I have been inspired to write this article
When i was younger the church was a place of refuge
but now it is a place of connections and padi padi.
It was a place where ideals and principle of life was taught
but now it has been overrun by get rich quick prosperity ideals.
It was neutral in political debate choosing to defend the people when necessary
but now it is a political tool for propagation of political agenda.
It was a no go are for thieves and men with dubious means
but now thieves and criminals go there to give thanks giving.
The early church fathers were zealous chasing heavenly glory
but now our church fathers are infamous and chase worldly riches.
The early church was people oriented and accommodating
but now the churches are profit oriented and carefree.
there was a simile which said “as poor as a church rat”
but now it is “as chubby as the church rat.”
Churches where their members and pastors cannot afford the schools built with voluntary money and contributions from the congregation
when in the early days the early church provided affordable education.
The church is now a place where we hear of so many scandals
unlike then when it was a mediator in scandals.
I pray and hope our churches can move from being worldly to being holy because the church is the last hope of the ordinary Nigerian man.
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