Someone took me up on my offer for a one-on-one conversation this week.
He is not a Christian but now and again would respond to some of my posts to complain about problems he saw.
They were not problems with what I posted but with bigger life-sized problems.
He starts by letting me know that we Africans hide behind religion and refuse to face our problems.
He goes further to write “every time I read your posts, I only see another prosperity pastor and God of men loading.”
Discussing further, I discovered what the real problem is. He had a problem with the hypocrisy of some Christian leaders who take advantage of others.
My response was simple.
Is there really a reality of eternity through Jesus that you have been promised?
Is Christianity not just like any other faith in the world?
Do you sometimes wonder if as a Christian, you might be on the wrong side of the bridge?
I saw two posts by Christians which questioned the exclusivity of Christianity to the answers about eternity and life on this side of heaven.
They raise doubts.
I like doubts.
What I don’t like is the treatment of doubts.
I was going through my WhatsApp messages, trying to clean up my phone.
I stumbled on a message I sent to my wife when for unexplainable reasons I was refused boarding on a flight.
The airline staff refused to allow me on the plane claiming that I didn’t have the needed documentation to fly. I showed him everything and he still refused.
It was a connecting flight so I had to spend the night in that city.