Friday, 21 March 2014
T.B. Joshua, Oyakhilome In Clash Of Bible Ideology
As online media are reacting to Prophet T.B. Joshua’s statement about abortion after rape, the popular cleric has also led his influential voice to the topic of Onanism, an issue that courted serious controversy some years ago when Christ Embassy Pastor Chris Oyakhilome stated it was not a sin.
In an interactive question and answer session via his official Facebook Page, T.B. Joshua bluntly said the following, “What is Onanism?
Onanism stems from a desire to excite. Once that desire is nursed, it is as bad as fornicating. In other words, once that desire is nursed, one is in bondage to the spirit of immorality. There is no other name to call it than sin.”
Contrarily, Pastor Oyakhilome stated in a controversial video which is available on YouTube, “In itself, Onanism is not a sin against God. Now I say that for a reason! Many Christians think that is a sin against God and satan uses it in oppressing them, oppressing their minds and making them feel ineffective and inefficient in the things of God… So if you don’t like it, stop! But God has got nothing to do with it. Onanism is about you and your body and God is not offended by it.”
So, which pastor is right on this contentious issue?