Today's church changing doctrinal landmarks, CAC President, Pastor Oladele

CAC President, Pastor Samuel O. Oladele 

The President of Christ Apostolic Church, Nigeria and Overseas, Pastor Samuel O. Oladele has said that some of today's churches are changing the ancient land marks of Christian doctrine.

The cleric, speaking at a Press conference to announce this year's edition of Pastors' conference, said CAC chose it's theme for this year's conference in order to emphasize the truth about the standard doctrine of Christianity.

According to him, "there are so many teachings flying about today, but we are talking about doctrine rooted in the Scriptures". He added that these teachings may be popular, they may be inviting, but if they are not rooted in the Bible, they won't help the Church.

He added that the word of God is settled and it doesn't need revision or padding. That's why God warned Israelites not to tamper the ancient land marks which demarcates family holdings from one another. "But today's Christianity is shifting from the clear landmark that was set for us in the Scriptures". He said.

In the 2023 Pastors' conference of Christ Apostolic Church, Nigeria and Overseas, the Church is working on: "Proving our growth through sound doctrine" as it's theme.

Pastor Oladele said Christianity is not to be practised the way any one wants. It must be practised according to specification which had been given in the Bible.

"Proving our Growth Through Sound Doctrine" which is the broad theme for the conference, Pastor Oladele explained further, expressed the necessity for ordained ministers to return to the basics and uphold sound doctrine from the Bible.

"The doctrine that we are talking about is not CAC system of beliefs, but what the Bible teaches, the fundamental truths of the Bible which we can not joke with. We cannot compromise that. It is time for the church to go back to the doctrines of the Bible," he said.

Emphasizing that the focus on sound doctrine is not what the church or its leaders teach, but what the Bible teaches.

The clergyman stated that the church may be wrong but the Word of God cannot be wrong, quoting Psalms 119:89 which says "for ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven."

On if the conference is open for non-members of Christ Apostolic Church, the CAC President explained that while there are gatherings of the church where non-members are invited to attend, the annual Pastors' conference is strictly for ordained ministers of the church and not even for any minister.

Speaking to newsmen, the clergyman continued that the ordained ministers have been ministering to congregations and worshippers, the conference is for CAC ordained ministers to "come once a year, and be ministered to as well."

When asked on the expectations of the conference, Pastor Oladele explained that the retreat programme for ministers is not only a conventional annual conference but such where God's visitation is primarily expected, adding that through the resource persons and the range of topics to be treated, the expectation is that all spiritual, emotional, intellectual, financial etc. needs will be met in the lives of every attendee.

The President also disclosed that the conference resource persons are from within the church while some special features of the conference are awareness from the church research department as well as a lecture on estate management.

The 2023 conference for the over 12,000 ordained ministers in Christ Apostolic Church will begin at 4pm on Tuesday, September 19th 2023 and end at the early hours of Friday, 22nd September, 2023 at Babalola International Miracle Camp, Ikeji Arakeji in Osun State.

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