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Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Antoeni(m): 7:13am On Mar 13
The Chancellor/ Chairman, Board of Regents, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Dr David Oyedepo, has said Nigeria has not changed for the better because only changed people can change their environment and their world.

Oyedepo, who is also the Founder of the Living Faith Bible Church, therefore urged Nigerians to move nearer to God for more of His values to manifest in their lives.

He stated this on Friday during the 19th matriculation ceremony of the university.

“We talk about peace in Nigeria, but we are all witnesses to how far we are from it. When you are transformed, then you can reform your society. Only changed people can change their world and things around them.

“That is why here at Covenant University, our aim is to raise a new generation of leaders who will help redeem the battered image of the black race. We have a number of core values that we imbibe in our students and one of them is integrity. This is essential because whatever you are able to accomplish, it is only integrity that will help you preserve it, ” he noted.

Oyedepo added that any system that is afraid to be different would never make the difference and urged the new students to be determined to make the difference wherever they find themselves.

On what is unique about the university, he noted it was set up to give a total man education based on Biblical injunctions.

He charged them to shun vices that could truncate their studies in the school.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, said the university was committed to raising tomorrow’s leaders.

He charged them to focus on their studies and take advantage of the quality education it would offer them.

A total of 1607 students matriculated at the undergraduate level, while 155 did at the graduate level.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Antoeni(m): 7:15am On Mar 13
You are also part of Nigeria problem building churches no factories

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Mabizeka: 7:15am On Mar 13
Your churches in the US pays taxes over there but you don't pay it in Nigeria. why?

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Akwamkpuruamu: 7:15am On Mar 13
Antoeni:
You are also part of Nigeria problem building churches no factories

The universities he built, are those working there not on payroll?

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Antoeni(m): 7:16am On Mar 13
See who's talking? The gang leader of the pupils bandit

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by JuanJO(m): 7:17am On Mar 13
Akwamkpuruamu:


The universities he built, are those working there not on payroll?
Na school we go chop Las Las. You self follow for our problem.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Antoeni(m): 7:20am On Mar 13
WHEN THE CHURCH BECOMES A BUSINESS

1) Pastors function like CEOs
2) Members are turned into customers
3) Other churches are seen as competitions
4) Evangelism is reduced to marketing
5) Church planting looks more like franchising.

6) Numbers are primary measure of success
7) Prayer and Word study are replaced by formulas
cool Revival is reduced to a few days fund-raising
program
9) Preaching sounds more like motivational speech. All the people do is shout "I receive, Amen," throughout the concert. I mean the "service".

10) Praise and Worship is turned into a
performance. The best actors are made the worship and praise leaders.
11) The Spirit of God is reduced to "emotionalism". No real power of God other than hypnosis and sensationalism.

12) The saints are entertained instead of equipped
13) Disciples of Christ have become papa's sons, daughters and fans.
14) The Church, a living Body has now become a lifeless body
15) A leader's empire is built instead of the
Kingdom of God advanced
16) The pastor becomes the super man and Jesus Christ reduced to just another religious figure.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by chiagozien(m): 7:21am On Mar 13
How can a country mapped out for destruction by God get better.



The ZOO must go down.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by chatinent(m): 7:26am On Mar 13
Building schools church members cannot afford. Where is the change!

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by November1857(m): 7:29am On Mar 13
Antoeni:
You are also part of Nigeria problem building churches no factories
How is that your problem Typical Muslim..

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Henrydonland(m): 7:29am On Mar 13
stupid men of God,talking as if they care if Nigerians are suffering.

This oyedepo of a man is ranked among the richest pastors in the world with private jets and do on with a university that is expensive as hell.

How can a man of God be that rich.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Akwamkpuruamu: 7:37am On Mar 13
JuanJO:

Na school we go chop Las Las. You self follow for our problem.

School no de employ person?

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Akwamkpuruamu: 7:37am On Mar 13
Henrydonland:
stupid men of God,talking as if they care if Nigerians are suffering.

This oyedepo of a man is ranked among the richest pastors in the world with private jets and do on with a university that is expensive as hell.

How can a man of God be that rich.

A man of God should be poor while a man of Satan should be rich. Hope its ok

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Myer: 7:38am On Mar 13
Akwamkpuruamu:


The universities he built, are those working there not on payroll?

You have to wonder what they're teaching cos even the graduates Covenant is churning out are part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.

Winners preaches prosperity without preaching much of righteousness.
When you exalt prosperity over virtues of righteousness, you can be sure that your followers will do anything to gain that prosperity even committing sins that unbelievers won't.

The irony with Christianity is that a unbeliever believes he is committing sin when we steals but a Grace and Prosperity preaches have taught their followers that even if they steal, it is not a sin because Christ has paid for all their sins.

At the end of the day, Christians who should be part of the solution have become more of the problem.

Interestingly you can't blame this pastors because there are Bible verses that support this claim, mostly John and Paul's epistles.

If only Christianity had continued the way the missionaries introduced it to Nigeria, clearly, the Nigeria we have today would be the most prosperous nation in the would but unfortunately the reverse is the case.

Both Christians and Muslims are robbing the Nations and dry and the masses are to suffer for it. Although directly or indirectly the elites are also suffering from this insecure and undder-developrd country they've created.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Henrydonland(m): 7:40am On Mar 13
Akwamkpuruamu:


A man of God should be poor while a man of Satan should be rich. Hope its ok


That is how it is meant to be.How can they go about preaching to their members to give to the needy when they are not doing so.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by edoairways: 7:41am On Mar 13
Antoeni:
You are also part of Nigeria problem building churches no factories
It is not the responsibility of the church to build factories. Hold your politicians accountable instead of chasing shadows

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Monogamy: 7:53am On Mar 13
The change begins with all of us including Nigeria pastors.

They have not changed their mentality for decades now

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by JuanJO(m): 7:54am On Mar 13
Akwamkpuruamu:


School no de employ person?
How many staffs school fit employ??

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Nobody: 7:55am On Mar 13
Antoeni:
You are also part of Nigeria problem building churches no factories

You know, lack sense? Can you tell me what company add to the society that the church doesn't do?

Let's start there.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Nobody: 7:56am On Mar 13
Mabizeka:
Your churches in the US pays taxes over there but you don't pay it in Nigeria. why?

Churches don't pay tax in Europe stop talking rubbish.

Besides every country has its rules. Do churches made the rules?

Some of you are too dumb.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Nobody: 7:58am On Mar 13
JuanJO:

Na school we go chop Las Las. You self follow for our problem.

What do you chop from MTN and UBA?

Nah farm work fit you. U are not developed

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Jostoman: 7:59am On Mar 13
Antoeni:
You are also part of Nigeria problem building churches no factories
so all the workers and the lecturers that are working there are doing it for free abi? Nonsense

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by lamentor78(m): 7:59am On Mar 13
Henrydonland:
stupid men of God,talking as if they care if Nigerians are suffering.

This oyedepo of a man is ranked among the richest pastors in the world with private jets and do on with a university that is expensive as hell.

How can a man of God be that rich.

Try and read about his history, may be you will have a change of heart and be motivated.Somebody that has never had a single government influence he started from zero but he has vision

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Mabizeka: 8:01am On Mar 13
soulpeppersoup:


Churches don't pay tax in Europe stop talking rubbish.

Besides every country has its rules. Do churches made the rules?

Some of you are too dumb.
Whether daddy GO is wrong or not you must defend him that's why you are being paid. I understand your job description

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Humanoid01(m): 8:01am On Mar 13
Antoeni:
You are also part of Nigeria problem building churches no factories
This is broad daylight myopia.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Nobody: 8:01am On Mar 13
chatinent:
Building schools church members cannot afford. Where is the change!

Did you hear about the primary school that cost over 4 million at lekki? Was it Oyedepo that has it?

Did you make comments about the school?

Was the school a higher institution?

Oga go take your drug and stop follow follow things. Be different

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Nobody: 8:03am On Mar 13
Henrydonland:
stupid men of God,talking as if they care if Nigerians are suffering.

This oyedepo of a man is ranked among the richest pastors in the world with private jets and do on with a university that is expensive as hell.

How can a man of God be that rich.

Your only problem is that he is Rich as a pastor. Brain dead people everywhere.

You can be rich in any vocation carpenter inclusive.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Mabizeka: 8:04am On Mar 13
soulpeppersoup:


You know, lack sense? Can you tell me what company add to the society that the church doesn't do?

Let's start there.
I bet all those Nigerians fleeing to Europe and America on daily basis are going to work in churches over there abi. see reasoning. you are not doing your work well and must be fired by Oyedepo

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by blackpanda: 8:04am On Mar 13
Sir aren't you part of the problem tho undecided
Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by Nobody: 8:05am On Mar 13
Myer:


You have to wonder what they're teaching cos even the graduates Covenant is churning out are part of the problem instead of being part of the solution.

Winners preaches prosperity without preaching much of righteousness.
When you exalt prosperity over virtues of righteousness, you can be sure that your followers will do anything to gain that prosperity even committing sins that unbelievers won't.

The irony with Christianity is that a unbeliever believes he is committing sin when we steals but a Grace and Prosperity preaches have taught their followers that even if they steal, it is not a sin because Christ has paid for all their sins.

At the end of the day, Christians who should be part of the solution have become more of the problem.

Interestingly you can't blame this pastors because there are Bible verses that support this claim, mostly James and Paul's epistles.

If only Christianity had continued the way the missionaries introduced it to Nigeria, clearly, the Nigeria we have today would be the most prosperous nation in the would but unfortunately the reverse is the case.

Both Christians and Muslims are robbing the Nations and dry and the masses are to suffer for it. Although directly or indirectly the elites are also suffering from this insecure and undder-developrd country they've created.

Have you been to winners before? Some of you will be talking rubbish without taking a step to verify them.

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Re: Oyedepo: Why Nigeria Has Not Changed For Better by blackpanda: 8:05am On Mar 13
soulpeppersoup:


Your only problem is that he is Rich as a pastor. Brain dead people everywhere.

You can be rich in any vocation carpenter inclusive.

But is it a vocation? Thot he was called by God

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