Showing posts from November, 2016

Placebo Christian Life

       A young man was cut down in his prime by a drunken driver. His death was painful, as he left a young wife and two little children. During his wake-keep, everyone declared how good, generous, loving and religious he was. The minister concluded his message by declaring that though he didn’t have much personal contact with the deceased, but from all the testimonies given, he strongly believes that the deceased had gone to be with the Lord! This conclusion is what is usually arrived at when a person passes on irrespective of how such lived. Most testimonies are barefaced lies as you see relations, neighbors and colleagues wince when such accolades are passed. Question…do the deceased make heaven based on the testimonies people gave about them? According to the principles of the world, one should not speak ill of the dead. Thus, on that day, they are all seen as saints on their merry way to Heaven. If only that were true!         There is a reason why the Bible tells us: “It is be

Don’t Forget…Appropriate

“My soul, praise the Lord, and all that is within me, praise His holy name. My soul, praise the Lord, and do not forget all His benefits” (Psalm 103:1-2).        If you are an avid follower of current affairs around the world especially in the free-world, one would assume that certain things just don’t add up. Despite clear indices on the ground to predict outcome of certain pattern of events, it’s as if an unseen hand was playing a cruel joke on the predictors, by turning those indices on their heads. As children of God we discern that God is truly the one that controls the affairs of men, no matter how orderly their thinking and predictions are, He is able to overturn it to bring His counsel to pass. Only those who are in tune with Him see this and are not surprised by the outcomes they see. Those that are not, make predictions based on what they see and what they think should be, falsely claiming that it is divinely given to them. God cannot be mocked because He is the One: