Saturday, December 08, 2007

Is God Real? by Akindele Akinyemi

I have a friend who asked a very important question. She asked me if Jesus Christ is so real when is he coming back and how come He has allowed the world as we know go to hell.

She pointed out the number of churches in the Black community. I know for a fact in the City of Detroit there are two poisons on every corner, church and a liquor store. She too pointed that out and if the Black community is so spiritual then why do we have so much chaos in our community?

I am a firm believer in God myself but sometimes we have to ask that question when things are bleak. There is a church on every corner and yet Detroit has the highest murder rate in the country. More people die here than New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. We have the highest STDs in the country. We have the highest foreclosures in this region. People cannot find or create jobs. Our children are trapped in failing schools and negative forces will not allow more options for our children to learn.

Less people in our community are getting married. Speaking of marriage, our people look at marriage as an alternative lifestyle while being single, bi-sexual, transgender, gay or lesbian is more normal in our community than ever before. No one wants to be committed to the opposite sex anymore. No one wants to date, no one wants to get to know one another anymore. The Bible says till death do us part but divorce is high as hell in our community.

We have churches on every corner in the hood but more evil is present in our community than ever before. We read the Bible, go through the motions in church and when we leave the Lord's House we go back to doing evil. We say Jesus but are we practicing Jesus? We say we believe in God but are we actually following His Word?

She asked this question of Jesus Christ because of the direction of the world in which we live in. She pointed out how many Christian denominations are there and they all say that they are right and the other is wrong. She has been looking into practicing Islam or Buddhism because she sees consistency in those faiths as compared to Christianity. She wants to be married, have children but cannot find the right mate in Christianity. She feels that she has hit a glass ceiling.

Quietly, I cannot blame her. At times I hit a glass ceiling myself when you are the only urban conservative blogger in Michigan out here trying to reach the masses of people with knowledge, wisdom and understanding. After almost 20 years of activism and evolution, I still ask God why are you taking me through the motions?

I ask that question when I see people in church speaking in tongues and listening to the sermon. Not because I do not believe but because it is getting much harder to survive out here. If I was sagging my pants, living a thug life and making money rapping. Our children are killing children, our families are broken. our community is in poverty and our educational level is at a all time low. It's like Blacks are living in pre-Reconstruction or something in this day and age. We ask God to make our community better but nothing changes. We say faith without works is dead and vice versa but everyone is so individualistic that is makes no sense.

Any thoughts?


Anonymous said...

God has predicted the end of the world as we know it - the Bible teaches that God allows the sin to reach a completeness then comes biblical judgment -
The problem is you support the Beast - AntiChrist System Globalization that will create a 1 World government
If you want to be a true Christian you must reject materialism - selfishness & treat all people as = creations of God

Akindele F. Akinyemi said...

I do love all people unlike you who think whites are devils and blacks are angels. said...

God is real. And you hit the nail on the head in your close.

James 2: 15-17

How many of us, in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, white, black, red, purple... how many of us live our "faith" seven days a week and not just twice on Sundays?

How many of us read our Bibles every day and put forward an actual daily effort to apply the Book's teaching to our own lives and lifestyles?

God is real. He's perfect. He's holy.

And somehow, for some reason He actually loves us. It's amazing.

It's on us now to prove that we love Him.


Anonymous said...

Any True follower of Jesus Christ "The Prince of Peace" can not morally support the Republicans as they prepare to invade Iran - continue to occupy Iraq & Afghanistan - if your faith is greater than your politics or your patriotism then you as a Christian should protest against the immoral oil war

Republicans may be Conservative or politically "right" - but to support the planned war in Iran & the continued occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan is immoral

Anonymous said...

Here's what the Bible says about 1 World Government -
Revelation 13:9,12,14,16,17 "If any man have an ear, let him hear. (12) And he execiseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast,....(14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth .... (16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: (17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."