Has God Cursed Nigeria? Etcetera Writes

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I’ll like to state that I am writing as a Christian, and one
who is tolerant of other beliefs. And I do not want this to be seen as a debate
whether or not God exists. So, you religious hammer throwers should hold on.
But feel free to read if you can shed your holier-than-thou skin momentarily,
and see the premise of this write-up.

For so long, I have wondered whether or not God curses
nations, long before I started wandering back and forth in my faith. What
brought the thought back to my mind more forcibly this time is the recurring crisis
this country has seen in recent times and the political rhetorics and lies used
to choke back the cries of the people. We have constantly prayed for God’s
deliverance upon this nation. Has he answered? Yes! and he will continue to
answer. But he has also blessed us with a free will to decide our paths. Continue below…
A majority of Nigerian Christians consider themselves “born
again.” I know how these people think because I have been in that realm. They
believe God is involved in all things Nigeria; from today’s suffering to
tomorrow’s redemption. They believe that if God really wants a changed Nigeria,
he will do it. Everything in Nigeria today is the lord’s doing. Isn’t it pretty
easy and convenient not to do anything when you believe that God will sort
everything out?
Now the other side of the coin question is, “Do Nigerians
love God? Nigerians don’t love God for a variety of reasons stemming from high
level of corruption in the land, to political killings, Sodom and Gomorrah-like
promiscuity, money worshipping; the list is endless.
The story of Sodom and Gomorrah better exemplifies the
correct state of the nation. In Sodom and Gomorrah’s case, Abraham was able to
bargain with God to spare the city and God agreed to spare the city if only 10
righteous souls were found therein.
In Nigeria, who is the Abraham that God will speak to? Is it
the pastor who is more concerned about his jet that was involved in a $9.3m
arms purchase scandal or the one whose church collapsed and killed scores of
people due to negligence? God promised to spare Sodom and Gomorrah if the
righteous in the city amounted to one per cent. If Nigeria’s hope of being
spared as a country lies in God finding just one per cent of righteous men from
about 200m Nigerians, we are finished.
It is good enough that In God’s eyes, it doesn’t matter how
many heathens or corrupt people inhabit Nigeria. As long as the real Christians
and Muslims, even if they number as few as one per cent, change their ways and
turn to the lord, we shall all be blessed.
Amidst everything, God has indeed blessed Nigeria. He has
shielded us from all the natural disasters experienced in other parts of the
world. Even after the civil war, we were able to pick ourselves up and avoid
disintegration. But today, we have chosen carnage and terrorism over peace. We
have chosen corruption and hatred amongst ourselves over the unity God has
given us. According to 2 Chronicles 7:14, God won’t bless a nation unless the
nation stands under him.
We all know that isn’t the case anymore in Nigeria. It went
out the window a very long time ago. Nigeria pays lip service to a belief in
God. No matter what the pastors profess, it is all crap because we have broken
all of God’s laws, and there is a price to be paid for doing so. We have
started paying the price and we haven’t seen nothing yet. Christians and
Muslims demonise one another. They want you to do things their way or die (not
God’s way).
Politicians and their minions are scheming and influencing
policies that will bring about the end of this country. From what we have seen
of some pastors in recent weeks, do you need further proof to believe most of
them are more anti-Christ than Christ-like? This isn’t a Christian nation any
longer, or any other type of nation for that matter, God isn’t going to save
us. And he’s not going to save all the false prophets and religious phonies out
there. Religion has turned into a parlor trick, a side show, and has endorsed
all the sins practised today. Go to mosque on Friday or church on Sunday, be
forgiven, so you can sin all week. A bunch of hypocrites.
One known truism is “God hates competition,” and we have put
ourselves at odds with his command to put him first. Money and materialism have
never been more celebrated in Nigeria. We defraud and kill ourselves to be named
on Forbe’s list of world’s richest individuals. We invite conjurers and
ritualists from all over the world to spill human blood unto this land, a land
we expect God to bless? Now put on your thinking caps and recall your Old
Testament knowledge.
Recall stories such as when the Jews left Egypt and very
shortly thereafter worshipped a Golden Calf. Did that please God’s
multi-cultural heart, or did he strike dead 3,000 Jews on the spot? Even Jesus
was less tolerant, casting forth curses and promises of hell fire to anyone who
didn’t believe his story. So, let no Nigerian claim this is a God fearing
nation until we are wrinkled in our faces with shame and repentance. And as it
stands right now, if you want God to save you, you may have to take it up with him
after you die because I don’t see God anywhere in Nigeria today (apologies to
no one). Just one look at the nation in the Bible known as “God’s people” and
the requirements thereof, you will see that Nigeria is no more than Sodom and
Gomorrah.

Some of you holier-than-thou Christians might say; “Well, so
what! Whether or not God blesses Nigeria is irrelevant. God can and will
continue to bless me individually, no matter where I live. I won’t argue with
you. I only hope for your sake that you realise Nigeria doesn’t revolve around
you. We are mentally enslaved to our selfishness and that of our religious
leaders who have realised how easy it is to control others with the fear of
what comes in the afterlife. It is not too late to retrace our steps and begin to
make better choices for our nation and the world in general. Because as it
stands now, Nigeria is on its own. You are on your own. God isn’t going to come
down and save this nation from self destruction. You can as well start now and
ask God to send your soul to heaven.

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