Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dance for Jesus and you will never suffer?

Sesekou Arrey-Mbi, the honorable Mfor Ngbe of Atlanta, 
This is your son speaking! This reply is in relation to the video above. I know that a prophet is never great in his home town, so I bear no such authority to make any objections, safe that which is recorded in the Book. Behold the voice of God speaking, " If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." I Corinthians 15:19. What then shall we say, if Jesus is only to be worshiped as a terrestrial goodies ATM? Why did the disciples suffer the cross, that they were killed, if we worship God only so that we are no more sick, so we can have wives and husbands, so our businesses shall flourish?  
Did we ever read Paul tell Timothy, “Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” (2 Tim 3:12). Stephen was stoned to death. I am sure he was not dancing Jesus, or could he, when he was stoned and left in the street? I heard Jesus ask, "What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Perhaps all those who dance for Jesus and are childless are wasting their time. Perhaps those who dance Jesus, were called and sent like Apostle Paul, yet lived with chronic diseases did not dance God enough. Perhaps their moves were not that good enough! 
Behold my people, we were nor created to gain the whole world. The whole purpose for which man was created is to fear God and keep his commandments.(Ecc 12:13). Jesus rebuked the people, “"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.” (Lk 6:26). Just above that verse, it reads, “Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.” The world loves its own because, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” Why then would anyone who loves and dances Jesus, be loved by the world that hated Him, up to killing him in the cruelest way a man should ever be killed?
If all our worship is to be beneficiaries of earthly things, then why would it seem to Paul “that God has displayed us apostles at the end of the procession, like prisoners appointed for death? We have become a spectacle to the whole world, to angels as well as to men.” Why must the apostle be at the end of the procession? Why leave us in bondage of the dearth that rapes us of our affluence and good life?
In that very crowd, there were and there are many who danced for Jesus and waved the white handkerchief greatly in spirit and in truth, yet have been bedfellows with poverty, sickness, disappointments, failures, poor business, bad kids, barrenness and many more.
My pastor with whom I ate lunch with almost every Wednesday was hit by a car, and he died a few days later. What shall I tell him? That his worship and dances for Jesus were in vain, else why would he be hit by a car? How can the prophet in the video say that, “If you worship Jesus, you no go suffer? If you worship Jesus, you become a big man. You become a billionaire. You worship Jesus, sickness go? You worship Jesus, good husband. You worship Jesus, you buy a new car. You worship Jesus you buy a new Jeep.” 
Is it everybody who has a good car, who is a billionaire, healthy, has a Jeep dancing for Jesus? In other words, we can now know the true dancers of Jesus from their possessions. Wouldn't it be harder for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle? What about those who cannot dance because they are disabled? Would they too go to heaven? Would they too please Jesus? If it is not so, then the prophet has gone overboard.  
Therefore, hear ye my people, Jesus did not come so that we only enjoy the things of this world. Jesus came so that we may have life abundantly, whether in dearth or in plenty, whether in sickness or in health, whether in trial or in peace that we may worship him in spirit and in truth for our recompense. I adjure you to take these words that were given to the Hebrews:

For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.  Hebrews 10:34-36.

Until then, “… ‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.’”

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).

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Phoniness of American Age of Consent.

When the news broke out that 50 year old: Tad Cummins has “kidnapped” 15 year old Mary Catherine 'Elizabeth' Thomas, the reactions have been mixed, with the majority calling for every pint of Tad’s blood. The whole thing to me is some hypocritical melodrama. The excitement or lack thereof about the age of consent in America is only good for the Crucible or the Minister’s Back Veil. At some point, the country becomes a laughingstock. There are those who think that he has committed the unpardonable sin while others do not think so. He might have broken the law, and he has also sinned because he was married at the time; however, it is not because of her age. This paper is specifically geared towards dealing with the age disparity issue. I don’t see it as a moral failure based on the age disparity. If you attended a high school or college with a “Safe Zone” where you were not taught to think over others’ opinions but to seek a refuge so that you are not offended, this writing is not for you. If you attended a high school or a university where you were allowed to think for yourself, then you can continue.
Let me start by addressing those who are crying on top of their lungs that Tad is a monster for being 50 and dating a 15 year old girl. My German friend told me that in Germany, when a girl is 16, she can sleep with anyone she likes; that is why you have 16 years old girls standing by the street as sex workers. They sleep with even 75 years old, and no one has remorse about it, so we know you people with your projections. 
This country as a whole is full of hypocrisy. When news came out that the Russians have hacked into our systems, the whole country cried like a lioness was mourning her cubs. Trump had two sentences to Bill O’Reilly, “’What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?’”[1] He was vindicated when WikiLeaks made the FBI and CIA files dump on March 7, 2017. Therein, it exposed how the US has been hacking other countries. 
Now, suffer that I take you back again to the Monica Lewinsky’s scandal of 1998. During the impeachment proceedings, there were both Republican and Democratic Congressmen who were vehement that Clinton had done what Satan himself could not do, sleep with an intern. These are some of them who were against Clinton. They were later found to be unclean. Bob Barr was having an affair while married to his second wife. Dan Burton who even had a love child from an affair said this, “"No one, regardless of what party they serve, no one, regardless of what branch of government they serve, should be allowed to get away with these alleged sexual improprieties...." Imagine that he was not exposed, he would have been the saint in that sinful Congress. Robert Livingston out rightly asked Clinton to resign while he himself was having an affair with another woman. Do you see that simply because people are condemning the teacher, they are not clean themselves? The one that even made me cry on that day was that of Newt Gingrich. He was like my idol. He was a bulldog on Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky saga, but he too was having an affair while married to his second wife. The final hypocrite during that saga was Henry Hyde. He was married himself while having an affair with a married woman. Remember that all of them only resigned when they were exposed. If they were not busted, they would have been pretending like Clinton was the only “Devil.” in that house of "saints." 
How many of you who were not caught blame others today? How many of you are living very sinful lives that if you died today, even Satan will reject your soul? Yet, you have the temerity to shout. This is one of those reasons why I say that the government should wiretap every American, so that in times like this, your dossiers could be brought to bare. That way, only those who bear no sin can cast the first stone.
Nonetheless, that does not mean that what the teacher did was right. He broke the law because in the US, the age of consent is 16 in 31 US states, and only 12 have it as 18. In other countries, the age of consent ranges from 9 and above. Since we are saying that a 15 year old cannot enter into a relationship with a 50 year old man, would it then mean that in Alabama where they could wed a 14 year old to a 40 year old man with parental permission, the entire state does not know that the 14 year old girl cannot think? If Tad who is 50 cannot date a 15 year old because it is evil and the girl is not mature, why wed a 14 year old to a 40 year man? 
I was laughing when I ran through a comment section that said that “In Alaska, it would never happen.” In Alaska, you could get married if you are 14 with a judge's permission (because of no fault). Even though some of you are ti lazy to read, you should not take my word for the gospel. You should take time and look at their laws here. Before the 14 year old gets married, she could be dating the 50 year old man first. It does not mean that Tad is having sex with the girl because they could be chaste. In Arizona, California and Connecticut, there is no minimum age for marriage, if the parents and judge could approve it. In Massachusetts, a girl could get married at 12 and the man at 14. If the 15 year old is not grown enough, why then do these states allow these marriages at these ages? Using the FBI and police resources to pursue the teacher on bases of the girl’s age is mere drama and hypocrisy. They should use those resources for those unsolved murders. They should use those resources to search for those black girls who are truly  missing; otherwise, this is a waste of resources. Simply because she is young does not mean that she was kidnapped. Why would there be a nationwide manhunt when the people of Massachusetts wed their daughters at 12? That is hypocrisy because the girl is 15, three years older than the ones they wed in their states. I hear people say that the girl is still a child, so she cannot consent.
Do you remember Jeremy Forest of England who ran away with a 15 year old? The girl said that she persuaded the teacher to run away with her. The girl “told how he saved her from potential suicide by going away with her.”[2] The parents and the people do not want to acknowledge that their princess has run away with the prince. I may just remind them of the words of Jasmine in Aladdin " to Jafar, "He didn't kidnap me; I ran away." Folks, just accept that he did not kidnap the girl; she ran away with the one she loved. 
I still believe that the 14 year old girl who committed suicide after having been bounced from 14 foster care homes would have still been alive had she found someone (14 or 50) who loved her. Would we have preferred that she killed herself than run away with an older guy who will help her to live and be happy? My issue is the fact that right in the US, there is disparity. In Alaska and Massachusetts, the marriage age could be 14 and 12 respectively, depending on the judge and parents consent. How come 15 is immature to date, but 12 and 14 are mature to marry? Which is more serious: marriage or dating? What I am saying is that, it is a crime and a sin not because she is 15 but because he is married, and the age of consent in Tennessee is 18. The argument that the girl is not mature enough has been answered by those States with the marriage age below 15. Simply because he is 50 and she is 15 does not mean that he kidnapped her. Kidnapped is against one's will, and the events leading to their departure don't​ show that.
A few years back, I heard the story of a 14 year old student from Mexico whose bread winning father was deported. To escape her quagmire, she began to roam the streets up and down, and the very men who said that she  was not of age were picking her up to taste her theobroma cacao for a minimal fee. Had one of her teachers or an older man taken her in as a lover, there would have been an outcry, yet there was none that her most priced possession was now at the mercy of the least filthy bidder. How many young women below 15 are selling themselves in our streets on their own volition, and how many who are condemning Tad today are buying it without compunction? 
I think that it is high time for the US to keep their sanctimony aside and allow lovers to decide their fates, except in a case of actual crime. It is preposterous and presumptuous to conclude that he took her by force or that they have been having sex. As for the many of you crying to be more righteous than Tad Cummins, WikiLeaks is just by the corner. You will be exposed.
Notwithstanding, he would be sinning against God by committing desertion and adultery  with the girl, and he would be breaking the law, if he has sex with the 15 year old because the age of consent is 18 in his state of Tennessee. However, the age difference should not make it more sinful or more of a crime than if the girl was 16, 17 and he was 18. Therefore, 15 should not be regarded as a period of nonage. How young Elizabeth is should not be the crux of this matter because there are states allowing 12 years old to get married. There are even countries where 12 years old could marry. The only two things we should look at should be the law and the sin. He has sinned because he is still married, but he is having a relationship with another woman, and he will break the law, if he sleeps with a girl below the age of consent in his state. Nevertheless, the crime is not proportionate to the sanctimonious drama.

Until then, I don’t think that the outcry fits the crime.

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).

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