Apostle Peter refers to people who commit such errors as ‘wicked people.’ It is no wonder that teachers would be judged more strictly; per James 3:1, and it seems to me then that there are a lot of such wicked people in Ghana and Africa! Otherwise, why is the country / continent blessed with such abundant natural resources (Africa is – largely – the richest continent in the world in terms of natural resources), and yet bedeviled with age old developmental problems? You look at the people and the environment and you can’t help but to ask: Are there no Christians in the countries? Are there no educated people there? Why are the people then so poor and underdeveloped? It’s like asking: “Is there no balm in Gilead, Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery for the health of the daughter of my people?” (Jeremiah 8:22) Surely there are Christians in Ghana / Africa; yes there are intellectuals there, yet their interpretation and application of scripture often leads them to inaction or half-hearted action, rather than tangible and decisive action to bring about solutions to their developmental problems!
The Call to Vigilance:
So, I was inadvertently going to ignore the crucifixion of scriptures for several years thence, and what would happen to the multitude that were (and still are) being led astray by some ‘men and women of God!’ I am worker in the vineyard of God, and since I am inspired by Paul’s admonition in 2 Timothy 2:15, I pledge to be diligent and study to present myself approved to Him, and especially endeavour to divide the word of truth rightly; because I consider myself as a teacher; that’s my ministry. It is time to set the records straight; let me call it Zing4God! Am I not going to stir up controversy? No I’m just going to be plain and objective about the Bible and Christianity, and allow for meaningful debate on everything I put out here; just hit the ‘comment’ link and let us have your understanding of the issues; you may invite your friends, and your pastor too, to do same. Let’s embark on this journey together; in so doing, we shall be helping ourselves to have a sound biblical basis for what we believe in, and thus fulfill in the most appropriate vane, the admonition in 1 Peter 3:15 which says: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.” Additionally, we will be more effective in this world; we will be empowered to apply sound knowledge to solve the prevailing socio-economic problems, live truly happier lives, and leave a much better world for generations yet unborn. Welcome aboard! Join my alert list (if you have not already done so) and I will alert you when the next publication comes out. You may remove yourself from the list anytime you wish. You may click here.
Matthew 15:8-9 :- “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”
Matthew 23:15 :- “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.”
2 Timothy 2:15 :- “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
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