Friday, July 25, 2014

The Church Is Failing

Hello people,i trust you all have been great.I and my family (it has a very nice ring to it hehehe) have been very awesome as always.

I know you must've been curious about what this post holds,based on the title.Well,you'd find out soon enough.I'm going to make it as short as possible.For the sake of this post,i'm going to dwell on just Christianity,as it is my religion and i know enough to talk about it and also Nigeria,as it is my country of birth and residence.

The meaning of 'Christian' is Christ-like.If i should put it in other words,it'd be 'behaving like Christ' or 'doing things the way Christ did'.This is actually what formed the religion alot of us came to belong to and know as Christianity.As a religion,Christianity crept into Africa and of course,Nigeria,slowly.We were majorly idol worshipers.Shango,Orunmila,Amadioha,Egbesu etc would come to mind.But the embrace of Christianity made those worships minute,almost extinct even.You need to understand that the reason why alot of people willingly converted to Christianity was because of the teachings of Christ as contained in the bible.These teaching actually made Christianity palatable and enticing.I mean,who wouldn't like to be a person that is peaceful? Meek? Wise? King-hearted? Selfless? Of good character and moral? Who wouldn't appreciate having a neighbor who is encased with such qualities? These teachings were what alot of us appreciated and slowly,another kind of teaching crept in on us.This is the Prosperity teaching.Is prosperity a bad thing? Definitely not.Then why is it an issue?

The Church has neglected,completely,the other teachings of Christ and has dwelt on prosperity alone.Everybody wants to be successful,i get this.But where the issue lies in that nobody cares about character anymore.No one bothers about how success comes,just as far as it comes.And the reason it is so is that we have been made to start worshiping money.Yeah,you heard me right.This seem to be even more in the Church.People don't go to worship God anymore,they go to show off their wealth,oppress other persons or simply get their own share of prosperity.Pastors have favorite members and yes,they are the ones who are wealthy and dish out money both to the pastors and their churches.Money seem to have blocked the way we reason.I cannot remember the last time my pastors talked abut character building and i know you can't either.This is the reason why you even get skeptical about doing business with a fellow church member,because they're the first to play you and still go and pay tithe in church.Everybody now worships money and wants to get it anyway possible,whether it is by trampling on another to get the wealth or outrightly killing to get it,they don't care.Does it not surprise you that Nigeria is getting worse by the day,even though churches are increasing in number by the day? Is ritual killing not common? How about political killings? Are lots of the politicians not church goers and tithe payers? How about rape? Fraud? We have alot of so called born-again(s) yet the nation keeps getting worse.Was that the intention of Christianity? To co-exist with ills? To help nourish ills?

The church has really failed,is failing and needs to retrace its steps or humanity will simply wipe itself out from the surface of the earth.I will stop here and let you reflect on this perspective of mine.However,we seriously need to start intense character building,if we must make Christianity what it ought to be,forget what the next person is doing.

15 comments:

  1. Actually... my pastors talk about character building all the time, so you were wrong when you said I can't remember. But I get your point sha.

    Funny enuf, as Mensah Otabil said, most of the type of Christianity going on now is just another form of idol worshipping, and I'm not talking of worshipping pastors.

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    1. Your pastor talks about character building all the time? Maybe i should change church then.I have visited a few churches and listened to lots of men of God preach,they don't go close to the topic.

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  2. Ha. Good post bro. It's all about the wealth but hey that's non of my business coz I channel that money where I see it yield. Not contributing towards someone's private jet. Nah.

    Those traditionalists, although they ugly sides were more decipline because those gods smack you when you go wrong. Anyway,I don't wanna start a debate. I'm ghost.

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    1. Hahaha There are a few ones that talk about character though.

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  3. I understand where you are coming from, there are so many churches who are all about prosperity and have forgotten about the crucifixion, which is the basis of our Christianity.

    That is why we must be choose our churches wisely, if all your pastor teaches is prosperity, then we need to be watchful. Thank God for the word of God which contains every answer to our questions.

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    1. We really have to be watchful,so as not to be led astray.

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  4. Please come to Saints Joachim and Anne, my Reverend Fathers preach Christianity for what it is. Although you are right, God will catch them fake men of God one day. But have you advised your pastor? Seems like he is one of them. Uniquely different with Fredilia

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    1. t's good to know there are a few churches out there that talk about character.

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