by Adesegun Realwan
While online yesterday trying to keep myself abreast on relevant issues that surrounded the state of the nation and highbrow articles that keeps me updated on the current event of life, I saw a media bashing on the Church of God.
As a blogger, I share the wide belief that bad news is always good news, I was prepared to post it on my blog as the news was still fresh but I felt a tad reluctant to push the news on blogosphere.
Too many times I asked myself, do Bloggers and social media publicist, work for God or the devil?
There are a lot of enormous things the Churches are doing out there but we don’t talk about it because people only enjoy reading misery.
I have been following Harvester International Church for a while now and they seem not to reflect anything about the name of God outside the church especially on social media.
On the 23rd Of January 2015, there was a disincentive program in the Harvester International Church, it was tagged ‘Fusion with MI Abaga’. I was gobsmacked when I saw MI as a chief host in the house of God.
When did Saul become a prophet? Is it not the same MI that raps about sex, money and drugs? Maybe the organizers needed someone to pull more crowds to the church. But if at all there were no decent Christians in that church, I still feel MI should be the baron on the list.
Have we run out of youthful christian leaders who not only reflects the life of Christ in their behaviour and teachings, but their utterances to the people surrounding them?
No wonder Christianity has cheaply become a mockery. If a big church as Harvester International cannot provide a Godly speaker who the youths can relate with freely and look up to, then has the church not failed?
As if that was not enough, who invited Korede Bello to come and perform on the altar of God?
On the 5th of April, Korede Bello was seen singing and dancing on the same altar were sermons are being preached and lives are won for Jesus. Have we run out of gospel artistes too? No wonder talented gospel singers are crossing to the secular world singing ‘gbeku-mor-agolo’ to keep up with the trend.
I seriously doubt if the same Korede Bello “performed” for free or he was paid an hefty buck of money. This, in my opinion is not the very best of decisions by a church. Denying upcoming gospel artistes the chance to minister to God on the altar, those who have decided to only glorify His name.
While I still maintain there is no good structure for gospel artistes in Nigeria, I strongly believe the church is responsible for the denigration of standard our artistes are experiencing when it comes to making music. But that’s not a story for today.
Please whoever is responsible for all these arrangements should put an end to it now, don’t bring the world to the church. Let us keep our teaching, let us not be swayed by the happenings in our society, which are only but for a moment.
I wish the church will worry more about the message or signal being sent to those outside the walls of the gathering.
– Adesegun Realwan blogs at Naijanewsrave.com
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