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|Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Mamajama(m): 10:35pm On Dec 11, 2007|
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has opened, arguably, the world’s biggest auditorium. The facility can accommodate more than a million worshippers at a time. The auditorium, which was opened by the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, was built at a cost of $60 million (about N7.7 billion).
This is why Nigerians will continue to live in poverty. We have homeless people on the streets and jobless people, yet a pastor with a vision is spending the congregations tithes and offering on this extravagant building.
I guess religion has now turn to a profitable business.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Depilot(m): 10:37pm On Dec 11, 2007|
people love redeemed church in liberia. i believe they are already building one here in liberia.
this is a good thing.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Danmasani(m): 10:44pm On Dec 11, 2007|
Good for them. At least they will now allow the Lagos- Abeokuta Expressway in Peace
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by iykrion(m): 12:00am On Dec 12, 2007|
Mamajama, the place is God's house. If you are a social crusader, I advise you start with those who shortchanged the welfare of an average Nigeria Police officer for personal gains. Go tell Ehindero to return all that he stole. You know he is a thief, don't you?
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Mamajama(m): 12:06am On Dec 12, 2007|
@iykrion what an you are so because the place its a Gods house it warrant this kind of spending?
Do you even know any verse in the Bible?
where in the bible did it say to spend tremendous amount of money tithes and offerinf on a building while the masses are suffering?
Punk go back to sunday school abeg, and let me think. I have a feeling @iykrion is the same slowpoke as BIGB1. how amazing you login after he just logged out. ADMIN please investigate this two cowards that are not brave to disclose their identity.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by davidylan(m): 12:14am On Dec 12, 2007|
People are putting together monumental tons of cold bricks, labelling it the "house of God" while the "children of God" go hungry.
Give the Lawd a big hand!
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Mamajama(m): 12:21am On Dec 12, 2007|
I tire, my pastor has a private jet, and bentley and i am driving 1978 Pinto. And we still call him the man of God.
Cant some of the money be put to better use? $60 million. haba, this is in Nigeria not USA. Even Bill Gate and Shaqs house is not worth $60 Mil
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by mrpataki(m): 12:33am On Dec 12, 2007|
Is this N7.7b tax payers money?
Only in Nigeria would a church think of such project.
The naira does not have any value again.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by iykrion(m): 12:36am On Dec 12, 2007|
Can you cost what it took King Solomon to errect a place of worship for God?
I've tried as much as I know that a reasonable human will understand to explain to you that I'm not BIGB1.
Bill Gates and Shaqs houses are now equal to God's house. Na wah for Mamajama o!
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Seun(m): 12:57am On Dec 12, 2007|
What does the value of the naira (which is appreciating) have to do with this?
Churches build large auditoriums so they can collect more money per service. Simple!
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by aluta4live: 1:30am On Dec 12, 2007|
Now I think that was wholly arrogant, you should probably make your research better. churches get larger space because theres being need for a bigger worship ground as the number of worshipers grow (mostly during the convention season). Its not so they CAN COLLECT MORE MONEY. Who told you the church needs your money!?
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by stillwater: 1:33am On Dec 12, 2007|
Churches can be a little extravagant these days but I do not think people's tithes and offerings are the sources of their wealth because churches do invest in other things.
Seun:Churches build large auditoriums to accomodate their members.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by spelsrus(m): 1:57am On Dec 12, 2007|
The point is that no matter what any church does or how they spend their money, the point is to glorify God's name and for everyone of us to have a relationship with God.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by kaydee(m): 2:22am On Dec 12, 2007|
Thank you for this man!!!!!!!!!
I'm really disappointed.
No one was forced to donate that money and it was meant for God's house.Pastor Adeboye is not the President of Nigeria and that building is not his.He's the most humble man of God i've seen.
I disagree with you.
It's obvious u've got lil knowledge of the Bible.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by spelsrus(m): 2:32am On Dec 12, 2007|
Lol. Okay Mr Kaydee, Since you have a better knowledge of the bible, what is the purpose of building a sanctuary?
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by davidylan(m): 2:32am On Dec 12, 2007|
disappointed with what? Let's face reality pls, N7.7bn naira to build an auditorium in a nation were 70% are living on less than $1 a day . . . we rely on loans, world bank aid and an unstable oil price too survive and yet we were able to generate that lot to build a house?
If RCCG put less than half that money as grants to local entrepreneurs, scholarships to gifted but indigent students, repair a few roads . . . it would have been money well spent.
I am a christian too but pls READ YOUR BIBLES very well . . . Christ went about doing good, not taxing the poor to build Himself a palace.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Pain: 3:02am On Dec 12, 2007|
Brothers. Please when will we open our eyes? This is clearly a "faux Pas" A case of Gross Misplacement of Priority. This is not the Injunction of the Christ. You see why I hate religion of today.? Most of us misinterpret and take the Word of God out of Context. These Charlatans of the Gospels have mislead many. Is God still interested in Physical Abodes. Is it not the same Gospels that tell us of God Making His Home in Man. God is more interested in the hearts of men not physical structures that he has marked for destruction. Behold He is making a New Heaven and a New Earth !
For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; for behold, I create a Jerusalem as a rejoicing, and her people a joy. (Isaiah 65:17-19)
Looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat . . . Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for a new heaven and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:12-13)
Why waste 8 billion in a land plagued by so much poverty and unemployment. These guys cajole people to part with their monies for wasteful projects like these.
Please don't go quoting the verse that they have long used as their[b] Weapons of Mass Extortion[/b] "Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."1 Chronicles 16:22
Even Chris Okotie Quotes these Verse as a Weapon. The same Chris that cannot manage a home!! http://www.thenewsng.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3921 Even TB Joshua and Chris Onyakhilome ( Masters of Crowd Control ) Quote this popular verse too.
Please Give Me A Break.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by omogenaija(f): 3:06am On Dec 12, 2007|
jealous one still and always will envy ,
the church was bulit for the members not the pastor , @ least they know where their donations are going to , if the pastor was stealing he wouldnt bulid a church ,
to the ppl who say the pastor is an ole , maybe thats wat u would do if u had control of God's money
bunch of haters , orishishi oshi
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Pain: 3:08am On Dec 12, 2007|
The Simple and Gullible Minded Will Always Be With Us.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by omogenaija(f): 3:10am On Dec 12, 2007|
@ pain meaning what ?
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Kobojunkie: 3:15am On Dec 12, 2007|
All of you here no get mouth to go tell IBB, Obasanjo and the many people wey dey steal from you all for generations to put back money but you all have mouth to attack church wey they build with money them collect.
)LMAO!!! Talk about Nigerians and their misplaced priorities.
IBB STOLE FROM YOU ALL, Not a single one of you have confronted him. The Guy built a Humongous Building with the money that belongs to you and your children, right on top of a Hill. Yet no single one of you all have touched him or even stepped forward.
Obasanjo STOLE FROM YOU ALL, NOt a single one of you have confronted him yet. The guy runs his farm with your money and pockets it daily.
Adedibu, the 80 something who is not done pocketing the money wey your papa and mama for use live better life, is still there daily in your face, daring you all to come at him . NO ONE ,
ABACHA stoles from you all and passed the money down to generations of his kids. Even say the man die, una no fit touch his family for fear. '
EVEN your EFCC has not even touched any one of them
But a Pastor and his congregation decide to collect together their own money to build a 7.7 b Church and Nigerians decide to YARI!!! LMAO!!!
Lord have mercy on us all.!!!!!! Africa NA WA O!!!!
LA I LA I LA LA OW U !!!!
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Dis Guy: 3:40am On Dec 12, 2007|
Danmasani:nope still on the expressway!!
so they decided to use chinese constructors chei, even church sef get levels
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by @labiyemmy(m): 3:59am On Dec 12, 2007|
I pity my country - make your money and spend it - they criticise you, remain poor - they criticise you - what then will you do that will not be criticised? I guess the answer is to start your own NairaLand - the land where mouths run without any brake - no brake no jam. Church members willingly give - what wrong has the church done if the church spends the money in her coffers?
If your pastor rides a Bentely and you walk barefooted? how has that made him less a man of God? They say Deeper life is very austere in their lifestyle, they say Winners is too flamboyant, now they say Redeem has spent too much money building an auditorium - na wa .
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by N-joy(f): 4:11am On Dec 12, 2007|
I wonder. If Nigerian live on $1 per day - at least they are happy - u dont have to live on $50 per day before you live a happy life.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by stillwater: 4:15am On Dec 12, 2007|
The media doesn't consider scholarship giving, welfare as news, but church and money is always a big deal to the secular media. Because RCCG DO NOT BROADCAST THEMSELVES ON (or preferably, did not tell you about) scholarship and welfare doesn't mean they do not do anything for the poor none of you guys as "christians" has tried helping.
Jesus went about doing good, what have you gone about doing today?
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by somze(m): 4:25am On Dec 12, 2007|
Sad Sad development.
Wasted money. The true houses of God (Christians) are swindled out of their money to construct a building for a few selfish interests. I wonder where this verse goes to when it comes to these donations and tithe -
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;1st Cor 6:19
Suddenly when one man wants to expand his empire he says he's building a church for God ignoring the fact that people not buildings are the God's church and Christ
1 Corinthians 1:2
1 Corinthians 7:17
1 Corinthians 10:32
1 Corinthians 11:16
1 Corinthians 11:22
1 Corinthians 12:28
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by omogenaija(f): 4:32am On Dec 12, 2007|
if the pastor would have stole the money people would complain ; the money was spent well and complaints
its no one's fault that someone is living in wealth or is poor, nigerians, we need to stop blaming other for r problems and start fixing ,
this topic doesnt belong in the politics section anyways *hisses*
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by Kobojunkie: 4:36am On Dec 12, 2007|
hhhmmm, we already have the PICK AND CHOOSE theologians here to feed us with selective verses of the bible to support their own opinion but completely skip the other parts that speak of living lavishly .
This is sort of the debate some Christians get into when they claim that God is against WAR and when you ask them for Bible verses to support their claim. They come up with 1) GOD IS LOVE
2) TURN YOUR OTHER CHEEK
3) Greet your brother with a Holy kiss
4) LOve Your neigbour as yourself
But then , they do not bring up the verses where God tells the isrealites to SMITE the enemy and make sure none is left. No one remembers that in the end, Jesus is coming with an army to fight a battle, LMAO!!!!
PICK AND CHOOSE theologians, I call em , PICKA-CHU Christians
If I choose to spend $300 a day, na ya money I dey chop
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by touche(m): 4:40am On Dec 12, 2007|
'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge'. I think its wiser not to comment negatively on religious issues.
Case study: One of David's wives became barren for complaining about King David's overzealous worshiping of God. Solomon spent much more building the temple of the Lord, and the good Book states clearly that the people gave willingly. Pastors don't force the congregation to make donations towards the completion of building projects or to pay tithes and offerings. Rather, they preach about the benefits of giving to God (via your church) and towards God's work (building projects).
In a nutshell, the concept of giving is just a part of the equation (Christianity). You don't just give, sit back and expect positive results.
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by somze(m): 4:47am On Dec 12, 2007|
Kobojunkie:Why dont you quote know? Since you are not a picka-chu christian
Show us where Paul spent on a building or Peter or Jesus.
Quit running around in circles.
Is the money Adebayor's? If yes then it is his business firm and not a church, I dont care what he uses it for. If NO then I can point out it was misappropriated.
What exactly was David doing when his wife complained? Aint you misquoting here?
Solomon spent at what time? Was it at the time when you became the temple, the church, the body?
That is another baseless claim. The fact you have to go all the way to Solomon to support a building tells a lot dont it?
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by nwando: 5:01am On Dec 12, 2007|
We are indeed in the last days.
Most Nigerians can't eat decent meals and a Church in one of the poorest countries in the world builds a 60 million dollar church building
And people are celebrating ?
When did this spirit of covetousness enter the Church and why are people not seeing it?
Would the Holy Spirit leave redeemed if it had cost 10 or 20 million and the rest used to dig borehole in every nook and corner of Nigeria?
How about soup kitchen to feed our poor and hungry in the streets of Lagos?
Would they not have been doing a better work rather than magnificent buildings made of hands?
look at this sorry picture of my nation.
Those women could have been me and those innocent children could have been mine but for God's grace.
The country has failed them.
The people of God are also failing them.
We need a reality check.
Whatever we do to help them,we do unto the Lord.
Our big gigantic houses of worship does not impress God and does not impress widows and destitutes.
The Bible says that on that day many will say,we did so so and so and the Lord will say depart!!!!!,I knew you not
God help us to hold dear to what is dear to his heart
|Re: Redeemed Church Opens World's Biggest Auditorium, Costs N7.7b by nwando: 5:02am On Dec 12, 2007|
I am not a redeemed member and If I were,I would change Church.
This does not impress me one bit
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