KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:43 KJV “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive”.
The Lord reveals in the key scripture a common error of many. On many occasions those who speak the truth are rejected, whiles those who come with sugar coated lies are swallowed hook, line and sinker. When men fail to accept and acknowledge the truth, then the bible says, God gives them over to lies. Romans 1:28 KJV ” And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” In this very chapter, the bible said God gives up those who receive the truth and decide to forsake it and rather believe a lie.
It is very unfortunate to hear intellectuals say that Christianity is an European religion to enslave the Blackman. These people claim the religion of the African is idol worship. History and archeology reveal that Christianity and the bible came from the Middle East. It migrated into some parts of Africa and later spread more into Europe, who’s dominant religion then, was idolatry or sorcery. It was the power demonstrated by the fathers who brought the faith to Europe that soon made it to topple the worship of idols and sorcery in Europe. Men like St Patrick of Ireland and others demonstrated the power of God to the point that, many were converted from idol worship and sorcery to Christ.
The story of Africa is also not different. Christianity will never have stayed or thrived in Africa if it did not prove to be more powerful than the power of the gods here. The practice of African traditional religions was not just ideologies and empty believes with no manifestation of supernatural powers. For Christianity to have taken roots and so much grounds, it means, these powers were subdued. In spite of this historical background many go round saying Christianity just came to brainwash the Blackman. This is a big error and do not allow yourself to be deceived. Europe has fallen away from the truth of Christianity today, not because there was any greater power, but ideological persuasions like Darwin’s theory of evolution and other theosophical doctrines that promote sensual liberties. These teachings appealed more to the egos of the people, and so they fell for it. Well, the bible said this is what would happen in the last days. 2nd Timothy 3:1-3.
The bible maintains its consistency in speaking to the hearts and minds of men for complete transformation. It does not attempt to defend itself, does not attempt to defend anyone or people. It continuous to appeal, warn against rebellion, and encourage men to yield to God.
The bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers, its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true and its decisions are immutable. Read it, to be wise, believe it to be saved, and practice it to be holy.
1st Thessalonians 2:13 KJV” For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”
1st Thessalonians 1:5 KJV” For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.”