the Born-Agains of this world

If one more Jezebel-looking, born-again, spirit-filled person bursts out speaking in tongues next to me again i shall kee sombori. From the hair to the shoes, these people look more like they’re filled with Methylated spirit than the Holy spirit. These days, in many charismatic circles, you can be a born again gangster, politician—or, at least, a tongue-talking, seductive starlet, or a born again lingerie model, or a born again 18+ movie actress, or a strip-club-attending, Jesus-loving rapper. After all, as we are reminded day and night, “Who are you to judge?”

Actually, what Jesus taught was that we should not judge hypocritically or superficially or unjustly and that we should not condemn. But Jesus also said, “Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment” (John 7:24). The Lord commands us to judge, as long as we do it rightly.

Paul taught the very same thing, writing to the Corinthians, “not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?” (1 Cor. 5:11-12)

Why is it that everyone seems to remember the words, “Judge not” (Matt. 7:1), but very few seem to remember—or care about—the divine call to judge those “inside the church” (meaning those who profess to be followers of Jesus)?

Without a doubt, only the Jehovah knows who is saved and who is not. But his Word makes things very simple for us, outlining God’s part and our part: “But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: ‘The Lord knows those who are his,’ and, ‘Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.’” (2 Tim. 2:19)
Unfortunately, many have forgotten that the only evidence of the new birth is the NEW LIFE, and the Scriptures make perfectly clear that if we profess to follow Jesus with our lips but do not follow Him with our lives, we do not belong to Him. I’m talking about the consistent, willful pattern of our lives, not on and off christian. Are we following Jesus or not?)

Its not about the outbursts in tongues during church services whilst being clad in a scanty or see-through attire and looking like Picasso just had practice on your face.

This preachers should start preaching the truth, should stop shielding their flock with this God-sees-the-heart type of preaching. It’s time to drop this sin-excusing, so-called gospel that offers everything and calls for nothing. Time to get back to the truth. Otherwise, as naija and indeed the world caves in unto itself, who will we blame?

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