Some weeks ago, a Christian asked me a question, and he said;
“Hilary, why are we having an increase in the number of various denominations worldwide, while evil is spreading its tentacles around the world?”.
This question asked by this brother is very valid, and is one that should be treated as an emergency. One would have expected that the growth in various denominations worldwide and the increase in the population index of Christians would lead to a sharp decline of all social vices, but unfortunately, this is not the case.
“Have you not read? “.
The Pharisees were experts in keeping the law and maintaining a high standard of religious piety, but were still ignorant. This is the problem bedeviling the Church today, as we have a large number of ignorant Christians, who just bare the name “Christian”, but have little or no knowledge about the core values of Christianity.
Like the Pharisees, they understand Christianity as a religion which must be practiced by obeying Church traditions and listening to their pastors, while making no effort to establish a solid relationship with God, through the study and application of the word of God.
When you do not study the word of God as a Christian, your life becomes deficient in the knowledge and application of the truth, which results in an information gap that becomes a breeding ground for the ”old man”, which is the nature of sin to thrive, and manifest its fruits in the life of that Christian.
The list goes on, and this has made the world to down play the true meaning of being a Christian, as it is now categorized as a religion in comparison to others, because we who are supposed to be the light of the world, have become sources of darkness in our environments and the world at large.
The culture of seeking the truth, lies in our ability in searching the scriptures daily for deep insight and knowledge for the sole purpose of replicating the life of Jesus Christ, here on earth.
The Holy Bible contains the model for Christian living, which can only impact our lives by sharpening it to the form of Christ, if only we study its content. The deep secret of the daily, because in it contains the model for Christian living. It is the responsibility of every believer to study the word of God, that we may show ourselves approved (2 Timothy 2:15). Our approval status is dependent largely on our ability to study the word of God, that our lives would be a true reflection of His word.
This is also a call to all General Overseers and Heads of various denominations worldwide, to focus more on teaching the undiluted word of God to their members. Bible study should be a core section in our services, while the church should also see it as its responsibility to monitor the spiritual growth of their members, in a view to harvesting more souls for heaven and building a better society.