On Sunday the 29th of December, 2013, one of Nigeria’s popular blogs published the story of Olumide “ID Cabasa” Ogunade being ordained a pastor at his church – Global Impact Church.
ID Cabasa has however debunked the story telling bloggers to confirm their stories before publication. ID Cabasa said:
“Blogs please confirm a story before you carry it o. Rather use this phrase ‘from unconfirmed reports’ ire o.”
The post started a controversy as many people assumed that ID Cabasa being a secular artiste producer who has produced the likes of 9ice, Olamide, Banky W and more was not fit to harbour a godly lifestyle. Most of the comments on the popular blog which were made by “Christians” suggested that ID Cabasa being ordained a pastor is ‘a sign of the end time.’ Others said being ordained a pastor will make him stop drinking and smoking. In response, Cabasa said he has “Never stopped being a christian but lost religion a long time ago.”
“Music remain my ministry! Worshipper of God as christlike is who I am inside and out. I’m still ID Cabasa, a music producer at Codedtunes! Took up a new role and responsibility in church, I’m not changing job… I can’t stop laughing! Imagine one (of the comments) said ‘he will stop drinking and smoking weed,’ I get high on God jor… I’ve never claimed to be perfect and I think God sees this (but) I never stopped being a Christian.” He added.
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It’s funny how so called “religious folks and Christians” jump at the throat of others in judgment. I find it appalling that Christ would bring salvation to tax collectors and armed robbers but we who claim to be Christ-like are only interested in segregating ourselves haven judge others by our standards (2 Corinthians 10:12). ID Cabasa – I do not know from a personal point of view and therefore cannot particularly speak for him – but if you have followed up on the producer’s life for a while now, you’ll find out he has been involved in church activities for some years and if the church see him worthy of being ordained a pastor, how is that a sign of the end time? I’ll rather say “the church is marching on.” Remove the speck in your own eyes before you do that to your neighbours Christians!