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The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by alBHAGDADI: 7:52am On Jul 28, 2019
Many people think chosing not to denounce her Christian faith is something Leah Sharibu did on her own. They do not know that it is the Holy Spirit that prevented her from doing such.

Few days before the news of her alleged death, I was doing some research about Leah Sharibu. I wanted to know if she was saved or not. My findings showed me that she is saved and also a Christian who believes in Once Saved Always Saved. She believes in the eternal security of the believer and that one can't lose his salvation.

How did I know all of these? I got to learn about the Church she attended before her abduction by Boko Haram terrorists. She attended Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) and was a chorister. Going through their website, I found their statement of faith which is exactly what my fellow Nairalander and member of the church @shadeyinka said. See their statement of faith below.

Salvation

Salvation is received by faith alone in the God-Man, Jesus Christ, apart from works. Christ died as a substitutionary sacrifice to redeem us from our sins, if we believe in Him. His shed blood and His resurrection provide the only ground of justification and salvation. Only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and are truly Christians, even children of God.

Assurance & Eternal Security

Everyone who truly believes in Jesus Christ’s atoning work and has appropriated this benefit personally to life is assured of salvation both now and forever. Those so assured are eternally kept saved due to the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption

http://www.ecwa.org.ng/about-ecwa/articles-of-faith/


As seen above, the church Leah Sharibu attended before her abduction is a church that believes in Once Saved Always Saved and also the eternal security of a believer. It clearly shows she is saved and can never lose her salvation.

When we preach about the Once Saved Always Saved doctrine, many doubt us and even bark at us saying we are promoting a sinful lifestyle. They say we are giving Christians a license to sin. No, we are not. We are only telling them that their ability not to sin plays no role in getting them saved. It is Jesus that saves us.

These fake Christians only believe Jesus took away their past sins, and that any sin they commit from today henceforth is held accountable to them. This same people still open their mouth to say Jesus Christ is the same Yesterday, today and forever. But according to their believe, Jesus is the only Jesus of yesterday, he plays no role in their today and forevermore. Well, for me, Jesus who paid for my sins yesterday, is paying for my sins today and will continue to pay for my sins forever. That's why he is...

Hebrews 13:8 (KJV)
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Leah Sharibu believed in Once Saved Always Saved, a doctrine which many people says promotes a sinful lifestyle and is a false doctrine. But when Leah was kidnapped, many unsaved Christians of pentecostal fellowship, who believe they can lose their salvation, were quick to lambaste her for not denouncing her faith. They think faith is something you lose and get back anytime you feel like. If they were in her shoes, they would have accepted Islam just to save their life. Why? Because they are not certain of heaven. They don't know if they are saved or not. They are not saved.

Leah Sharibu knows she's saved, that's one of the reasons why she didn't denounce her faith. She knows if she gets killed, heaven is certain for her. If Once Saved Always Saved is a doctrine doctrine that promotes a sinful lifestyle, she would have denounced Christianity so she can return to her sinful lifestyle. No, she chose to stand by the gospel which the Apostles preached and died for. She has shown the entire world how that gospel can build a faith capable of moving mountains. Just like the Apostles of Jesus who were still performing wonders during their persecution, Leah Sharibu is currently performing wonders in Boko Haram captivity. Below is a narration by an escaped Boko Haram abductee who encountered her in their custody.

“I recognise the picture, it is Leah. She refused to convert to Islam in the camp. There is a small wall separating us; so, we interacted well but when a ‘soldier’ was approaching, our interaction would be disrupted. She told us to continue praying and she led us in prayers. She told us that she and others were kidnapped from Dapchi in Yobe State.

“Since she refused to convert, the soldiers told us that she was an infidel and that she should not be allowed to cook for us. Leah never attended the Islamic lesson. I am sure she is alive because I left her there. Leah is a strong believer in her faith with strong character also. Whenever any of us was ill, she would pray for us and we would be alright.

"After I had the unpleasant child delivery, I was always having stomach pain. One day, Leah told me to have the belief that God could heal me. She laid her hand on my stomach and prayed for me. She was like a prophetess in captivity. She prays and heals people. She kept preaching and telling us that there is a supreme God that watches over us. Every day, we heard her pray.”

https://punchng.com/escapee-whose-funeral-had-held-recounts-encounter-with-leah-sharibu-in-bharam-camp/

Don't be surprised when you hear that Leah Sharibu saved the soul of a Boko Haram captor of hers. That's how Paul saved the soul of a soldier who guarded the prison he was kept captive in.

Now, why exactly did Leah Sharibu not denounce her faith? She couldn't denounce it because she was always under the power of the Holy Spirit. Even when asked, she won't. If she opens her mouth to speak, it is not what her captors want her to say that will come out because she's not the one speaking at that moment.

Mark 13:11
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

Leah Sharibu cannot denounce her faith because the Holy Spirit won't allow her. She has the Holy Spirit inside her, which is what everyone who believes he can't lose his salvation has. That's why she couldn't lose her salvation to save her life. The Holy Spirit seals us right from the day we accepted Jesus till the day Jesus comes to redeem us. Our sins will grieve the Holy Spirit but we are still sealed.

Ephesians 4:30
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

If you don't have the Holy Spirit in you today, you are not a Christian but a fake and imposter and God doesn't know you. You are not his child.

Romans 8:9
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Having the Holy Spirit is not something you have to climb Mount Everest before you can get. It is as simple as drinking a glass of water. It is as somple as eating a delicious meal. It is as somple as receiving a good news. All you need to do is believe in Jesus Christ. You don't need any works of righteousness which are filthy rags before God. Jesus alone saves you and will get you to heaven no matter what.

Don't be fooled by the false gospel that you can lose your salvation. That is Satan's tool which he uses to prevent people from relying solely on Jesus Christ for salvation. He makes them rely on their works i.e ability not to sin, instead of Jesus. Sadly for such people, Salvation is not of works.

Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

As seen above, salvation is a gift of God which means it is not something you earn. Just have faith in Jesus and you will receive it.

Say the prayer below.

Lord Jesus, I believe you came in flesh, fired for my sons and resurrected to grant me eternal life. I henceforth rely on your work on the cross and no longer rely on my own works of filthy rags. I trust you from today henceforth to keep me safe and to receive me on heaven. I will no longer believe I can lose the eternal life which you have given me. Amen.

cc lalasticlala Seun fp

Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by alBHAGDADI: 7:54am On Jul 28, 2019
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Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by Aidejay(m): 7:58am On Jul 28, 2019
I say everybody follow me say....say say say say say na Dem new language. I say everybody talk say....say say say say say na Dem new language
RIP Leah sharibu.
Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by Nemesis909: 8:05am On Jul 28, 2019
grin

The OP would denounce his faith at the sight of a dagger.

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Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by tartar9(m): 8:18am On Jul 28, 2019
This doesn't prove anything
Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by alBHAGDADI: 8:25am On Jul 28, 2019
Nemesis909:
grin

The OP would denounce his faith at the sight of a dagger.

That's not possible. Even if I want to, the Holy Spirit won't allow me.

Mark 13:11
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by Liveair: 8:31am On Jul 28, 2019
And where is she today?This reflects so poorly on a God who makes all sort of lofty promises to save those who call on him. What a God you believe in!

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Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by alBHAGDADI: 8:46am On Jul 28, 2019
Liveair:
And where is she today?This reflects so poorly on a God who makes all sort of lofty promises to save those who call on him. What a God you believe in!

Her soul is eternally saved. Eternal life is hers. That's what God promised. Your own soul is not saved and is in danger of damnation in hell fire. Accept the gift of God now or tomorrow might be too late for you.
Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by MuttleyLaff: 8:53am On Jul 28, 2019
Liveair:
And where is she today? This reflects so poorly on a God who makes all sort of lofty promises to save those who call on him. What a God you believe in!
She is in a better place than you'll ever know and dream of
Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by Liveair: 9:53am On Jul 28, 2019
alBHAGDADI:


Her soul is eternally saved. Eternal life is hers. That's what God promised. Your own soul is not saved and is in danger of damnation in hell fire. Accept the gift of God now or tomorrow might be too late for you.
You haven't got the message yet.
A God who promised you deliverance and all the help, yet fails to deliver you, is it another promise elsewhere that he will live up to?

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Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by Liveair: 9:59am On Jul 28, 2019
alBHAGDADI:


Her soul is eternally saved. Eternal life is hers. That's what God promised. Your own soul is not saved and is in danger of damnation in hell fire. Accept the gift of God now or tomorrow might be too late for you.
Did that god save her as promised? The joke is on you.
Ignorance is unhealthy bliss. Study more so you know the reality of things.

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Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by alBHAGDADI: 11:23am On Jul 28, 2019
Liveair:

Did that god save her as promised? The joke is on you.
Ignorance is unhealthy bliss. Study more so you know the reality of things.

The Apostles of that God went through persecution. He already told them about it. Many of them embraced death because they were eager for the bliss of afterlife in heaven.

It is only an unsaved person that cries to be delivered from the captivity of his enemies who want to kill him. A saved person will see the travail as an easy route to enjoy with his creator.

An atheist like you that stands for nothing will fall for everything. If you were in her shoes, you would dump atheism and become Muslim despite all your rants that there is no God. You won't know that in the process of becoming what the terrorists want you to become, you have allowed their evil spirit possess you.

Keep antagonizing God.
Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by newsynews: 11:25am On Jul 28, 2019
Seen lalasticlala

Can this important post make front page?
Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by CosmicPhoenix: 11:36am On Jul 28, 2019
which holy spirit?i hope it is not the one that cannot fight for the people that believe in it

alBHAGDADI:


That's not possible. Even if I want to, the Holy Spirit won't allow me.

Mark 13:11
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

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Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by CosmicPhoenix: 11:39am On Jul 28, 2019
Nemesis909:
grin
The OP would denounce his faith at the sight of a dagger.

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Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by CosmicPhoenix: 11:41am On Jul 28, 2019
let me guess,you know she is eternally saved because a book written by the romans said so

alBHAGDADI:


Her soul is eternally saved. Eternal life is hers. That's what God promised. Your own soul is not saved and is in danger of damnation in hell fire. Accept the gift of God now or tomorrow might be too late for you.

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Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by Liveair: 12:07pm On Jul 28, 2019
alBHAGDADI:


The Apostles of that God went through persecution. He already told them about it. Many of them embraced death because they were eager for the bliss of afterlife in heaven.

It is only an unsaved person that cries to be delivered from the captivity of his enemies who want to kill him. A saved person will see the travail as an easy route to enjoy with his creator.

An atheist like you that stands for nothing will fall for everything. If you were in her shoes, you would dump atheism and become Muslim despite all your rants that there is no God. You won't know that in the process of becoming what the terrorists want you to become, you have allowed their evil spirit possess you.

Keep antagonizing God.
You still havent answered the question. Was she saved as promised by your god?
Honestly, I wish I could help you. However, religion is opium and it requires superior information and enlightenment to emancipate you, that, you must gather yourself.
Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by alBHAGDADI: 2:09pm On Jul 28, 2019
Liveair:

You still havent answered the question. Was she saved as promised by your god?
Honestly, I wish I could help you. However, religion is opium and it requires superior information and enlightenment to emancipate you, that, you must gather yourself.

No. She hasn't been saved from the claws of her captors. But you have failed to see that God intentionally kept her there to send a loud message to we his children. The message is clear and it means we should always stand strong in the faith no matter what. We are not to be lazy Christians who only care about the bliss on Earth and are scared to take up our cross and follow Jesus. That's exactly what Paul, Peter and the rest Apostles went through, which Jesus Christ warned we will also go through in Mathew 24.

So, keep shut and exit thread because none of the message is for you.
Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by Liveair: 7:21pm On Jul 28, 2019
alBHAGDADI:


No. She hasn't been saved from the claws of her captors. But you have failed to see that God intentionally kept her there to send a loud message to we his children. The message is clear and it means we should always stand strong in the faith no matter what. We are not to be lazy Christians who only care about the bliss on Earth and are scared to take up our cross and follow Jesus. That's exactly what Paul, Peter and the rest Apostles went through, which Jesus Christ warned we will also go through in Mathew 24.



So, keep shut and exit thread because none of the message is for you.
Hahaha, finally you can at least see that all the lofty promises by your god of delivering her/you from adversity has not been kept.
I bet you, Peter, Paul and the Apostles you mentioned were all disappointed at the point of death.
This same mentality you have cuts across all religions. I bet you have no idea that virtually everything you know in christianity was copied from older religions.

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Re: The Main Reason Why Leah Sharibu Didn't Denounce Her Christian Faith by alBHAGDADI: 7:21am On Aug 04, 2019
Liveair:

Hahaha, finally you can at least see that all the lofty promises by your god of delivering her/you from adversity has not been kept.
I bet you, Peter, Paul and the Apostles you mentioned were all disappointed at the point of death.
This same mentality you have cuts across all religions. I bet you have no idea that virtually everything you know in christianity was copied from older religions.

Sorry fella, Peter and Paul were not disappointed at the point of death. They embraced it because Jesus already told them to expect such. He already told us to expect such which as done to him.

John 15:20-25 (KJV)
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also

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