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Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by lalasticlala(m): 9:00am On Sep 11
Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today

Benson Andrew Idahosa, was a Charismatic Pentecostal preacher. Benson Andrew Idahosa was the founder of Benson Idahosa University in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Born: 11 September 1938, Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

Died: 12 March 1998 (aged 59)

Spouse: Archbishop Margaret Idahosa

Children: 1 son, 3 daughters

Occupation: Televangelist, author, pastor

A claim made by Idahosa that he had raised eight people from the dead was dropped when challenged by the Advertising Standards Authority, who sought evidence that the individuals concerned had in fact been dead.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benson_Idahosa



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU53HEW3Dnc



Biography Of Archbishop Benson Andrew Idahosa

Benson Andrew Idahosa (September 11, 1938 – March 12, 1998) was a Charismatic Pentecostal preacher, and founder of the Church of God Mission International with headquarters in Benin City, Nigeria. As the first Pentecostal archbishop in Nigeria, he was renowned for his robust faith.

PERSONAL LIFE

Born to non-Christian parents in a predominantly non-Christian community, he was rejected by his father, John, for being frail and sickly. He constantly had fainting spells as a child, and on one of his spells, his mother, Sarah, abandoned him at a rubbish heap presuming him dead. Hours later, he came to, and began wailing and was rescued by his mother. . He grew up in a poor household. Like most of the surrounding houses, his family home was a mud house. This reality denied him access to education until he was fourteen years old, when he was able to attend a local government school.

EARLY LIFE

As a youth, he got converted to Christianity by Pastor Okpo, and joined his fledgling congregation as one of its first members. He was very active in proselytising and converting many to Christianity. After experiencing what he believed to be a revelation from God calling him into ministry, he began to conduct outreaches from village to village, before establishing his church in a store in Benin City.

By 1971, he had established churches all over Nigeria and Ghana. Known for his boldness, power and prosperity-based preaching, as well as an enormous faith in the supernatural, he was instrumental to the strong wave of revival in Christianity and marked conversions from animism that occurred between the 1970s and 1990s in Nigeria. He is regarded by Christian foes as the father of Pentecostalism in Nigeria, and was the founding President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). Many prominent Nigerian pastors like Ayo Oritsejafor, Bishop David Oyedepo, Felix Omobude, Fred Addo and Chris Oyakhilome were his protégés.

MINISTRY GROWTH

The headquarters of his ministry, Faith Miracle Center, is a cathedral that seats up to 10,000 people. Church of God Mission has branches the world over, from Europe to Africa to Asia to America. With his main task being evangelism, he launched Idahosa World Outreach television ministry (IWO TV), which was a broadcast reaching a potential viewing audience of 50 million people .

He is reported to have been used by God in performing many miracles, including healing the blind, and raising up to twenty-eight people from the dead at different times in his ministry. A claim made by Idahosa that he had raised eight people from the dead was dropped when challenged by the Advertising Standards Authority, who sought evidence that the individuals concerned had in fact been dead.

He was known for many notable quotes including “my God is not a poor God”, “your attitude determines your altitude”, “it is more risky, not to take a risk”, “I am a possibilitarian”, “A big head without a big brain is a big load to the neck”,”If your faith says yes, God cannot say no”, amongst others. Many of his messages on faith, miracles and prosperity remain a classic among Pentecostals.

He had strong links with international gospel ministers like Billy Graham, T. L. Osborn, Kenneth Hagin, Benny Hinn, Reinhard Bonnke, Morris Cerullo, Oral Roberts, amongst others; and took the gospel to 145 nations in his lifetime. At the time of his death in 1998, he was reputed as having preached to more whites than any black man, and to more blacks than any white man.

T. L. Osborn remarked on him as the greatest African ambassador of the apostolic Christian faith to the world.

His desire to meet the needs of the total man led him to establish several other arms of the ministry apart from the church. They include the Faith Mediplex, All Nations for Christ Bible Institute, Word of Faith Group of Schools and Benson Idahosa University which is currently under the leadership of his son, Rev. F. E. B. Idahosa. His wife, Bishop Margaret Idahosa is the current presiding bishop of the church.

CREDENTIALS
• In 1971, he earned a diploma in Divinity from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas.
• In 1981, he earned a Doctorate of Divinity from the Word of Faith College in New Orleans.
• In 1984, he earned a Doctorate in Law at the Oral Roberts University.
• He was the founding president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN)
• He was a member of the College of Bishops of the International Communion of Christian Churches.
• He was once the President of All Nations for Christ Bible Institute.

Source: https://believersportal.com/biography-of-archbishop-benson-andrew-idahosa/

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Garrieveryday: 9:03am On Sep 11
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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by savagemani(m): 9:18am On Sep 11
grin
Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by PureGoldh(m): 9:18am On Sep 11
Happy belated boss
Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by savagemani(m): 9:18am On Sep 11
great work sir .......better than all our yahoo yahoo pastoers we have today grin grin grin

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Edgarated(m): 9:19am On Sep 11
Happy 81st Posthumous Birthday papa!
The trailblazer!
Keep resting!

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by ednut1(m): 9:19am On Sep 11
raised 8 people hmmm

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by jesusjnr(m): 9:19am On Sep 11
Started very well and focused with the evangelism message. But got carried away by the cares of this world and the deceitfulnes of riches which choked the Word of God in his life as illustrated by this parable of Jesus:

Matthew 13:22 (KJV)

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

So that illustrates how he ended but this man in the picture below has continued from where he stopped.

p.s. It pains me greatly how he ended because he started so well. He was the church leader I looked up to as a kid. Really sad. Appreciate him for his contributions nonetheless but wish things had panned out much differently with him.

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Jubilancy(f): 9:20am On Sep 11
[b][/b] one man that i respect so much despite me been a catholic

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by ihatebuhari(f): 9:22am On Sep 11
God bless papa

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by generationz(f): 9:23am On Sep 11
grin



This man , I believe, was one of the few Nigerian Christians to be endued with the rare spiritual gift of faith.

Now, that gift is not the same as the faith in Christ every christian has when they become born again.

It is a gift that makes you terribly bold and daring. You become like a mad man.

It goes along with the gift of working miracles.

This gift was especially needed for the father of pentecostalism in Nigeria.

Needed for someone who started in the great Benin city.

You can't come from , face Benin witches and
wizards if you are not emboldened by something out of the ordinary.

Even the great Babalola was once arrested in Benin when they couldn't get him spiritually.

Rest in peace "Mad man".

We love you.

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by OGAPARIS: 9:23am On Sep 11
Happy 81st Posthumous Birthday daddy

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by AryaSand(f): 9:24am On Sep 11
ednut1:
Father of the modern con men. Even jesus did not raise 8 people

Werey ni e grin grin grin

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by jojolegal: 9:24am On Sep 11
a man sent from God

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Sicksoul: 9:24am On Sep 11
Rest in peace if you are with him and piece if you're in the other side, it's same RIP

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by passyhansome(m): 9:25am On Sep 11
Even Devils tremble as the mention of that name, Ben Idahosa ask Benin Witch and Wizards

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Onnasucs1(m): 9:25am On Sep 11
ednut1:
Father of the modern con men. Even jesus did not raise 8 people
you are very stupid for saying this.

Did Jesus not say we will do greater works than him?

Didn't the Bible say that all Jesus did cannot be recorded in the Bible.

Please deal with your frustrations and leave God's men alone

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by maxjax(m): 9:25am On Sep 11
cheesy
Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by picoba(m): 9:25am On Sep 11
Jubilancy:
[b][/b] one man that i respect so much despite me been a catholic
You respect him because is death. What about those alive today?

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by isram: 9:27am On Sep 11
we miss you papa

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by HighPriest26: 9:28am On Sep 11
Great MOG. They that win soul are wise and they that turn many to righteousness shall shine like the stars. Shine on sir. We are the fruit of your labor

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by tunary(m): 9:29am On Sep 11
toriolorru:
HBD SIR
Person way don die naim you dey wish happy birthday? una sure say una well for nairaland so
Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Jubilancy(f): 9:34am On Sep 11
picoba:

You respect him because is death. What about those alive today?


He was a great man in his time.....i respect his brand and the legacy he left behind. I respect his works and lastly i dont have any comments on the ones of this day......

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by ednut1(m): 9:34am On Sep 11
Onnasucs1:
you are very stupid for saying this.

Did Jesus not say we will do greater works than him?

Didn't the Bible say that all Jesus did cannot be recorded in the Bible.

Please deal with your frustrations and leave God's men alone
yen yen yen. So u did not see where he retracted it. Meaning he lied

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by TheGiftedOne(m): 9:35am On Sep 11
How many Nigerian youths became this jobless, clueless and useless still baffles me. HBD to a dead man? Wonderful!

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Re: Benson Idahosa's 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today by teebaxy(m): 9:38am On Sep 11
If I be a man of God, I'd declare thunder against all the enemies of Nigeria , both home and abroad

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