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Pastor Seyi Ogunorunyinka Banned Church Members From Reading Bible With IPAD & Phones

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April 12, 2013 –  Pastor Seyi Ogunorunyinka Bans Church Members From Studying The Bible With IPAD & Phones

A very talented man of God and the GO, Pastor in Charge of Promised Land Ministries in Lagos, Nigeria, Seyi Ogunorunyinka has banned his members from using latest gadgets like Blackberry, IPAD, IPhone to study the bible.

According to him, many members of his church are popular for using the latest gadgets anytime he cites scriptural verses. He also added that youngsters are now following the footsteps of adults who are fond of using the aforementioned gadgets to study the bible

He further declared that it’s high time for folks to stop using gadgets and return to the traditional way of studying the bible instead.

Using Iphone or Blackberry to study the bible is the latest trend in most churches of nowadays.

Do you support the idea?



  1. Peace

    April 12, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    The truth is biter but always set us free, this day pple r fun of using their phones as bible in de church instead of using THE HOLY BIBLE to church. When de Pastor said lift up ur wonderful treasure, u wil c dem liftin up their blackberry phones which is very bad.

  2. jed

    April 12, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    like saying a student must carry textbooks everywhere rather than using online sources

  3. overcomer

    April 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    i buy dat,wat is dis world turning into.oppressing poor mass in d church,all dis new generation churchs wont stop inventin new into church.GOD help us.all dis are sign of endtime.

  4. Akoriba

    April 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Pastor seyi God wil bles u,can anyone use ipad or blackberry phone as a weapon 2 changellenge d devil?the holybible is d book of life &is our only weapon we can use frm generation to generation cos God is d same & he can never change.his d ancient of days as old as u ar u stil never change.i realy thank God,God is nt a man.pls lets use the holybible to teach d word of God & nt ipad or blackberry.thank you

  5. Betty

    April 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Oh yes! i support it. Iphone, blackberry e.t.c are not spiritual as the Bible. Hw can you resist d devil with Iphone or blackberry?

  6. Amina Eke

    April 12, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    i love this idea of asking everyone to come to church with bible, are they ashamed of carrying their bible? even some so called tele evangelists use iphones when preaching, i see it as madness and disrespect for the holy scriptures. We should be proud of that wonderful gift from Jehovah.

  7. Steven

    April 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Well i dont know cause we are not God But the matter is that the world is changing and so is the church nowadays people use ipad to study the word so i dont know but so far they are reading it with all their heart mind and soul they can be fine

    • Podios

      April 13, 2013 at 6:42 AM

      The things u dnt knw abt my dear Steven is wat will kill u. Im sori 2 say that. Pple use those gadgets/device to do rubish things and later brings it 2 church bcos bible scriptures s downloadd to it. My dear, its nt spiritual.

  8. Badoo

    April 12, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    I wish the man of God can explain the cogent reason or spiritual reason of not using gadgets like iPad, phones to study bible because a lot of children of God is using gadgets to study bible e.g myself. Pastor gives us spiritual explanation on this issue, please sir we want to learn and do the right things. Thanks

  9. Aluu Williams Nnali

    April 12, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    This is very bold and commendable. We need not be ignorant of Satan’s efforts to keep us lazy and ignorant of God’s word. Using the three senses enhances assimilation of knowledge. Marking the text enhances understanding. Using these modern gadgets deny us the opportunity to mark our text as we rread and this effects assimilation. Additionally, it increases laziness as we will not be interested in knowing the sequences of the bible. You can always type in Nahum and go straight to Nahum. Lets face it. It is modern but at the same time retrogresive to learning. God bless you pastor!

  10. Dapo

    April 12, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    I can’t believe that in this age and time, people are being ignorant. It is the Word in the bible that holds the power and not the paper it was written on or the book it is in. If you don’t carry the Word in your heart, you can not use the bible as a weapon against the devil. The mode in which the Word is transmitted does not matter. Wake up people!

    • Anastacia

      May 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM

      Those who are giving logical reason as to why e-devices should be allowed are too advance, reasonable to be on the site.

      When i read the comment of Nigerian people, i am shock and so disappointed how gullible my people have become. The education and religious detoriotation has led most Nigerians of illogical and critical thinking.

      The point being as human we must evolve, the bible was not originally written on paper not until the invention of printing Technology. Now we are in the era of Gadget/devices people must evolve.

      The bible is written on paper, printed by business men who are mostly after profit. What makes it holy? There is no scientific evidence that points to the fact that the paper the bible is written on is different than the other books are written on.

      No need to say much as we pretty much lack critical reasoning that is why we are where we are.

  11. Kingsley

    April 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    But remember that God said ”in the volume of the book is written of me” look do you think that the devil is afraid of the book or what u have inside of u? If you like put it under ur pillow and sleep on it they will still torment u. Remember when Jesus was temted, He speak what was inside of Him and not showing the book. In the beginning ”God said” not He show the book ok. If u like put 50 Bibles under ur pillow it will not change anything Ok??!!!!!.

  12. AkinsurojufunmilayoBeatrice

    April 12, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    I supported using d real BIBLE bt nt Ipad or blackberry.

  13. Chinny

    April 12, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Thanks pastor for being courageous to warn them. All gadets and electronics are created to assist humanity in this present age. It’s still with the same gadgets that devil has waged war against God and his church, but he has failed already. Those using those gadgets in the church are nothing but distractors of the church. New generation churches are all the time introducing stupid things into the church of Christ. Carry your Bible (not gadgets) to the church, except you’re ashamed of the Word of God.

  14. Nzuruike Ifeanyi S.

    April 12, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    God bless u ma pastor,even sum pastors do make use of ipad,iphone & many of dem,dis new generation churches r planning 2 abolish using d holy bible which is d christian identity. End time is right here o!

  15. henry

    April 12, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    A part from taking note wich blackberry cannot do,those with ipad ,galaxy note ,can actually take note with their gadget,so i dont know what the man of God see,but actually some can over do thing.the technology is for our benefit,if you want to study bible today you must use those gadget,in my galaxy,the bibles and books there will need truck to carry if turn to hard depend on individual this things enhance our learning.the ten commadment was written on stone,, why are we not carrying stone today,why are we not carrying clay bible ,it is not on what the bible is written,it is about re writting them on your heart.pastor teach them how to use it benefially,outright bann may be mis church forbid the watching of television some years back because they call it devils box.,instead of teaching their member how to be in control of which program they want to watch.but today thesame church preach through satelite they even have a station,what about that?do we say they have backslide? No ,it is the reality on ground which they have to make use of.Going to church without. Bible either electronic or hard bible and writing material for home cross checking is what should be fought among our youth.Thank you.

  16. trix

    April 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    He is right..some will have porn videos in deir fones wen dey say lift ur holy scripture dey wil lift d fone dt house d world n d gospel its wrong so tell me what is wrong with the bible we know?

  17. Morehope

    April 12, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    My pple it is called holy bible, that,s holy word of god not holy book,wat god want to give u is his word in ur heart not his word in a book,if we want to pratice religion let do it to d fulest,d bible was calved as a stone then let go and carry i t as a calved stone or wood,it was written in a book for earsy carying about,and was put in electronic to mak it earsier,even u hav one thousand piece of d bible in ur house u cant resist d devil unles the bible is in ur heart,either u read d bilbe wit ur phone or as a bok meditate on it and obey d intrusction there of, and u wil make it

  18. Star

    April 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    I lv dat, God bless u for saying dat.

  19. m.y

    April 12, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Bible is a book containing d word of God and it is d word in it dat is powerful so d most important thing is to av d word in u and stay away frm sins….reading d word of God in bible or readin it on ipad or phone doesen’t change anything it is ur relationship with God dat matters.. If someone is praying and he needs to read some bible verses and he read it through his ipad or offhand, I don’t fink any one can say God wil not answer his prayer bcoz he did not read d bible verses through d bible…. May God forgive us all our sins IJN.

  20. cj

    April 12, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    i support you pastor,it is not adviceable at all.

  21. Kay Jay

    April 13, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    Our obssession with Nollywood has led us to believe that evil will attack us with some sorta fire & when we point the Bible in its direction, some lightening will come(with a lil sound effect) to consume the evil, my brethren that’s not so. Like some folks have pointed out, it’s the content of the book not the paper that holds the powers. As much as I’m a lil indifferent on this topic, i’d like to point that perfect comprehension of God’s word demands studying diverse versions of the Bible,& its easier to have upto 10 versions in on ipad u can take to church, than carrying a back pack with 10bibles in it.

  22. Wani25

    April 13, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    I have experienced some pastors using apple system to preach d word of God,so wats wrong for using ipad cos in ancient days d bible was not written in a book as it is now,and no need of watching pastors preaching on a television.

  23. Cj

    April 13, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    I support you pastor its not adviceable

  24. Evangelist Donald

    April 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    I love this.

  25. trix

    April 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Let wat is for God be for God if ur ipad or fone doesn’t carry wat God abhors or hate in it den fine bt if it does my bro n sis its wrong,Muslims have quran in deir fones bt stil carry d bible wat are we hidin or ashame of ,some wil be pinging while d pastor is preachin cal a bible page sharpely dey wil minimize n open dat page its a distractn n temptation u cnt learn in d house of God lik dat.So let d bible be for d church n ur ipads 4 home study plsssssss dere is war against christians we all knw bt dnt hide ur identity bcos of dat if u do dat ur denying christ lik peter.

  26. Chinenye

    April 13, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    It is not good to take phones to church bcos there are some places u need to mark when the preaching is going on.Muslims dont use phones to read their koran.

  27. Danny

    April 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    The bible says: “the letter killeth but the Spirit giveth life” so it doesn’t matter what material the scriptures is written on it is the impact of the content on an individual that ultimately matters. If I was in such a church I would take my leave immediately cos i don’t follow doctrines that are not deeply bounded by the scriptures.

  28. Observer

    April 13, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Some questions come to mind…. Do they use microphones, guitars, speakers, cars, ACs, electricity etc? Change is imminent and when positive … Unleashes the human capacity.

  29. Topeolu

    May 27, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    The BIBLE is simply defined as

    let the Word be IN You, not just ON your Head

  30. adewale olufisayo

    June 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    God drove Adam & Eve out of the garden of eden bcos they ate fruit of knowledge of good & bad, if d tree is just for d knowledge of good God would not have banished them. going to church with printed copy of d Bible is d best bcos it does not involve any other things dat can distract u, many people dat normally sleep in d church b4 don’t sleep anymore but they are now totally distracted bcos when d sermon is going on they are busy charting & pinging. b4 wen they sleep ushers don’t allow it @ d end of service they gain somtin but now wen they chart & ping they gain nothing. I supported dis development & I pray dat God will open d eyes of other pastor to do d same. G.O. GOD will continue to strengthen u. Amen.

  31. aroeze oluchi

    July 12, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    why many people will suport pastors that preach with ipad is because the glory have left the church.we have lost our is the identity of is called Holy Bible.the word inside is the word of ,can you bring out ur ipad as the word of God.NO !,u hav to press some button b4 you get to folder that you installed it,you may mistakenly press porn and you will see naked woman or man,bc u want to search where bible is in your has limit.when the word of God was giving in a stone,it was only the word,nothing else.let us not decieve oueselves,you have the word of God in your phone just maybe at your leasiure time ,you can use your ipad or any gadget because you may not be with your bible.lest us be wise .

  32. Jackson

    August 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    rilli i lv this pastor i wish i could see him,thise world has turnd to smthinge els imagin so called christians ar doing in the church of a living God,christains using gadget/ ipod etc in the church may God ve mercy on them all thiz re pride in the sight of of the lord!

  33. Thomas Chinedu

    September 14, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    For those who are interested in knowing the rationale behind the ban on GADJETS in the Promised land ministries, the G.O said that those gadjets are beggining to make people lazy, some do not even know the sequence of the Bible due to the use of these gaskets, some tend to loose concentration while the word is being preached as they engage in other cyber activities, like chatting and playing games. Come to think of it, it is not everyone that comes in with such gadjets come in with a clean heart, some cone with it just to oppress the have boy’s. The pastor did not say that we should not own such devices, after all, he owns one also, rather he instructed members not to use them as means of studying the bible during the Church service.

  34. Adekanye Abimbola

    August 22, 2017 at 7:41 AM

    Just this morning as I was driving to work I saw a popular church parish named Goshen ….. It just reminded me of “my church” and “my pastor for life”(Pastor Seyi Ogunorunyimika) again; the only church I have ever been to that the preaching duel mostly on the teaching of morals, spirituality of life and salvation, not on prosperity and vanity of life. the only church with school of international standard where every caliber of the church members can afford because it is highly subsidize for them. when you are not properly dressed, you may be asked to go back, your head must be covered/ wrapped while in the church punctuality and so on and so forth. immorality is not just condole in any form.
    You can imagine if the issue of this Ipad or phone use in the church is not curbed, the level of despiracy to get one or intimidation, distractions……. that will generate within the church. Pastor Seyi may the anointing of the Holy spirit shall never depart from you, in Jesus name.

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