ABRAHAMIC RELIGION ARE THREAT TO AFRICA’S PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL LIBERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

BY UWAGBOE OGIEVA ,

 

Africans Gods Vs Christianity vs Islam

 

Neither Christianity nor Islam, Bible or Koran, Christians or Muslims are friends of African traditional religion. None of the Abraham religion does. These are clearly stated in the Holy Bible and The Koran

 

The Bible:

 

The Bible state that Christians should Kill Followers of Other Religions:


"If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst." (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB)

 

John 14:6: Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”. The bible made it clear that those who did not believe in him or converted [born again] are condemned forever. John 3:18.."Anyone who believes in Him(Jesus) is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God." . Lots of causes were passed on the unbelievers same with the Koran and Islam. I see so many religionists rant and rave about how those who do not beleive are “not tolerant of believers and have no respect for their faith”.  To non believers this claim is absurd.  For intolerance of various religions is the foundation of Judaism, Christianity, Muslim and many other orthodox communities.  Matter of fact, the Bible and Pentateuch commands religious intolerance in MANY verses, even to the point of KILLING people for their beliefs.  Here then, are a few choice verses that show just how intolerant these religionists are of other believers and nonbelievers.  We shall start with the two verses that helped to inflict one of the biggest mass murders in history, the Inquisition.

"·Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips." - Psalm 16:4

 

"drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you. Destroy all their carved images and their cast idols, and demolish all their high places." - Numbers 33:52 

 

Woman with “familiar spirits” must be stoned to death.  Leviticus 20:27

 

“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”  Exodus 22:18

 

Kill those who are not Christian or Jewish:

 

You must kill those who worship another god.  Exodus 22:20

Kill any friends or family that worship a god that is different than your own.  Deuteronomy 13:6-10

Kill all the inhabitants of any city where you find people that worship differently than you.  Deuteronomy 13:12-16

Kill everyone who has religious views that are different than your own.  Deuteronomy 17:2-7

Kill anyone who refuses to listen to a priest. Deuteronomy 17:12-13

Kill any false prophets. Deuteronomy 18:20

Any city that doesn’t receive the followers of Jesus will be destroyed in a manner even more savage than that of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Mark 6:11

Jude reminds us that God destroys those who don’t believe in him.  Jude 5

 

Christians should not practice free inquiry nor socialize with non Christians:

Don’t associate with non-Christians.  Don’t receive them into your house or even exchange greeting with them.  2 John 1:10

Shun those who disagree with your religious views.  Romans 16:17

Paul, knowing that their faith would crumble if subjected to free and critical inquiry, tells his followers to avoid philosophy. Colossians 2:8

 

Judge other religions for not following Christ:

Whoever denies “that Jesus is the Christ” is a liar and an anti-Christ. 1 John 2:22

Christians are “of God;” everyone else is wicked. 1 John 5:19

The non-Christian is “a deceiver and an anti-Christ” 2 John 1:7

Anyone who doesn’t share Paul’s beliefs has “an evil heart.” Hebrews 3:12

False Jews are members of “the synagogue of Satan.” Revelations 2:9, 3:9

 

Here are some other favourite quotes:

Everyone will have to worship Jesus -- whether they want to or not. Philippians 2:10

A Christian can not be accused of any wrongdoing. Romans 8:33

 

 

INFACT,  IS THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE AND GOD UNBIASED? DOES HE LOVE EVERY RACE EQUALLY?


Do read bellow what the bible has to say concerning this:

{1}"For you {Jews} are an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord your God have chosen you to be a special people unto himself, ABOVE ALL people that are upon the face of the earth." Deut. 7:6 KJV

{2}"For you{Jews} are an holy people unto the LORD your God, and the LORD have chosen you to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." Deut. 14:2 KJV

{3}"You made your people Israel {the jews} your very own forever, and you, Lord, have become their God." 1 Chron. 17:22

{4} "You {Jews} only have I {god} known of ALL the families of the earth:…." Amos 3:2

{5} " He {Jesus} answered, 'I was sent ONLY to the lost sheep of Israel {the Jews.”

{6 Jesus said, "We {Jews} know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews." John 4:22

{7} These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles {non-Jew included Africans} or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel {Jews only}. Matt. 10:5-6

The Koran:

(1) “O believers make war on the infidels (non-Muslims) who dwell around you, let them find harshness in you” - Qur'an 9:123 and Qur'an 9:29 …

(2) “The only true faith in god's sight is Islam.” - Qur'an 3:19--------

(3) "Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem." [Qur'an 9:5]
“Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it” (Qur'an 2:216).

 

(Quotes below are from N.J. Dawood's The Koran: with a Parallel Arabic Text, Penguin Classics, 1990)

On Freedom of Religion

 

There shall be no compulsion in religion.

Quran 2:236; "The Cow," Dawood, p. 41

The only true faith in God's sight is Islam.

Quran 3:19; "The Imrans," Dawood, p. 51

Abraham and Ishmael built the House and dedicated it, saying . . . "Lord, make us submissive to You; make of our descendants a nation that will submit to You..."

Quran 2:127-129, "The Cow," Dawood, p. 19

He that chooses a religion over Islam, it will not be accepted from him and in the world to come he will be one of the lost.

Quran 3:85, "The Imrans," Dawood, p. 60

This Book is not to be doubted.... As for the unbelievers, it is the same whether or not you forewarn them; they will not have faith. God has set a seal upon their hearts and ears; their sight is dimmed and grievous punishment awaits them.

Quran 2:1/2:6-2:10; "The Cow," Dawood, pp. 1-2

If you doubt what We have revealed to Our servant, produce one chapter comparable to it. Call upon your idols to assist you, if what you say be true. But if you fail (as you are sure to fail) then guard yourselves against the Fire whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the unbelievers.

Quran 2:23-4, "The Cow," Dawood, p. 3

It is not for true believers men or women to take their choice in the affairs if God and His apostle decree otherwise. He that disobeys God and His apostle strays far indeed.

Quran 33:36, "The Confederate Tribes," Dawood, p. 422

It is unlawful for a believer to kill another believer, accidents excepted. He that accidently kills a believer must free one Muslim slave... He that kills a believer by design shall burn in Hell for ever. He shall incur the wrath of God, who will lay His curse on him and prepare for him a mighty scourge.

Quran 4:92-93; "Women," Dawood, p. 92

We have made you a just nation, so that you may testify against mankind and that your own Apostle may testify against you.

Quran 2:142-3; "The Cow, Dawood, p. 21

You are the noblest community ever raised up for mankind. You enjoin justice and forbid evil. You believe in God.

Had the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] accepted the Faith, it would surely have been better for them. Some are true believers, but most are evil-doers.

Quran 3:110-111, "The Imrans," Dawood, p. 63

Infidels, Unbelievers and Non-Muslims

Let not believers make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful - he that does this has nothing to hope for from Good - except in self-defense. God admonishes you to fear Him: for to God shall all return.

Quran 3:28; "The Imrans," Dawood, p. 52

God's curse be upon the infidels! Evil is that for which they have bartered away their souls. To deny God's own revelation, grudging that He should reveal His bounty to whom He chooses from among His servants! They have incurred God's most inexorable wrath. An ignominious punishment awaits the unbelievers.

Quran 2:89-2:90, "The Cow," Dawood, p. 13

Lord...Give us victory over the unbelievers.

Quran 2:286, "The Cow," Dawood, p. 46

"Lord...give us victory over the unbelievers."

Quran 3:148, "The Imrans," Dawood, p. 67

I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers.

Quran 8:12, "The Spoils," Dawood, p. 177

Fight for the sake of God those that fight against you.Slay them wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you. Idolatry is worse than carnage.

Quran 2:190-2:191, "The Cow," Dawood, p. 28

When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.

Quran 9:5; "Repentance," Dawood, p. 186

Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate.

Quran 9:73, "Repentance," Dawood, p. 198

Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous.

Quran 9:123, "Repentance," Dawood, p. 206

Garments of fire have been prepared for the unbelievers. Scalding water shall be poured upon their heads, melting their skins and that which is in their bellies. They shall be lashed with rods of iron.

Whenever, in their anguish, they try to escape from Hell, back they shall be dragged, and will be told: "Taste the torment of the Conflagration!"

Quran 22:19-20, "The Pilgrimage," Dawood, p. 333

Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.

Quran 48:29, "Victory," Dawood, p. 514

Those that deny Our revelations We will burn in fire. No sooner will their skins be consumed than We shall give them other skins, so that they may truly taste the scourge. God is mighty and wise.

Quran 4:56, "Women," Dawood, p. 86

Those that make war against God and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be slain and crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the land.

Quran 5:33, "The Table," Dawood, p. 112

When you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield strike off their heads and, when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly.

Quran 47:4, "Muhammad," Dawood, p. 506

Let not the unbelievers think that they will ever get away. They have not the power to do so. Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your command, so that you may strike terror into the enemy of God and your enemy...

Quran 8:59-60, "The Spoils," Dawood, p. 183

Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. They are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship shall become one of their number. God does not guide the wrong-doers.

Quran 5:51, "The Table," Dawood, p. 116

Believers, know that the idolaters [non-Muslims] are unclean. Let them not approach the Sacred Mosque after this year is ended.

Quran 9:28, "Repentance," Dawood, p. 190

The unbelievers among the People of the Book [Bible] and the pagans shall burn for ever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures.

Quran 98:6, "The Proof," Dawood, p. 598

 

 

Quran 98:6, "The Proof," Dawood, p. 598
Looking at these commands and words of the holy Bible and Koran, Where is the African's faith and spiritual bedrock in the world of Islam and Christianity rather than use every opportunity they get to demonize, idolize, tribalize, and destroy ATR, with deep, mortal hatred. Many have destroyed lots of great African arts, bronze and monuments of reasonable significants to their cultural and spiritual well being in the name of Christianity and Islam.
Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquers except African Traditional Religion. These monotheist Religion were used as the frame work to control Africans mind.
According to Prof John Henry Clarke, Religion were brought to African to mentally baptize and enslave them. quote:
“ To hold a people in oppression you have to convince them first that they are supposed to be oppressed. When the European comes to a country, the first thing he does is to laugh at your God and your God concept. And the next thing is to make you laugh at your own God concept. Then he don't have to build no jails for you then, cause he's got you in a jail more binding than iron can ever put you. Anytime you turn on your own concept of God, you are no longer a free man. No one needs to put chains on your body, because the chains are on your mind. Someone say's your God is ugly and you release your God and join their God, there is no hope for your freedom until you once more believe in your own concept of the "deity." And that's how we're trapped. We have been educated into believing someone else's concept of the deity, and someone else's standard of beauty. You have the right to practice any religion and politics in a way that best suits your freedom, your dignity, and your understanding. And once you do that, you don't apologize. Nothing the European mind ever devised was meant to do anything but to facilitate the European's control over the world. Anything that you get from Europe that you are going to use for yourself, remake it to suit yourself.”
When will Africa and Africans be free from mental, spiritual, cultural and physical genocide of Christianity and Islam? that is the real question [especially black] African be asking and finding answers for now and future excellence.
FINALLY,
“It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand” .--Mark Twain

 

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Malcolm X (US) didn't invest in expanding islam, but in a people, a purpose and a legacy. 
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Hitler (Germany) didn't invest in having one of the great religious organisation in the world, but in a people, purpose and legacy.
Mahatma Gandhi (India) didn't invest in owning one of the largest hindu temple in the world but in a people, purpose and a legacy. 
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Albert Einstein (Swizz/US) didn't invest in becoming one of the most famous pastor and preach of our time but in a people, purpose and a legacy

The list goes on...

YET THESE GREATS HEROS OF TIME BELONG TO ONE RELIGIOUS ORGANISATION OR THE OTHER.
Does any African really need to own the largest congregation to become the heros of time, influence the world of ideals, improving lives and societies across the globe?

WHAT WILL BE YOUR LEGACY??? by Uwagboe Ogieva 

20 - 08 - 2013

Source: http://ihuanedo.ning.com/group/religiousskeptism/forum/topics/what-...

My charge on this matter goes to the Amelioration or the total extermination of the INTOLERABLE, OFFENSIVE, AGRESSIVE, BABARIC, EVIL BIBLE AND EVIL KORAN. If there most be a ZTR of Religion in our constitution, society and gathering (including our socio forums). The amendment of the Christian BIBLE AND KORAN must be revisited. If the Christian associations of Edo state, Nigeria and African as a whole are wise, intelligent and want peace and ZTR anywhere in AFRICA, then, they must seat to write the AFRICAN PURE OR HOLY BIBLE removing every utterance the go against indigenous beliefs, idols or religion. They should pick example from the Europeans who came up with the personification of Jesus and the New Testament extract from JUDAISM. Look for and African holy and perfect personality to write their literature and dogmas. Why not? Should it be the WESTERNERS always who tells African what GOD is and human existence all about? Where is Africans intelligence?. If this is done, ONLY THEN I agree ZTR will succeed in AFRICA. I see the BIBLE (EUROPEAN) and KORAN (ARAB) as they are today as RACIST, DISCRIMINATORY, VIOLENT, OPPRESIVE, and above all, a big threat to AFRICA’S self actualization and fulfilling on planet earth. [If in doubt of the Christians oppression of Africans tradition and culture, please read, these testimonies: (1)] African Pentecostal Christians Destroying Ancient African Culture in Nigeria:http://ihuanedo.ning.com/group/religiousskeptism/forum/topics/afric... (2)  Born Again Christians and The Destruction of African Culture
http://ihuanedo.ning.com/group/religiousskeptism/forum/topics/born-...
(3) Misconstrued Christianity At War With African Culture:
http://ihuanedo.ning.com/group/religiousskeptism/forum/topics/misco... 
(4) Christianity Vs. the old gods of Nigeria:http://ihuanedo.ning.com/group/religiousskeptism/forum/topics/chris... 
(5) EUROCENTRIC CHRISTIANITY VS AFRICAN KHRIST WORSHIP
:http://ihuanedo.ning.com/group/religiousskeptism/forum/topics/euroc...

(6) THE RIVER THAT FORGETS ITS SOURCE SURELY RUNS DRY
http://ihuanedo.ning.com/group/owaafrica/forum/topics/the-river-tha...
(7) WHY SHOULD GOD LISTEN?
http://naiwuosahon.webs.com/apps/blog/show/1756979-why-should-god-l...
(8) The rebirth of Africa means discarding foreign religions
http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/sentletsediakanyo/2008/07/20/th-rebi...
The issue here is not whether I am a pagan or not. As an African I believe they need their own voice, pride and worth in the scheme of things. Thank you

"RACE OVER RELIGION" THAT IS MY ADVICE TO YOU Which one of the Africans in this picture is a Muslim, Christian, or worshiper of Traditional African religions??? If your stuck on stupid worrying about some lame shit like religion then your a part of the problem. African unity does not require religious cohesion, AFRICAN UNITY requires a RACE FIRST ideology and a commitment to protect those whom share your BLOOD LINE ancestry. When the Caucazoid dragged your ancestors to the Americas they did not give a dam which religion your black ass claimed. there were Africans who worshiped Africa's traditional gods, Jehovah, Allah, Shango, Mama Wata, and all manner of deity, whitey never gave a fuck about your religion when they put those chains on your black asses, as long as you were BLACK your ass got the same brutal treatment as everyone else, so knock off the stupidity of attacking each other and dividing yourselves over religion. We have one absolute enemy, the mother fuck'in Caucazoid, we simply do not have the luxury of time to loose focus or be distracted by irrelevant topics like "what religion do you subscribe to", there are over 700 African tribes with over 500 religions and spiritual systems, simply choose one and then get your asses in line, we are at war, there is no time for bickering about which "imaginary friend" is better than another "imaginary friend". The battle lines are clear, there is the African, then there is every thing that is not a African, you do not need to know or be concerned about your fellow kinsman religion, put race first and march on, if that person coming over the hill does not look African start shooting, when everyone fighting and oppressing us is dead, buried, or burned, then we can all sit down and have a nice long talk about religion, until then stay locked and loaded, shoot first, strategise, and bomb first. When your life reaches it's conclusion and your body gives up the spirit within you will see the ancestors face-to-face then and only then will you understand that this war has always been a war of bloodlines not religion.
"RACE OVER RELIGION" THAT IS MY ADVICE TO YOU

Which one of the Africans in this picture is a Muslim, Christian, or worshiper of Traditional African religions??? If your stuck on stupid worrying about some lame shit like religion then your a part of the problem. African unity does not require religious cohesion, AFRICAN UNITY requires a RACE FIRST ideology and a commitment to protect those whom share your BLOOD LINE ancestry.

When the Caucazoid dragged your ancestors to the Americas they did not give a dam which religion your black ass claimed. there were Africans who worshiped Africa's traditional gods, Jehovah, Allah, Shango, Mama Wata, and all manner of deity, whitey never gave a fuck about your religion when they put those chains on your black asses, as long as you were BLACK your ass got the same brutal treatment as everyone else, so knock off the stupidity of attacking each other and dividing yourselves over religion.

We have one absolute enemy, the mother fuck'in Caucazoid, we simply do not have the luxury of time to loose focus or be distracted by irrelevant topics like "what religion do you subscribe to", there are over 700 African tribes with over 500 religions and spiritual systems, simply choose one and then get your asses in line, we are at war, there is no time for bickering about which "imaginary friend" is better than another "imaginary friend".

The battle lines are clear, there is the African, then there is every thing that is not a African, you do not need to know or be concerned about your fellow kinsman religion, put race first and march on, if that person coming over the hill does not look African start shooting, when everyone fighting and oppressing us is dead, buried, or burned, then we can all sit down and have a nice long talk about religion, until then stay locked and loaded, shoot first, strategise, and bomb first.

When your life reaches it's conclusion and your body gives up the spirit within you will see the ancestors face-to-face then and only then will you understand that this war has always been a war of bloodlines not religion.
Love your people love your community love humanity instead of wasting your emotional energy on religious lies. If religion did not exist billions of people would be more concerned in freedom in this life than rewards in the afterlife. Religion is a corporation and you're the one feeding it your donations week after week.Fight for humanity, instead of wasting your time and money on the business ventures of the clergy. The capitalist class has always used religion to brainwash the working class.
Love your people love your community love humanity instead of wasting your emotional energy on religious lies.
If religion did not exist billions of people would be more concerned in freedom in this life than rewards in the afterlife.
Religion is a corporation and you're the one feeding it your donations week after week.Fight for humanity, instead of wasting your time and money on the business ventures of the clergy.
The capitalist class has always used religion to brainwash the working class.







THESE days, I must say there is hardly any standard left for determining what is really a church. Apparently, it is just about any gathering of people under any kind of guise or authority, sometimes lacking any rules, direction or even doctrine. They just gather around a banner, signboard or in any building. In itself, this fact poses a huge problem. The proliferation of churches has translated to a proliferation of 'moralities.' Some so-called churches even endorse and 'bless' corruption because according to them, Jesus "has wiped away all sins," as long as tithes are paid. This is outrageous, but it happens.


The media and the public must be careful of generalisations, which is both odious and dangerous. No church is perfect, as long as human beings compose it. But you would be wrong to assess all 'churches' with the same parameters. You really have no way of knowing how much the church is doing to curb or dissuade looters, liars, cheaters or adulterers. The work of the church is essentially private and personal and can be judged only in the internal forum and by God.


Finally, the church does not have the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting criminals. It is the failure of the law, security agencies and governance, which have abdicated that responsibility to the church and that must be corrected. Let us get the law and security agencies back on their feet and criminals would be more circumspect even in the church, which has to turn to these institutions when defrauded. I repeat, there is the church and there are churches, and that says a lot about what happens where.


'We Celebrate Mediocrity And Kill Patriotism'

(Pastor Mike Onyeka, Senior Pastor, Victorious People Assembly Int'l Aba, Abia State)

THIS is a worrisome situation. However, it does not reduce the importance of the churches and mosques and the religious beliefs they represent in the society. As a matter of fact, another way of looking at it is to agree that the nation will be worse off without the churches and mosques, if in spite of their number,our society is still this way.


In my opinion, the reasons include: Firstly, the Nigerian political structure, which concentrates too much power and money in the Federal Government resulting in "monkey de work baboon de chop". Secondly, we celebrate mediocrity in the guise of federal character and balancing inequality. This has killed patriotism, which is the soulof commitment to country and integrity in governance. Even committed Christians and Muslims from different parts of Nigeria no longer see stealing public funds as evil. Rather, it has become "collecting our own share of the national cake." Secondly, there is a failure of leadership in Nigeria, which, in spite of the enormous wealth of the nation, has left Nigerians to their own vices. Sink your own borehole, if you want water; pay through your nose, if you want to go to school no matter how brilliant; buy your generator, if you want electricity; go to a private hospital or abroad, if you want medical treatment. And after going to school spending your blood as it were, you roam the streets without any means of livelihood.


Consequently, the average Nigerian has developed the mentality that it is not immoral to square up with a system that has betrayed, frustrated, and is insensitive to him, even if it means participating in crime. So, his/her interpretation of the Bible or the Qur'an is coloured by this sentiment. Hence, both the pastors and the Imams are having difficulties penetrating the hearts of their people concerning these vices. Where the situation is obvious, the church ought to bother and do something about their members, who steal public funds or get involved in corruption. But beyond that, the church is not EFCC or ICPC. Again, the church has an obligation to receive people the way they are before trying to change them by the word of God. Ordinarily, the desire to please God should be enough force to stop a man from living immorally. Many are doing so, even in Nigeria. However, members of the church are not from the moon. They also live in this society.


To solve the problem, Nigeria must be restructured to make for equity. Merit should be enthroned over mediocrity. The leadership must improve governance. Corruption must be openly dealt with from the top. Workers should be paid adequately and programmes put in place for them to be able to build their own houses legitimately. Our pastors and imams must set examples with their own lives. They must assist their members to experience the truth that one does not have to steal to be wealthy. The blessings of God make rich and they add no sorrow.


'We Should Distinguish Between Real Christians And Church Goers'

(His Eminence, (Dr.) Emmanuel Josiah Udofia, Primate, the African Church/President, Christian Council of Nigeria)

DESPITE the fact that we have so many churches and mosques today, there still exist greed, corruption, kidnapping, impersonation and ritual killings among others. This is the reason one has to distinguish between Christianity and religion. The word "Church" from Christian perspective should elucidate the difference and solve the problem of misconception between Christians and churchgoers. The church means (Ecclesia or "assembly"), which exists in Christ, through, and because of Jesus Christ. At Antioch, it is a distinctive New Testament reality, which was based on their Christ-like character.


What have people turned Christianity to be nowadays? The differences between the church and religious ones are rooted in the newness of the covenant of the believers that old things have passed away, behold all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). Christians (members of the body of Christ) are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, ordained to show forth the praises of Him, Who has called them out of darkness into His marvellous light (1 Peter 2:9).


Again, Christians are those washed by the blood of Jesus Christ and sanctified by His word. Therefore, could any human trafficker, prostitute, armed robber, "419er", and hired assassin be called a Christian? The answer is NO. Those who claim to come to church and still engage in such corrupt practices are just churchgoers and hypocrites.


It is a Biblical injunction that one should not steal money from his/her place of work or employer and donate it to the church. Anybody who steals in any form is a sinner, and no sinner will ever have fellowship with God except through repentance. It is the responsibility of the leaders to preach righteousness and Godly contentment to their congregations to forestall the evil perpetrated by the so-called churchgoers. Every God-ordained leader will always watch over those committed to his charge.


Example is in the case of Prophet Samuel and Saul as seen in 1 Samuel 15:14, "What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is this lowing of cattle that I hear?" NIV Daniel is another typical example of how Christians should behave as the light to unbelievers around them. Daniel 6:4-5 "At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. 5 Finally, these men said, "We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God" (NIV).

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These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

" - Reggie Akpata

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