Saturday, October 27, 2012

What Is The Difference Between Deliverance and Exorcism?

There is a huge confusion as to whether exorcism is the same as deliverance. We will proceed to find what God says about casting out demons and practicing magic or witchcraft. Conclusively, we will dichotomize between exorcism and casting out demons, or if both acts are really from God or to say the least, honoring God. This lesson will look at their definitions, their operations, the byproducts and the consequences of each act. Due to the misperception, many compare exorcism with deliverance. That would be a wrong comparison because exorcism’s main goal is to deliver the victim from evil spirits. That means, there is actually deliverance when exorcism is practiced. What they actually wanted to ask was if casting out demons is the same as exorcism. Casting out demons’ (like exorcism) main goal to is to deliver from evil spirits. However, both acts differ in their source of power or inspiration and methods.
 The definitions establish the contrast in terms of source of deliverance, the methods and the end results. One way to find the meaning of a word is to look at the synonyms or antonyms. The synonym of exorcism is magic. The synonym of magicians is sorcerers (Ex 7:11). Magicians are people who perform miracles or strange things by way of occult. Furthermore, they are always categorized with sorcerers, soothsayers, and astrologers (Dan1:20; 2:2, 27; 4:7, 9; 5:11). Consequently, to exorcise is to make magic or practice sorcery (witchcraft) or to deal with the devil and his agents. People who use amulets and fetishes are practicing exorcism. 
Deliverance means to release as of imprisonment or bondage. Therefore, deliverance will be the end result of someone who has been exorcised or from whom demons have been cast out. So, we cannot compare or show any difference between deliverance and exorcism, but we can show a difference between casting-out-demons and exorcism. The main approach to effectuate deliverance is to cast out the demon. The expression “cast out” means “to send out, to drive out, or to thrust out.” The root word conveys strong emotions. On the contrary, to exorcise is to employ a formula of conjuration for expelling demons. Catholics perform exorcism and usually by permission of their bishop. The power is actually bestowed on the priest, but the Bishop is the chief exorcist.  It behooves me to show you a clear example of exorcism in the Apocrypha.
Tobit is guided by Angel Azarias against a fish that wanted to devour him in River Tigris.  The Angel tells him to catch it, open it and take its heart, the liver and the gall for human demonic deliverance by burning those parts or rubbing the victim with the gall. Angel Azarias also counseled Tobit to use the same method of driving evil spirits and chase away the demonic spirit that always killed the 7 husbands who married young woman (Tobit 6: 1-17). This is called exorcism and not casting out demons or godly deliverance. This is when your power comes from earthly things or other powers other than God's. The power of the exorcists comes from another source other than God; meanwhile, the person casting out demons relies on God for the deliverance. Many preachers and priests nowadays use exorcism. You can see it here yourself. 
Casting out demons was one of the signs that would follow them that believe (Mk 16:17). Those who are casting out demons use the name of Jesus to do so because it is in the name of Jesus that every knee bows and every tongue confesses that Jesus is Lord. This presupposes that everyone attempting to cast out demons must have Jesus as their Lord and savior. That does not mean that the person must go to our church or believe the way we do. Trying to box everyone casting out demons into our soapbox produces confusion as the one in Mark.9:38-39. Therefore, we use the name of Jesus and then command out the demon (Acts 16:18; Act 4:30). There is power in the name of Jesus.  Whichever demon was driven, it was by way of mere command of the mouth in (Mk 9:2)
Casting out demons is a major theme in the New Testament but not exorcism. When deliverance takes place, there is physical initial evidence in restoration of the sick organ or person (Mt 8;16; 30-32; 9:32-33; 10:1; 12:22, 43-45; 15:22-28; 17:15-18; Mk 1;23-26; 3: 22-26; 5;6-20; 6:7; 7:25-30; 9:11-29;16:9, 17; Lk 4:33-35, 41; 8:2-3, 28-36; 9:41-42;11:14, 15-20; 16:16-18; 19:13-16). 
             Meanwhile, a major characteristic of exorcism (magic) is enchantments-secrecy (Ex 8:7, 18). That is why the Catholic priests and others who exorcise will never show you what they are doing and how they do it. There are pastors and preachers, apostles and prophets who exorcise too by making people stand on some special pulpits or perform acts with great deal of secrecy. The things of God should have no secrecy, none at all! 
The exorcist exorcises from evil spirits and the one casting out demons does so to liberate from demons too. The sorcerers (exorcists) will be in hell (Rev 21:8; 22:15). Luke describes a scene in Acts where certain vagabond Jews who were exorcists took upon themselves, neglecting the name of Jesus to cast out demons.  The evil spirits told them that they knew Jesus and knew Paul, but they did not know them. They beat them and tore all their clothes (Acts 19:13-20).  They did that because they thought that casting out demons in the name of Jesus was a mere formula as with their practice. With spiritual things, there is no professionalism because we must only do it in the ability that God has granted us (I pet 4:11). 
It should be noted that exorcists eventhough empowered by demons too, may possess special powers that could even enable them to foretell and forthtell (Acts 16:16). More so, since demonic activities are from demons, it is possible with someone with demonic powers like the exorcists to deliver the demoniac. When you compare the usage of handkerchiefs by Paul (Acts 19:12) and the handkerchiefs by exorcists, you will see a difference. While Paul could give his handkerchiefs to people and onlookers, exorcists cling to theirs because their power is in the handkerchief. It is important to note that deliverance does not exempt going to the hospital or seeing a doctor. 

Until then, exorcists are ungodly demonic deliverers.

St Arrey of Ntenako.
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“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). "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." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Saturday, October 20, 2012

"There is this affirmation that since a star appeared in the sky when Jesus was born that means we all have stars in the sky. Is that true? What happens to them when we die?"

There is no such affirmation in the bible. The word star appears in the Bible 15 times and there is nowhere where it affirms the allegation. Rev 1:20.  The confusion emanates from poor hermeneutics as people seem to translate the word star in Matt 2:2 as mere helium and hydrogen compound that gravitates in the sky.

Baalam had already prophesied that a star will appear (Numbers 24:17). Therefore, when the one indicating the messianic nature of Jesus showed up, the Maggi who were used to reading stars knew exactly that it was an uncommon star. Consequently, they pursued it to where the king was lying in a manger.

The word star there is used both as compound and as a sign of affirmation drawn in the sky. If it was just a mere star, then they would not have differentiated it from other stars. Nevertheless, that one indicating the lordship and messianic being of Jesus carried with it a sign. That is why the Maggi followed it as it guided to for their worship. That is why the Apostle said that one may differ from another star in terms of glory (I Cor 15:41).

Therefore, the reason why this notion of everyone has a star is untenable is because Jesus was not born with the star, and the star did not go everywhere with him after that day. The star was instrumental only to the Maggi who knew how to read starts. The laity who was nescient of astrology did not differentiate it from ordinary stars. Hence, it was a onetime experience which neither repeated itself nor does it repeat itself.
One thing certain is that when man was created, God put in him his spirit. After the fall and Lucifer was cast down to earth, Satan now sends one of his fallen angels to sway human beings away from following God and instead follow them. Subsequently, man has at this time two spirits around him, each fighting for his spirit or soul to give to their master. The spirit of God dwells in man and the spirit of the devil dwells outside of man. The spirit of God comes to know you and master you because it is part of you, but the spirit from the devil being outside can only familiarize itself with you and so we call it familiar spirit. There is no doubt that such a spirit exists when Isaiah says:
 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out   of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust (Isaiah 29: 4).
When you dies, the spirit of God goes back to God and the familiar spirits remain here on earth.
Until then, people do not have their personal stars.

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

"What is the difference between a prophetic declaration and a prophecy?"

Prophetic declaration is a statement made to testify truth. It may not be to forth-tell or foretell meanwhile; prophecy is to foretell (predict the future) or forth-tell (speak wisdom about the present). Most prophetic declarations are repetitions of stated truths in the Bible. They neither bring anything new about the future nor the present. They reiterate what already exists. The person offering a prophecy should be inspired by God, even though in some cases the prophet is led by his or her own heart. However, the prophetic declaration has nothing inspirational if at all, it is the word of God itself that it is replaying.

I have elaborated lengthily on prophecy on my blog. 
Until then, be a prophet rather than make prophetic declarations.
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). "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." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).
“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).

"What Is The difference Between A Vision And A Dream?"

A. Visions
 The Greek word /horama/ means to supernaturally gaze at an object externally or have an inspired appearance internally. Each vision usually has its own purpose, but one general purpose is that it inspires the beholder.
Peter starts by reminding the people of the prophecy of Prophet Joel (2:28) that their sons and daughters will prophesy, their old men shall dream dreams, and their young men shall see visions when the Holy Spirit came on them. The old men will dream dreams because they have experienced many things. They are now old and do no more have the strength to do new things. The young men will see visions because they have the strength, but they have not experienced new things. They have the ambition. Considering that the society did not have a place for the woman, they did not expect them to have any ambition other than how to have children for the man and take care of the household duties, in addition to the general functions of prophecy (foretell and forthtell) which were also given to men. There were at least three visions in Acts of Apostles.

A) The vision of Peter about Cornelius (Acts 10:11).
            We learn a lesson here that God will always appear to those who seek him. This vision removes the greatest conflict of the era: Jews versus Gentiles. It showed that they are one, and God was ready to save all of them, in so far as they believed. It is the archetype of unity amongst brethren. Today it will be a unity between whites and blacks in America or have white South Africans collaborate with black south Africans in and out of the church. 

B) The Vision of Paul at Traos (Acts 16:9).
            The Lord in giving this vision showed that He guides the steps of the righteous person because in this vision, God sends him definitely to the place where he supposed to go. This vision shows us that the will of God is for His children, and He will always send them where He wants them to go, in so far as they want to do His will. When Paul obeyed and went to Philippi, it ended up being one of the best churches he will ever start.  If you obey and do as the Lord wills, you will never fail!

C) The Vision of Paul in Justus’ house at Corinth (18:9).
In this vision, God wanted to encourage Paul to make him know that He was with him, no matter the attacks from the people. God wanted Paul to keep preaching and not be afraid. My friends, God is with those whose hearts are towards him so that he can help them. His eyes actually run to and fro, seeking for them. You show yourself to God by believing in his Son and constantly being in prayers. Now, I want us to look at dreams.

B. Dreams
Dreams are living mental images, occurring during sleep. Functions of dreams vary per individuals and purpose. Job chapter 33:14- summarizes the purpose for which God may give anyone a dream. Dreams are for (a). didactic or instructional purposes (V 14-16; Mt 1:20), (b).Warning; to preserve man from danger (V. 17-18; Gen 20:3), (c). Revelations-to reveal the future Gen 37:5-10  and (d). Encouragement- to encourage for the present life: Judges 7: 14-15. Dreams have various sources. If you walk with God, you should take dreams seriously!  
Dreams come from God (Gen 20:3; Gen 28:10-12; Gen 31: 11, 24; Judges 7:13-14; I Kings 3:5; Job 7:5). If you have a little fear of God, then he will speak to you in a dream or some other means like He did to the wife of Pilate (Mt 27:13-19). If there is a child of God who does not dream, or God does not speak to him or her in a dream at times, then that person is not walking with God (I Sam 28:6,15). God will never do anything without revealing it to his prophets (Amos 3:7-9; Joel 2:1-3). God has shown me several dreams that gave me information before others knew about  them.
Dreams come from a man’s heart; when you think too much about something (Ecl 5:3; IS 29:7-8). If you keep lusting after a girl, you might end up dreaming that you were married to her. If you like money too much, you may dream that you have become a millionaire. If all dreams came true, there would have been many millionaires (perhaps even with you) on this earth.  
Dreams come from the Devil, like nightmares. That is because God does not bring to us the spirit of fear (2 Tim 1:7), and nightmares come just to frighten us (Dan 2:1-13) and lead us astray from God (Jer 23:27, 32). Nevertheless, there are big differences between visions and dreams.

C. The Differences.

i. Differences in the types of dreams.
The difference between God’s dream and nightmare or Man’s dream is that; in the dream from God, the elements of literature: plot, setting, characters, themes and style are very clear to produce a totality of effect, unlike the dream from man that is disjointed and ends up with you not knowing what you dreamt or what you are doing. The dream from man is very confusing. You dream how you are rich, and the money is under your pillow. You get up from sleep and quickly look under the pillow, but it is empty bed. The dream from the devil brings fear; paralyzes you to be hopeless and faithless, so you get up, losing your faith in God or losing your self-confidence, unlike that of God which though may harbor fright, it does not paralyze your reaction.
In Africa, some people get up from nightmares and run straight to the witch-doctor, while their western counterparts run to the psychic. The devil has just helped them because he wanted to draw them away from God. That is why he brought the nightmare in the first place. However, if you run to God, you end up being saved or being victorious because it motivates you to preempt and be proactive. Sometimes, you dream about people trying to eat you up. You wake up, but you totally forget what the dream was all about. Other times, you dream about having sex with a woman you do not even know. At times they paralyze you in your dream, and you start to tremble. Other times, you have sex and even ejaculate with a certain old woman. That is a nightmare, and it is an attack from evildoers to take away your luck. That is from the devil, but you should know that, "no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper!"  

ii. Differences between visions and dreams. 
Therefore, the difference between a vision and a dream is that a dream happens while you are asleep; whereas, a vision happens while you are awake.  You see a dream when unconscious while you see a vision when you are conscious. We could say that you see a vision while semi-unconscious in the sense that you are not in your natural self. You have to enter into some form of trance (Num 24:4, 16). It is usually very brief. In the Bible and even nowadays, mostly young people have seen visions. It was and it is rare for old people to see visions. They saw dreams. The old people have no more strength to do anything, so they see dreams. They dream of what is to be and what it was.  Look, go to the nursing home and you will hear the old men whose thing cannot be resurrected, even by a bucket of Viagra, talk about women. They dream and dream for that has become their potion-dream. Meanwhile, the young people have the strength to soar like eagles and to achieve their goals, whether in the sky or in space. They see the visions!
There is a reason why Joel saw that the old men will dream dreams and the young people will see visions. The inability of Africans to make this dichotomy has deprived their young ones from being included into leadership. I do understand that Africa is an octogenarian society, but the elders sat behind as advisers or sages. These old people should sit and advise these grand-kids, rather than mess up the continent. No wonder the continent is going no where because without a vision, the people perish. You will realize that African countries with younger presidents are seeing greater visions and taking the continent to higher leaps and bounds.

Until then, know that God speaks through dreams and visions.

Hamilton Ayuk

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“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).
"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).

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Benson Egbe: When Culture Becomes A Backdoor for Wickedness.

Benson Egbe hailed from Bachuo Ntai and got married to an African American. After living in the US for some time, he went home to visit, he returned very ill, and he later died. He was married for 29 years but without kids. His family wants his corpse to be buried at home, but his wife has rejected the idea. His family then launched a sinister campaign claiming that the marriage was a Doki marriage (marriage for papers or marriage for hire), so the wife is not entitled to his inheritance. Some family and friends think that the wife is desecrating their culture by refusing his corpse to be taken home; meanwhile, others think the family should leave the wife alone. What do you think? Are they maltreating the widow, or are they protecting the culture? 
It has become a common practice for people to fight and prevent a man’s widow from inheriting the husband’s property with the pretext that they are protecting the culture.  Because of the importance and frequency of dilemmas like this, this lesson will unravel the complexities and then state a clear position looking at the Manyu culture, American law and biblical exposition. 
Many will look at it awkward talking about the dead while the corpse is still down. Well, the English says “strike the iron when it is hot.” If we do not talk about it now, after he is buried, they will say, “You do not talk about the dead,” so finally we will never talk about it. Because it is a recurrent practice, I will talk about it now. Therefore, suffer it for now as I plead for your indulgence. Our mothers fought the regressive colonial myrmidons and copycats in the name of Christianity, and today their daughters still have to fight the same fight perpetrated this time by their own sons and men who should defend them. The Manyu culture has always shown the man protecting the woman until the advent of Christianity which mistakenly taught that the man was superior to the woman; thus, setting the stage for male chauvinism and women repression. Benson Egbe died in Lubock last week and all of a sudden, the relatives are fighting his widow in the name of culture. They argue that it was not a genuine marriage and some intimated that she precipitated his death. Is culture a backdoor for wickedness or a front door for philanthropy?
Benson Egbe traveled to Bachuo Ntai (his birthplace) to visit his mother, family and friends. He came back very sick, and I was informed that he was sick and needed prayers. They alleged that he was either poisoned or bewitched. I prayed for him, hoping that God the healer will intervene. Unfortunately, and fortunately, God called him home to redeem him from his afflictions.
It was the tradition of Ekpe to beat a man’s widow. If the family did not want her to be beaten, they gave Ekpe more food. Ekpe then took it as a technique to extort more food and drinks for their nocturnal revelry from widows. Isn't there a better and civilized way to ask for more food and drinks?The poorer widows took merciless beatings while their richer counterparts were exempted because their riches paid for their peace. This will not last forever as women resisted the practice, and finally it is dying away. Why should a wailing woman be asked to give drinks and food to hyperopic men and boys who think that the woman is the cause of the man’s death? The worst one was if the couple did not have children. Do they know what the woman has gone through just putting up with the man during and after his illness?
It is always mind boggling why when a couple does not have children, it is only the woman who is accused of infertility or sterility. Why can’t it be the man? If it was a western man, he will exonerate the woman by telling people that he is the cause of their infertility, but the African man will die with it because of the stigma that goes with male impotency. While the African woman would not stay in a home if the man told her that he cannot conceive children, the Western woman would because some of them even make up their minds never to have kids. That is why you will see an African man and a western woman with no children and there is no drama. So when he dies, these greedy men and women will jump out from their hiding bushes to tell her that she did not have a child with the man, so she cannot inherit his property. That is not our culture! Furthermore, marriage is not for children, neither do children in a home established authenticity of matrimony.
The African culture is a culture where the man protected the woman. That is why the man cleared the forest and did hunting; exposing his life in danger, just so he can provide for the wife and family. The man walked in front while the woman walked a few steps behind just so if there was danger, he will fend it off or die while the wife will survive and run away. That is the culture I knew as I grew up and not this one where they torment widows. Isn’t the widow a woman to be protected?
Benson (may his soul rest in peace) was married with his wife for 29 years. I mean 29 years and not 29 days. How can a man be married to a woman for 29 years and we are still talking about “foreign wife?" She might be a foreign woman to you, but she was not to him. The Africans who contend that she should release the corpse say that they want to bring closure to the family. The Manyu culture where I come from does not worship the dead. Very few people; even those in the village visit the graves of their parents and relatives. The only case was that of Mmgbokondem (copycat statue of the defunct).
Instead, it is the western woman who needs the corpse more as they visit the graves constantly.  Doesn't she need to visit her husband's grave too? Should she be traveling to Africa each time she desires talking to the man she was once married for 29 years?
Furthermore, if Benson did not will that he should be buried in Africa, why do the living do so desire? If Benson’s family does not want to have closure, it simply means they do not want closure because I don't know what they would have done if Benson died in the sea or through a plane crash, and they could not find his body. Wouldn't they have closure? What if Benson simply vanished in thin air and no one knew his whereabouts? Wouldn't the family have closure? Therefore, they should assist the widow rather than try to demonize her; it is wrong!
Why do people, especially Africans always fight for the corpse instead of a living person? I first heard this story last year when the guy fell sick. I was informed that he went home very healthy, came back very sick, and that they suspected poison or some sort of witchcraft. The Bachuo people did not want Benson, so they killed him with either poison or witchcraft. He has gone and left them not only Bachuo, but he has left them Cameroon, America and world. Let them carry the world on their heads or even eat it. Why do they want his corpse now? We don't want to see people while they are alive, but we fight for their corpses when they die. Fie for shame! I hope that the Ntenako people who take poisoning people as an art are reading me.
Let those who wanted the earth take it; Benson has left them with it. He does not even want the six inches of land in Bachuo. They should take it!When their day to die reaches, they should not die; they should send it to him. Let the good people support his widow and family. He has left a wife who is now a widow. 
If you cannot learn anything from the Americans, please learn this. When an American child leaves home and finds the American dream, he or she comes back home to his or her parent’s house to eat and drink with family. The African is different. Nowadays, people go home and do not even drink or eat in their own relatives’ houses for fear they poison them. Some who do not use the witchcraft means, use armed robbers. They pay them to aggress their Bushfaller brother or sister, so that together with the armed robber they will share the booty. That is how many have gone home and came back very sick, up to dying. Others who went home, came back; theretofore, nothing has ever worked for them anymore.
Therefore, if we want to promote the culture, we must condemn these behaviors and encourage our people to prepare apparent heirs. The African society is perhaps the only society that does not prepare the children to replace their parents. There must be a clear cut position by education and warning all these people to refrain from poisoning those who come to visit at home. That is what destroys the culture and not a widow who refuses her husband's corpse, (the same husband they hated) so that they can make a cultural grandstanding with it. That is the way they should fight. Harassing this woman for the corpse of the husband is Grade A wickedness; it should not be encouraged under any pretext.
That woman has done the right thing. I am not sure if the man was alive, he will allow people to address the wife the way some do now. Please refrain from maltreating people's widows. Was it the woman who caused his illness? Was Benson living with any family member before he died? Can you or any other person who loves him now so much tell us how much you helped with his medical and living expenses? Until such time, please just cry Benson and leave the corpse to the wife.
The woman should even issue restraining orders to prevent some of you from coming to the wake and funeral services. Do not forget that for some of you with daughters, the same way you treat other people's daughters, the same measure will be meted to you. Some even argue that the woman by virtue of being a wife is the reason she is inheriting Benson’s property.
I really doubt that! Do you remember Anna Nicole Smith? If the man has a valid legal will, the wife will not inherit it except if she has joint tenancy or ownership. If a man bought a house before the woman came, and he decides to give it away, the law does not prevent it. If he died without a will, which is when the automatic beneficiary kicks in since she is the spouse. There are many such court cases going on and which have gone on and the spouse has come out empty. If before the woman got married she signed a prenuptial, she may not inherit anything if that prenuptial had escheated her from the entire will.
By the way, the intimation that the marriage was not what it was supposed to be is not founded. If Benson did not want the woman because his marriage was a marriage for hire or Doki marriage, he would have changed the situation way before he even died. He would not have left it for 29 years. For 29 years, Benson was married in letter even if not in spirit. These family members would have fought to get all transferred to his mother when he was alive with his blessings if the marriage was not what it was. Why is it only when the man dies that the Uberrima Fides of the marriage is questioned?
There is a clear caveat in the Bible “You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child (Ex 22:22).”There is a divine curse on those who afflict or even pervert the judgment of the widows (Deut 27:19). Paul reiterated the same command to honor true widows (Titus 5:3) that perhaps sets the variance against “Happy Widows” or “veuves joyeuse.” To James that is the true religion to visit the widows in their afflictions (James 1:27). Therefore, anyone mistreating a man’s widow does not love God and is against the ethos of Christianity. It is time for the Manyu people to protect widows rather than torment them in the name of preserving the culture. In Benson Egbe’s case, there was not even the single family member to visit him. They pretended to call from a distant and now that he is dead, their love for his corpse overfills the glass. Shouldn’t we show love for people when they are alive? What is this love that is only strong when someone dies? Do not torment a man’s widow in the name of culture. That is not even our African, talk less of Manyu culture.
Until then, please leave Benson Egbe’s widow alone!

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). "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." 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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