Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“I have a male friend, but he is so adamant to the gospel. What is happening?”


Some people believe that you can marry a person and convert them later. I do not believe that in married to convert; notwithstanding, I believe they could be converted later. The question is they converting to a better life or a worse lifestyle? You know that there are some people who although being Christians are worse than non-Christians. Why would the non-Christian convert to their lifestyle then? I believe, people should copy the life style that is morally superior. Nonetheless, let me go into the question.
There are reasons why people live with Christians or know some Christians or just plainly do not want to hear anything about the gospel. Some have lost confidence by witnessing the way some Christian live. Others have been traumatized by experiences of their close ones. Some are mere victims of the copycat syndrome. If you live your life honestly and christlike, it always attracts people that even if they do not follow you instantly, they will do that later.
My family-mother and sisters gave their lives to Christ without me preaching to them. They just saw that my life had changed and the miracles God was doing through me, so they knew that it could only be God to do such a thing. Furthermore, I have had about 20 people lived with me and only two left without believing in Christ. I believe that our lives should be the living sacrifice. Our lives should be the book where men and women may read the strange and familiar matters of life.
Many people lack role models and if you live like Christ said in the bible: loving your neighbor as yourself, doing unto others what you want them do unto you, loving God with all your being in spirit and in truth, there is no way you will not influence the nearest person. I cannot count how many times students have called me to tell me they want to be like me when they grow up. Godless behavior cannot invite such great desire for emulations!
However, if you think that you will make them receive the bible and follow you to church as a sign then you have mistaken. If you gossip like the harridan, cheat like a dog, swindle like a flaneur, or you are a champion of trysts; changing boyfriends or girlfriends like some women change clothes, then it will be difficult to impact any life.
I am not saying you are a bad person; I am saying that your lifestyle is not convincing enough. You know you have to treat people so nicely that they think you are faking. When they stay around you for long, they become so fascinated with your life style that it becomes like a magnet. Every human being likes to be treated well. Everyone likes to be shown love and care as the basic necessities of humanity are love, acceptance and value (LAV). Once you show those three qualities, it is difficult for people to be irresponsive. They will definitely gravitate towards the area of LAV.
Some other people too are adamant simply because they want to behave like someone they saw. I remember when we just newly went to the high school. The students of the science department always thought that they were great scientists and erroneously thought they did not have anything to do with God. Others were just influenced by peer pressure.
Some people have given themselves to the devil that they resist the gospel unconsciously. For such people, you need serious fasting and prayers to liberate them.
Nevertheless, whoever you are dealing with will be converted onto Christ if you show them LAVspiced with prayers. Do not impose your lifestyle on anyone but let them decide else you form hypocrites.

Until then, you just live Christ and conversion will follow.

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). Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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