A christian friend i bumped into during my usual coffee break venue asked me did i still go to church, of which i meekly replied yes and no. Every time when my christian friends ask me this particular question, i try to dodge it whenever possible, i dont know why they want to ask me this question,or could it be that they are trying to show concern, if that is the case then a simple "how are you keeping ?is suffice in my opinion or is it because if i dont go to church, i will be lesser a christian and thus i am exposed to all those of temptations.
Ok, back to my friend that i bumped into, she was not willing to let me off the hook about me not giving her a concrete answer as to go to churh or not. During the whole question, no question was asked about my family, my business but all questions revolved around why i not going to church,or it is important going to church,how can i stop going to church. On top of that she was beginning to promote to me that her church had got this famous or reknown pastor from Korea coming to her church, that i should not miss the chance of catching him preaching, she could not stop telling me how anointed and gifted that preacher was, i was sitting feeling agitated and not wanting to offend an old church friend, i kept my cool.
Everytime i tried to digress the topic of going to church or not, she was just not willing to let me go, moreover she began to tell me how her church would be rebuilt to a even bigger church because those rich christians in her church donating handsomely to the church. Ok, by this point, she had already driven me to the max, i raised my voice slightly higher, and i started shooting her with my questions.
I asked, who exactly are you exalting ? God or that famous preacher from Korea, or those rich christians in her church ? She was dumbfounded and i went on the offensive, i told her not even once in your conversation you gave thanks to the ONE above, not even once you shared with me how your big church would impact the community and helping out the needy.
I stood up and excused myself for being late for work and telling her even i if dont go to church, that doesnt make me a bad human, even if i dont listen to that famous preacher's sermon, that wont make me weaker a human either, and finally for those rich christians in her church, instead of building bigger and bigger church,they should build more orphanages and sponsoring more poor students i said to her
I am sorry, i knew she was furious but then again, stop telling me something i regard as fallacy.
P/S : The conclusion is fear GOD,and keep his commandments