Posted in Christianity, God, Jesus Christ, love

My Faith, My Foe

“What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]?” (James 2:14 AMP)

What did the Bible says about doing good works? To love others, help them, protect them and ensure that we live together in harmony with them.

I suppose that it is a long way from having an honest relationship with God if our religion prevents us from rendering all these duties. We are dishonest if we derive pleasure from watching people suffer when we ought to protect them.

God is love. Anyone who professes that he or she is killing people in the name of God is an imposter. Jesus says, “Love your neighbours as yourself. (Mark 12:31)”. Our neighbours mean not just those living next doors. They also cover friends, family members, colleagues, and strangers. We are not required to know people before we can love them. Love has no restriction. We do not murder ourselves because we love ourselves. And if we love our neighbours in the exact ways we love us, then we will do anything it needs to be taken to guarantee their ultimate safety.

At this period of our life, we must revisit our faith in God to verify whether indeed we are His children. My questions are. “what sort of faith do we profess? Are we sure we are serving the real God? ”

Amen.

Author:

Princess Ayelotan is a writer/poet, feminist and independent researcher. Her scholarly interest ranges widely, from — Creative Writing related to Gender issues; — Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), — Rape as a weapon of war, — Violence against disabled women, — Child Sexual Exploitation : e.g. child prostitution and trafficking, — Female economic empowerment — Activism.

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