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A Peddler of a Strange Gospel

A Peddler of a Strange Gospel
I get feedback from people of some of the stuff I write and how it doesn’t seem to line up with conventional or general ideas of what Christianity is.
 
I am always first to be critical about everything I write. My reason is simple. I carry a heavy punishment for teaching anything that does not line up with the complete gospel.
 
This is one of the reasons why I try to read the whole Bible every year. It is meant to ensure that everything I write aligns with the whole Bible.
 
While on the phone with someone, we got into talking about scriptures. At a point, I said that God sometimes takes believers home at a young age, irrespective of how they died.
 
He asked if I could change it to “God allows it”.

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Not Every Opinion Must be Shared

Not Every Opinion Must be Shared
One of the things I fight myself from succumbing to is the pressure from social media to always respond to every argument I disagree with.
 
I often have to reteach myself that my time is valuable and I need to place importance on addressing the point that adds the most value per time.
 
On a WhatsApp group, I am in which is made up of Christians. A Christian leader in the group blurted out that God had no hand in the creation of Nigeria as a country.
 
The fault or glory of that hangs primarily with the British colonialists, in particular Lord Lugard. Therefore, the problems of the mismatch of cultural thinking by the various tribes joined to become Nigeria come from them.
 

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The Forgotten Believers’ Authority

The Forgotten Believers Authority
The biggest benefit reading a book can give you is the transformation of your mind and the courage to live out what you have just read.
 
I get that inspiration now and again when I read spiritual books. It excites me when I hear of others who do the same.
 
I was listening to Pastor Bankie when he talked about his experience some years back after reading Kenneth Hagins‘ book “The Believers’ Authority
 
The book opened his eyes to the authority that the Christian had to change some of the events happening around him or her.
 
After reading the book, he was in a place where someone was saying blasphemous things about the church. He didn’t know what he could do to stop him.
 
He said he walked out of the room and prayed that the blasphemous spirit should stop. 
The Forgotten Believers Authority
 
When he went back in, the guy had stopped saying blasphemous things and saying what was in keeping with correct Christian teaching. And the guy was not even a believer
 
Another time, he said he was staying in a room that had neighbors who were always having constant fights and arguments.
 
After enduing the non-stop disturbance, he prayed that there would be peace. And as it happened, for the next 2 weeks, there was not a single argument or fight from the once-noisy-neighbors.
 
It reminded me how I spend so much time trying to talk people out of certain actions or decisions instead of just praying
 
Sometimes, prayer is the real work we should do to change situations and minds

When Parents Forget Parenting

When Parents Forget Parenting
There was a video that trended in my home country Nigeria during the week.
 
It was the video of a parent disciplining the son (no more than 10 years old) and the kid telling the mother to calm down.
 
As it would turn out, the governor of his state loved his negotiating skills and said he was inspired by the video “because of the deeper meaning it conveys,” urging residents to “calm down.” during this Corona times.
 
An NGO expressed its desire to make the boy their “Calm Down” ambassador. All in all, the boy has become a celebrity.
 
Unfortunately, in all this, we have forgotten a parental fail. 
 

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