OPINION: CHRISTIANITY, RACISM, PROTESTS, VIOLENCE AND UNCERTAINTY

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It is possible that one of the greatest deceits living in this world is that anything said or done is hidden. Things may seem secret but they are often as exposed as if done in public.

The world is engrossed with leaked audio, spy footage, whistleblower document, dissention, etc. as stuff that exposes certain practices.

Yes, traceably, but there is so much that can be seen, that came from something said or done, hidden at some point.

Any word or action is like a high energy particle, goes on, hitting and changing destinations.

There are things people do that they never say, but see examples elsewhere.

There are also things some other people do, that cannot be understood: why or where it came from.

People may have died long ago, but their character lives on in new people – in multiple ways.

Social media that has made being impulsive easier renders many hearts – directly – for the world to see.

There are things people are, or do, but conceal. They only sometimes show with some opportunity.

Someone can have a new faith, but keep a character, tradition, or habit and use that faith as justification for wickedness.

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Some people have bashed Christianity for years about how certain people used the Faith for evil stuff.

They forget that those who did, or still do, act in their own character or superimposed objective with nothing to do with the recommendations of Christ.

There are some other people who directly question GOD and His Ways.

There is no argument that GOD so loves the world. Some may not understand, but that is settled.

Through the Scriptures, GOD’s mercy is prevalent, though His judgement too is pervasive.

Some say GOD does not care about evil or why does GOD allow evil?

In the story of the creation, GOD sets up automation and choice.

Things on earth go through their process – in the laws of the earth: sowing and reaping, growth, circadian cycle, birth, etc. There is also the ability of choice, what to think, say, walking, decisions, etc.

When the first murder happened, GOD watched, in what already was a fallen earth, set further – to its own automation.

When Egypt was a mighty kingdom – they didn’t have the LORD as their GOD, yet they prospered because they followed the laws of the earth using their intellect, physical energy, etc.

Egypt and several empires and kingdoms after them prospered without serving the LORD. They had their gods – and magicians.

Whenever GOD’s judgement comes after certain decisions and evils, it may be read as GOD, the Creator, does not care. His Mercy or Judgment overrides automation and choice on earth.

Sometimes, when things happen, there can be deeper reasons beyond anyone’s understanding or where to place them. True Christians just pray for mercy.

JESUS came to the earth – because of Love. Christ – in flesh, allowed automation and choice in how people believed on Him and how some people also got healed.

Christ could have used wisdom and power to cancel out questions about His Status as the Messiah, but He let those who want to believe to choose or reject.

Christ appeared to an individual whose conversation led him to become a great Apostle. Angels appeared to people through the Scriptures. It was always in the name of the LORD, or towards the supreme purpose of the LORD.

Not for salvation by the individual.

There is a great chance that with the magic of the gods of many empires, some of the spirits can appear to some people also, creating missions for them with certain evidence.

But if not in the name of the LORD – in line with the Scriptures, it is voided, as the way.

It is possible to be really wise and expand but not in the name of the LORD.

[Ezekiel 28:2, Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre: This is what the Lord GOD says: Your heart is proud, and you have said: I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the sea. Yet you are a man and not a god, though you have regarded your heart as that of a god.]

[Ezekiel 28:3, Yes, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you]

There are many people who continue to seek evidence of how GOD does not exist, or how Christ is not useful to them, seeing how automation or choice in this earth has always been.

As a fact, Christ wants so much choice, that if worship is not in Spirit and in Truth, or giving is not cheerful then it should not be done.

Many are groaning because economics or health isn’t working for them. Some also don’t like Church, not because of the rules, but because they can’t feel or see benefits.

But, these dispositions may sometimes be like forcefulness on GOD – who answers prayers at His time, or as His rule or choice of Supreme Sovereignty.

True Christianity is totally Christ. There is a Creator, who can make the creation matter or not matter.

It is precarious to judge one’s Creator with an understanding that is like sight, which is super limited.

The tough questions against Christianity about what end is ahead can be part of that automation and choice.

Uncertainty also belongs to the Creator. The certainties known and revealed are for the creation, but no one knows what most of time holds, or held.

Some people want more certainty from Christ, to accept, but eternal certainty is revealed already.

People use addiction – and say it’s a choice or need, so is choice or need for everlasting life.

The world is awash with conspiracy theories, propaganda and creation of enemies, for people to find what to serve or follow. It’s a choice, allowed by automation of the Creator.

[1 Samuel 8:7, And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected ME, that I should not reign over them.]

*** Written by Nneka Okumazie.