17 June 2007

Nigeria: We Are the Bride

Lagos — The overseer of The Bride Assembly (Lagos Church), Pastor Moses Alu, has said the church is not just another church springing up among the cluster of churches around.

He said for the group has regarded the message of God to the apostate church, to come back to the apostolic faith, thereby fulfilling the prophesy of Matt, 4:5-6, Matt. 17:10-11 and Rev. 10:7.

In a release made available to Sunday Champion, he said, "We are people that have been restored to the Bible Christianity back to the apostolic doctrine; back to the true character of Christ and to the genuine manifestation of the power of the Holy Ghost as we saw in the Bible days. We are a group of people carrying the Ark of God after the DUE ORDER."

According to him, there is no modern Christianity but the same old religion and no new anointing; which is the continuation of the revival that started at the Upper Room in Acts 2.

He said that is why there are no women preachers, Deacons, General overseer or Reverend, Arch Bishop; Rev. Dr, Pastor. Mrs. or Rev., Mrs., in the Bride Assembly.

"We neither have Bible School, baptismal classes, baptismal membership card, nor do we baptize infants or sprinkle water and call it baptism", he said.

The bride Assembly he said, does not charge people before or after ministering to them, and in fact, baptizes the Some day a person believes and repents in the name of Jesus, which according to Pastor Alu, is the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, as it is in Matt, 28:19, Acts 2:38,8:5, 12:-17, 10:41, 19:1-6, Luke 24:47, and Col, 3:17.

He also said "for this we speak in tongues only as the spirit gives us utterance and not as our Pastor teaches or commands. Everyone is allowed and encouraged to use his or her gifts freely and not a one man show".

The sisters and brothers dress decently and spiritually as commanded, not as the world of fashion dictates, he said.

"Also, our sisters do not spoil their hair with chemicals and attachment; paint their faces or wear trousers and earrings. The Bible condemns it".

He declared that "we are the Bride of Jesus Christ, responding to the midnight cry of Matt. 25:6 and the shout of 1 Thess. 4:16; wisely trimming our lambs filled with oil of revelation of the word for the hour, preparing to meet our lord in the air for the rapture that will soon take place as End time prophesies are fulfilled before our eyes".

Again, he prophesised "that the rapture is about to strike; the flood of the antichrist. Tribulation will soon be released upon the disobedient world of the wicked and the foolish virgin. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Remember many are called but few are chosen; therefore be diligent to make your calling and elections sure"

He concluded by saying, "Go get the Holy Ghost-the hope of glory, the ticket for the rapture".

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