“At the end of our sojourn here on earth, we shall only be remembered by what we have done,”
Some time ago on social media, a young Christian undergraduate brought the early Christians to the court of public opinion, (which I call the Court of Posterity). He questioned the genuineness of Christianity, pointing the compromise of the early church in the many inhuman practices recorded in history books.
A generation of Christians that could sleep peacefully when fellow humans are being murdered in cold blood? Even those that hold same religious faith with us are slain and we act like nothing happened?
He asked the judge to ask the defendant if the message they were being taught now was different from what those Christians learnt. He made reference to the fact that the Bible is reported to have been the same from ages past, and so wanted to know if the creation story taught then was different from what it is today. He asked how they could have been taught to love their neighbours as themselves, and yet they could still use fellow humans like animals? -calling them slaves! He also pleaded with the judge to please confirm from the defendant, if those Christians were not taught that – all is equal before God. The court room roared with laughter, when he asked: “did those Christians made heaven?” His prayers was that the court should rule Christianity, and other religions as a tool used for personal gains, both by the government, and those peddling it; hence should be outlawed!
However, the defense council, led by many Christian faithful’s, reminded him of a few that stood for what was right. They asked the judge to dismiss the case as it was an attack on religion, which is the fundamental human rights of all – Freedom of worship. They buttress their point by educating the plaintiff with the narration of how a few, stood for what was right, even at the threat of untimely death. The names of Martin Luther, The German Monk, and Martin Luther King Jr, the black American Preacher, kept coming up.
A generation that refused to produce good governance, rather has resorted to praying in fear?
While the court proceeding was going on, I couldn’t help but reflect about the future. I started imagining what would be said of us in the nearest future? A generation of Christians and yet corruption held sway? A generation of Christians that could sleep peacefully when fellow humans are being murdered in cold blood? Even those that hold same religious faith with us are slain and we act like nothing happened? A generation that refused to produce good governance, rather has resorted to praying in fear?
A generation that avoids persecution by compromising in diplomacy?
Or will you be counted among the few that fought the system? Will you be among those that raised their hands against corruption and corrupt practices?
Will you be among those that made themselves available, or those that gave their support for credible government?
As you go to church today, will posterity judge you as a faithful?
Are you a Christian in words only, or also in deeds?