My thoughts on the Nigerian pastor who has been setenced to death
Happy Leap Day. It comes around only once in four years so it's befitting that we celebrate in some way. Here's my own celebration- read the blog post below haha! God bless you all for your support and you remain in my heart and in my prayers <3 Here's today's blog post:
I’ve tried very hard to get my mind off the news report on Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, AKA Rev. King, the General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, whose death sentence for murder and attempted murder from ten years ago has been upheld by the supreme court of Nigeria.
I’ll like to two things that have been on my mind from this recent development.
- It is extremely important to know God for yourself because there are many false prophets amongst us.
- I wonder if Rev. King has, in the past ten years, repented for his actions or if he’s headed to hell.
Because I like background music while I go back and read my blog, here’s a song to play. I promise, the song is not as morose as the subject of this post, so don’t fret.
Back to our topic. One of my biggest fears in life is to live a false life for Christ, and at the judgement, hear the dreaded words : 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.' (Matthew 7:22).
I am extremely petrified as I write this post, mainly because I am not a huge fan or morbidity. I don’t like talking about death because of the sense of finality that it carries. When someone dies, their time on earth is done forever and ever. They are gone for eternity. Eternity, people, eternity. When I hear about a person’s death, I always wonder if they lived for Christ, or if they’re headed to hell. I really want people to know Jesus so that we can depopulate hell as much as possible. Hence this blog. :)
I was curious when I read about Rev. King, and here’s what he did: he set six members of his church on fire as an act of discipline over a sin they had committed. One of them sustained severe injuries and later died.
How sad! This is the farthest thing from Jesus, who constantly was in the company of those who had been judged by the law. Remember Matthew the tax collector? Remember the adulterous woman? Remember Zacchaeus? Yeah, those are just three examples of people who had been condemned to death but redeemed by Jesus.
Much as Rev King had absolutely no right to commit murder, when I read the story, I felt immense sadness for him and his church members. Apparently, the church still runs and people remain spellbound by this man who has used the gospel as a means to personal power and even murder.
Truly, we perish for lack of knowledge.
I cannot emphasize enough, the importance of spending time with God. Please read my next few sentences carefully as they easily could be misconstrued.
As much as sermons and books are important to the spiritual growth of a christian, nothing and no one should take God’s place in our lives. Do we listen to sermons more than we sit and read your bible for ourselves? Do we spend more time serving in several church ministries than we meditate on the word of God? Do we chase prophets and priests for prayers more than we chase the I AM? If we’re guilty, our souls are in danger. Absolutely no one and nothing should replace our personal time with God. Reading a book about God is not the same thing as meditating on the word of God. Listening to a sermon about God is not the same as meditating on the bible, which is God’s direct revelation of Himself to humanity, as inspired by the Holy Spirit. A sermon or book is someone's interpretation. Yes, they probably wrote by the help of the Holy Spirit, but it's not quite the same as reading the bible.
We cannot spend quality in the word of God, for ourselves, and be fooled by false teaching. Here’s why:
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do."
That's it for today, friends. I'll do part 2 of my argument on Thursday so please stay tuned :)
Have a lovely week ahead and thanks to all the new fans on my facebook page! I see you and as you’ve liked my page, may the Lord bless you, keep you, and draw you closer to Him and Him alone.