They Alter The Altar: David Ibiyeomie brings a local meaning to âWORDâ
growing up in Sapele, we have what we call âWORDingâ. This is the equivalent of YO MAMA of Americans. âWordingâ is where people gather and the combatants begin to say the very worst things they can of the next man. We give terrible names called âguy nameâ, we talk of fart. We insult looks and clothes. Quite often, there are NO HOLDS BARRED. At other times, WE HAVE ENOUGH SENSE TO STAY AWAY FROM CALLING A MANâS MOTHER A PROSTITUTE. We say âmama no deyâ. And fights start when you insult peopleâs mother. When a particular punchline is very good, we say âsee WORDâ or âna WORD ohâ.
The Bible says in John chapter 1 vs 1 âIn the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with God and the WORD was Godâ. Pastor Ibiyeomie gave a new meaning to the word âWORD. â
When I saw the clip, I thought he was about to share the WORD, speaking positively to businesses health etc as he usually does. I did not know that he was going to ALTER THE ALTAR and give a Warri meaning to the WORD that is with God.
Pastor put his Christianity to one side and in going Hobbetian, showed his true self... His STATE OF NATURE which John Hobbes in his LEVIATHAN describes as ânasty brutish and shortâ
He threatened to arrest a man that committed no crime. He threatened to kill a man that is not violent. He insulted the noble profession of broadcasting. He called a manâs mother a harlot and he a bastard.
I saw a man forget he was called by God. I saw a man forget who owns the altar from where he preaches, (or maybe it is he not God that owns it), I saw a man who threw wisdom, decorum, christianity and God aside and went after Godâs creature.
Freeze has never criticized the family of Oyedepo. He has never talked about Oyedepoâs wife nor his children and what they do abroad. Freeze is talking about Oyedepo in his capacity as a pastor and leader of Godâs children. Right or wrong, what Freeze is doing has precedents in Elijah, John the Baptist and Jesus Christ himself who criticized the leaders of the Temple and Synagogue back then.
David Ibiyeomie, instead of taking his Bible to justify tithing, opulent lifestyle of pastors and also speak on how they pastors work hard for what they have, he went after Freezeâs MOTHER.
He went after Freezeâs mother
He basically called her a harlot
These malicious and ugly âWORDingâ are words we only say when we have drunk many bottles of beer and your friend has attacked you where it becomes really painful. Maybe they called you a dropout or that your wife beats you up. That is when we lose the MORAL COMPAS directing our tongue and we say ......
Truthfully, with all the people I have hung with and had drinks with, no one has told anyone what David Ibiyeomie said to Freeze.
None of my friends have called the mother of one of us, a harlot. And one of my friends mom has given birth to a half caste boy. And still I will never... we will never say that to him or his halcaate half-brother.
Freeze has NOTHING to do with how he was born. Freeze is a Good-looking intelligent chap. Freeze has a very honourable profession called BROADCASTING
Though I disagree with FREEZE on tithing and on his picking on the church for Nigeriaâs woes, I recognize the brilliance of his argument and even if not right, it is worthy of note
For David Ibiyeomie to talk about Freezeâs parentage and then to insult BROADCASTING has me in stitches.
To be a broadcaster, you must have a level of schooling and intelligence
To be a pastor, all you need is a tailor to give you a long white coat. You can even be one who tells people....
âyou will thief, they will arrest you, you will go to prison. God, make this man suffer for 600 yearsâ and you will steal be a pastor. Broadcasters are a lot more refined and regulated than pastors.
But then, it is WORDING. Okada rider is allowed to insult a Lamborghini in traffic jam. It is WORDing and not the WORD of God, so anyone can say anything. Ibiyeomie can insult BROADCASTING as a whole.
What makes this whole thing sadder is that I have not heard Ibiyeomie speak on the killings of Christian or be passionate about it. For that I give Suleiman his dues. I have not heard him speak on the economy and how Christians can do better. Only time I have heard his voice is over MONEY; Money lost because of LOCKDOWN, money to lose because of CAMA and criticism of Oyedepo over MONEY by Freeze.
And I am not deceived by all this talk of âdo not insult my fatherâ. and how he takes up for Oyedepo. This is a cover up. The church, especially these televangelists are angry at Freeze as he has led Nigerians down a different pathway when it comes to tithe and offering. This is personal badbelle for FREEZE and what he has done to the pastorâs collection plate.
Anyway, since Ibiyeomie has exchanged the WORD that is Jesus and turned it to Warri version of WORD and ALTERed the ALTAR of God, making it a VENUE for WORDing/yabis, let us all go local and clap for him and join him to say
âyou dey craze, you dey mad, you dey gbogbo cigar, you dey licki my yansh, you dey krakra biskit. One day, Freeze mama see oyibo....â
Oya Freeze, na your turn. Word am back.