A blogger became so exasperated with my criticism of the Christian Church; he decided to launch what would be the definitive counter-attack. “Femi Aribisala,” he declared triumphantly, “is not a Christian!” When I thought about this, I concluded that, using the same logic, the prophets of Israel were not Israelites.
This is God’s mandate for his prophets: “Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” (Isaiah 58:1). Those who had a problem with this killed the prophets. I have been killed time-and-again by Christians; but the Lord always raises me from the dead.
If my criticism of apostate Christianity disqualifies me as a Christian, then most Nigerians can no longer be Nigerians. Indeed, where two or three Nigerians are gathered, you can be sure we are busy criticising our dear country. However, Nigerians criticise Nigeria because we are Nigerians and not because we are not. Add a comment