December 17, 2016 – Nigerian Bishop Says Jesus Against MMM, Narrates How Christ Beat Up Money Doublers In The Bible
Bishop Stephen Ogedengbe, founder and head of Evangelical Ministries (Wisdom Chapel), located in Shasha, Lagos comfirmed yesterday that MMM scammers have found their way into the house of God.
While reacting to stories of many Christians engaging in the scheme, Ogedengbe, who likened MMM to money doubling and wonder bank, said that Jesus Christ had beaten up money doublers in His days.
“The money doublers are those who are selling gold, soothsayers and those who are doing franchise in the house of God.
The house of God is for evangelism and for salvation. People who are in this attitude and this transaction of MMM, they are looking for magic, not miracle.
So, if you want to be rich, you have to be rich in the Lord and by the grace of God, through hard work and through prayer and genuine transaction. “So, MMM is unrealistic profit and gains.
The arithmetic is simple: it uses the money of A to pay B and B to pay C and C may not even get his or her own money eventually. It is manipulation and distractions. It’s making our nation to be lazier.
We just need to go back to hard work, to creativity, little and smaller trading and entrepreneurship. We need to make our country to work, not sitting down and expecting money doublers who just came to play on the intelligence of Nigerians and vulnerable men and women.” In like manner, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, also called the scheme gambling.
He said it would be unfortunate if Christians who supposed to know better were into it.“It’s really unfortunate that Nigerians are now so gullible to be deceived by mere 30 per cent incentive of some dubious individuals.
“For the pastors that are aiding and abetting the programme, they too are guilty. Or, is it their business to come and be preaching MMM to their congregation? Let people face the consequences of their foolish actions,” Okogie said