You can find a list of fake pastors in Nigeria all over the web! Who writes this kind of information? Why can Nigerians be fooled so easily? It`s really only left to you to decide who is a true man of God and who is just a pretender! We will help you to know the difference!
Confession of Fake Pastors in Nigeria
Five years ago, four pastors in the central Nigeria were arrested for falsifying deliverance. Kogi State Police reported that these fraudsters tried to raise money by fooling ordinary citizens. One of the pastors confessed that it was not a robbery. According to his words, it was just a professional necessity.
The Daily Trust publicized an interview with one of these pastors. He revealed some of the schemes he uses to make some money from believers. He also justified his actions and called them professional tricks. To him, it was just a pure business scheme. So, is it legal or ethical to create your own church and name yourself a servant of God? It`s debatable! Nevertheless, fake pastors can look more like business-people in modern Nigeria, than priests.
Business Scheme of Fake Pastors in Nigeria
Names of Fake pastors in Nigeria can be found all over online communities. The truth is, even if they are fake, it`s hard to prove that. They have to be very cunning to capture the minds of people and falsify information. They are also very likely to take legal actions against anyone who accuses them of being false prophets. Therefore, even if fake pastors in Nigeria exposed, they can still continue their “crusade”.
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What Fake Pastors really have in their possession is their religion. Nigerians are a very religious people, but unfortunately, some of us often misunderstand religion and the power of fraud. Therefore, even without noticing it, Nigerians give some confidence to fake pastors. It means that even with the exposed fraudster tricks, these pastors can continue to believe that they are the chosen ones!
A week ago, the Daily Post published an interview with a woman who confessed to being a fake pastor`s puppet. How did it happen? She only had one job – to tell lies to people. She was given a role in the fake pastor`s play. Therefore, people believed her and brought more money to the church. Now this woman is afraid that God will punish her for lies. As it`s well known from the Holy Book, liars shall burn in Hell.
Why is it happening in Nigeria?
According to sociologists who investigated a phenomenon called the “religio-commercial pastors” in Nigeria, there are a lot of reasons why these pastors are so popular in Nigeria! From his studies, it`s possible to find three crucial issues:
☛ Nigerians rely on Faith way too deeply. It`s not a bad thing, but instead of making logical assumptions to why something has happened, a lot of us prefer to say that it`s God`s punishment;
☛ The luxury life of fake pastors work really well as a marketing strategy. We believe that we can become as rich as a fake pastor if we donate enough;
☛ Cultural Heritage. African traditional religions often demand big sacrifices. Therefore, Nigerians do not see problems with using these strategies in Christian or Islam religions.
How to spot a fake pastor in Nigeria?
It`s really a matter of faith! Even if there are some fake pastors and Church businesses exposed in Nigeria, it will not put an end to the religious practices. Therefore, it`s really up to a person to choose what to believe in. Nevertheless, do not forget that God`s home is not a market! God does not demand material sacrifices!
☛ Any fake pastor does not follow the ideas of God. If he/she looks very rich to you, but he teaches you decency - run away from this pastor: You are not forsaken by God! He loves you and your children! Run away from any pastor that wants you to think different!
☛ God does not demand material sacrifices! You can`t buy his love! If any preacher wants you to think different - it`s a fake pastor! Pastors can`t demand anything from you!
☛ Fake pastors like to create shows! They can make you dance, cry and even perform a session of exorcism infront of you! You shouldn`t be a fool! It`s just a play!
Remember that nobody can save you from fake pastors in Nigeria if you don`t want to be saved. Stay faithful to your heart and open your mind!