A friend of mine recently told me that I need some chill pills. That I should dip the arrow of truth in honey before I can fire it. Well, there is one realm in which this doesn’t apply.
The only realm where the judge is God and the lawyer is Christ. The law here is absolute but no one really knows how the judge will pass His judgment.
Every single soul will pass through this judgment and many will say, “I never knew about this.” But we all know ignorance is no excuse. And that’s when we will in tears and sadness regret by saying, “I wish I knew.”
Woe unto those who give a distorted message of the gospel. Woe unto the teachers who sweeten their words of rebuke to suit their eloquence and image. Well, I do not dip the arrow of truth in honey. I shoot straight, aiming the soul.
If sex before marriage is bad, say as it is. If the Bible says drunkards will not see the kingdom of heaven state it explicitly and plainly to anyone. If the Bible says you should not have anything to do with anyone who is not of the light then, I, Siloma is going to explicitly say so. Not tell you ati oooh, they will turn around and you can change them.
Many have heard the topic of ‘Unequally Yoked’ that is mostly taught in many love sermons especially those targeted for the young people. Kindly note that this article is those who are not married yet.
The young, and mostly Christian young men and women hate the truth. They hate on anyone who tells them that whatever they are doing is wrong and they should check on their actions.
They have become lovers of verses like, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”, “Do not judge others”, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” and “There is not a righteous person on earth who always does good and never sins.” as in Romans 1, Matthew 7:1-5, Romans 3:22 and Ecclesiastes 7:20 respectively.
Verses like “The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God”, “The face of the Lord is against evil doers, to cut off the memory of them from the earth” and “The six things that God hates” has just become a cool verse and a recital for Christians. (Romans 8;7-8, Psalms 34:16, Psalms 6:16-19)
The other verse that has become a cliche is, 2nd Corinthians 6:14 and as usual do your homework – go read the whole of that chapter. This is because of the many fallacies that exist amongst the youth.
Many rant that, “Christian men are fake and are just but evil men hiding in church” or “Christian girls are just complicated beings who pretend to be holier than thou.” This, in turn, leaves them with one choice, to date anyone who is not Christian because they are real, are not lukewarm and are unlike Churchmen or women.
I have heard many of my lady friends say that they would not mind dating a non-Christian and they are much preferred than the fake Christian men in the church. My male friends, on the other hand, say that non-Christian girls are better because they are hotter, dress crazily and are fun.
A friend told me that their girlfriend has been brought up in a Christian family and they go to Church and so he thinks she is a Christian. Some even ask, “What’s the big deal? We go to Church together.” I say this many times, “Christianity is a personal relationship with Christ”
Let me take you down to history. Since the beginning of time, God forbade His people to marry foreign wives? Why?
Why was Samson easily defeated? Why did Solomon divert from the way of the light? I believe that any relationship we have with our spouses is God-birthed. Marriage is holy and when Paul says that one is bound to their spouse till death, it means that it is ‘eternal’ in a man’s lifetime to be bound to the spouse.
God forbade the Israelites from marrying foreign women as seen in Deuteronomy 7:2-5 but they still did so and as we see in Judges 3:5-8, they forgot the Lord their God and served Canaanite male and female deities.
When Paul asks in Corinthians “What does light have to do with darkness” he simply puts that you (child of light) cannot mingle with someone in the dark (one who doesn’t know Christ).
When you date an unbeliever, you get yoked to them. You share and live in their lives. They live in the flesh and their minds are governed by the flesh. They are friends of the world.
You, on the other hand, live by the spirit. We all know that the spirit and the flesh are always at war. We remember Jesus asking Peter to watch and pray for the spirit is indeed willing but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41
How can someone who lives in a weak flesh be in companionship with someone who strives to live in the spirit? Do they even speak the same language?
One strives to gratify the needs of the flesh; partying, drugs and alcohol and sex. The other strives to live in righteousness, to watch and pray, to fast and to consume what is from above. How will the two ever be in harmony?
I have heard this statement a million and one times, “God changes people. I am also not perfect. I will change Him.” Anyone who says this statement lives in the flesh. His/her flesh doesn’t want to let go of what the flesh gains from the partner.
Remember that you cannot change anyone, only God can. Because some people love with all their hearts, they expect that one day this person will become perfect for them. Some people really think that so long as the heart loves, that is true love. Well, I tell you, the word says that the heart is deceitful above all things.
Only God changes people and at his own timing, not yours. You cannot submit to carnality and convince yourself that you are living in the spirit. We submit to God first and everything follows.
It is sad that I have seen people especially ladies who spend most times in church praying for their drunk boyfriends. I have seen many endure the battering simply because they do not want to let go.
They are staunch Christians who fast and pray that the person their flesh adores may be saved. They forget that they should not be in that relationship in the first place.
They forget that that should be their first commission – making disciples even before getting into a relationship. They forget that their partners may have been handed over to Satan so that their soul may be saved (Long story for another day – keep tuned to Silomasays for an upcoming article on this).
Do you think people in the world have it easy? Do you think it is as glamorous and fun as in their social profiles? No. The Devil also blesses but his trials are equal to all.
Those in the world do not live large, they do not live in the paradise you see in their worldly lives. They too have their moments and cry to God. They too have their burdens, panics and worries.
They too have fears and anxieties. They also get disturbed in their spirits because God wants to thrill them, to skill them and to perfect them. Some get the hand of it and change but many, the devil hardens their hearts and they end up in a loop. A loop of making the very same resolutions every day and wishing they lived a life worthy.
What business does light have to do with darkness? You were bought at a price. You are not a friend of the world but a person who is undergoing sanctification day by day. You are seeking Christ and day by day He reveals to you the things that are out of this world.
You progress with the knowledge of the eternal but he/she delves into the knowledge of the internal – self-gratification. You seek to please God but he/she seeks to please man.
You are totally incompatible. He listens to his heart (which is his flesh) and you listen to your spirit that communicates with God. Isn’t he a destruction already?
Yes, you do not want to lose her. She is gorgeous and there is no one like her – you think. But you forget there’s who all things were made by him and he knows what each man desires are. Why not submit to Him and everything will be added unto you?
Yes, I said it, plainly and straight – ditch that ungodly lover. You are a child of the light and you have no business with the dark.
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