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Maybe there is something we might want to look into.
A couple of days ago, news was trending about an retired Archbishop who committed adultery with a married woman. Very absurd. Media houses, social media and the likes were blowing out on the matter, hauling all sorts of insults and critisms towards the SINNER.
I sat back and watched whatever it was, this whole issue had been swirling in my head for quite sometime, and finally something triggered me to share my thoughts…..
To begin with, i percieve Christianity a focus on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe to be the Son of God. What does that say about the way we practice our religion? …
Society today is filled with religious hypocrites! ‘Christians’ that have capitalised on feigning to be what they are not and creating the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion. Such ‘christians’ pretend to have virtues, morals or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that they do not actually possess.
The Archbishop’s scenario presents a typical situation of religious hypocrisy in the church. Sinners judging fellow sinners for sinning differently. Very unfortunate! If the allegations against the Archbishop are actually true, then what he did was wrong. However, i am of the view that the church needs to tone down on the whole self righteous act. I find it ironic that church is always the first to “cast stones” at people whenever they sin.
No one is perfect. The absolute truth is behind those men in robes is a human. Not a demi God. They are also susceptible to flaws. It’s just that we are living in a generation were we feel some people are bigger sinners than others and some sins are heavier than others. A sin is sin regardless of the weight and whichever attachment society might want to add.
Do not misquote me, i am not here to justify the Archbishop’s actions, no. I know the Archbishop is a leader and preaches about honoring institution of marriage and its not biblically ethical to prey on your flock, and that adultery is a sin. All this i’m aware. Yes, what he did was wrong.
It’s only unfair to disregard the fact that we have all has erred and run short of his glory. Humanity is naturally flawed. The Archbishop is not an exemption to this, he is human.
So instead of castigating, i implore you all to address your minds to Matthew 7
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye. How can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye. You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
So many people claim to be christians, but there actions show complete opposite. Fault finding, judgemental, rude liars among others. Is this what we learn from the life and teachings of Jesus?? One of the greatest single causes of aethism in the world today is “christians” who acknowledge Jesus with their lips yet deny him with their lifestyle. That is what the unbelieving world finds unbelievable.
On a lighter note, i am inclined to there are other clergy who have commited if not the same sin, “bigger sins”. So why the prosecution??
Think about it…