By: Dr Charles Awuzie
Everyday, church members are taught their responsibility to their spiritual father.
They have heard it from almost every guest speaker who visited the church. They have heard about how to honor their spiritual father, serve in his vision, give to his vision, defend his name, cover his nakedness and not be like the sons of Noah BUT…
Nobody is teaching about the responsibility of spiritual fathers to their sons, how spiritual fathers should honor their sons/daughters, how spiritual fathers can serve in the vision of their spiritual sons or daughters, how spiritual fathers should give to the vision of their sons/daughters, defending the names of their sons/daughters and cover their nakedness like God covers ours.
You see, this spiritual fatherhood thing in Nigerian Pentecostal circles is One Sided. It’s turning SOME fathers to Slave Masters and the rest of you to slaves.
If this spiritual fatherhood doctrine is not reviewed in the light of the finished work of Christ then the on going reformation will destroy that system. It’s ALMOST looking like a scam.
True fathers should rise up and speak.
Rev Johnwhyte Ede is one father who have pushed me forward in life. When he is not comfortable with my posts, he will come inbox and correct me like a father. He looks out for ways to connect me to opportunities and has never asked me for a seed. I am comfortable to discuss ANYTHING with him. We need fathers like him. Fathers who are humble enough to see their sons as friends.
Truth will distinguish true fathers.