I was going to get brunch on Monday after my stomach had pushed me to the wall. I was even seeing if I could endure the hunger and convert it into fasting, but blood is thicker than water. My stomach pinched and pinched until the very point of buying the food, it was like an evil voice, a serious temptation; the devil is a liar. I think there is a big lesson that the stomach is teaching us today, never give up till the end. It will not stop pinching you until you give in to its demands. Anyways, as I approached my belly’s Promised Land, I was observing the environment, as always. As I was walking by, I noticed an inscription on one of the shops. It was insignificant at first, in fact, I’m very sure I’d seen it many times before, but it had always been of insignificance. This time, as I took a glance, my attention was drawn to this inscription and I was shocked, baffled and amazed at the same time; it said ‘Honest Shoemaker’. Honest Shoemaker! Are you for real? Apparently, that particular shop, as small as it was, was housing more than three different businesses, the shoemaker being one of them.

Every other shop, including that particular one, had different inscriptions and posters on different sides of it, representing each business. You would see something like “Photocopy” or “Cut your key here” or “Food is Ready” although most of these ‘Mama Puts’ are now rebranding and giving themselves company names. Imagine one Mama Put calling itself “Whack’s” I personally had to advise them to change that name, my conscience was seriously pricking me; I just had to tell them the truth. For your information, they did change that name. So, as I was saying, you would see different posters and adverts like that; but this one was different, it said ‘Honest Shoemaker’ This immediately got me thinking and it opened me up to a whole new world entirely; the world of fake Christians.

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It’s Not by Mouth

Jesus, in Matthew 7:15-18, 20 gives us a very big secret concerning human beings, although, common sense should have already exposed this secret to us, it shouldn’t even be a secret, like I said, it’s simple common sense; apparently, a lot of us are lacking in it. Jesus said,

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”

This thing is very simple, you shall know them by their fruits. You don’t have to tell us that you are an honest shoemaker, when you are making our shoes, we will see your honesty. When you use N10 gum and N1 nail and you tell us “True to God na N100 last” we will know; when you tell us “Even self, the nail is the same brand that was used on Jesus Christ, that is why your shoe will never spoil again” we will know.

A long time ago, I was playing PES 2012 in a game centre (I don koba myself o! 2012 is a long time ago abi? Well, it came out in 2011, so it’s a long time). I bought one sachet of Gala, chips and one drink, and ate as I played. A guy opposite me then said “Guy eat alone, die alone, give me Gala na! See as you stingy” I said “Before, if I die, you go join me enter coffin? You no know say I stingy gaaan?” He just kept eyeing my Gala and ranting on how stingy I was, while I kept backing up his claims that I was stingier than he thought, taking tempting bites and chewing loudly. The Onile (Game centre runner) who knew me and had been a beneficiary of my benevolence then shouted “Na lie o, GP no stingy at all, he’s the most generous guy I’ve ever met” (My head is still swelling). I was identified by my fruits even though I claimed otherwise. I would have even acted stupid if I gave that silly guy (he was really annoying and silly) to prove I was a giver.

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Fake Christians

It is not by mouth or by wearing “Mary-amaka (Female baggy outfits)” it is by your fruits, which you are completely lacking, rather, you keep bearing bad fruits, while presenting yourselves as good trees. There is no doubt that the most wicked and dangerous Christians today are those classified as SUs, those ones that don’t watch TV, those ones that would suspend somebody because he wanted his wife to look beautiful on his wedding day, those ones that will not allow women to relax their hairs or else they can’t join the choir, those ones that only care about their enemies dying, etc… you know yourselves and we know you. Caveat emptor (Buyers beware)!

I’ve Said My Own

Jesus has given us a standard of true and pure Christianity, anything is else is purely ungodly. As far as I’m concerned, I can conclude at a 95% level of confidence and 5% level of significance that anybody putting a poster advertising himself as ‘Honest Shoemaker’ is a fraud; at least, that still gives him 5% benefit of doubt.

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All you fake Christians, I know you’ve already crucified me for even running a blog, and blogging about Christ. You would say “He is blogging Christ, abomination! He has reduced Christ to a blog, can you imagine?” God is watching you. When it’s all been said and done, you will meet your creator and you will then see that you are just bad trees bearing bad fruits and painted as good trees. You think serving God is all about binding demons, even Jesus said you shouldn’t rejoice in that, but that your names are written in the book of life (Luke 10:20). You think Christianity is all about praying your way into breakthrough and deliverance while you break peoples’ hearts, make people cry and make their lives miserable; while you are even at war with your own church members and pray against them, God is watching you.

The Christian race is a race of love, anything outside that; you’re on your own. Please, please and please! Go and read Luke 7:36-50, I actually was just led to it now; love, love, love!!! Lord, please help me to love and love and love more and more and more. Help me to love You more and to love Your people more and more, PLEASE HELP ME LORD! HELP ME O GOD!

It might be funny, but it’s not funny at all!

Cheers and God bless you infinitely!!!

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