Breasts and Honey Harvest Fellowship International.

It is high time to laugh! There are so many false prophets; unfortunately, there are many sheeple who do not read their bibles too. Enjoy! The reason why a church like this will do well in Kenya is because Kenyan men are always drunk; they will not be able to take care of their women. 


Actually, this is not even as bad as the one in Virginia which worships naked. Every member comes to church naked. In This church , it is normal to worship naked. 



There was another church which shared sex too. The one started by David Berg. It was called the Children of God and later the Family. 

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Strategies to promote differentiation and student involvement.

Strategies to promote differentiation and student involvement.

            There are various strategies for getting student involvement. Student involvement is paramount in boosting their self-confidence. One of the ways I do that is by employing physical activities. It hypes the tempo of the class and brings out the personality of each student which will help them in feeling free in the classroom. Each time they participate in an activity, they remember it better than the one they just read or saw. It keeps most of them at the same pace on the same stage. Research has proven that physical activity involves left and right brains.
            Another way is to pair them in groups. Most students, especially English Language learners (ELL) come from different cultures. By working in pairs, it reduced cultural differences, seeing that cultural differences could summon a subjective implementation of classroom rules, mean different things to different students which can impede the apprehension of content material. I usually called it Community Learning or Communal Studies. However, it has its own disadvantage in that a disruptive student may hijack a whole group, dwarfing them from the lesson of the day. Group studies also reduce anxiety. The indefatigable students serve as boosts to the languid ones.
            One other way to get more student engagement for language learners is by using bilingual books. Firstly, most books with bilingual labels are less culturally restrictive.  As such, students easily identify themselves with the language. Secondly, it refreshes their minds as they look at words in their native language in other languages. This will encourage writing in the second language because it gives the students a ready word pool to select from. It turns the word from being abstract to concrete. That is because they are seeing the word not only in a language they do not know but a language they know especially when it is accompanied by visuals. Visuals will create a mental picture in the learner that will reinforce the theoretical abstraction you have been giving them. Some of the most effective visuals are visual aids in progressive disclosure, overhead foils and slides because they catch the attention of the learner, push them to anticipate what you are bringing next and that includes them in the teaching process.
            The different strategies will help in the differentiation by process and content through modifications so that every child learns something.  At times, I differentiate by interest, readiness or learning by applying the different minor strategies like Interactive Discussion, Panel Discuss, demonstration, Questions/Answers, Project, Coop. groups, Visual Display, Lecture, Student Exploration, and modeling, students’ needs are met according to their learning styles.

Until then, you can get all students involved and engaged.


St Arrey of Ntenako


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Use FLIPS To Manage Disruptive Classes.

Use FLIPS To Manage Disruptive Classes.
I always feel bad to see a teacher who goes off in class because of student behavior. Although some of the actions taken have been harsh, I always feel as if the teacher bears the brunt of the situation deescalating. As a man who has led groups and taught in Title 1 schools, I am better placed to talk about student misbehavior. As a youth coordinator with the Full Gospel Mission Cameroon, I never had any rebellion during my time, but there were always rebellions under my predecessor and my successor. As a teacher, I think I can count how many referrals I have written in my 14 years of teaching. The strategy has always been imbedded in what I call Foresee, Life Lessons, Interest, Peace and servanthood, with the acronym (FLIPS). If you think that my theories cannot work, call me and I will implement them in any of your worst classes for free for two weeks. That way when I fail like you (just kidding), you can shut my mouth. Until such times, you should learn because the master teacher is speaking. This is not arrogance; it is just confirmation that teaching runs in my veins. Therefore, let us put FLIPS into action.

1.      Foresee and preempt trouble (I Sam 25:34, 40).
                 As I was calling the roll, one student said, “Maria, Maria, have you ever seen you dad lick your mom? Maria retorted, “Why are you asking me that in public?” She told her, "It just came to my mind." I gave her a devil stare, and she asked me why I was looking at her like that.  Mid way along the roll again, another kid exclaimed, “Ah, my ass hurts!” One of them quickly snapped, “Did you take it from the back?” “One time when I took it from the back, my ass hurt me like 2 weeks.” She added!I am talking here of Midddle schoolers. I laughed and asked them why they talk like that. They explained to me that it was their habit to talk like that. I asked them what their teacher thought about it. They told me that, she could not do anything about it. “No one likes her!” A student interjected. 
              Abigail was married to Nabal whose name meant “a fool.” He was son of Belial but wealthy. She knew that his foolhardiness would kill him and her one day, but his wealth was too appetizing to pass by. As a result, she preempted his foolish behavior by seeking to mend fences with David, without telling Nabal. (I Sam 25:23-31).
When you come into a behavior classroom, you should always recognize that they have some potentials. You should not allow their bad behavior to discourage you from tapping their good qualities. Let them know that you believe in those good qualities. Secondly, immediately you enter into the class, call the attention of the trouble makers to catch their attention. I will say, " Son, I want you to work well because I want to tell you a story. Each of you will maintain your seats, but you will lose the privilege of sitting where you like, if you disrupt the class." It has always worked, no matter the students.  

2.      Life lessons are always imbedded in my classes.
                I remember when I just began teaching. I realized that each time I shared a life lesson,  the kids paid more attention than the course work. All human beings face the same needs in essence, but they are merely manifested in different forms. Consequently, every time you have a group of people, everyone is hurting, one way or the other. Through these life lessons, we build the self-esteem, emphasize their self-worth and refuel their self-efficacy. Life lessons will encourage the building of strong families which will create happy people. Students will learn to trust their parents more and look unto adults for guidance. In the course of building their self-esteem, we show them that except you fail, you cannot have a past to talk about. Many teens think that their self-worth deepens on how they look, how much they know, or how much their families are worth. A person’s self-worth is the life within that is equal to every other life out there. It is not valued or comparable to anything. Therefore, life lessons a day will greatly help to stabilize the class because they tend to see that you have their interest at heart.

3.      Make storytelling one of you most efficient teaching techniques.
I had just entered into a class, and the kids began to scream, “A new sub you all. I asked them why they said that. About 9 of them answered, “You are the third in three days.” I asked them what happened to the other two. They said, “They did not like us, and we did not like them, so we ran them out of here.” I said, “Oh, ok I see.” I began to tell them a story about a little bird for about 5-7 minutes. After I told them the story, they were very quiet as we worked and finished the work. They begged me to come back the next day, and I went there. The class was very well behaved the next day.
Storytelling is my most reliable technique. I learnt this one from Jesus Christ (Mk 4:34.). v         Mark recorded, “But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.” Everything that Jesus did as a principle will work in any society. Children and people like stories, so you should garnish your teaching with storytelling. When I come to a very bad class, when I am calling attendance or once I enter, I can know whether I should start with a story or end with a story. With poorly misbehaving kids, I start by telling them a story, then I end the story half way and tell them to finish their work, so they can hear the entire story. For the good kids, I tell them towards the end of the class. It has always worked.  

4.      Make peace your mantra.
              You should always bring peace with you everywhere you go. A soft answer will turn away wrath (Prov 15:1). One day, a student said to me, “Nigg... Shut the fu.. Up.” I asked him who he was calling nigg..., and he reiterated, “You, Nigg.. motherfuck...” He repeated boldly and provocatively! Hahahahaha. I looked at him and playfully said, “Son, I am not sure you are calling me nigg...” He said to me, “If I call you nigger, what are you going to do?” I replied, “Let me hear it.” He began to rap an impromptu song, "Nigg.., motherfuck.., what you gonna do, nigg.., nigg.., nigg.., what you gonna do?" After he finished, I offered him a dollar for his creativity. The class revolted and asked me how I could reward bad behavior.
The next day, the young man came to class and apologized. I later gave them life lessons about how to deal with provocation. He even became the peace keeper of the class. An adult should always play the role of an adult. You see, I did not even write the student up because such a student does not need deformation; he needs reformation.
             A week later, I visited him in their house. I met him outside hanging out with his friends. When he saw me, he was surprised. He asked me what I came to do, and I told him that I had come to pay him a visit. I hung out with them, chatted and tried to lift up their spirits. Until I left the school, he passed regularly to say hi to me.
           Once the students turn in their initial questionnaire about them and their parents, I consult their records with counselors, so I know how to deal with each of them. To those whom much is given, I ask for much, but to those who less is given, I ask for less. However, the academic standards and requirements are the same.

5.      Self-control. 2 Samuel 16:5-14 Shimei insults David.
               David had the power to cut off Shimei’s head for insulting him, but he recognized his position as a servant and let God deal with it. The last thing you should know as a teacher is that you are a servant. You are not a CEO, boss or drill sergeant.
              One day when I went into a class, the kids began to shoot paper balls. One of them hit me on my back as I was writing my name on the board. I looked at them and laughed. I asked them who did it, but they had a code of silence. I picked one of them and asked her where she came from. She told me, and I appointed her as the assistant teacher. Everyone wanted to be the assistant teacher. One person told me that if I made her the assistant teacher, she was going to tell me who did. I told them we should continue because someone was going to tell me. Rather than wait for them to be ousted, it would be honorable for they themselves to tell me. One student stood up and told me that he was not aiming for me; he wanted to hit another student who had hit him. I joked with him about learning to make his shorts. He, the one girl and I made paper balls, and we aimed them towards the trash can. After that, we went ahead with the class which went so smoothly and quietly, until they were begging me to come back the next day. I always let time deal with certain behaviors because my goal in life is to reform and not deform. The letter of the law kills, but the spirit vivifies. In this case, instead of getting mad or writing the student or berating the class, I appealed to their conscience in a very subtle manner that secured the peace of the class and gave us a conducive learning environment.
               Do you have a bad class? You should use FLIPS as your magic wand. You should always try to preempt trouble in the class in a high risk school. Teach your students life lessons. Show the students that they have potentials as you find a special interest in each of them. You should endeavor to embrace peace, share peace and give peace a chance at all costs. Finally, you should never forget that a teacher, albeit has authority is still a servant to the students, school, parents and community.  If you implement them and they do not work, I will be willing to help you at all times. If I fail, I will reimburse whatever you expended on my trip.

Until then, let us make teaching a blessing and not a curse.

St Arrey of Ntenako.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Adieu Prof Peter Agbor Tabi: The man of progress!


When the news broke out that Prof Peter Agbor Tabi had passed away, it did not take me as a surprise. He was a mortal who knew his mortality. He was man who care for his people, albeit his vaulting ambition was discordant with those who had signed a pact with backwardness. He was never in a hurry with his words, but they carried powers beyond the immediate vicinity they were uttered. Before he was appointed rector, I had to pay money to hold my campaigns in the University of Yaoundé. When he was appointed, all of that vanished. He served as a covering to the weak and gave opportunities to the tailess cows. Twice my group and I were detained while praying in the field, and twice he ordered our release. I am aware he made some unpopular reforms like instituting school fees in our universities, reforms and favors to his people. I actually like the policy of paying fees because now it creates more consciousness in people than the lackadaisical scholarships that raised up indolent Cameroonians.  Therefore, I believe that the learned and good professor would have loved to be associated with the fees reforms.
In John 9: 1-25, a man was born blind. He was healed by Jesus, but the chief priests wanted him to lie that he was healed by someone or something else because Jesus was a sinner, according to them. The man told them, " Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not; one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see (Jn 9:25)." Whether Prof Agbor Tabi was a monster or not, I know not; one thing I know is that he gave me and the others I know opportunities. He may be Lucifer in the flesh to some, but he was Angel Michael to me because I have a personal history with the man.
I had experienced my first “coup d’église” when I was replaced from my position as the coordinator for Colleges, Lyceé and Universities for Christ (CLUC) while on a trip. When I returned, my roommate (Rev Benjamin Noumba) who is now the District Pastor for Full Gospel Mission, Yaoundé District kept it a secret because he wanted me to live the experience live. He knew that I never fought for positions! When I went to the meeting, I was informed that the leadership had changed hands. I asked them when and why. They gave their explanations, and I told the brethren that I was going to respect the will of God, so I will no more come to the meeting. This was a group I had redeemed from the fracas of the previous breakup. I met the group when it had broken up. I had already raised the membership from 2 to 125 members in 3 months. We were establishing groups in secondary and high schools in the Yaoundé area like popcorn.
I stopped going to the meeting and concentrated on another group (“The Street Preachers”) I had formed while leading CLUC, which still exists today. During my absence, CLUC university could not hold a single campaign or conference because the Rector- Prof Peter Agbor Tabi did not issue them authorizations, which I had no hand in it. When they told me, I went to the office that day and saw Mr. Oumarou who was in charge of the planning (first stage for the authorization), and he approved it. I then carried it myself to the rector’s office, and he approved it too immediately. Then he asked me to pray for him so he could become a minister. I prayed and prophesied that "in one year time, this same time, you will become a minister." He asked me if I was sure. I told him that, it was not me saying it; I was saying it on the authority of God. Then, I left. The next month, he gave us permission to build a multipurpose center in the University of Yaoundé. The planning division drafted a degree or ordinance which he signed. We saw the mayor and the minister of higher education, but both of them wanted huge sums of money for bribe, so we abandoned the project.
The group had disintegrated, and there were only five faithful people attending meetings: Christopher Aangaama, Marie Noelle, Divine Njoh, Alfred Biso and Duplex Tchounke. God had just used him to set straight the crooked path the church leaders had paved. That day, he made me too powerful that the group from which I was thrown out, like Jephthah’s brothers, came back to seek my help. Marie Noelle and Christopher came to my house to beg me to come back and lead them. I went back to lead the group and within 3 months, all the members returned, and the group was booming with old and new members.
One year later, he was appointed minister. I was resting in my student room when his bodyguard came to see me. He has never come to my house, and I did not know that him or his bodyguard (Kennedy who was from Ntenako like myself) even knew where I lived. I was surprised. The bodyguard told me, “Papa wants to see you. “ I asked him who was that papa, and he told me the minister. I asked him how he knew my house, and he told me. He carried me in his car and took me to his office. I was praying all through during our ride. When we reached, I went into the office, and he got up to receive me. I was surprised. Then he told me that he knew my mother, and that they were in politics together. I began to feel a little bit comfortable now. Then he told me that he has brought me there for one thing;
            Then he told me to come and see him in his office the next day. He told me that he wanted me to teach him how I preached and captured people’s hearts. He informed me that every time I held a campaign in one of those amphitheaters, he had attended them, and the crowd was always very attentive and quiet. More so, students came out to give their lives to Christ. I laughed, I told him that it was the spirit. However, I will like to teach him on condition that he rewarded me, since it was for political gain. He asked me what I wanted, and I told him that I wanted a scholarship. He quickly retorted, “Who gives scholarships?” I said, “The Minister of High Education. He said, “Then, who is the minister?” He laughed. The next day, I drafted a plan out of the theory I expounded called “Politics by Proximity” which was simply a transfer of the principles of “Evangelism by Proximity,” A strategy I had developed in my days as the interim pastor in Full Gospel Mission Bambui.  I showed him from the bible how to tackle hostile places from the prophets to the apostle and church fathers. He was so intrigued that he called a meeting of a few people (like Atem Ebangha-Ashu), and I explained to them. That year, with this theory, the CPDM won in SW 100%.  On the campaign trail, he asked me to go with him to some places. A day before we entered the village, I shared with him a dream I had. I saw the people poisoning a goat they were to give him and the chair he was to sit on, in an attempt to kill him. When we reached that village the next day, the people had dressed the chair very well, so we ordered for a new chair which was the one someone was sitting on top already. Later, the people gave him the goat which he abandoned behind with the people.  
On our way back to Yaoundé, at Mutengene, we ran into skirmish because wayward guys wanted to pick up some prostitutes, and there was a disagreement that brought the locals out. When the locals found out that we went to campaign for the CPDM, they surrounded the van and called for people to bring “Zoua Zoua” to burn us and the car. I passed through the window and began to make a plaidoirie for the reason why we were supporting the CPDM. During this time, I had called him to explain what happened. He told me that the police will be there, I should just try to keep the people calm. The DO sent the police, gendarmes and Army who came and bailed us out. We would have been burnt alive.
When we reached Yaounde, he offered me a scholarship, but I did not like it, so I proposed for him to help three very intelligent kids who had not had the luck to enter Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Yaoundé), so they could become teachers. He asked me for their names, and I gave them. Two months later when I went there, he told me that everything was there, and when the names came out, they were there. He kept almost every promise he made to me.  I knew him as a soft-spoken, friendly, funny and faithful person. I lost contact with him when I left the CPDM, and moved to the United States. I felt like I could not more support the very system that was oppressing people.
Prof Peter Agbor Tabi did not help only Manyu people; he helped Cameroonians and strangers alike. One of my very smart and intelligent Bamileke sisters in Christ wanted to enter into Ecole Normale, so she shared it with me. I divulged it to him, and he asked me for the name. The deal was sealed! I am aware that some of his policies were not popular, but there is no man or woman who can please everyone on earth.  Therefore, I cannot sacrifice his goodness for the potage of the Zeitgeists or political correctness! He was a hen that protected her chicks.
The Manyu people, especially have a lot to be thankful about Prof Peter Agbor Tabi. Those who were admitted into ENS, CUSS, ENAM and IRIC have jobs. With those jobs, they have alleviated the suffering of their relatives at home. These people now have a strong hope to live, and they look into the future with anticipation. When HON E.T Egbe came with postal appointments, Manyu people complained that “not everyone will be a postmaster.” H.E. Kima came with light, they began asking "If na light we di chop." H.E Prof Agbor Tabi came, they said “Na all ma go be teacher?" That year they were two Manyu sons in IRIC who were recruited in Diplomacy when only 7 students were recruited for the entire Diplomacy department. It important to note that every child who was helped by Prof Agbor Tabi merited his or her position because he was a man of excellence. He merely wanted to give a voice to the voiceless. Each of them had passed the A levels with at least three papers, and they also graduated from the university. 
Permit me to us this example form the bible. I will want to use this example from the bible. When Jesus entered Capernaum, the dear servant of a centurion was sick and dying, so he sent village elders to go and invite Jesus to come and heal him.  When they met Jesus, the highlighted the good deeds of the man , and one of them was that he loved their nation up to a point where he built a synagogue for them (Luke :1-5 ). Jesus went there and awoke the dead servant who had died before he arrived. It is ok to do good to your people. In this case, you are right to question if they merited it. Yes, they did because the names I gave all had at least 3 A, Levels and graduated from the university without a job.
It is unfortunate that we have to seek help because these people have merited theirs. Now, let me tell you the one where you do not really merit. I had a Beti sister and brother in Christ from the same father and mother. They neither wrote nor registered the ENS exam, but they passed and their names were there, so they consulted me to see if it was righteous for them to take the opportunities. I told them to take them as manna from heaven. It is not always that we merit everything that we get, whether good or bad. It is not acceptable, but if you are a victim of good, you should take it; that is another form of a miracle. Those who have not had miracles in their lives should keep hoping and praying for their turns. The reason why they needed favors, even though they merited the professional schools was because of nepotism and cronyism that have bedeviled the country and escheated the unprivileged but brilliant kids like mine.
             History has left the past generations behind in their strife and rancor; the present generation is picking up the pieces.  In the future, we will reassemble the vase from where Manyu sons and daughters will drink in unison and dance the songs of Paw Manku Wars as heroes and heroines. You may not have known what Professor Peter Agbor Tabi did for Cameroon. He brought reforms in the University of Yaoundé that reduced corruption. I don't like Biya, and I want him to go, but H.E. Peter Agbor Tabi served him faithfully. He took the bold steps of instituting reforms that saved Cameroon from early bankruptcy. I don't like Biya, but I will praise any man who serves his master faithfully as he did.
This is not a veiled endorsement of the Biya regime; it is merely the sound of a shotgun that we will no more sacrifice our own, simply because they think differently from us. It is a time when we can tolerate differences in opinion and embrace those who see red where we see blue, knowing that there are many reasons why different people see the same thing in different colors.
This is a warning shot that an attack on one of us is an attack on all. Together we shall build a future for our progeny and the songs of development will be heard in the hinterland and the extremities of the earth. 
I do understand that as a politician, he can never come to equity with clean hands, so I am conscious some of you who fought him on the opposite aisle will see him as a devil incarnate. That is ok, not even Jesus was found to be without blemish by the Sanhedrin. Those who hated him always had a reason, but those of us who loved him, also have our reasons. For those reasons, I mourn his premature departure from this earth. He had always loved to benefit from the things of God, even though his heart was far from repentance. My hope is that he met God and gave his life to Christ before he left this world, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul, Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mk 6:36-37.
Until then, Prof Agbor Tabi came from dust, and unto dust he will return!



St Arrey of Ntenako

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Where Did Cain Get His Wife, and Was Adam The First Man?


You said that the churches have not answered the questions. These questions are a waste of time because they are asked by people who are merely being fastidious.
Issue one: None to till the ground. Why would you conclude that there was none to till the ground when God had Adam and Eve already on the Sixth Day? Therefore, your point is invalid! Gene 2:5 is taking place before the third day. That is when there was no plant. From Gen 1:9-13, all the above mentioned things there were nonexistent were now on the Third Day.  Gen 1 is a detail narration of the creation while genesis 2 is a summation of the creation. In using the summary, you leave out major details and obfuscate the chronology. That is where your confusion emanates.
Issue Two: Animals created after Adam. Your second point about God creating the animals again after having created Adam comes again from your inability to reconcile the detail account with the summary. The summary places the evens en media res.  God created Adam after he had created all. During the ceremony of onomasiology, God brought out the animals in front of him, which is after the Adam and Eve have been created. He is not creating animals again. There is no place in genesis 2 where it is indicated that God continued the creation of animals again.
Issue Three. Female not made from the ribs of the man. Gen 1:27, God does not give more details; however, the usage of epithets is in Genesis 2:  21-23 “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. “Therefore you are wrong that the female was not created form the rib of the man. You are already wrong in three issues because you failed to do proper horizontal studies that would have given you all the information.
Issue Four. Where did Cain’s wife come from? Your confusion comes from the fact that you think that Adam and Eve had only three children. Adam and Eve had many children after Cain and Abel as the Bible reads, “And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters.” Gen 5:4. Actually they had a third child called Seth (Gen 5:3). Cain thus got his wife from amongst his sisters. I will like to recycle a previous answer I gave to this question.

When Adam was 130 years old, he had a third son called Seth (Gen 5:3). After Cain killed Abel, he was now concerned about his own safety since he only knew about the world around him. He feared for what was out there that he did not know. Later, Cain found a woman and married her (Gen 4:14-16). A question quickly arises: where did Cain find the woman he married. It is probable that he got one of his sisters who had wondered into his territory unknowingly. Since there is no time chart as to when he got married and by then Adam and Eve had had sons and daughters. At this time, there was no ordinance against siblings having sex together. As such, there was nothing like incest. So it is tacitly probable that the daughters and sons had sex together to procreate. Through them, there were now many people until the flood (Gen 7:1). As such, in the days of Israel, they enacted a law in Israel against incest,“None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.” (Lev 18:6). In Leviticus 20: 17, the law is amended with consequences established. Then later the law is amended and a spiritual dimension attached to it: and a curse against incest: Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen (Deut 27:22). Hamilton Ayuk.

Issue Five: Man was not created on the Sixth Day. Gen 1:27-31 says that God created man on the Sixth Day and on the seventh day, he rested.  Where does the bible say that God created Adam on the 7th Day? You seem to read the bible amok and cite it amiss. There are not different “two very distinct times of creation of man” because what you have in Genesis 4 and wife is an update. You said, “If there was children before seth the bible would have stated it…” Genesis one is a chronological paragraphs. Genesis Chapter four is written with expository paragraphs to explain the incidents surrounding their survivals. This chapter explains the consequences of Cain’s action and his life thereafter. That is why we have the explanation in chapter 5 rather than chapter four. Chapter four is not written chronologically, it is written in an expository format that is why talks about Cain getting married before the birth of Seth. The timeline is fully established in genesis 5 with the genealogy of Adam.
Issue six. Adam not the first man created. Paul said, I Cor 15:45. You are again wrong since the bible states categorically, “And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” Therefore, Adam was the first man created. Again your augment why there was no one to till the ground is answered in point one because genesis 2:5 is taking place after the events of Day Three. Genesis 2 becomes an update of Genesis 1. You confuse historicity by juxtaposing parallelly Homo sapiens with Neanderthals. Adam is the first Homo sapien and the Neanderthals only came after the collapse of the tower of Babel. In other words, Homo sapiens is the macrocosm while Neanderthal is a microcosm. Take note that there were different species species of cavemen.
Issue seven: How could they multiply before leaving the garden?  I had to chuckle. If a father told their child, “go out and marry, it does not mean that child is already married. It is a command for the future. That future comes ion genesis 2 and finally three. They were ordered to go out and multiply, but it was only a command. They put that command only after they left the Garden of Eden.
on day 6 in Genesis 1:28 God said unto the males and females he created in His image in Genesis 1:27 to be fruitful, to multiply, to replenish the earth, subdue it: and have dominion over it...so how could Adam and eve multiply the earth while still being in the garden which was in Eden which was placed eastward in Genesis 2:8? You falsely created a Day Seven which does not exists.  It shows that you lack uberrima fides in this debate. The Bible is very clear, “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” Gen 2:2-3.  Therefore, you make no case.



 Original argument by Ellen Mahmood. 
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presently the churches refuse to answer questions like in the photo turning people from the faith but Adam was not the first man created upon the earth.
God created man and female as well as the animals on day 6 (Gen 1:25-27). Day 7 was sanctified by God which means set apart. (Gen2:3) after God sanctified ALL his work on day 7 he realized there was none to till the ground. why was there none to till the ground (Genesis 2:5) when he created male and female on day 6 in Gen 1:26-27? because God made adam to tend to the garden on day 7 after God sanctified All his work. on the 7th day God created adam from the dirt . then he created the animals again but this time from the dirt (genesis 2:7). why would God create the animals again when he created animals on the 6th day? because the 7th day is special and set apart. a different day of creation must therefore be different. take a look at genesis 1:27
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
the female on day 6 in gen 1:27 was not made of a rib nor were the male made from dirt nor did God breath the breath of life into them. that happened in Genesis 2 on the seventh day because they were set apart made special and is where the bloodline of the covenant is called.
if there were no peoples before adam how did cain marry a women in the land of nod after being exiled from the garden or eden? because Adam wasnt the first man created. first man was created on day 6 and adam was created on day 7. these two very distinct times of creation of man may fit the differences between neanderthals and homo sapiens.
the bible clearly says when adam and eve begot more children: it was after the birth of seth but cain married before seth. if there was children before seth the bible would have stated it because seth is who the bloodline is through if there was someone before seth it would have stated it as this is the chosen bloodline unto abraham isaac jacob and christ.
Adam was the first one God created as a livng soul (special) unlike the male and females of day 6 which HE DID NOT BREATH LIFE INTO! adam and eve the first of all the living (unto life everlasting) but not the first man created.
after God sanctified ALL his work on the 7th day he realized there was none to till the ground. (Genesis 2:5) why was there none to till the earth when he created male and female on day 6 in Gen 1:26-27? science answers this question, neanderthals were not as smart as homo sapiens!
After God created adam he realized there was no help mate for him (Genesis 2:20) why was there no helpmate on day 7 when God created females on day 6 Gen 1:26-27?
on day 6 in Genesis 1:28 God said unto the males and females he created in His image in Genesis 1:27 to be fruitful, to multiply, to replenish the earth, subdue it: and have dominion over it...so how could adam and eve multiply the earth while still being in the garden which was in eden which was placed eastward in Genesis 2:8? How could Adam and Eve multiply the earth when they didnt begin having kids until after being exiled from the garden in Genesis 3:28. Adam begot Cain in Genesis 4:1.
clearly there are two distinct days of creation here contrary to consensus of the chruches that believe day 6 and day 7 events are one in the same. what say you?
References:
Day 6 - Genesis 1:24-31:
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Day 7 - Genesis 2:19-25:
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

In Reply to Elvis Etah 2, “No your God Is Not Great!”


Dear Mr. Etah Elvis,

Thanks for the commendation, and I always appreciate your civil discourse too. I cannot be angry with you because the human being is the only thinking being; consequently, it is normal for divergences.
You said, “Based on lack of evidence, gods do not exist.” You cannot claim that based on a lack of evidence since you have not proven that God does not exist. You cannot take DeGrasse’s arguments in which he does not advance any scientific arguments to disprove the existence of God as if he proved God’s nonexistence. Question 1. What is the scientific evidence that God does not exist??
            You revisited your former argument about the character of God and still did not prove how “he is racist, misogynistic, cruel, jealous (his own admission), petty, has an over-bloated ego.” Question 2. Can you prove the above accusation?
Instead, you made accusations out of context. You as a teacher seem to say that you are a wicked terrible person if you have ever disciplined any child who broke your classroom rule. God gave a prohibition; it was left for the woman to obey and escape the consequences or disobey and face the consequences. The woman chose to disobey or she failed to obey, and she became a pillar of salt. Wherein then is God’s fault? I don’t also know a passage in the Bible where God “authorizes his proteges to kill people for their foreskin.” Question 3. Where does God authorize his protégés to kill people for their foreskin? I was a little confused where the evil lies in God rewarding people with many wives. God does not make things by mistake. Question 4: What are those things that God made by mistake and then he destroyed them? You see, the word “chosen” means to prefer. God has a preferred people who do according to his will. You claim again that God, “authorizes rape.” Question 5: Where did God authorize rape?
What is bad in testing a beloved’s love for their friend or asking them to kill them when you have the power to prevent the killing? It shows that God has a playful nature too. Furthermore, I had explained in my previous entreaty that, “The institution of slavery was meant to bail out the poor and war prisoners, so they could serve some time to compensate the victor or the victim and give them (the slave) an opportunity to regain the freedom lost (Lev 25).
            I will sidestep your quotation from Epicurus and Thomas Paine because I had answered those innuendos in my initial treatise.
You made or question the origins of the Bible or what the Jews and the Christians said about the origins of the Bible. Permit me to clarify your misunderstanding of those declarations. Yes, “The Jews say that their Word of God was given by God to Moses face to face; the Christians say that their Word of God came by divine inspiration…” The Jews are correct to say that because the word of God that was given to Moses was given to him while on the mount. When Moses and the elders went to the Mountain, they saw the God of Israel who was hidden in the thick cloud. The anthropomorphic usage authenticates the presence of the Lord because it was the Lord speaking through the cloud. If they see the cloud and heard the voice speaking in the cloud, then they have seen God. When Moses and the elders went to the top of the mountain, he spoke to him while hidden in the cloud and Moses responded. That is face to face because the cloud is looking at Moses, and Moses is looking at the cloud. The Cloud becomes a representation of God. It is the same application with “mouth to mouth (Num 12:8).” The Christians say that it came by divine inspiration because what Moses or the latter apostles wrote down came from God-divine. It is a clear usage of theomorphism.
It would seem that you are unaware that the deity of Turks in the Koran is different from that of the Christians in the Bible. Look, it is like someone coming to you and saying, “I am looking for Mr. Elvis Etah who is married with kids and he is a teacher.” That means, the person they should bring to you must be married, have kids and teaches; otherwise, that is not the person you are looking for. Although the word Allah means god, it is different from the Christian God. The God of the Christians is different from the Turks' Allah in that it is three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in one essence; meanwhile, Allah is one person in one essence. Secondly, the Turks Allah has no child (In Sura 112) while God had Jesus (Jn 3:16). Those two differences show you that they are not the same. Therefore, I cannot apologize for the claims of the Koran; I can only provide a plaidoirie for the Bible. As such, your disbelief is irrelevant since it is founded on a wrong premise. It is normal for you to come to the conclusion, “your god is NOT great (NGIGARAW)” because you have created an imaginary weakness that does not exist.  
In another argument you questioned the power of prayers, and you ascertained its weakness by citing a Templeton Foundation research. Prayer is a supernatural intervention, so it is beyond the reach of science because the scientific process of empiricism would be befouled. Sometimes God answered miraculously, while other times he does so progressively with time. There are a lot of things that would factor into a good prayer and also for the recipient to obtain healing. Who would determine the effectual fervent prayer that availeth much? Would the recipient have faith that could dismiss the mountain of their heart diseases?  Faith is a prerequisite for healings to take place. Do the patient and the prayer have faith? The method of prayer "for a successful surgery with a quick, healthy recovery and no complications" makes prayer a magic incantation rather than an act of faith that is implemented by the Holy Spirit through the name of Jesus. Considering that others have been prayed for and they got well, it is without reservation that this study is punctuated with serious lacunas; as a result, it cannot be used to disprove the existence or nonexistence of God.   
It is strange for you to accuse me of using the straw man argument when it is you who has made erroneous claims and then concluded from them. One such examples is your assimilation of God and Allah as one just to discredit the infallibility of the Bible. You claim that you do not take my arguments serious because at one point I quoted myself lacks any basis since it is accepted academically to quote or cite yourself. If others are citing me, why shouldnt I do it, especially if I have proven myself? 
It amazes me that you call the Noah’s account in the bible a fairy tale when it has been backed by historicity and archaeology.
Hence, I will advise you to take time and read what the Bible says again before you attempt to challenge it. I pray thee to answer the questions I have asked of you,  if you intend to come back. Before you do so, it is my utmost confidence to tell you that God exists, the bible is infallible and prayer works. In each of these elements, you must have a personal experience to know their efficacy.   
Until then, God exists and his word is true!

St Arrey of Ntenako



“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia Sells Public Education System to US Private Firm.


This news is sad indeed! In 2015 alone, there were more than 35 articles talking about US schools failing, yet the Americans see it fit to carry their expertize of schools improvement to Africa. Shouldn’t charity begin at home? The very system that could not be tested in the United States that need it more will  be good for Liberia and subsequently, Africa. Isn’t this the Confessions of An Economic Hitman reenacted over again? Ichabod! Public education in private hands is a very very very bad idea! Period! history tells us that it is not a good idea. Almost every parastatal company privatized in Cameroon and many African countries has gone bankrupt. 
If Liberia falls, the rest of West Africa and subsequently Africa will follow. That curriculum is a prototype of what they have always proposed in the US, and it has been rejected. If it was a good curriculum, they would have taken it to Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, District of Columbia and other places with very high failing schools. Just this year, the state of Alabama announced that there are 75 failing schools in the state alone.
They could have tried it in the Navajo Nation that has many failing schools and almost works as a separate country.  In March of this year it was announced that the Navajo Nation was going to cut 1/4 of staff due to budgetary constraints. If that plan was a good one, they would have tried it there. However, they run to Africa where there will be no oversights, check and balances to oversee their excesses.
This is slavery all over again! In addition, all those things like homosexuality, rape culture and drug addiction will be encouraged surreptitiously!  When we grew up, we bathed in the same rivers, both boys and girls, but we never ever heard of rape. Then the westerners began to tell us that we have to wear clothes all the time, else our girls will be raped, yet we saw nothing. When I moved to the US, i realized that they wore clothes outside, but they watched naked women and men. Surprisingly, they wear a lot of clothes'summer clothes, winter clothes, fall clothes and spring clothes, but they still have very high rape numbers. A sexy joke or flirtation is considered rape. Is this the culture you want carried to Liberia? 
It is a slap in the face of Africans as if they cannot design a curriculum. Why do Africans like to imitate westerners? There are certain things in the West‎ that can only function there. This for profit privatization will make many kids to drop out from school because once the government subsidies start to dry out and the investors want to see their gains, they will force parents by sending their kids home as it is done in private schools. This will accentuate the difference between the rich and the poor at a time when we are trying to reduce that gap. It will prevent the poor kids from going to school if their parents cannot come up with the school fees.
In addition, there will be less freedom of ideas since the private sector would develop their own code. In America, teachers are being fired for speaking out against homosexuality or sexual deviation. For now, Africa has been spared that black eye. This curriculum thing will drive it into the hearts and lives of our primary school children, so they are ready to implement it by the time they are in high school. Look at how much money they pumped into the countries to accept gay marriage theories, yet it still did not work. Education is the easiest way you can corrupt the minds of people, so it is not strange that they are using the Liberian curriculum as a pretext.
More so, even the UN thinks it is a bad idea, except for Sirleaf and the corporations who want to make more money off the suffering of the poor Liberians and Africans.[1] 
Furthermore, there are many vaccines that were not tested in the US, and those will easily be tested in these schools. Take for example, vaccines that are banned in America are taken to Africa and tested, after bribing their leaders. That was the case of the Polio and Meningitis vaccines which left many dead and paralyzed, by the way. In 2015, it was published that “75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized.”[2]
The mere fact that Sirl‎eaf disregards the curriculum by African Union in favor of the American based curriculum tells you that she has her private interest rather that of her people. A penny greedy is a pound wicked! 

Until then, public education in private hands is a very, very, very bad idea!


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

“Genesis 32:30 I have seen the face of God; Jn 1:18; I Jn 4:12. Nobody has seen the face of God.” Which one is it?"


There is a huge debate that the bible is very contradictory because in one passage people say that they have seen God face to face and spoken with him mouth to mouth, but in other passages, they say that no man shall see God and live. Either those people saw God and the Bible is contradictory, or they did not, but people misinterpreted those passages. Permit that I make some juxtapositions with the different verses. In this lesson, I will show what the first and second passages mean; albeit, unraveling simultaneously the seeming contradiction therein. We will start by applying the abstract and concrete series. The first deals with abstract while the second deals with concrete. Rather than seeing the angel in the place of God, the people saw Jesus in the place of God. This is the contradiction again, “Genesis 33:20 I have seen the face of God; Jn 1:18; I Jn 4:12. Nobody has seen the face of God.” Which one is it?"
The usage of the word “see” there is used figuratively as if seeing by a reflection. When the angel; of the Lord met the fleeing Hagar, he advised her to go back to Sarah, her mistress. Then she said, “Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?” (Gen 16:13). This was meant to emphasize her relationship with God. It is like when a man starts to woo a lady and she says, I see you coming, even though they are miles apart behind computer screens.  Just past the middle of Genesis, Jacob concluded after his fight with an angel that he had seen the Lord face to face (Gen 32:20). The passage that gives the real meaning of the word “saw” is Exodus 24: 9-16.
When Moses and the elders went to the Mountain, they saw the God of Israel who was hidden in the thick cloud. The anthropomorphic usage authenticates the presence of the Lord because it was the Lord speaking through the cloud. If they see the cloud and heard the voice speaking in the cloud, then they have seen God. When God is rebuking Miriam, in preparation to mete her punishment for challenging the authority of Moses, he told her that he spoke to him “face to face (Ex 32:30; 33:11).”
Again remember that when Moses and the elders went to the top of the mountain, he spoke to him while hidden in the cloud and Moses responded. That is face to face because the cloud is looking at Moses, and Moses is looking at the cloud. The Cloud becomes a representation of God. It is the same application with “mouth to mouth (Num 12;8).” It does not mean that you see them. When Gideon saw the angel of the Lord, he exclaimed, “"Alas, Sovereign LORD! I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face!" (Judges 6:22). The angel of the Lord is symbolic of God. It is a clear usage of theomorphism. After Mr. and Mrs. Manoah have seen the angel, Manoah was afraid that he was going to die because they have seen God (Judges 13:22). Again, the angel is representing God, so seeing the angel is seeing God.
John starts by making a categorical statement that, “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” (I Jn 1:18). The face of God is veiled in the life of Jesus as his son. The face veiled behind the cloud and the face unveiled and glorified face. The abstract is the veiled face behind the cloud and the unveiled face out of the cloud is the concrete.This reminds me of The Minister’s Black Veil. Whereas the veil of Mr. Hopper’s face symbolizes that all humans have a secret sin or sorrow they harbor, the cloud serves as the veil that covers the glory of God from destroying sinful mankind. When Moses requested God to show him His glory, God told him that he was going to place him on the cliff, cover his face with his hand as he passes by, and after passing, he will remove his hand so he can see his back and not his face because You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live."”(Ex 33:18-23). That is because God being immortal has a glory that sinful man cannot withstand. It is brighter than the sun and moon (I Tim 6; 16). Therefore, since no one has seen God at any time, the only representation of God we see are human beings. It is only Jesus Christ, his onlt begotten Son who has been with him, who has seen Him. Consequently, if we love others, it means we are showing that God is in us (I Jn 4:12). 

Until then, there is no contradiction.


St Arrey of Ntenako. 

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

In Reply to Elvis Etah, "No, Your God is not great!”



The author starts by saying, “There are over 2,000 gods. Like 23% (and growing) of Americans I believe in none of them because no god is great and all religions are wrong (NGIGARAW).” Etah Elvis. The plurality of gods does not make all inauthentic. It is like saying that since there is counterfeit, no money is authentic. There are many counterfeits of Louis Vuitton handbags out there, but that does cancel the existence of genuine Louis Vuitton handbags. The mere presence of counterfeit tells you that there is an authentic one because counterfeit is the imitation of the original. In all religions, there is no god that claims that it was in existence or created everything, except for the Christian, God almighty. The burden is now mine to prove that God exists.
We will start with the Law or the Principle of causality which is defined as, “a principle in philosophy: every change in nature is produced by some cause.”[1] It was based on this law that the Romans coined the phrase, “ex nihilo nihil fit!” which means “out of nothing, nothing comes.” Anything that has a beginning must have a cause. If there was nothing to start the creation, then nothing can exist. There must have been God existing. The next question I often hear is that “who then created God?”  In other words, there must be an originating cause (Gen 1:1) and a continuing cause (Col 1:17). Consequently, God becomes the uncaused cause of the universe and all that belongs therein since He has no beginning. If the universe is that complex, there must be a designer smarter than the complexities. That again can only be an omniscient God.
Furthermore, when you go to every society, even the so called primitive societies, they all have a set of moral laws to govern them, and those laws are universal. There is not a single culture where, disobedience to parents, covetousness, theft, adultery, murder is not condemnable. In other words, eternity is in the hearts of all men, and there is a set of universal laws in the hearts of all societies pointing them to that eternity. If there is such a set of laws, then there can only be one Lawgiver. That Lawgiver has already stated clearly that “I am that I am!” (Ex 3:14). Herein He asserts himself as the First Cause from whom all things exist. He becomes the infinite that brings the finite. He created the world and set the time therein, making the time within the world he created. As such, it peters out the argument about when God created the world.  Elvis Etah again says, “The god of the Christians who is usually hailed for all things good and absolved of all wrongdoing saw no need to intervene while our ancestors were plucked from their natural habitat, were transported like goods, raped, tortured, forced to work and even hanged!”Etah holds God responsible for slavery and all other evil on earth.
I may sympathize with him seeing that he is a victim of some circular fallacy which claims that if God is the creator of everything, and evil is something; therefore, God is the creator of evil. The difficulty is that he does not understand the nature of God and his creation. God is perfect, he made everything perfect, but he gave man a freewill. It is in that freewill of man that he goes astray and procures evil. For example, a father has a child, raises that child in everything good, but when the child attains the age of majority, he or she starts to misbehave. He or she was not trained in imperfection, but the freedom acquired from the age of majority has corrupted the child. Those who decided to engage in slavery did so on their own will.
Etah continues to query, “Why would ANY sensible Black person trust a doctrine that subjugates him/her like slavery did before?” It is essential to note that the institution of slavery was not inherently bad upon creation. The institution of slavery was meant to bail out the poor and war prisoners, so they could serve some time to compensate the victor or the victim and give them (the slave) an opportunity to regain the freedom lost (Lev 25). The idea of slavery starts right from when Abram had Hagar as a slave. Though it is called handmaid in translations, the Hebrew equivalent / shiphchah/ is slave girl or servant girl. This practice of helping the helpless whereby they were to be set free, quickly became an implementation of Survival of the Fittest when the Middianites rounded up people from neighboring tribes and sold them to Egypt. Consequently, Joseph was sold (Gen 37:28), and Samson became a slave (Juges 16:21). The new people in new lands usually posed a problem to their taskmasters. Thus, the law of natural selection was applied. What happened to Africans that they were taken into slavery by Westerners was not in any of this category. It was a misuse of the institution of slavery. The act of stealing other humans and selling them as slaves was greatly condemned both in the Old and New Testaments (Ex 21:16; Deut 24:7; I Tim 1:8-11).
If people were not stolen and sold, then the slavery of oppression would not have existed. It was pure evil and exploitative use of an institution, so it cannot be blamed on God. Simply because you have people misusing internet today does not mean that we have to blame the US Department of Defense, Advanced Research Projects Agency Networks (ARPANETS) for creating the first workable prototype. The intention was good, but you have people who have decided to use their freewill for evil purposes only. God, like the inventor of the workable internet prototype cannot be held responsible.
More so, Etah nitpicks on people praying and not receiving an answer. This whole paragraph is riddled with false doctrines which I have dealt with in my books, Common Mistakes In Theology volumes 1& 2. Permit me to list his worries out quickly and then make some quick rebuttal of the contradictions. He said:

There are many people who have said that I should respect their beliefs and I do agree. Have they kept it to themselves though? I have come to view those who trust in a god with a lot of suspicion (to be politically correct) because they are very manipulative. They tell you about "their" god with a hidden proselytizing agenda. That's how they offer aid in impoverished regions. There is always a "new testament" nearby. In meetings, we are forced to pray to god. At meals we are served a sermon before a meal. At wakes, we are told that our relatives are in heaven watching over us (and doing a poor job while we are at it). If one prays to god, and nothing happens, you are told that you lack faith (how condescending!) sometimes you are told that it is not god's time yet (they know the mind of god!). Religion and your god have a place in you only, take them everywhere you go, but if you bring them into the public place, expect anything. Etah

Christians cannot keep their faith to themselves because it will be disobedience to their God, since he tells them to warn the wicked and the righteous when they are going astray (Ezek 3:17-20), and he also commissions them to share the good news with the whole world (Mt 28:19-10, Acts 1:8). You cannot share the good news in silence. Offering aid and sharing the bible is feeding the people physically and catering for their souls too because "man shall not live by bread alone (Mt 4:4)." It is not a general Christian doctrine that the dead are watching over the living. The watching of people stops once the watchers are dead (ECCl 9:4-5, 10; Job 14:21 ; Isaiah 26:14). People who say that every negative answer you receive from God is because you lack faith lead the people astray. It is not every prayer request that God answers in our favor. He did not do it for Moses when he prayed to enter the Promised Land (Deut 3:23-26), He did not do it to Elijah when he was depressed and wanted to die (I Kgs 19:4-8), He did not do it for Job (3:3-6), and He did not do it for Jesus when he prayed to avoid the cross (Luke 22:42). There are 6 reasons why God does not answer every prayer request in our favor. You can check them here. Therefore, Etah Elvis is worried about issues he created himself.
Etah raised the objection that he is not made in the image of God because according to him, God is:

…racist, misogynistic, cruel, jealous (well..I can lie), petty, have an over-bloated ego, kill people for their foreskin, turn a woman into a pillar of salt, reward people with many wives, make things by mistake then destroy them, have a chosen people, ask you to honor a bad parent, authorize rape, test the love of my friends by asking them to kill their child, allow slavery..”

I will not put the cart before the horse, so I will wait for Etah Elvis to defend his perspective. It is strange how he concludes that because he asked questions and those to whom he asked the questions could not respond, then those things he worries about do not exist. If I asked Mr. John Kirikijim’s son if his father can raise up the dead and he says, “just believe,” does not mean that he cannot do it. You might be asking the wrong son, too. Simply because a Christian does not have an answer about God does not make Him nonexistent. You might be asking someone who is unread.
Finally, I smiled at the end when Etah Elvis claims that he is now wise for not reading the Bible. I will wait for him to show us that God does not exist with facts rather than subjective anecdotes.

Until then, It is hard for mere mortals to kick against the pricks.

St Arrey of Ntenako.


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).