Silhouette Challenge: Don’t Do What’ll Quench The Spirit’- Adeboye Warns
Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has warned his followers against watching semi-nude videos on social media, saying it “quenches the spirit.”
The cleric gave the admonishment in a series of tweets on Friday at about the same time when a slew of sexually exposing videos and photos tagged “silhouette challenge” have begun to circulate on Twitter.
In the #SilhouetteChallenge, ladies could be seen posing seductively in front of doorways while showing off their near-nude bodies under dimly lit red background filters. This had portrayed the physique of their naked bodies but as silhouettes.
In the thread, Adeboye charged his followers not to yield to things of the flesh “that will quench the spirit”.
“What are the things that the flesh usually tells you to do? They are listed in Galatians 5:19-21. You think that you can view a few pictures or videos on social media where someone is almost nude and it is okay,” the clergy wrote.
“You are quenching the spirit. That little window you give to indulge the flesh will strengthen it such that you find yourself going back to those pictures/videos after that time. Don’t do anything that will quench the spirit. Never!
“There are some things that are not sins but can strengthen the flesh to the point of quenching the spirit. Examples include not fasting (Psalm 35:13), not being able to abstain from sex even with your spouse (1 Corinthians 7:5).
“Not praying (Ephesians 6:18), not studying your Bible (Psalm 119:9-11) and not fellowshipping with the brethren (Hebrews 10:25). It is necessary to always walk in the Spirit so that you will not fulfil the works of the flesh.”
Adeboye also urged his followers to make a list of habits that could quench their steadfastness in the faith and desist from such habits.
“If you take a break from spiritual exercises, you will fulfill the works of the flesh; there is no holiday in the spirit realm. I stay far from sin because I know that God is the only One who can help me to fulfill my destiny,” he added.
“And He hates sin. If I offend him and He turns His back on me, I am finished! Joseph knew this, so he did not indulge his flesh at all and he fulfilled God’s plan for his life.
“I am appealing to you from my heart today, walk in the Spirit every day and you will attain God’s plan for your life. What are those things you do that quench the Spirit of God in you? List them and cut yourself off from them today.”