I didn’t see the flyer or the said post or video made by Bishop David Oyedepo that’s causing an uproar on social media but some things have caught my eyes and I’d like to talk about them.
For starters, I am a BELIEVER in the Person Of JESUS CHRIST and an ADVOCATE Of The KINGDOM Of GOD (also called Kingdom of Heaven).
Secondly, in CHRISTIANITY, FAITH is the currency we operate by.
And our faith is assisted by the Person of Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost)
I’m always perplexed at Christians who expect non-Christians to understand and believe the concept of faith.
In fact, the foundation of our Christianity is based upon FAITH, faith in the substitionary work(read as death, resurrection and ascension) of Jesus Christ.
I am shocked at Christians who are shocked and angry at those who don’t believe in what or WHO they believe in (an example the flyer testimony). My shockery is always amplified when arguments like this trend in social media.
If Christians, would be true to themselves and the truth of their conscience as HUMANS first, and own up to their helplessness without the Holy Spirit, they would understand why a large percentage of people DO NO BELIEVE in the flyer testimony and other things they (read as we) believe in.
Many of us are IGNORANT.
IGNORANT of the Christianity we are PRACTICING (and sometimes it’s of no fault of theirs)
We are ignorant of the fact that Christianity is a pattern of belief system and behaviour of a Kingdom whose head is Christ.
And we are supposed to be WISE representatives of this kingdom. But truth is, we are still very unaware although we attend church every Weekend and on Weekdays.
CHRISTIANS NEED TO READ, STUDY AND RESEARCH, NOT JUST THE BIBLE.
WE CHRISTIANS NEED TO RELATE BETTER WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE TEACHER WHO HAS BEEN ASSIGNED BY GOD to bring us into ALL TRUTH.
Thirdly, I FIND it quite ignorant, when Christians always try to use the bible as the ONLY RESOURCE and RESERVOIR of experiences to explain Faith to people who are neither Christians nor BIBLE SCHOLARS.
WHY DON’T WE USE OUR LIFE AS AN EXAMPLE WHEN GIVING CERTAIN EXPLANATIONS?
WE ARE HERE FOR A REASON.
WE ARE HERE ON EARTH, SO OUR INDIVIDUAL LIVES CAN BECOME WALKING TESTIMONIES.
The bible was given to CHRISTIANS as a pointer and guide as we sojourn on earth, it is NOT the only material you can use to teach about the Kingdom you represent.
IN FACT, reading the BIBLE without the help of the Holy Spirit will not be useful to anyone, even Christians.
YOUR LIFE AND YOUR EXPERIENCES ARE THE BEST MATERIAL YOU BRING FORTH IN YOUR CONVERSATIONS.
If you tell someone you were BLIND, but through faith, you regained your sight.
And they knew when you were blind and how you now walk with your sight, would they argue your experience with you?
You should stop quoting Sarah and Abraham, Daniel in the lion’s den and Feeding of Five thousand as your reference or resource when you are discussing with people who are not subscribed to your faith.
WE RELY ON THE BIBLE ALONE because
1. WE ARE NOT LIVING as prescribed by God. We are living below our potentials.
2. WE ARE ADULTERATING OUR TESTIMONIES AND Experiences with ungodly practices, so we can’t boldly, say it was God.
3. WE ALSO DO NOT BELIEVE GOD TOTALLY
4. WE ARE SCARED of what people would say.
5. WE feel unworthy.