The Senior pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa says no pastor will have more than a car if men of God were to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Giwa, who was addressing his members in Akure on Wednesday, expressed displeasure on how many Christians had been deceived by “prosperity gospel”.
The cleric, however, described “prosperity sermon” as a false teaching from the pit of hell.
He said, “The teachings of our Lord Jesus give us insights into how He wants us to live as His followers.
“Many of us have deviated from these teachings today just because we want to be rich. Do you know that Nigeria has one of the richest pastors in the world?
“Truth is bitter, but we must say it as it is that if all of us want to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, no pastor will have more than one car and a house.
“It’s unfortunate that most of us have a series of cars, private jets, houses among others. Jesus said in the book of Matthew 6:3 that if someone gives to the poor, he or she should keep it secret.
“How many pastors are following this teaching today? Also, in the book of Matthew 19:21, Jesus told the rich man to go sell all his possessions and follow him.
“Some of us have different possessions today and we keep saying we want to be like Jesus; we are all fooling ourselves. Let me tell you, it is not easy to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
“Any pastor having two, three or four cars cannot claim he is following the paths of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“Prosperity sermon is a false teaching from Lucifer. The devil offers riches, read Matthew 4:5-6 where Satan tempted Jesus Christ.”