Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has said it is painful that many young pastors focus on prosperity rather than second coming of Jesus.
He said this in a video chat with Poju Oyemade of the Covenant Christian Centre, Church Times reports.
Adeboye added that the current generation of preachers also misrepresent the gospel of grace, saying it has led many to live carelessly.
“The most worrisome thing I see among the younger ones is that majority are beginning to forget that Jesus is coming back again. In our younger days we were always expectant of the coming of the Lord. And in fact we used to greet ourselves in that direction.
“We were always looking forward to when the Lord would come back. We also always prepared for the rapture and we ensured we did not do things that would make us miss rapture. But today people are more concerned about prosperity. They are beginning to forget that we have a home in heaven.
“I am concerned about this generation also because of the misrepresentation of the gospel of grace which is leading people to careless living. It is true we are saved by grace. But then we have been called onto holiness. My prayer is that God will help us to finish well,” he said.
Adeboye advised young ministers to spell out their vision and adhere strictly to it. He asked to learn from his church and lead by example.
“The first thing I will like to tell young ministers is that they should spell out the vision of their ministry in very clear terms. They should spell it out mathematically as we have done so that they can run with it. In our case our goal is to make heaven, to take as many people we can along and to have RCCG member in every family on earth. The next question is how do you achieve these goals?
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“We found out that without holiness no man shall see God. It’s like a footballer playing in a game. The goal of the footballer is to score goal. But to achieve that goal he will have to dribble here and there but his eyes is on the goal post.
“I think they should do as we do in the RCCG. We regard ourselves as one family. No one is the boss and nobody pushes another. We show the way to follow by leading by example. If I ask my children to fast I make sure I fast myself..I take the lead in doing whatever I ask them to do,” Church Times quoted him to have said.