Pastor WF Kumuyi of Deeper Life Bible Church said that before he ‘leaves,’ he will be scrapping some of the doctrines that was put in place by the institution to help them live right. According to WF Kumuyi, these doctrines were not directly scriptural but were put in place to help members live right, but these doctrines are now standing as barriers for right living.
In the 2015 Sunday sermon, while speaking on the topic; “the Word in a Transformed Believer”, he said that most traditions that were borrowed into the church are going to be demolished.
Amongst such doctrines include:
Marriage Committee – Addressing this issue, WF Kumuyi said: “I said before that marriage committee is an institution, a creation peculiar to Deeper Life. It is not in the Bible. We raise it just to help young people. We find that, that marriage committee is not helping us anymore, it’s hindering us, it’s hindering the young people from doing the will of God and the young people fear marriage committee more than they fear God. We knock off marriage committee because marriage committee is our own making, it’s not in the Bible. It’s for administration.”
Women Ministry – WF Kumuyi also said: “It’s our own making; it’s not in the Acts of the Apostles. Anybody that wants to sow a piece of cloth like Dorcas to other people, she can do that without a women ministry. Anybody that wants to learn how to make soap, how to cook, how to do this can go to nearest restaurant and learn this, we don’t need women ministry to do this. If you want to learn how to dye cloths, we don’t need women ministry in Deeper Life to learn to dye cloth; you can go the suburb in the locality and learn that. We have found out that women-ministry is taking us into the world, and we are interchanging and helping each other to know how to live like the world, and dress like the world and marry like the world and deal with your husband like the world and we taking the church back to the world, the ministry of women is our own making. If it’s not helping us, if it’s going to hinder us, we strike it off. Take my word.”
Kumuyi assured the faithful that every personal doctrine he brought to the church will be uprooted before he bids the world farewell.
“Before I leave, I mean before I go, I am going to remove everything that I set up, that I thought will help Deeper Life and make us Holy, make us sanctified, make us deep, make us deeper. And I see it is not making us deeper, before I leave, I will uproot all of them and present to you a pure church before I leave. “What am I afraid of? I can only be afraid of the judgement of God, therefore whoever responds, praise the lord, whoever reacts praise the lord. We are going to stand on the word of God. “By the grace of God I am not going yet, but, before I go and I am telling you and all our leaders can hear.
He continued, “I am not going to hand over Deeper Life to somebody who will come and destroy everything we’ve built up for years, because he’s man pleaser, women pleaser, never! Somebody who will stand on this word and earnestly defend the faith once delivered unto the saints, that’s what we are going to do. And the whole church will unite. We are not looking for graduates, degrees- whoever! Peter did not have a degree. “Whoever, will maintain that sanctification, Holiness without which no man shall see the Lord, Whoever will have backbone and be willing to stand faithful, sacrifice everything and bring to church to obedience to the word of God, that’s the kind of leader, God will raise up for Deeper Life after I am gone.”