The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has said clerics making new year prophecies which are unfulfilled are mere false prophets.
Kumuyi spoke on Monday during the National December Retreat of the church at the Deeper Life Conference Centre, Ogun State.
The five-day retreat, themed, ‘Hope: Feasting after the famine,’ was attended by members of Deeper Life all over the world.
The revered holiness preacher, while speaking on the topic, ‘Pure Faith, Precious Hope and Pre-eminent Love,’ and quoting Romans 15:4, said everything written in the Bible was meant for the enlightenment of believers.
He said, “What was written in Genesis, was written for our learning. What was written in Exodus, ‘When I see the blood, I will pass over you;’ it was written for our learning. What was written in Leviticus, ‘It is the blood that makes atonement for the soul;’ it was written for our learning. What was written in Numbers, ‘your sin will find you out;’ it was written for our learning.
“It is written in Deuteronomy, ‘If a prophet arises and he speaks a word and that word does not come to pass, note that man, he’s a false prophet.”
Kumuyi asked members of the church to reject anything that can jeopardise their chance of seeing Christ in eternity.
The pastor, while urging the attendees not to give up their faith for mundane things, drew illustrations from his own life.
He gave practical examples of how he faced trials and persecution from family members, classmates, former church, principal, including a lecturer at the University of Lagos whom he called to order in class.
The cleric said till old age, he had stood true to his name, William, which means defender of the faith.