Stealing in the name of the Lord

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Am not really a fan of reggea for obvious reasons but when i thought about this article this song came to mind, stealing in the name of the Lord.

My father’s house of worship
Has become a den of thieves
Stealing in the name of the Lord

Strike the hammer of justice
And set my people free
Strike the hammer of justice
Or let my people be

They tell us of a heaven
Where milk and honey flow
Stealing in the name of the Lord

They said, this place called heaven
The rich man cannot go
Stealing in the name of the Lord

Yet the reverend drives a fancy car
Buys everything tax free
The people have to sacrifice
To give in charity

My father’s house of worship
Has become a den of thieves
Stealing in the name of the Lord

Stealing, stealing, stealing
Stealing, stealing
Stealing in the name of the Lord

Stealing, stealing, stealing
Stealing, stealing
Stealing in the name of the Lord

Well how true has it become these days? From the time Christ overturned the tables and whipped some people from the temple, the situation has become even more dire. People are content with using the name of Lord to make money.

We have seen televangelists who lure people to giving more and more. Wrongly quoting scriptures like ‘the Lord loves a cheerful giver’ the pastors have stashed cash in their bank accounts, live literally off the money from their poor congregation with absolute zero remorse.

In Kenya, the situation is even worse. In public service vehicles, from morning till evening, these fake thieves will bump into the buses and start singing in some totally off-key voices to get attention and start trying to interpret a bible they have never read with the guidance of the Spirit. It is no shock that these people will clearly read a text completely turn it round to drive a selfish point home.

They then will collect ‘tithes and offerings’ from the ignorant masses who really forget where the ‘tithe’ has to go. In prayers, they will remember to ‘pray for those who gave’ and in a clever twist, ‘not bless’ those who did not give but pray that next time they give. They will then jump off to the next bus.

The streets are no different. They pitch up public address systems and distort the word of God. They clearly have no understanding of the times we live in and their relevance to the second coming of Christ and will start talking about the riches God has promised you on earth. Apparently according to them, God has purposed that you be rich and live a filthy rich lifestyle, not the simplicity of Christ’s selfless giving in service and love.

The Televangelists on TV are not to be left behind. They will drum to you how you need to send your tithe via phone service providers like MPESA. They will decree unforeseen blessings upon the senders and unforeseen curses upon those who ‘neglect the voice’ of the Lord coming through their filthy tainted mouths. Some will even claim having ‘seen’ a prophecy about you that is imminent in nature and that ‘God has declared’ you send the ‘seed’ to break a curse that is on your way.

Again, the masses in their ignorance of the word of God will quickly send in the money that these false men of God will use to pay for their lifestyle.

But again before you sit back and start grinning that smile that you have not been conned by these false pagan men of ‘god’, how sure are you that you have not stolen from God? How faithful are you in your tithing?

Who will save us from this wicked generation? Oh that Christ will forgive us!


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