Churchless Believers and Evangelical Gays May Not Be Troublemakers

Preamble

However, if Christians are correct, then, there is eternity beyond our mortal existence to consider. Yet, what has smoking, or other personal freedoms got to do with snuffing out the eternity perspectives? The problem with smoking and these other personal freedoms is that they snuff out Holy Ghost intoxication.

true Christianity is about love

Whither Christianity

going to church or LGBT

The word ‘believe’ or its corollary ‘faith’, juxtaposes the natural with the celestial. While the supernatural dimensions of these words make the Christian superhuman, it equally creates suspicions about the interference from or connections with some doubtful celestial powers in terrestrial affairs. Christians were described in Book of Acts 17:6 as people having some non-conforming strange behaviors that continue to turn the world upside down. There was something unusual about these newly transformed people. Communicating this difference to the non-believer can be challenging. While people are ready to understand other non-physical influences such as love, grief and similar emotions, antennas of carefulness shoot out the moment equally ethereal issues of faith and miracles are mentioned.

For example, what sin could a man who chose to have two sticks of cigarette in his own house or his car following a day of hard work have committed? Yet, I have heard from discussions about casual contacts that while smoking outside to reduce pollution in the house by walking turning into smoking parties in the park.

In another case, such casualness has resulted in a 23-year-old lady with four kids from four different men. For some of those children, she has no idea who may be their fathers. Do you think the love or the fear of God factors into such evening strolls? There are some so-called fathers nursing the intention of seeking DNA tests, if they get the chance. Just to be sure. What social history does she carry? She could not have been so fanatic about bearing children, something is not right, and the God or church factor is obviously shady.

A colleague called me the other day asking me to help pray for her daughter. But she did not tell what bothered her. I was praying for her to understand the role of humility, and to desire humility before she called me again. She was away with certain friends she met few weeks earlier. They decided to vacation in some remote island. Obviously, I was not comfortable with idea. While away, she found out that the daughter had been seeing doctors without her knowledge and she was worried. Eventually, she found out that the daughter had an incurable sexually transmitted disease. Now she wanted to talk to my God on behalf of sick daughter whom she left at home. I really did not know who needed more prayer at this point, the mother, or the daughter. If she were so concerned, would she not pack up her vacation and head back home? Would a Christian community have allowed the social life to degenerate so badly?

training is caring for kids

It is different than a blank prayer request from a mother who was away with strangers with her three adolescent kids were at home unsupervised. Point is, she thinks there may be a God, my God who answers prayers, somewhere. However, that maybe for people like me. It is rather too complicated to get involved with herself. That is how I inherited the job of discerning people’s problems, and asking my miracle working God to heal the disease or restore wayward children on their behalf. More importantly, church has been out of the question in this set up for a long time.

However, if Christians are correct, then, there is eternity beyond our mortal existence to consider. Yet, what has smoking, or other personal freedoms got to do with snuffing out the eternity perspectives? The problem with smoking and these other personal freedoms is that they snuff out Holy Ghost intoxication.

That we have life is one fact that cannot change. We have someone who claims to be the creator of man and the universe. However, because we find it easier to immediately satisfy the flesh, we find excuses to ignore our eternal relevance. Science has not disproved the existence of the sun, nor that its brilliance initiates a dawn nor found ways to modify its laws. Yet, the ignorant is easily sold on stories that call God a liar for daring to claim this copyright. This is a truth that Christianity must embrace, challenge, and put in its properly place to reignite the fire of evangelism.

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Noah Omoluabi

professional speaker and publisher motivated to igniting the fire of leadership ambition by empowering your managers with soft skills of successful CEOs