To Follow or Deny Christ!? The Liya/Leah Sharibu Case!
Leah, refuses to deny Christ and it’s making people doubt her smarts. Many Christians have come out to swinging against the little girl that was kidnapped by Boko Haram in Dapchi. It’s been weeks since the organized kidnap of some girls took Nigerians by surprise; although the girls were released; the kidnappers kept back a girl called Liya or Leah Sharibu a Christian girl, the only Christian kidnapped by the Boko haram terrorists.
As of today, She is still being held in their camp because she refused to denounce her faith in Christ Jesus as a true Christian she is, What a Treasure! No wonder her captivity has brought out the ugly side of many Christians professors, as we can see how shallow many have been, no thanks to overfeeding of junk /materialistic messages from the pulpit and shameless of twisting of the grace message.
Romans 10:9-11 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
It is said in our local parlance that, “it is when the wind blows that you see the buttocks of the chicken. ” today that wind of direct denial of Christ has blown and we can see that the shallowness of many Christians have come to fore. For many are quick to scream I love Jesus, I love Jesus but today, those same voices are crying the little girl should use ‘wisdom’. If she was wise she would have been freed. She’s a little girl that’s why she is being stubborn , naive and so on.
What happened to our faith? Are we those Jesus talked about, if He would find them faithful upon His return?
This is truly a watershed moment for Christians in Nigeria to know that the prosperity gospel that has eaten into the fabric of our collective souls as a people has given birth to the cold hearted Christianity we are seeing today. People no longer see wrongdoing as wrong, we have made a God in our own image that caters to our whims and caprices.
Now many Christians are of the view that she should have denied Christ to save herself from captivity. Some dared others who questioned their reasoning to kidnap themselves or pray to be kidnapped and see if they wouldn’t lie to save themselves.
Then comes the flurry of biblical examples of those who lied to save themselves from sticky situations such as — Father Abraham, Apostle Peter but, they stopped short of saying how guilty they felt and how those lies almost cost them their lives save for the mercy of God.
I ask Christians, Do we still read our Bibles?
These same people forget the examples of Job, “curse God and die!” even from the privacy of his own home, Job refused to deny his God. What about Daniel thrown in the lions den? How about Daniel’s friends, Shadrach, Meshack , and Abednego that were thrown into burning furnace fire ?? What do we say about the countless martyrs, John the Baptist, James the apostle, Stephen the deacon and the rest of the apostles? The apostolic fathers? The early church fathers? Wycliff, John Knox, et all. All these men and women gave their lives for the gospel of Christ but today we are told that they lacked wisdom. Wisdom from the devil or what? Who has bewitched us?
Dear modern Christian, Here are a few Bible verses on denying Christ and what it means in case you need reminding :
“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us;
1 John 2:22-23
Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.
“But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
Final thoughts on this post :
If you think that God is going to change His words because you changed your mind. You must be a joker and you need to seriously reprent asap.
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God help us all. Jesus is the only way, serve Him with all you’ve got. Thank You Jesus the Owner of my soul
Amen. Hallelujah ?.