Over here, we are crossing over in grand styles. The hype is so malignant that, anyone who is unable to go to church tonight will feel so left out. Yet, while we gloat over our hysterical crossing overs and leaping overs, throwing millions of dollars away in the egoistic displays of humongous billboards, showing off our photoshopped faces and rings, others are paying for a quarter of this Christianity with their lives. Did you know that within a year, about 2000 churches were attacked, 3000 believers imprisoned without trial and over 4000 killed? And all they did was just share the good news of Christ. They had no gigantuan billboards, they dared not erect any even if they had the funds for it. Christianity in some places is almost a secret society, devoid of the overt stupidity that garnishes some of ours here; from smoking weed in church, to drinking water the prophet washed himself with and many more.
Most servants of God here who pride themselves with braggadocious accolades will not survive a day in the hidden tunnels of Christianity in other countries. And there, in these bunkers, tell me dear unrestrained bishop and soi disant prophet, tell me, where you will erect those billboards, and whether you will have time to display your exquisite sense of fashion?
When you are being arrested for simply praying, and many run to hush-pray at the peril of their lives, tell me, dear prophetic commando and spiritual kung-fu master, tell me, whether your days of screaming during prayer wouldn’t stop, and all of a sudden, silent prayers suffice? Tell me dear man of God, who can’t have a simple service without extorting money from poor and struggling folks through the startling effects of prophecy and miracles, whether, in that bunker faced with persecution, you would be asking people to sow the little the have to survive on for an abundance, tell me? And don’t even bother to quote from Elijah and the widow of Zarephath please. Would they not have sacrificed enough of their lives and freedom already, that further financial sacrifice may not be necessary?
Just this Christmas, while we are getting ready to somersault in our crossing overs, over a hundred members of one church elsewhere were arrested and some were imprisoned for ten years. Moreover, ten Christians elsewhere were also beheaded by extremists groups. In these places, believers have less time to be ludicrous with their worship and there they experience another Christianity unlike ours, which doesn’t thrive on money, and excitement with names being called. I dare you, Oh seer! To go and practise your soothsayings there, for there, all you will see and speak will be when next, sister A or brother B will be arrested and jailed. And tell me, whether you can take a seed offering for that prophetic word?
May our 2020 be devoid of ludicrousness and charlatan christianity. May we seek the true Jesus who died for us and not men. May the world become a better place because of you and me, amen.
References: Open Doors USA, The Independent (UK), Believer’s Portal