By Albert Nyakundi Amenya aka The Banana Peddler
I have claimed time with out amount that a Kenyan Christian is the greatest fool in the total entire world. I have also frequently indicated that if the son of male will come back these days, the only Christians who may well go to heaven are innocent youngsters.
In historical days of Christianity in Kenya, the church was at the forefront of progress in the society. Through individuals fantastic days, it was the church that created faculties, vocational competencies acquisition centres, promoted farming activities in farms, between many others.
Throughout those times, Christians actually worshiped God. The church presented scholarships, gave absolutely free learning supplies which includes publications, training aids, paid lecturers, gave meals, shelter and garments to the needy. Notwithstanding that the key concept of sermons was anchored on preparing the man, for the lifestyle following demise, it was incumbent on the church to try its most effective and make sure that each and every member who dared established foot in the residence of God lived a great lifetime as he geared up for lifestyle following death.
Again in those days, the satisfaction of the church was the welfare and the effectively-getting of its users. The good results of the church was calculated through the quantity of lives touched for occasion, the amount of men and women that renounced the satan, turned about a new leaf by providing their life to Christ. As a consequence, the church provided harmless haven for humans in various distress circumstances this sort of as all those in have to have of food items, lodging, clothing, economic aid, remedy of debilitating conditions this sort of as psychological ailments and leprosy between numerous other folks.
As the church ministered to the requires of its users, their lives acquired far better and as a result of great wellbeing, they introduced the proceeds of the do the job of their arms in sort of offerings and tithe to the house of God during church provider on Sunday, harvest and thanksgiving ceremonies. Subsequently, additional educational facilities, orphanages, hospitals and maternity houses ended up built.
Also, scholarships to better degrees of studying had been awarded because the household of God in fact turned the home of lots. Pastors saved revenue for various social progress tasks due to the fact they lived modest life driving the church in the church compound, bicycled, and worked challenging in their very own farms. A ideal instance of storing up treasures in heaven as the holy Bible suggests. These have been the great old holy days.
Quickly-forward to these cursed present day times of the devil, pastors have develop into conmen. The church has grow to be the biggest terrorist group. It is customers who minister to the demands of the church and its pastor. I listen to that currently some personal non-public jets funded by bad Christians some of whom, have never even observed a frequent chopper with their bare eyes.
They sacrifice their tricky-acquired coins to acquire flashy motor vehicle for pastor, fund sermon broadcasts on tv and other chain of firms together with educational facilities and hospitals. In facts, they are reminded every day by their pastors that blessed is the hand that giveth than the a single that taketh.
Individuals neglect that Jesus was a simple male. Considering the fact that he started out preaching, he hardly ever requested anyone to give everything in return for a miracle performed. Jesus trekked all his lifetime. He owned no donkey as a means of transportation. In point, the son of gentleman mounted a donkey when when he was about to die in the cross. If these Kenyan conmen in the identify of pastors claim they are emulating Jesus and next his teachings, why are they thieving from the needy whom they are meant to treatment for?
In a bid to remember to “God” and get the blessings, church goers squeeze on their own dry so as to fund several assignments in the property of God. But remarkably, their problem continues to be the very same. The more they give, the poorer they grow to be and the richer the pastor turns into.
Today’s church is an epitome of modernity. Churches are totally equipped with condition-of-the-artwork air-conditioned and imposing edifices. At every corner, evolutionary cameras with total klieg lights are mounted for stay broadcast from the pulpit. Sadly, the whole institution is ravaged by poverty. Regrettably, no discerning Kenyan inquiries this paradox by inquiring the pertinent issue, why has the fashionable church deserted the social support that the outdated church utilized so correctly to warm itself into the hearts of several?
The programmes of a real church that worship the residing God are intended to be geared in the direction of assuaging the difficulties of the lousy church associates. Church buildings are meant to pay a visit to prisons, hospitals, charity properties and donate. They really should recognize lousy associates of the church and lend a supporting hand. In its place, the church in Kenya seems to be on a mission to grab and steal from its associates.
The church of right now has neglected its users. It has deserted the noble purpose of getting care of the weak in the culture. Church buildings have turn out to be the key players in undertaking organization.
Most of the personal universities and hospitals listed here in Kenya are owned by well set up church buildings. Sadly, they charge fees that are much beyond the signifies of their ordinary inadequate associates who sarcastically, contributed to the establishment of the identical institutions. The charges billed can only be afforded by the prosperous. The normal church customers, who helped in developing the facilities by donating dollars, making components, labour and even by praying and fasting, for the educational facilities and hospitals, can not afford to pay for to just take their little ones to learn there or address their ill ones.
Lengthy tale limited, Christians in Kenya should wake up from non secular snooze and say plenty of is plenty of. They really should not permit conmen in the name of men of God, to steal from them in exchange of blessings. If you have to give, just give what the Holy e-book involves of you, an giving. If your requires are much too a lot, you should do not give pastor and starve your kids, God will punish you. Don’t give every thing – together with your hire and the college expenses of your youngsters – just to make your pastor satisfied. God established you and he understands your requirements. Besides preaching, each pastor have to have a career where by he will get his everyday bread from. If your pastor does not have a occupation and is dependent on you for survival, that is a conman who need to be chased to the extremely last gate of hell and melt away there. Remind him that even Jesus was a carpenter. He was helping his father Joseph when absolutely free.
The author sells Bananas in the streets of Kisii County.