Pastor Tunde Bakare Rebukes Jonathan For Kneeling Down In front Of Adeboye Publicly

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Jan 20, 2013 – Pastor Tunde Bakare Rebukes Jonathan For Kneeling Down In front Of Adeboye Publicly

In this recent interview culled from Punch, the founder of the Latter Rain Assembly church in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare has rebuked the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan for publicly kneeling down to pray in front of Pastor E.A Adeboye. www.naijagists.com

At the recently concluded Holy Ghost Night Service at the Redemption Camp ground, as his annual tradition, President Jonathan went for prayers and he was pictured as he knelt down to pray in front of the man of God.

Pastor Tunde Bakare who rebuked the President said he has publicly disgraced himself and his office for kneeling down to pray in front of Adeboye.

Here is what he said in the interview:

“They have signaled the campaign by going to kneel down before Pastor Adeboye. See, I am not saying that pastors should not pray for presidents, that man was representing an office; a whole nation crumbling before men of God because of political advantage they think they can get. And if the prayer will bail him out, let us wait and see.

The truth is who is preparing for 2015, which faction of the PDP? Is it the (Olusegun) Obasanjo faction? Or IBB faction? Or Jonathan faction? The governors’ faction? Because PDP is a house divided against itself; it’s a chicken that has begun to eat its own intestines.

By going to kneel down in the open before the pastor, the man (Jonathan) did not even recognise the dignity of his office. If it were a private thing, it is okay for you to  crawl or kneel but it is a whole nation. That office has been diminished by a man who does not know the worth of it and does not deserve to stay there for one more day.

But what is the problem here?

Is kneeling down to pray in front of a man of God an offence?

102 thoughts on “Pastor Tunde Bakare Rebukes Jonathan For Kneeling Down In front Of Adeboye Publicly

  1. Ye Nigerian be Godly! Most of us are just “Religious”. Godliness is far from us. So Sad . Just like Voltaire said ‘I disapproved of what you said about me but I can defend till death your right to say it”.Most people will definitely not agree with Pastor TB on this but he has exercise his right to freedom of speech and I am afraid I somehow go with him.
    In African traditional culture ( most Especially The Yorubas). It is a taboo for a King to Prostrate or knelt before any other person coz he represent God on Earth. He exude God like quality in administering his oath of office.But can same be said on our intellectually vacuous bunch.
    Where GEJ is above board he represent God on Earth while Religious leader represent the word and the way indicator. Obama was criticized heavily for genuflecting before the Japanese Monarch. Like Pastor TB said GEJ does not know the Power of his office.
    And Pls let us be constructive here rather than calling names and condemning.

  2. GEJ CAN KNEEL ANYWHERE,BECAUSE HE KNÒWS HE KNEELS B4 GOD.BAKARE UR “PASTOR”HAS TOILED HIS HANDS WITH POLITICS

  3. Tunde Bakare is a muslim man he was converted to christiandom, he dont know de bible. He Bakare did not read when Jesus came to John de baptise for baptism, who is John dat Jesus came to him for baptism, but Jesus humbly him self before de crown without minding what people like Bakare will said. People said politic is a dirty game, now President Jonathan has kneel before God and u are condemning him, u better ask him president and Pastor Adeboye for forgiveness before it become late.

    • you people mix religion with govermental body, one thing has noting to do with other they are two different entities ,that is why nigerian is highly religios but backward in some order area e.g science and technology ,or you can give example of that country that is progresive that put religion in front ,god is for everybody.

  4. Nigerian, bible say in the Name of Jesus all kneel shall bow, is not sin 4 goodluck 2 knee down in the name of christ, but my ques is dat, is adeboye let mr president know the truth?

  5. @otunba nd tomi ur lips r filled of fowl words,what did ur bible teaches about ppl who r angry and ppl with bad mouth,hell infact d bible says ur father is d devil, havent read d post and comments of ppl on dis matter tunde bakare ur path is full of hatred,jelousy,anger nd bitterness. D persent remember is a human like u nd i he plays 2 roles in d society (1)as a father husband friend etc(2)as a president of nigeria repesenting u nd i out side dis country as d number 1 man of dis fedretion now what he went 4 was his personal business not nigerians so him kneeling down should not be ur wahala bakare.i no u talk alot manify ur self b4 u preach to ur members repent otunba tomi do the rite tin d bible teaches about take d advice of does that said u should repent and make heaven mind u am not a [email protected]

  6. You have all spoken, which is your fundamental rights. But the fact is that one can never confused religiouscity with truth or humility. True humility is of the heart and what we do. You can neel down or even Crawl but with great pretense at heart. Stop pretending and do the right thing fellow Africans!!

  7. Yes the president was not wrong for neeling down before the man of God but if it was all because he intended to win the hearts of all the worshippers of this large church organization and other already deceived Christians, than he was very wrong. Than God who knows the deeds of the heart will deal drastically with him. He will not get away with such deception and pretentious attitude.

  8. Father have mercy upon Pastor Tunde Bakare I believe he is your servant but I perceive that he is beginning to deviate from the truth because of personal interest. How can he ask Jonathan to kneel down in secret instead of in the open? Is it a secret society? What has the office got to do with the worship of God? Moslem presidents sit on the floor and bow before their god what are you talking about Sir? King David even almost dance nacked before his God and the wife rebuked him but he said no way, he danced before his God, why are you talking like the wife of David Sir? I won’t attack you like some have done but please Sir do an audit of your activities and God will show you mearcy.Amen

  9. Jonathan is obviously fooling Nigerians and looking for sympathy, he is playing politics inside the church,there is nothing wrong for presidents to pray and acknowledge God, but this guy does something different immediately he goes out of the church.( he is out on mission to destroy his political enemies and loot the treasury.Its like Anini and Osunbor going for prayers before a robbery operation.

  10. THAT PASTOR NEED DELEVERANCE,WHO IS THE PRESDENT KNEELING TO MAN OF GOD.WOULD HE HAD TALK IF THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IN HIS CHURCH? SOME PASTOR JUST TALK FOR NOTICE, WHILE THERE FRIENDS ARE SEEKING GODS FACE ND ACTING. IF U HAVE THE ANSWERS PEOPLS AND NATIONS WILL RUN TO U.DADDY ADEBOYA IS PAYING THE PRICE. OUR PRESDENT IS KNEELING BEFORE THE ALMIGHTY GOD,NOT BEFORE A MAN. BEWEAR.

  11. May God forgive tunde Bakare he his a devil incanate we should not allow him to desive us that he want take to hell fire.

  12. I still wonder what kind of man of God you are, Tunde Bakare. Did you ever give it a thought, that if you had become the vice president who takes care of your flock? You are a man with double faces. The president knelt before his God and not pastor Adeboye. Who is the president before God that he cannot kneel down to be prayed for? If you ask me, you need prayers really.

  13. I don’t intend to say so many thgs because many pple hav spoken mind but i wud stil to drop a advice to tunde bakare to resign as a deciver and join the politics wher he belong and i will is a fool and a fool at 40 is a forever like they said, to hell with tunde bakare.

  14. my advice to anybody is that no one is qualify to serv God or kneel before him, we are nothing in the side of God.Remember God does not need us but we need him.so jonathan is not even qualify to knel before God almighty

  15. Mr. Bakare ur comments are not godly, U are more of politician than a pastor. It is my belief that if ur church invited the president for a Church program it is my belief that the man will knee for prayer B4 U. So Mr Bakare am not convinced by ur analysis. Learn how to humble.

  16. Jonathan might have knelt down in front of Pastor Adeboye for three different reasons:
    1. To gain vote from the Nigerian population that attends Redeem or that tunes in to listen to the Pastors proclamation on new years day.
    2. He might have gone there to acknowledge God as his source of life in the new year. Who are we to judge where a man decides to respect or acknowledge his maker.
    3. it could be a merger of both reasons.
    Attacking him for any of this reasons is in my opinion a sign of ignorance. Why?
    Reason 1, his a politician so he should do so to secure his votes.
    Reason 2, his an individual with rights to serve God however he pleases.

    Make your decisions without sentiment and a lot will be easier to define.Christians exhibit Gods wisdom please not personal agendas.

  17. Jonathan is playing politics. But kneeling down before the man of God is no sin. Saul(king of Israel) tore Samuel’s(prophet of God) cloth and the bible recorded that for that action of Saul his kingdom is torn, just so it came to pass. He who lives in Pastor Adeboye is greater than the world because he created it, so who is a president before him. I think Pastor Tunde my name sake should know this.

  18. I AM DUMBFOUNDED!!!
    DE END TYM IS TRULY HERE WT DE FORERUNNERS OF DE ANTICHRIST OREDY @WOK
    SPIRIT OF DISCERNMNT I SO VRY NECESSARY
    SINS WEN DID KNEELIN B4 GOD BCOM A TIN F HUMILIATN?
    DONT DE WEALTHY IN UR CONGREGATN KNEEL B4 GOD 2 RCIV BLESSINGS VIA “URHANDS”-IT MEANS DEN DAT DEY WORSHIP U
    MR PRESIDO GOD GRANT U THOSE ANSAS 4 NOT BEIN ASHAMEDOF HIM

  19. THIS IS A GOOD WAY BY WHICH GOD ALMIGHTY …JEHOVAH NISSI HAS REVEALED PASTOR TUNDE BAKARE AS AN ANTI-CHRIST. THIS ERROR CAME FROM THE DEVIL HIMSELF. GOD ORDAINED IT AS A MEANS OF REVELATIONS FOR PEOPLE OF NIGERIA. PASTOR TUNDE BAKARE IS A pastor of some other god…YES. BUT NOT A PASTOR OF GOD ALMIGHTY …JEHOVAH JIREH, JEHOVAH SHAMMAH, JEHOVAH TSIDKENU, JEHOVAH SABOATH. NIGERIANS SHOULD NOTE THIS AND NOT JOKE WITH IT. IT IS SETTLED. THANK YOU GOD JEHOVAH RAPHA.

  20. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To Him (God) belongs eternal praise.”- Psalm 111: 10.

    “I am the Lord, who has made all things, who alone stretched out heavens, who spread out by myself, who foils the signs of FALSE PROPHETS and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turn it into nonsense….” – Isaiah 44:24 & 25

    “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” – Proverb 18:21

    But in my own opinion, most times, “Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the assembly at the gate he has nothing to say.”- Proverb 24: 7

  21. Lol..after all the name callings and insult heapd on Pastor Tunde,he has been proven right. GEJ with his “kneeling down and humbling self before God” lost the election. Imagine the man u guys were hoodwinked into defending went to Osun shrine for blessings a few days before the presidential election that he lost??? It’s only the gullible and the fools that can be deceived with “religiousness”…God knows His people.

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