UNNECESSARY COMPETITION BREED UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
What is competition? Competition simply means rivalry; Others are doing it, let me do it too. The followers of Christ cannot be in contention with each other not to talk of the people of the world, and expecting a change from them at the same time.
- Should a Christian manipulate things because he or she has paid much for insurance? Lets, for instance, someone paid insurance on his or her phone, then give it away to someone, sell it, or damage it intentionally and turn around to lie that the phone is lost in other to claim a new one does that sound like Jesus Christ characteristics?
- Should a Christian manipulate government grants and lie in tax return forms?
- Should a Christian be making a profit on business but covering up with non-profit status in other to be evading taxes?
“Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:34-36
In this era of church growth, there is no doubt that various Churches are springing out from every corner and many of those Churches are so much worry about how to complete 1 billion dollars seat’s building than to pay attention to where the money, tithes or seeds they’re using is coming from. Jesus paid close attention to what was going on in the temple, and that was why he could handpick a widow and used her as an example of righteous given.
“He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins. Luke 21:1-2
How can civil servants that their annual income is not up to 1 million dollars be given 5 million dollars towards a project in the Church and no one cares to know where the money is coming from? Jesus was actually talking to his followers because he perceived that the things of the world are gradually finding its way back into their lives.
How can someone on Government or NGO welfare program be given a Church the amount that is more than the welfare check by 50 times and you call that divine blessing? I think God divine blessing should first get someone out of welfare status.
Our religious leaders want money, and they want it so bad, that they’re expecting peoples to pay their tithes at all cost. Even if the proceeds are coming from kidnapping, stealing, prostitution, manipulation or drug businesses. But at the same time Churches want many atrocities to be reduced, and righteousness to reign, you must be kidding.
Dear God we want and ask for your divine intervention quicker in Jesus name we pray