‘I wonder if every song should be tolerated in Christiandom without scrutinizing the contents and sense of belonging to Christ’.
It’s high time to do away melodies/songs that go against the real sense of Christianity.
A popular song is sang everywhere these days especially by revivalists and other Ministers in churches, it goes this way in Yoruba “Olorun mi ga eni na a ga, olowo ni Jesus, eni na ma lowo”
If ministers are to point to Christ life, should such songs and qualifications be used to qualify Christ?
Certainly, we need to follow the example of Jesus. As Christians (literally, “little Christs”), we ought to be interested in both what Jesus said and what he did, not false qualifications. However, when it comes to living in the material world and being Christ-like, interpreting the biblical example of Jesus can be challenging to most Ministers without the real sense of Christ purpose on earth.
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)”. The scripture in 2 Cor. 8:9 never emphasize on the riches Ministers interpret these days, it is strictly the riches of Heaven even one is expected to attain.
We can also see the level of poverty that Jesus experienced by looking at the material state of his family. Most people are familiar with the details of Christ’s birth since they are recounted and celebrated every Christmas.
It appears that Christ had very little by way of material possessions during his ministry. Consider the following: Jesus…
-preached from borrowed boats,
-multiplied borrowed food,
-rode on a borrowed colt,
and was buried in a borrowed tomb.
In fact, most of Jesus’ material needs, as well as those of his disciples, were apparently met by donations from a group of devoted women who accompanied him.
Ministers ought to point to relevant things about Christ and not materials.
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