Christianity in Nigeria and Africa is beginning to come under heavy attack, not just from people who are ungodly and most times closet Satanists, but from celebrities. They claim the reason why Africa is backward is because of religion. There are so many religions in Africa, but the one they are truly specific about is Christianity.
These people don’t complain when other religions engage in mass murder for their god, nor when some of them demand human sacrifice by killing innocent passerbys in the middle of the night all in the name of a festival. But when people gather in a church to worship God, they get angry and claim that is the reason why Africa lacks steady electricity, food, technological development and is suffering from poverty.
When these people call for religion to be eradicated from Africa, what they actually want is for Christianity to leave. It is only Christianity that defines what religion is, and that annoys them because it speaks against their worldly ways.
James 1:27 (KJV)
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
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As seen above, the religion God accepts is the one in which a person is encouraged to:
1.) Visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction.
2.) To keep himself unspotted from the world.
The above points in the definition of religion are an embodiment of Christianity. When these people say religion should be eradicated from Africa because they think it is mental slavery, what they actually want is for the fatherless and widows to suffer. No one will care about them because the one belief which encourages that has been destroyed.
But you say “celebrities do give gifts to orphans”. Yes and that’s because they upload the act on social media just to earn your praise and make you see them as good, whereas they are not. You really think they care about the orphans they help? They don’t care. They only care about how the world perceives them. That’s why they show it off when they do such good. They post it on social media because they want people to comment and praise them. Let’s see what Jesus Christi said about such.
Matthew 6:1-4 (KJV)
6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
These celebrities and ungodly people hate Christianity because the book by the religion contains words that judge them. The Bible exposes their wicked ways. They want to live however they like without anybody questioning them. They are angry that the light through Christianity has come to Africa. No more baby sacrifices, no more offerings to demons, no more living a wicked life. The light has condemned them.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
They hate the light of Christianity because it exposes their evil ways. It exposes the motive behind their actions.
“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”
We who don’t do evil are not angry at the light. We love and welcome it. It has even made us better humans.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
The above are the words of Jesus. The words judge evildoers, which means that they definitely hate Jesus as well. It’s words like this that made the evildoers back then to kill Jesus. They couldn’t stomach how he was exposing their evil heart. Those evildoers back then have their descendants today continuing from where their ancestors stopped. We are glad Jesus is risen and his word will never die.
The second point in the definition of religion says we should keep ourselves unspotted from the world. It simply means our ways should be different from the way the world does its own. It also means we shouldn’t love the world. But these atheists, celebrities and evil people are always in comformation with the world. From the way they attack religion to their flamboyant show off on Instagram, we get to know that they love the world. This means they don’t have the love of the father in them. They hate God.
1 John 2:15-17 (KJV)
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Despite them loving the world so much, you will never see them speak up against things positioned to destroy it. As long as those things are against Bible teachings, they will welcome them e.g homosexuality.
Romans 12:2 (KJV)
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The people who say Africa is backward because of the religion white men brought to the continent don’t even know how foolish they sound. They say the Bible which the white man brought to Africa is the reason the continent is backward. How come the cars, phones, television, refrigerator etc all brought by the same white men are not making Africa backward? If we must throw the Bible away, then we must throw away all those other things the whites brought to our continent.
Some people even believe Africans who serve God fervently are not really doing so because their continent is not rich like China, an ungodly nation. Look, the Bible already stated that we should stay away from such people who think being rich means you are serving God, who think gain is godliness.
2 Timothy 6:5
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Being rich is not a sign that you are serving God. Don’t be all about wealth and riches. As long as you have clothes and food to eat, that should be enough. Why try to gain the world when you brought nothing into it and will take nothing out?
2 Timothy 6:6-8
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Do you know what will happen to those who are chasing after riches? They will do so many foolish things. This explains why Western Nations are encouraging homosexuality, abortion etc. This also explains why celebrities fall into depression all the time.
2 Timothy 6:9
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
These evil people want Christians in Africa to chase after wealth because they know it will make us err from the Christian faith. That is why they keep ringing it in our ears that Africa is backward because of religion.
2 Timothy 6:10
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But as a Christian, you should run away from such people. Run away from the love of money and the love for the world. Follow after righteousness.
2 Timothy 6:11
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Christianity is not the one looting money at Federal Government and State level. Christianity is not the one embezzling money released for educational and technologcial development. Stop saying we should dump it. Blame your leaders, not Christianity.
These evildoers want us to go back to serving the God’s in Egypt which didn’t profit Africa in any reasonable sense.
Joshua 24:14-15 (KJV)
14 Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
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