This is a news from an individual, named “Dolemite”
Salvation Ministries Port Harcourt is a FRAUD!!! by Dolemite(f): 11:35pm On Jan 23, 2015
This man runs a church called Salvation ministries in PHC where I live, I reluctantly went to this crusade he does every year called 5 nights of glory, in the crusade he kept bragging about the internet figures, how they reached 9 million people globally with 74 thousand coming from Saudi Arabia and millions more from countries like America, Uk etc, so I decided to check it out (I don’t believe these fake pastors anyway) and below is my result;
Very poor for a church that claims to have raised 9 million people hooking up to a single broadcast, not even 900 thousand viewed their entire YouTube videos.
As you can see not too impressive, if you don’t believe you can do the research yourself, this man is a FRAUD, and so are all the ridiculous ”miracles” he claims to do, mods please front page this, a lot of people were deceived in that crusade as he boasted on and on about their web traffic, I want people to do the research themselves, don’t even believe me, if you attended that event you saw for yourself how he boasted about the ”revival” and the millions reached online; for everyone willing to research for themselves his site is www.smhos.org (an ugly looking site I must add) use that address on traffic monitoring sites (any good one will do) and you’ll see the level of deceit.
Still on this matter, here was a response from another individual…
Miracles, Signs and Wonders as God’s accreditation of authentic Christianity and Ministries – Why I believe in Pastor David Ibiyeomie & Salvation Ministries (1)
By Dr. Lewis Akpogena
In Nairaland web page online, l read through one Dolemite two parts post entitled: “Salvation Ministries Port Harcourt A Fraud?” This series in several parts as God enables me is my personal response to refute series of falsehood being dished out by the said Dolemite and his likes online worldwide. I have in the past in keeping with God’s mandate to “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Tim. 4:2) because, “1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work” (2 Thess. 2:1-17).
“1I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.6For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 9Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: 10For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. 11Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.12And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. 13The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. 14Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: 15Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words. 16At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. 7Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 19Salute Priscilla and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletus sick. 21Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. 22The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen” (2 Tim. 4:1-22).
My authority is based on God’s mandate from the Scriptures cited above and personal experience/testimony have tasted and practiced “evil” before conversion under satanic cults/occultism now “in Christ” the “goodness of God”(Ps. 34:8 – O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him). By the grace of God l am trained Education Management/Media Consultant and Clergy. I received Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour 26th February 1976, received several secular and religious education in Nigeria, United States of America, Netherland and Singapore, etc. Studied and practiced occultism before l received Christ under Jesus Christ, l am in good position to stand to be corrected on this matter. I believe my Pastor/Mentor Papa Pastor David Ibiyeomie and the Church Salvation Ministries. Whereas Dolemite based his condemnation on his knowledge of IT and research. The Bible, God’s word is my authority, the foundation of all truth. IT knowledge is humanistic knowledge that is transient truth in part that cannot not stand eternal truth of God’s word that is infallible and endures forever (see Jn. 17:17, 1 Cor. 13:9-12, 1 Peter 1:23-25). I was in the 2015 Five Nights of Glory services and witnessed and captured all happenings in my ipad video/audio recordings as against Dolemite falsehood. AS prophetic scriptures cited noted Dolemite like Alexander the coppersmith who opposed Apostle Paul’s Ministry Dolemite has condemned himself to destruction standing against the truth of God and opposing God’s Servant Pastor David Ibiyeomie and Salvation Ministries. He is trying to misinform by his unethical practice of journalism. His experience attending the 5 Nights of Glory and reportage is from a bias mind that is full of delusion lacking spiritual knowledge and interpretation. Pastor David Ibiyeomie never said 9 million people watch from Internet data/centres rather his IT professionals told him and he duly related it to the more than 50 thousand people gathered in the headquarters beside over 136 viewing centres in Rivers State, Bayelsa, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Abuja and all over Nigeria that over 9 thousand points watched from different cities/countries of the World. That from IT interpretation that runs into millions of people. That from IT experts that is one single event that has never happened in Church history. This has been confirmed by other great men of God in UK and USA. Alexa.com referred to by Dolemite is a computer marketing tools that analysis market performance as against the claim of determining data of attendance and viewers of events. How does the number of viewers and attendance at the said 5 Nights of Glory change the truth of Millions of people saved worldwide as result of the power of the Holy Spirit working through Pastor David Ibiyeomie wrought Miracles, Signs and Wonders?
Did Dolemite not see live at the headquarters physically those who testified with medical proofs HIV positive turning negative and genotype SS turning AA? Were the miracles not real? Or the satanic delusion that took over Dolemite blinded him from seeing the testifiers and the medical doctors who came out to read out medical tests reports? A carnal mind cannot understand the deep things of God. The unsaved Dolemite cannot understand the miracle working power of God at work through Pastor David Ibiyeomie and in Salvation Ministries. They are mystery beyond his deceptive mind clothed with false IT knowledge For unbeliever and unsaved Dolemite the miracles and multitude that came out to receive Jesus Christ and those who testified about the miracles are not real (1Cor.2:10-16, Rom.8:1-10). It is this deception that Dolemite is propagating that will destroy him if he refuses to repent and apologize. I am going to show and report what took place in the said 5 Nights of Glory and what God did through Pastor David Ibiyeomie from biblical records of how Miracles, Signs and wonders attest to Christianity and Ministry of Pastor David Ibiyeomie. Reportage of data of viewers/attendance, testimonies of miracles, signs and wonders and much more.
Biblical rationale: “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know”(Acts 2:22). “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 7And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 9And all the people saw him walking and praising God: 10And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. 11And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering. 12And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? 13The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. 14But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 15And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. 16And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all…. 7And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this? 8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 9If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 13Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. 14And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it”(Acts 3:6-16, 4:7-14). “And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them” (Acts 19:11-12). “For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, 19Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ”(Rom. 15:18-19)
Belief in miracles lies at the heart of the Christian faith. Without the miracle of the resurrection, Christianity would have long sense passed from the scene. Understanding the role of miracles in the birth and spread of our faith is essential for today’s Christian. Unlike the modern world, the ancient world was not suspicious of miracles. Ancient people not only typically believed that supernatural powers existed, but that they intervened in human affairs; so miracles did not present a problem to the early Church. By definition, a miracle is an action that runs counter to the commonly observed processes of nature. In the Old Testament they are viewed as a direct intervention of God in human affairs. The most significant miracle in the OT is God’s parting of the Red Sea in delivering the children of Israel out of Egypt. This miracle is the centerpiece of Hebrew history and OT religion, and is a demonstration of God’s power and love in action. This emphasis on miracles as the “redemptive activity of God” is continued in the NT, where they are an integral part of the proclamation of the good news that God has acted on man’s behalf, and has entered into human history in the person of Jesus Christ. The central miracle of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Christ three days after His crucifixion. It is presented by Paul as the keystone of the Christian faith (1 Cor 15). The phenomenon of the “Eucharist” (i.e., “Communion”) would be unexplainable without the knowledge of the risen Christ. Without the miracle of the resurrection the early Church would not have come into being. The Bible teaches that miracles are more than mere wonderful works, they are “signs,” but they are only signs to those who have the spiritual discernment to recognize them as such. Without the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, they only appear to be extraordinary “wonders.”
Since Scripture is “divinely inspired & originated with God” (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:21), “no prophecy or teaching of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation” (2 Pet 1:20); in short, there is only one accurate interpretation of Scripture… not two, not three, not four, just one. So if there are two or three opinions on what Scripture says, someone is obviously misinterpreting Scripture — one of them may be right, but all of them cannot be right. The issue comes down to the very nature of “truth” itself — there is only one truth — though each of us may be prejudicially inclined to believe a particular school of thought, our bias should not ultimately determine what is actually “true” in our minds; especially when it comes to Scripture. So a particular text rightly understood, is God’s interpretation, not man’s — those individuals whom God used to write the Scriptures were “moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Pet 1:21), and the every word they penned was “God breathed” (1 Cor 2:13; 2 Tim 3:16). God did not simply give a general outline or some basic ideas to writers, and then let them phrase them as they pleased… so when we interpret what they wrote, we have to show more maturity than to simply let our prejudicial bias determine what Scripture actually says and what it does not say. Remember, there is enough information out there in the world today to “satisfy one’s ignorance on any subject” (be it theology, politics, racism, etc.), so it is important to “carefully examine all of the evidence on some issue” before committing to a particular interpretation. As human beings we all have a tendency to subscribe to that body of knowledge that agrees with our innate bias without doing our homework and insuring the highest degree of integrity possible. Not done, read next part. To encounter God and experience Miracles, Signs and Wonders as Pastor David Ibiyeomie ministers @ Salvation Ministries, Plot 17 Birabi Street, GRA Phase 1, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria or worship online: “http://www.smhos.org/” or worship @ Salvation Ministries Aleto Satellite Church, Bolingo Hall, 2 Aleto Road, Nchia Eleme, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. You are blessed for life “May God increase your greatness and comfort you on every side” (Ps. 71:21). You are loved and appreciated.