On “men of God”

Before I start this, 2 things

1. I am a Christian, I believe God exists.
2. I am not generalizing, I believe there are true men who have set their lives apart to serve God and do his work.

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“Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm”, people hide behind this scripture to harm the masses. Some men of God are taking us for a ride as if politicians aren’t killing us enough. We have been taught not to question the system, for the religious sects,fear is used to oppress the people. I was watching tv quite recently and saw a white garment church having their Sunday service. First thing I realized was majority of the church members looked poor, second thing was the poor looking people were made to give offerings about 5 times in a 2 hour church service, not 1Gh, 2 Gh offering too.

I believe it started during the Pentecostal era,when we saw real men of God perform miracles and devote their lives to the teaching of the gospel. The fetish priests started losing their customers,any sensible man will take advantage of this and start a church. And the people respected the men of God, meaning their actions won’t be questioned. They did the obvious, they also started “churches”. And you know the interesting part? They could also perform “miracles”, “signs and wonders” and speak in “tongues”.

I don’t blame these con men at all, I blame we the Christians who have reduced God to a bank account. Our modern day Christianity has become “I want a car, a house, a spouse”,etc. Prosperity,blessings and success have been reduced to what we own; money, mammon. We have men of God who know nothing about the bible, but they can perform miracles so we follow them and throw the gospel away. These smart men threaten us with hell fire and they write strange books that just lie to us, tell us to pay consultation fees(I was surprised when I heard this), tell us to give offerings we don’t have. In our desperation do not question them, we just give, not reading our bibles anymore, and live by every word that falls out of the mouth of God these wicked men.

Let me reference the bible, I’m not talking out of ignorance. During Paul the Apostle’s time, there were people who were saying they were with Paul and could perform signs and wonders, yet they was operating under evil spirits, he found out and cast the spirits from them. Even in the Old Testament, the magicians in Egypt could do every thing that Moses did. We now have churches that are filled with thieves and liars, the same type of people Jesus Christ whipped out of the temple.

We forget they are human beings, imperfect. One man of God you trust so much, even more than God, will disappoint you and make you miss heaven because you will backslide and go into the world hating everything that has to do with God. See how dangerous these fake people are? They don’t teach on offerings and tithing, explain to us according to the word of God why we should tithe and give offerings. They just guilt us into doing it, making offering look so compulsory, and we end up giving to man and not to God(it really matters). They even preach “the once saved, forever saved” doctrine.

The bible says by their fruits we shall know them, not by their works. If a pastor takes advantage of you or isn’t living the God kind of life according to the bible, you don’t need an angel to tell you he is fake or just a beggar trying to make ends meet. Well, the good news is Christianity is not hard, living the love kind of life. A life in which we are led by the Holy Spirit, its not a life of pretense so we look good to our pastors and church members forgetting He who will judge us sees everything. Look at the life Christ lived, was he inhibited?

Think on these, and feel free to question issues you don’t understand. Life is a learning process.

Me, Anonymous233

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Was woman made to be enslaved?

Strange question, but yes, it has popped up in my thought train a thousand times and more. I look at society and wonder what went wrong. Every day we hear of one rape situation here, domestic violence here, broken heart leading to insanity there, single parenting, cheating in marriage etc.

I recently saw a quote, “Men are supposed to respect women, but women are supposed to give man something to respect”, and I was like hey, even the fact that you stayed in a woman for 9 months gives you a reason to respect her or? Well not everyone thinks that way. But right now, I want to rest the man oppressing woman talk for just this post, I want to talk about another. “Women,give man something to respect”, I encountered, actively and passively some situations in my university. First, A guy slapping and beating his GIRLFRIEND, his reason was, the girl wasn’t showing him respect. The guy practically dragged her back to his room and she was apologizing amidst tears. Second one, a girl whose boyfriend has given her a set of rules, who she can talk to and who she can’t talk to. She goes to do his housekeeping and in the case she doesn’t clean well, the guy gets angry and she apologizes for not doing the “work” well, he can decide not to talk to her and she gets all upset and worried and cries for days even to the extent of not attending classes. Third one, this guy who emotionally abuses his girlfriend, always calling her nasty names, leaving her sad and depressed, and she is still with him, she once caught him having sex with another girl, she got angry, packed her stuff from his room and left, a few days later she went to apologize to the guy for reacting like that. Please, the girls I’m talking about here are university girls, they all wrote WASSCE and they are offering courses like engineering, sciences, social sciences, etc.

You might be saying, “Ah these girls are stupid, why don’t they just leave the guys”. There is this audio clip where a girl asks her boyfriend for GhC5000 for a phone and other stuff and the guy goes like “Herh!! The number you are calling is either switched off or out of coverage area”.

The question I’m asking here is, we as women, are we giving men something to respect? Because I honestly don’t see any self respecting woman taking that kind of abuse and staying. Do we even know our worth as women or we are just following the woman empowerment- feminism train? Do we even understand it? It’s different when men disrespect you for being a woman, and it’s different when we allow ourselves to be disrespected by man all in the name of love. Woman was not meant to be dependent on man, in fact, unless you are a child or handicapped (Even they don’t like being dependent), you have absolutely no right to be totally and completely dependent on another human being. Women, let’s make all those who died fighting for us to get the right to speak, proud. We have found our voices, let’s not enslave ourselves again.

An empowered me,

Anonymous233