EPISODE 4: Who is to blame? – Awe Hilary

*** THE CHARACTERS USED IN THIS SHORT PLAY ARE NON EXISTENT, FOR THEY ARE WORKS OF FICTION AS DEPICTED BY THE AUTHOR ***

Mr Chibuzor is a 38 years old man, who works for a construction firm in one of the cities in Nigeria. He has worked for the company for 10 years, but there was no job satisfaction, because the job could not place him at the same pedestal with his friends.

One of Mr Chibuzor’s close associates, Chief Simon, had over 15 houses, home and abroad, with nothing less than 20 cars, each having the least production date of 2019. Also, Mr Chibuzor had three other friends who were considered to be in the same echelon with respect to Chief Simon. Mr Chibuzor felt so bad, because he saw himself as the least amongst his friends.

One day, he was frustrated with the way things were going on in his life, and he decided to call Chief Simon who lives in one of the porche areas in Nigeria, Banana Island to be precise.

The following conversation ensued between Mr Chibuzor and Chief Simon.

…..Chief Simon’s phone rings…

CHIEF SIMON: Hello Chibuzor, how are you?

CHIBUZOR: Am not fine

CHIEF SIMON: What is the problem my friend?

CHIBUZOR: You guys are wicked, how many years have I been a friend to you, Mike, Ekenna and Charles?

CHIEF SIMON: How can you say we are wicked? I really dont get your point, why all these ranting and false accusations?

CHIBUZOR: Why won’t I accuse you, how do you guys feel when am with you? You flaunt your wealth around me, but you can’t help your friend. What type of friendship is that?

CHIEF SIMON: Well we thought you liked the life of suffering, and we were actually waiting for you to grow up, but since you have come of age, we will lead you to riches.

After their conversation that day, Chief Simon and four of his friends held a meeting, and they decided to help Chibuzor. They introduced him to their cult, and few months later Chibuzor became very rich. He became the centre of attraction in the city were he lived, his home town and even in the Church. His Church ordained him a deacon and the chairman of the building committee. He financed 90% of the 80,000 capacity church auditorium, which has been a breaking news in the eyes and ears of many.

He enjoyed the company of many, including sisters in the church, who were jumping in and out of his bed requesting for one type of favour or the other.

On one faithful day, the chief priest of the cult he belonged to, appeared to him at the hour’s of the night, pointing a staff at him, with the words “your time is up, you must return to the grand master”. This marked the end of Mr Chibuzor, as he died leaving everything he acquired behind.

The following conversation ensued between Mr Chibuzor and the Angel at the gate of Heaven.

ANGEL: Mr Chibuzor proceed to the gate of hell

CHIBUZOR: My name is deacon Chibuzor, how can I go to hell? I was ordained a deacon in my church, and I am the biggest financier in that church. Did you not see that big auditorium? I built it. I cannot go to hell, I have done alot for God.

ANGEL: Where you not taught in your church that you cannot serve two masters at thesame time? Because it is either you love one or despise the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other.

CHIBUZOR: But angel, am a Christian, I gave my life to Jesus when I was 10 years old.

ANGEL: You were a Christian and also belonged to a Cult? How is that possible? You cannot serve Jesus Christ and the queen of the sea at thesame time. You lost your salvation the day you sold your soul to the devil for riches. Depart from my presence to hell where you belong. Go now!!!

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LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF MR CHIBUZOR

1. Those who compare themselves with others are not wise (2 Corinthians 10:12).

2. godliness and contentment is great gain (1 Timothy 6:6-7).

3. Cultism is a worship of another god. For the Lord says “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3). When you belong to a cult, you are in alliance and allegiance to the god of that cult. You may not be aware of it, but that is how it is. You can’t be a cultist and thesame time claim to be a Christian. You must as a matter of urgency find your way back to God.

4. Salvation can be lost. The doctrine of once saved always saved (OSAS), is a fallacy from the pit of hell. Jesus christ said ” But he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Mathew 24:13).

5. Bad company corrupts good characters (1 Corinthians 15:33).

6. There is nothing hidden from God (Hebrews 4:13). You may cleverly conceal your sins from your pastor, church members or the world at large, but everything is laid bare before God.

7. Focus on the things above, lay up your treasures in Heaven (Mathew 6:20). The greed of focussing on worldly things can lead us to a life of crime and an eviction from the presence of God, like the life of Mr Chibuzor.

8. Vanity upon Vanity, all is vanity. Everyone comes naked from his mother’s womb, and as everyone comes so will they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands when they are dead (Ecclesiastes 5:15).

9. The devil has no free gifts.

….What shall it profit a man, if he will gain the whole world and loose his own soul? (Mark 8:36).

What did Mr Chibuzor gain? Nothing!

Mr Chibuzor lost it all.

God Bless You.

#WhoIsToBlameSeries #TheMessenger C 2020

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