When people say Nigeria has God and the Western World is anti-God, I laugh! I took my wife to the clinic in Nigeria, we got there very early so that we could see the doctors before crowds would come. But we sat there for hours and there was no doctor to attend to us. The crowds met us there, and yet there were no doctors. A senior doctor came around and saw the crowd and was angry about it. He went in and discovered many of the doctors who were supposed to be on duty were not there. They had gone about their own businesses. Because we knew him, he took us in and got a doctor to attend to us. Listening to the names of the doctors he called but were nowhere to be found, they were mostly christians, perhaps pastors and workers in their churches.
I have taken my wife a couple of times to the hospital here in the US, and some of the doctors are not christians, yet they are at their duties, doing excellent jobs. Nobody is monitoring them and they don’t need to be monitored, it is called professional or work ethics. People have excellent work ethics, and if you are lazy and unethical, you are out of the job. It only takes a few clients to complain about your service.
If we have God in Nigeria, where are the fruits? Where are the evidences? We had better stop confusing religion with God!
I am not a religious person and will rarely like to engage in religious sentiments. I have seen enough of that and grown thick skin against it. It does not move me. When the Missionaries brought the Light of the Gospel, it shone and darkness could not overcome it. Human philosophies could not stand it. You knew christians then by the way they lived, not the tongues they speak or the church denomination they attend. Our grandparents and parents benefited from that genuine christian faith. Where is our Light today with all the God we claim to have? Many of our churches today are ‘ruled’ by hirelings and business people seeking what to eat. Our universities are full of lecturers putting on collars, yet treating students like their slaves and sex objects. Which God are we talking about here?
I worship in a church full of senior citizens here in the US. But the quality of message and worship I enjoy is just next to none. I see elderly people with just guitar and songs worshipping God like kids, and the Holy Spirit moving so real. I went to church with pains one day and before the worship ended, it was all gone, without anyone shaking my head out of me. You hear lovely and mature prophecies from people during worship. Yet someone will sit in Nigeria and say there is no God in America. Is Nigeria better off?
Agreed, many young people in America have left the church because of new age beliefs and the deceit of freedom, but how are we better off going to church without knowing Jesus or letting our knowledge of God show in our workplaces and lifestyle? If I backslid because I came to the United States, it only means I was never saved. I have only been deceiving myself. The people I know around me here who understand what it means to be a disciple of Jesus only get better in their faith, because they can stream messages unhindered. We are able to even follow messages of major Nigerian ministers from the comfort of our TVs, Phones and Computers. There are more than tens of thousand ministries ready to send you resources, magazines and devotionals for free monthly because they are paid for by donors. I also have ministries I support no matter how little. I hope our ministries in Nigeria will cut costs on mundane things and spend more on reaching out to people.
If you want to discourage people from traveling out of Nigeria, please don’t use the sentiments of Nigeria having God and the western world being anti-God because they have more fruits of Godliness than we do. I suspect, with the way we practice faith in Nigeria, rapture will happen and nobody will be aware of it because the pastors and elders are still on the pulpit doing religion. Knowing God is not mere saying, it is a life!