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The False Teaching of Chris Oyakhilome

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I’m often asked to assess what others teach. I do not do this lightly, but it is necessary. Before reading this page, or any of the pages about specific people, I recommend that you read What is a False Teacher?, which explains what the Bible says about false teachers, and why I would bother to research who they are and what they say. You may also want to check out a list of Bible Teachers I Can Recommend.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the president of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, based in Lagos, Nigeria. He holds conferences around the world with a specific focus on healing. He operates an “International School of Healing,” and is undoubtedly a false teacher.

Chris Oyakhilome

Like so many others in the Word of Faith movement, “Pastor Chris” Oyakhilome twists Scripture, makes unbiblical claims about the nature of God, the nature of humans, faith, sickness, and more.

God’s class of divine beings

Oyakhilome’s website contains “Divine Health Confessions.” These display again and again the unbiblical ideas taught by many in the Word of Faith movement. For example:

I live above the elements of this world. I live above sickness, disease, and death. I’m immune to anything that ravages the lives of men; I belong to God’s class of divine beings. I am a partaker of the divine nature; my body is sustained by a force that the ordinary man cannot perceive. My kidneys, lungs, heart, all tissues and every organ in my body function properly. I am alive! Hallelujah!

These ‘confessions’ are designed to activate the ‘law of faith.’ That is, of course, the idea that we speak into existence the things we want, and avoid speaking of things we don’t want. By repeating these confessions, so we’re told, we manifest reality through faith. Time will tell if Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is ‘above death,’ but I’d suggest his chance of not dying at some point is near zero.

Take note of the phrase “God’s class of divine beings.” This is the same nonsense taught by false teacher Kenneth Hagin, who famously taught this:

Man… was created on terms of equality with God, and he could stand in God’s presence without any consciousness of inferiority… He made us the same class of being that He is Himself.

This is, of course, entirely unbiblical. We are not in the same class as God. Don’t take my word for it… here’s what God Himself has to say about it:

 I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.

Isaiah 46:9

Like other false teachers, Oyakhilome takes familiar phrases from Scripture and re-uses them to say something else. In Colossians 2, Paul wrote that “in him (Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” What does Pastor Chris say?

The fullness of the Godhead dwells in me bodily, making me impregnable to sickness, disease, death, and the devil.

No, the fullness of the Godhead does not dwell in him bodily. The Father is in Heaven, and Christ is with Him. Jesus will return one day, but that day has not come… so the only one that could be dwelling in us bodily is the Holy Spirit, who indwells all believers. I don’t know whether Oyakhilome has been born again or not, so I can’t say whether the Holy Spirit dwells in him.

No sickness

Like so many others, “Pastor Chris” focuses heavily on healing. After all, he runs an international school of healing, so that makes sense. Also like so many others, he makes unbiblical claims about what God will and won’t do… and what Christians can expect with regard to health:

The Word of God quickens my mortal body; this is my vital experience! My health flourishes daily because the power of Jesus Christ continually works in me. I do not get sick; no infirmity can thrive in my body because the Spirit of the Lord lives in me. Hallelujah!

Perhaps Timothy, pastor in Ephesus, needed the apostle Paul to explain this to him. Instead, Paul told him to take a little wine for his stomach. We also see in Galatians 4 that Paul was sick. Maybe he didn’t know about positive confession. Had he known what Word of Faith teachers would say 2000 years later, maybe he wouldn’t have left Trophimus sick in Miletus, but schooled him in the supernatural ways of divine healing.

Again and again, Oyakhilome claims that no Christian should ever be sick.

I am born, not of corruptible seed, but of the incorruptible and ‘uninfectable’ seed – the Word of God which lives and abides forever. I am immune to sickness and my body neutralizes anything that is contrary to the Word of God, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

I have the divine life that flourishes with health, prosperity, success, peace, and joy unspeakable. The Word of God is life to my body and it cleanses my blood and makes me perfect and whole.

The very life and nature of God are operational in me, making it impossible for me to contract any disease or infection.

When we consider Oyakhilome’s own words, it’s clear that he is a false teacher. Of course, even false teachers say many true things… that’s not the issue. The issue is that the New Testament tells us again and again to not put up with those who teach falsely. Regardless of how one feels about a teacher, we should always be willing to compare their words with God’s words. Only those who teach the same gospel that Jesus handed down are true teachers.

See the complete but incomplete False Teachers List


Don’t bother commenting or emailing me about how I’m just wrong. It’s a waste of your time and mine. If you have something to say, include Scripture. I am far from perfect, and I can be wrong… so I don’t do any of this lightly, and I’m open to correction.

Don’t bother telling me how this person or that person helped you. It’s a waste of your time and mine. Nobody teaches lies and falsehoods all the time. In researching these topics, I’ve heard a LOT that I appreciated, and have been inspired by even those who are otherwise far from the truth. The number of times someone is right is irrelevant to the question of whether they also teach false things. We should appreciate anyone who teaches us the truth, but that doesn’t mean we should uncritically follow them when we see significant problems in their lives, in their ministries, and in their teaching. Neither your opinion nor mine matter here. What matters is what the Bible teaches, and whether those who preach and teach in Jesus’ name are teaching falsely.

If you can provide evidence that one of these people has recanted their false teaching, please let me know. I would love to amend their article to show that they have changed what they teach.

Finally: we who follow Jesus should not consider false teachers our enemies. If they’re not saved, we should pray for their salvation. If they are saved, we should pray that God will lead them to teach only the truth.

See also: a list of Bible Teachers I Can Recommend

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22 responses to “The False Teaching of Chris Oyakhilome”

  1. Nicholas says:

    Thank you for this article, I received a Bible devotional from Chris Oyakhilome in the post for free and was wondering if his theology was sound. I was sceptical and the name of the devotional is called “Rhapsody of Realities”. It’s a shame I assumed his teachings were false when seeing he was a pastor from Nigeria. May God protect his flock that live there from the false teachers that run rampant

    May God bless you richly for your work, I’ll be sure to check out more of your site.

    – Nicholas.

    • Tony says:


      I’m happy to have been helpful. I understand your initial reaction. It’s not without reason. In my experience, the (false) prosperity gospel is really, really popular in Nigeria. Virtually every teacher I’ve seen there falls into that category. I have no doubt there are faithful, biblical teachers there… but the truth is that I haven’t seen one yet. Let me know if you have any questions, or there’s anything more I can do for you. Have a great day!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I find your search to expose false teachings very interesting, especially in how you perceive it to others, almost in a sense of mockery. With all due respect, you are mistaken. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is not a false teacher. He is in fact, a born-again Christian and he is also filled with the Holy Spirit. You would have known this if you did your research as claimed in your text. The Bible says “And these signs shall follow those who believe in my name..” They shall speak in other tongues, they shall heal the sick and they shall cast out devils….” We will always see Pastor Chris praying in other tongues and the laying on of hands and healing of the sick is all evidence that he is Spirit-filled. Your reference to equality with God in Isaiah 46;9 is incorrect, God was speaking to His people that there is no other God and that He is the only God whom they must worship. All of His teachings have Scripture references for proofreading. Most importantly we all know that The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit are one (The Trinity) so it goes without further explaining that Christ/God/The Holy Spirit is within us. Reading through your whole text brought to light the many signs of the antichrist and I pray that your purpose to lead people astray will be defeated. God bless!

    • Tony says:

      Dear “anonymous.” You seem to have misunderstood. I’m sorry for writing so poorly.

      1. I don’t search to expose false teachings. People write to me and ask whether they can trust this teacher or that teacher, and I feel responsible to try to help them. I’ve written millions of words over the years that have nothing to do with false teachers, and that’s almost all of what I do. What would YOU do if someone were to ask YOU about any teacher? I hope you would try to help them.
      2. If you think I’m mocking people, perhaps we have a language barrier. I’ve said again and again that we should pray for those who teach in error. They are not our enemies.
      3. Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but one CAN be a spirit-filled, born again Christian and teach false things. I’ve never suggested that anyone is not a Christian, unless they have themselves said they are not. I can’t tell if you’re a Christian, or if Chris Oyakhilome is a Christian, or anybody else. If someone teaches false things, they teach false things… saved or not. Being saved doesn’t magically make us right all the time. I’m sure you would agree.
      4. My purpose is not to lead people astray, of course. That you would suggest it implies that you’re angry at my criticism, and that you seek only to defend someone without cause.

      Tell me, “anonymous,” do you agree with this statement: The fullness of the Godhead dwells in me bodily, making me impregnable to sickness, disease, death, and the devil? That’s what he said. Do you really believe that Chris Oyakhilome is impregnable to death? If so, why?

      You see, it’s one thing to defend someone and another to admit that you like them, that they may be saved, and that they have taught false things. I have nothing against Chris Oyakhilome. I hope he is my brother in Christ. I’m praying for him, that God will help him teach only the truth we find in Scripture. I hope you too are my brother in Christ… and I hope you tell me whether you agree that Chris Oyakhilome will never die.

  3. Ann says:

    I have never understood why man would ask another man or spiritual leader about other Bible teachers. Why not get in your secret closet and ask God and/or Holy Spirit?

    • Tony says:


      How about both? Certainly the Holy Spirit will guide us… but why would ANY person who’s been born again believe anything that isn’t true? If all we needed was the Holy Spirit, we wouldn’t need the Bible, or preaching or teaching of any kind. Obviously that’s not how God wants things to work. God has chosen to use people to help people. That’s what the New Testament is for, of course.

      Because He chooses to use us, we should be faithful to do what He’s laid out in the New Testament for us to do. One of those things is to watch our doctrine closely, silence those in local churches who teach falsely, and even name names of those who should be avoided.

      Would you have me do otherwise?

  4. Joe says:

    I have been listening to most of the men listed as false teachers. I tell you, there was something in my spirit that told me somethings were not sounding right or making sense according to what was written in the scriptures. I am so blessed to have come across your articles. I am going to continue testing the spirit according to scriptures. Thank you very much for helping me. Indeed God is using people to help people. God bless you.

    • Tony says:

      Thanks, Joe… that’s great to hear. For me, this is the best part: I am going to continue testing the spirit according to scriptures. Let me know if I can be helpful in any way!

  5. Kathy says:

    Thank you for your article. It’s true we can glean hope from reading scripture. My friend Scott taught me about rhapsody of realities. I rained much from it altho I wouldn’t put all my hope in it. Only God gives us hope and salvation. But when I was communicating with Scott and telling him about what I learned in Bible study at the church of Christ it was uncanny how those teachings and his Bible study in rhapsody connected. I like pastor Chris teachings. But I also read scripture from the king James Bible. I don’t know who you are but would you pray for Scott to be released? Our efforts to meet have failed because he is being detained by the Turkish authorities for illegal entry while trying to get to the U.S. I also asked prayers from world love ministry altho I’m not sure they received it. God bless you for your help.

    • Tony says:


      I’m happy to pray for Scott. It’s hard for many to separate from false teachers like Chris Oyakhilome. A lot of false teachers are gifted speakers and communicators. They also say a lot of true things, which can make it harder for some to spot the false things. Many are helped, in the short run, by false teachers. I’m grateful that they’re helped… but they’re being led astray at the same time, which is unacceptable. As Paul reminded the Galatians, there is only ONE gospel. This is not in dispute, yet many fail to preach that gospel and deceive people while misusing Jesus’ name.

      Keep in touch!


    Tony Scialdone

    Firstly, this article that you sent to me is judging the man of God over certain teachings right?

    “Who made you a judge over another man’s servant”?, I believe you are familiar with this scripture.

    Please, Let’s cross-check everything he said with God’s word and know who lacks understanding and knowledge of God’s word here.

    You, publicly calling him a false teacher doesn’t speak good of you either, simply because your understanding and faith hasn’t reach his revelational knowledge of God’s word.

    Even if you are compelled to correct anything, it should be in love not with name calling (false teacher) knowing these: Col 4:6, Eph 4:29, I wonder.

    Again, you condemned the believe of “NO SICKNESS”, God deals with us according to the level of our faith; personally I’ve not been sick for more than 20 years now, based on my understanding of God’s word through Pastor Chris teachings. Infact I’ve not been to the hospital for myself, unless I went to visit the sick or my wife gave birth at the hospital. What can you say about that?

    Also you said he equal himself with God.
    Please read this scriptures and see what you make of it;
    Psalm 82:6 and John 10:34.

    Sir you condemned teachings of prosperity as if the gospel can go round the world if God’s people aren’t prosperous enough to sponsor the gospel.
    Christ Embassy have translated God’s word to more than 8000 languages, published and shared to those countries and communities for a better understanding.

    Read this scriptures below to know God’s take on prosperity:
    3John 1:2, Zechariah 1:17.

    Let’s be properly guided and stop deceiving people that rely on us for clarity,also mind how we attack gospel teachings by calling it false when we don’t have proper understanding of God’s word.


    • Tony says:


      I see you’ve decided to actually engage, rather than just tell me I’m wrong. I appreciate that.

      >> Firstly, this article that you sent to me is judging the man of God over certain teachings right?

      No, wrong. Neither you nor I know whether he is truly a man of God. I don’t know that about you, and you don’t know that about me. When YOU say he’s a man of God, you’re trying to put him in a different category than other believers. He’s a man, like you and me. Are YOU a man of God? I’m a man of God. What’s the difference between you and me? If you’ve been born again, like I have, you have God Himself dwelling in you. You have access to all the wisdom in the universe. It’s good to follow good examples, but we only follow them as they follow Christ. If someone claims to be a man of God but is a false teacher, they should not be followed. Right?

      >> Who made you a judge over another man’s servant?

      As for judging him, yes. That’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m judging him, and you’re judging me. Who made you a judge over me? I’m familiar with that passage. Are you familiar with this one? What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. You see, one verse serves your purposes and the other does not. I assume that you believe both verses are true… but you’ve only applied one, and out of context. I apply both, and in context. This is not a matter of judging someone of weaker faith, which is what Paul addresses in Romans 14. This article, and the judgment, is only about whether what the man teaches matches Scripture. It does not, and it’s right to point it out.

      >> Please, Let’s cross-check everything he said with God’s word and know who lacks understanding and knowledge of God’s word here.


      >> You, publicly calling him a false teacher doesn’t speak good of you either, simply because your understanding and faith hasn’t reach his revelational knowledge of God’s word.

      No! Please, my friend… this is silly. Where in the New Testament do you see any apostle saying anything like this? Nowhere. EVERY believer can, and should, test what they hear by comparing it with Scripture. This is why the Bereans were commended in Acts 17, and not doing so is why so many are led astray by false teachers like Chris Oyakhilome. You can’t defend his teaching by attacking his critics… you must defend his teaching by comparing it with what God has already said. Prove the critics are wrong, if you can… attacking the critics cannot verify the teaching.

      >> Even if you are compelled to correct anything, it should be in love not with name calling (false teacher) knowing these: Col 4:6, Eph 4:29, I wonder.

      First, it seems you didn’t do as I asked. At the top of the article, I recommended that you read What is a False Teacher?. Had you read it, you would have seen that I don’t do this lightly, or eagerly. The goal IS love… for those who teach falsely AND for those led astray by them. If you think that calling someone a false teacher is unloving, you must be unaware that that’s what Peter did. Was Peter unloving? Was Paul unloving when he told Titus to silence those who taught falsely? No, I don’t think so. I think, instead, that you are simply unfamiliar with the Scriptures.

      >> I’ve not been sick for more than 20 years now… What can you say about that?

      I can say that I’m happy for you. What I can’t say, and what you can’t say with evidence, is that it’s your FAITH that has kept you well. The idea that health is a sign of great faith is a LIE. Paul had a thorn in the flesh. Did Paul lack faith? Timothy needed to take wine for his stomach problems. Did Timothy lack faith? Trophimus was sick. Did Trophimus lack faith? Jesus healed a man born blind. Was he blind because he lacked faith? Because his parents lacked faith? Epaphroditus was sick, to the point of death. Did Epaphroditus lack faith? Daniel was sick. Did Daniel lack faith?

      No, my friend. We see no indications in the Bible that the prosperity gospel of health and wealth is true. Instead, we see the opposite. Pastor Chris’ teaching may make you feel good, but it contradicts what God has said. Be like a Berean, and double-check what he says with Scripture.

      >> Also you said he equal himself with God. Please read this scriptures and see what you make of it; Psalm 82:6 and John 10:34.

      More lies from the father of lies. You should not ONLY read Psalm 82:6. You should read ALL of Psalm 86, to understand the context. If this is about men like Chris Oyakhilome, then he is NOT a good man… he knows nothing, he understands nothing, he walks about in darkness, he will die like a mere mortal, and he will fall like every other ruler. No, this is not a passage that talks about men being gods. Take note that the word ELOHIM doesn’t simply mean “god.” It’s far more flexible than that, as it’s also used to talk about rulers, judges, angels, demons, idols, storms, and the dead. Human “rulers” fits the context of Psalm 82 perfectly, but it conflicts with Word of Faith theology, which is unbiblical.

      As for John 10:34, again you ignore the context and so you lack understanding. This passage refers back to Psalm 82, which clearly doesn’t say that men are gods. In John 10, the Jews accused Jesus of blasphemy for calling Himself the Son of God. Jesus pointed out that Jewish judges were called the same, but without blasphemy. Adam too was called the son of God. This passage does not say that men are gods. It’s notable that cults like Mormonism use this passage to claim that men can be divine. Why would you interpret this verse in the same way?

      Word of Faith teachers reduce the distance between God and man, claiming that we are just like God. Many claim that we’re exact duplicates of God. What we see in Scripture is the opposite:

      The clear witness of Scripture is that we are made in God’s image, but we ARE NOT Gods. We are not equal to God. We are not duplicates of God. We are not “little gods.” We are clay, and He is the Potter. We are but dust, and He is the creator of all that is. He is transcendent. We are like grass, and smoke, and fragile flowers. To suggest that we are ‘god-kind’ because everything makes more of its own kind is idiotic… that would make everything “god-kind,” because God made rocks and trees and oxygen and water. To put it simply: we are not gods.

      >> Sir you condemned teachings of prosperity as if the gospel can go round the world if God’s people aren’t prosperous enough to sponsor the gospel.

      You’ve been misled, Chukwu. I haven’t condemned teachings of prosperity. The New Testament standard is that we are only stewards of what God has entrusted to us. If someone has been given much, they have many resources with which to serve God and grow the kingdom. The early churches were praised for raising money for the poor, to support ministers, and to spread the gospel. That, however, is NOT the prosperity gospel. The prosperity gospel says that Christians can all be wealthy because Jesus died on the cross to give them every kind of prosperity. This is, as we see in the New Testament, another LIE. The number of dollars one has been entrusted with is no indication of their faith. Jesus taught several parables about this, and in no example was one given more or less because they had more or less faith.

      Why did the apostle Paul say that he had learned to be content while he was in need? Did the apostle Paul lack faith? He learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Was it his lack of faith that kept him from being wealthy? Was Paul unspiritual? Did the apostle to the Gentiles need to take lessons from Chris Oyakhilome?

      When Jesus was circumcised, Mary and Joseph offered two pigeons. Why? Because they couldn’t afford a lamb. Did Mary and Joseph lack faith? Jesus Himself borrowed food, rode on a borrowed colt, preached from borrowed boats, and was buried in a borrowed tomb. Did Jesus lack faith? Why wasn’t Jesus more prosperous? Why didn’t He pay for His own things, out of His enormous wealth? Was it because He didn’t understand the principle of sowing and reaping? Did Jesus, God in flesh, Savior of the world, need to take lessons from Chris Oyakhilome?

      The prosperity gospel is a lie, repeated by both the ignorant and the deceitful, appealing to the poor, convincing them they need to give more to get more. Who is the richest in such ministries? It’s never the poor person who has great faith and plants many seeds. Who is it? Yes, that’s right: it’s always the teacher. Why is the teacher always the richest? Because they always accept money from those who have less. On this alone one might ask whether such a person really IS a “man of God,” as you claim.

      >> Christ Embassy have translated God’s word to more than 8000 languages, published and shared to those countries and communities for a better understanding.

      You should be more skeptical, my friend. Either you’ve misunderstood, or you believe a lie. Christ Embassy has NOT translated the Bible to more than 8000 languages. According to every source I can find, there are only around 7,300 languages in the world. Wycliffe states that of the 7,300 languages in the world, only around 1,600 language translations of the New Testament exist. Only 700 have the whole Bible. Over 1,600 language translation projects still have not been started. Even Rhapsody of Realities is translated into fewer than 1,000 languages… and translating a modern book is FAR easier than responsible Bible translation.

      If it were true, we would be finished translating the Bible for everyone in the world. No, that’s simply not true at all. Not even close. Check the numbers. Do the math. Learn the truth.

      >> Read this scriptures below to know God’s take on prosperity: 3John 1:2, Zechariah 1:17.

      As before, these passages do not support the prosperity gospel. Read them in context, without bias, and you can see that it’s true.

      >> Let’s be properly guided and stop deceiving people that rely on us for clarity,also mind how we attack gospel teachings by calling it false when we don’t have proper understanding of God’s word.

      Yes, let’s be properly guided! Our guide is the Bible, and primarily the New Testament. When we know what God has said, it’s easier to see what God has NOT said… and to fairly, accurately, and truthfully assess whether what someone teaches is true or false. Clearly, you have believed several lies. I don’t say this to win an argument, my friend. I say this to try to win YOU for the kingdom. For you to see through the lies, you must undertake your own study of the Scriptures. Don’t take my word for it. Don’t take Chris Oyakhilome’s word for it. Ask God for guidance, be like the Bereans, and double-check that what you hear matches what God has said. Study to show yourself approved. I know that many Nigerians are open to the gospel… and that’s good, but it also makes them easy targets for false teachers like Chris Oyakhilome. I’m praying for him, and I’m praying for you.

  7. Ndubuisi Chukwu says:

    With due respect I think you lack understanding of God’s word or you have decided to decieve the gullible through this your misleading article.

    When I corrected your teaching which lacks proper understanding of God’s word, you called me silly and said that I’m attacking you but you chose to misguide people subtly and called people like Kenneth Hagin and Pastor Chris false teachers but you haven’t affected a quarter of lives they’ve touched both in healings and God’s word.

    Instead of you to help the body of Christ in preaching the gospel and healing the sick but no, you are busy finding faults in the pastor’s teaching.

    How can you say that someone that has the holy Spirit can teach falsely, then what’s the work of the spirit in him?

    ROM 8:14; as many as are lead by the spirit of God, they’re the sons of God.

    Please be focused in the ministry of reconciliation that has been given to the church than becoming the accusers of brethren, it’ll do no good in Christendom unless you are an anti-christ then we deal with that as usual.

    I’m expecting your misconception about this piece of advise.❤️❤️


    • Tony says:


      You’re right: I do lack understanding of God’s Word. So do you. So does Chris Oyakhilome. That’s not really in question, is it?

      What IS the question? The question is, “What is true?” That’s the only relevant question here. Not what you or I believe. Not what Chris Oyakhilome believes. What God says is true, and we must work to understand Him. It doesn’t matter how long we’ve believed something false. It doesn’t matter how many people agree with us. It doesn’t matter how many follow us. The only question is, “What is true?”

      Do you really believe that someone who “has the Holy Spirit” will always be right? The apostle Paul corrected the apostle Peter… do you think Peter didn’t have the Holy Spirit? I’m not correcting Chris. I’m pointing out the fact that he’s adding to Scripture, preaching false things. It doesn’t matter how much you like him. It doesn’t matter how many follow him. The only thing that matters is whether what he says is TRUE. Be straight and tell me honestly: do you believe this is true?

      The fullness of the Godhead dwells in me bodily, making me impregnable to sickness, disease, death, and the devil.

      Chris Oyakhilome claims that the fullness of the Godhead dwells in him bodily. That’s not from Scripture, my friend. Colossians 2:9 says this: in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. Chris’ words are false. He also claims that he can never die. Do you believe him? That’s not from Scripture, my friend. Ecclesiastes 9:3 says this: The same destiny overtakes all. The hearts of people, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterward they join the dead. Chris’ words are false.

      Please believe me: I understand your desire to defend him. The problem is not that one man believes something false. The problem is that this one man is teaching falsely about GOD HIMSELF, and many are listening, and the consequences are eternal. I have no personal problem with Chris. I would probably like him, if we met. The only reason I can think of that keeps you from seeing this properly is that you haven’t studied the Scriptures. If you had studied, you would know that false teaching is a very serious issue throughout the New Testament. Almost every book addresses false teachers. Don’t make excuses for false teaching, my friend. I acknowledge that this man that you love has said and done many good things. I would never suggest otherwise, and would not try to pretend those things aren’t good. I simply follow the example found in God’s Word… and, for some unknown reason, you think I’m doing wrong. Study. Learn. Change your mind… not because of me, but because God Himself has told you what to do in His Word.

      I do focus on the ministry of reconciliation, my friend. 2 Corinthians 5 is my favorite portion of Scripture. Here you see only a tiny sliver of what I do. Why do I do it? Because people write to me – almost every single day – and ask whether this man or that man can be trusted. When someone misrepresents God again and again, making claims that contradict Scripture, I cannot remain silent. I must serve those who come to me for help. Would you ask me to do less?

  8. Baraka Naemani says:

    Yourself, you are a false teacher

    • Tony says:

      Bravo, Baraka. Well done! You’ve certainly put me in my place.

      Yes, I’m being sarcastic. I’ve provided exact quotes and Bible verses to make my case. You’ve provided nothing. Not only have you provided nothing, your comment accomplishes nothing. I wouldn’t believe you without evidence, and you’ve provided none. All you done is say that you disagree with me… but you haven’t said why. You have served neither me nor anyone else by giving reasons to think as you do. You’ve simply said, “No.”

      I welcome your thoughts. I crave your correction. If you are right, I want to agree with you. Will you serve me in this way, Baraka? Do you love me that much?

  9. Baraka Naemani says:

    But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
    1 Corinthians 6:17
    Is enough I don’t have any more to say.

    • Tony says:


      Thank you for clarifying. I asked whether you would help me, and all you can do is post a quote out of context. That’s not helpful at all!

  10. Baraka Naemani says:

    Also 1John 4:17
    Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

    Emphasis: IN THIS WORLD

    • Tony says:

      Also, it’s clear that while you THOUGHT you had nothing more to say, four minutes later you had more to say. This time you posted a verse that might, possibly, help. Thank you!

      Unfortunately, no. The emphasis on “in this world” is yours, not John’s. John’s emphasis is on love being complete. Tell me, my friend: did Jesus judge? Did Jesus condemn? Was Jesus a kind of soft-hearted man who worked hard to avoid saying things that others might find troubling? No, of course not. Why not?

      Because that would be unloving! Jesus told the truth. Chris Oyakhilome may say many true things, but he also says false things. That’s the truth, and avoiding it because we want to be “loving” is not being like Jesus… so it’s NOT loving at all.

      What would you have me do, my friend? Would you have me ignore the false things he says, and ignore the requests from people who want to know whether he’s trustworthy? Would it be loving to ignore the people who ask for help, and let them continue to listen to a false teacher? No, that wouldn’t be loving at all… but that does seem like what you’re asking me to do.

      Instead, if you can, convince me that he’s NOT a false teacher. That will solve the whole problem, won’t it?

  11. Baraka says:

    Ok I have get u. I have understood.

  12. Jo-hanna says:

    I love this article! Chris Oyakhilome is certainly a false teacher. The way his congregation worships him is not biblical. He is basically like the pope with how they reverence him. Ive seen people who follow him refer to him as “dad, father, daddy”??? That is exactly how the catholics worship the pope. This is the opposite of what the bible says. Thou shall not call any man your father except your father that is in heaven. These people basically worship them and idolize these false teachers. Ive seen videos of people bowing down before chris oyalkihome like how they do with the pope. He also pushes the prosperity message alot and his sermons are so repetitive and don’t make any sense. Thanks again for this! God bless u my friend in Christ.

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