Crimes In Churches

MathituStarred Page By Mathitu, 25th Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Crime anywhere is a crime, but worst of all is when it takes place where we least expected and where we thought ourselves safest, in our churches.

Where We Thought Ourselves Safest

As Christians, when you wake up on Sunday morning or on Saturday for the seventh day Adventists, the first thing you think about is that today is your date with God almighty in his house. That is, the church. This is where we go to praise God and to pray to him for blessings and everything we desire for he is our father in heaven. We have no fear for he will protect us and take care of us and we thank him for his blessings and everything most of all for the fact that we lived to see today.

What we don't know is that there are those who wait anxiously for our sabbath day to reach but all for the wrong reasons. they are those who look to harvest where they did not sow. They are the lairs and cheats the thieves and and the rest. To give a clear incite, I will divide crime in churches into three that is, The lying and fooling, The outright robbery, The violence.

The lying and fooling

This is all about those who come to church under the pretext of church leaders such as pastors or ministers. They fool God's children and since we believe in God, we are tempted to believe in them. There are those who pretend to perform miracles using God's name and then demand payment which they claim to be the will of God. Recently in the media is the story of a pastor who hired a prostitute so that she could give a false testimony of healing to the congregation. Unfortunately for him and fortunately for us he was smoked out by the journalists who then broadcasted the story. You may find this hard to believe but it is the absolute truth.

The outright robbery

This is just as any robbery that may happen anywhere else. They come armed with weapons and demand from you everything you have got which includes the offering you brought to the church. Some do not spare anything that is valuable in the church which includes musical instruments and all. Whereas this is bad if it happens anywhere, it happening in church is even worse.





The violence

This is not even about the money or the valuables. This is about your life and it being taken from you for reasons you may not even know. maybe its about a certain grudge with a community or the government or it maybe a religious grudge. but why should we Christians in our churches or Muslims in their mosque or Indians in their temple or any other religious group in their places of worship suffer the consequences?

I think that it is about time all this stopped. About time we felt safe on our date with God. This lying and robbery and violence is doing nothing to enhance your relationship with God and let me not judge but I'll say that hell fire does exist and it will burn fiercely. Let ye not look for it, as soon as we can all see each other as brothers beyond the money or religious believes, maybe we shall be at least a little safe from evil.

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Lying, Security, Stealing, Violence

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author avatar Mathitu
Am a university student fro Kenya studying English and literature. I focus my writing on articles and also short stories or academic research.

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author avatar A K Rao
27th Jul 2012 (#)

I am touched to read such disgusting things are happening in the name of God and at the place of God! Thanks for sharing dear Mathitu!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Jul 2012 (#)

Sad indeed, Mathitu. I also think of hate being generated under the pretext of religious beliefs though we are all from the same common stock!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
6th Aug 2012 (#)

There is much wrong in the world today, my dear young friend. There is a great deal wrong in the Christian community as well, with people who call themselves Christians yet are ready to judge others at the drop of a hate because their beliefs do not coincide with the beliefs of those "so-called" Christians. Take the so-called Christians who hate and pass judgement upon the lesbians and male homosexuals. Some going as far as saying that they get what they deserve when they are beat up and even killed. Somehow all these faithful Christians who see homosexuality as being an abomination in the sight of God conveniently forget what Jesus said to those who were getting ready to stone the woman who had been caught in adultery. Jesus said, "let him who is without sin, cast the first stone." Jesus did not judge that woman nor condemn her, so what right does anyone who call themselves a Christian, which means to be Christ-Like, to judge and condemn them. Everyone of us were born sinners. No human being is without sin. Only Jesus Christ was born without sin and justified to judge others yet even He did not judge the men that crucified him.

It is the evil, un Christ-like thoughts that lurk in the hearts of people who called themselves Christian that pose the real danger to the future of Christianity, not the thieves with their lies, guns, or knives.

I have added you to my following list. I look forward to reading more by you.

Feel free to DM me if you'd like.

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author avatar Mathitu
6th Aug 2012 (#)

Thanks for your comment Jerry and as am not without sin, I wont cast the first stone.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
6th Aug 2012 (#)

I hope that you didn't think that I was implying that you were Mathitu, because that was not the intent of my comment. Although I have encounter bigots here on Wikinut, I wasn't implying that you were one of them.

God bless you. Have a blessed week.

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author avatar Mathitu
6th Aug 2012 (#)

You too and don't worry, your comment was an honest and sincere and i do not think otherwise of it.

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