Yesterday, a historic event took place: USA presidential elections. As soon as final results were announced, many flooded social media to express their opinions. People showed various types of reactions: from fear to excitement, from despair to hope, from love to hate.
I lived in the USA for about a year: 11 months to be exact. Many people asked me whom I prefer as the USA President. I try to avoid answering this question. Some of my close friends know the answer. Tha country had one of the most controversial elections in its history. The preference for either candidate has divided families and friends. I am not going to defend or blame either of the individuals. It will cause more contention.
Apostle Paul told us to pray for our leaders. Albeit he lived under one of the worst persecutions. If there is one man who is entitled to hate the government, it's Apostle Paul. We have to defend our faith, not political candidates. Imagine how the world would change if we spend the same amount of time defending Gospel as we protect our earthly things.
I have been in many churches. I have seen modern churches with comfortable seats and
In front of a diverse audience. I have seen small churches, some of them as small as an apartment. Yes, I have seen a church in the apartment building.
In many churches, people do not go past spiritual childhood. They prefer simple truth and nothing more. Sometimes they become famous Christian authors and speakers. They talk about God's love and how it's amazing. They present God as someone who'll lead us to prosperity and success. They say Christians don't need to be sick because they live the life of victory. Whenever they hear of someone going through trials, they say that the person doesn't have enough faith. Someone told me that I have allowed demons into my life and that's why I am suffering, that's why bad things have been happening to my family, that's why I have been having problems.They put this life on earth on an alter turning it into an idol without realizing it. This is a plight of many western Christians. In addition, it's also in some places in Africa.
While we are focusing on this life, we are missing out on eternity, opportunities to change someone's eternal destiny. I know people who go to church just because they like the sermon, design of the building and how the preacher is being so motivating and how sermon makes people feel better.
We need to put comfort aside for the sake of the Gospel. God is not a fairy or a Jinny. He is the creator of the universe.