we should celebrate his birthday.

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  54. Akins
    Akins December 16, 05:58

    I agree with him. Christian is not a religion because Christ was not known as Christian. The name was given to you by pagans in ANTIOCH.

    Christmas is also a pagan festive because Jesus Christ and his disciples were not celebrated his birthday and bible doesn’t teach anything of such then, where do you see this?

    Beware, Jesus Christ will tell you on that day “move away from me you sinner” because he didn’t know anyone of u as a Christian.

    Repent now, tomorrow might be late for you. The only religion acceptable by God almighty is AL-ISLAM. Just look around the globe. People are reverting to ISLAM in country like America, England, Canada, Germany, Spain and here in Nigeria.

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  55. Mungo park
    Mungo park December 18, 08:31

    beware of false teaching…… please open proverbs 24:7

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    • horlar
      horlar December 21, 06:50

      what is the preaching in that chapter, is it about Christmas or your own formulation…

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