Saturday, 10 January 2015

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Married Months Before Wedding In France

Angelina jolie just revealed in a new interview that she and her famous hubby were already married long before their secret wedding in France on Aug. 23, 2014.
We all rejoiced when Brad Pitt, 51, and Angelina Jolie, 39, tied the knot in a top secret ceremony in France on Aug. 23. But what we didn’t know was that the couple actually made things official in California months before the big day. Compared to their lavish nuptials at Chateau Miraval in Correns, France, Brad and Angie’s first wedding was a decidedly casual affair.
“Before the wedding in France with the kids, Brad and I were already married in California,” Angelina reveals to Italian magazine Io Donna. “As Americans, we couldn’t marry legally in France.”
“One day I said to Brad, ‘Let’s meet up at 4:30 pm?'” Angelina tells the mag. “I called a justice of the peace and we signed the documents.” A California judge granted the couple their marriage license and conducted their nondenominational civil ceremony, Us Weekly previously reported.

Musician turned columnist Etcetera writes open letter to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Controversoal ex-musician Etcetera, writes an open letter to Christ Embassy head pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
Read below:

Greetings in the name of the lord. I hope this letter finds you in the best of spirit and health. I write to you, in the same form that Paul wrote to the Ephesians expressing his advice and counsel to the followers of Jesus Christ. If I had 1,000 tongues, I could not thank God enough for your role in winning souls for the kingdom. I bless God for revealing through you the divine plans of Jesus Christ for us. Through you, a lot of people have experienced Jesus in person.
I write to you as a Christian who is saddened by the series of troubling news emanating from your church, Christ Embassy. I am worried that the seeds you have planted in us through your teachings may no longer germinate as a result of the numerous scandals coming out of the church. The roots of your messages, spiritual guidance and leadership that once brought deeper understanding of the workings of God needs a little more reassuring with the church toeing this ungodly path of collecting a thousand naira gate-fee from believers coming to hear you teach God’s word every New Year’s Eve. Your church has opened a new chapter in what we all know today in Nigeria as church business. Over the years, this must have turned out to be a very profitable innovation. I have to admit that the economic implications of this ingenuity are mouth-watering. If some of the Christian outreaches on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway adopt this modus-operandi, they can make hundreds of millions of naira in just one night of devotion to God. This is surely the smartest innovation so far in the history of church business in Nigeria. Are we allowed to peddle the Word of God for profit? No pastor. We are not. The scriptures forbid charging for ministry (worship, preaching and teaching of God’s Word, evangelism, fellowship of the church, psalms/hymns or spiritual songs, discipleship) in any circumstance or situation. It is stated clearly in black and white.

Matthew 10:8-9, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. Acquire no gold nor silver nor copper for your belts.”

2 Corinthians 2:15-17, “For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To one, a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.”

It is true that God’s people through faithful giving are to supply the financial support for the ministry. But issuing a mandate for people to pay to have access to God’s word is ungodly. A genuine ministry for the Lord cannot have an advanced price tag to pay before the ministry is given. Why? Because then it is no longer ministry, but commerce, employ, trade or entertainment. You are in the ministry of rendering services to God; and with Christ as example, you are to give all that you are for all that He is. It is even wrong to charge honorariums and tickets to religious concerts. The Lord deeply warned us through his Word that there is no justification for every charging for the work of the gospel. Think of what you are doing: charging people to pay a ticket to come to a church or civic venue to hear that which is eternal, is wrong. After all you take offerings from the same congregation.
Matthew 21:12 “Jesus entered into the temple of God, and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers’ tables and the seats of those who sold the doves. 21:13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers!”

The greatest proof-text your followers will misuse out of the Bible to try to “justify” charging for the ministry of the Lord is this familiar phrase: “the workman is worthy of his hire.” Yes, I fully agree with that phrase for it is God’s Word; but they are wrongly applied when trying to condone treating ministry like a business, trade, or entertainment. It doesn’t mean we have the right to charge for “hire.” More appropriately, it means those “who proclaim the gospel should receive their living by the gospel” (1 Cor. 9:14b) and do so in a manner commensurate with the gospel. Aren’t you glad that the Lord didn’t charge you to hear about the good news of the gospel unto salvation? Aren’t you glad that the Holy Spirit doesn’t charge any of us for the spiritual gifts He gives to the church? Money, beloved, should not be a prerequisite for ministry.

My Christian brothers and sisters, let us continue to pray for our pastors, gospel artists, authors, speakers, and evangelical leaders who are still trapped by the allure of a market-driven ministry; parroting worldly techniques rather than emulating the humility and servant-hood of Christ. This principle should even affect Christian retail bookstore outlets and how they “sell” their items; but that debate is for another time. Amen.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Police catch Herbalists with human head

The Oyo State chapter of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), at the weekend paraded two herbalists and five other suspects who were caught with a severed ‘human head’. Among the suspects paraded at NSCDC’s headquarters at Railway Quarters, Ibadan, were three middle-aged women.

A coffin, three cars, calabash, clothes, 16 hand sets, charms and other items were also recovered from the suspects who claimed to be natives of Oyo town.

The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Shem Obafaiye told journalists that the suspects were arrested at Iware, Oyo State, following an intelligence report.

The severed head found on the suspects had a deep machete cut and was dripping blood but the suspects claimed it was not a real head.

One of the herbalists, Hamidu, who is the group leader said he was not a ritualist but was only in the act of defrauding his clients by presenting them with fake parts.

“I was in my office when I started hearing gunshots. What you are looking at is not a human head as they claimed, we used cassava flour to mould it. We put blood we got from a cow so that it would look as a real human blood. I agree that I am a fraudster and not a ritualist. I have been practising as herbalist for the past 10 years. I don’t kill human beings.”

But Obafaiye insisted that the issue of the head being fake or not would be deciphered after the coroner’s inquiry.

According to him, the suspects would be handed over to the State Security Service (SSS) for further investigation.

The NSCDC boss however, advised that parents should monitor the movement of their children . Ritualists, he warned, were always lurking around.

 source: the sun

15 die as boat capsizes

According to reports,at least 15 people have drowned after a boat overcrowded with holiday revellers capsized on a river in India’s eastern Odisha state.

Police, firefighters and emergency workers rescued dozens of people from the water, after the boat sank on Sunday in Odisha’s Sambalpur district, about 1,300km (800 miles) southeast of New Delhi, state government official Pradeep Kumar Mahapatra said.

Rescuers used flashlights to search overnight for six or seven people feared trapped in the hull, Mahapatra said.

Odisha Sun Times, a local news website, said 16 people were still missing.

Survivors said the boat had been carrying more than 90 people back from a picnic on the opposite banks of the Hirakud reservoir.

Authorities were investigating the accident.

Panul Okoye set to wed

Paul Okoye, one half of the music duo P Square, has picked March 22nd, 2014 for his traditional wedding to heartthrob, Anita Isama According to a press statement released this evening by P-Square publicist, Bayo Adetu.

The ceremony will hold at Aztech Arcum Events Centre, Port Harcourt in Rivers state. Congrats to them.

YAY OR NAY? Seyi Law's new look

The comedian recently revealed this new look while on holiday with his wife.
What do you think?

My take on United's match with Fulham

After that performance on Sunday, it is time for Manchester United to stop considering Nemanja Vidic their first-choice centre-back. They need to look to the future, assuming everybody is fit. He was at fault for Fulham’s late equaliser when he should have headed the ball away and it must be better to play the younger players now.Once you know you are leaving a club, it is normal for your level to drop. I’ve played with people who knew they were leaving a club and it was clear that they had one eye on the future.

You see that in Vidic’s performances — is he giving his all or worried about getting injured? He is certainly making too many mistakes and Phil Jones and Chris Smalling deserve a chance to prove themselves.I’m not convinced they or Jonny Evans are a long-term solution for United but they must be given the opportunity. Sir AlexFerguson said Jones could be a United great but we need to find out now whether that is true.