THEODICY AND THE “BLOODY” CHURCH ATTACK

Most recently, the gory sight of the casualties of a church in Ozubulu-Anambra Nigeria, has inundated the social media, showing the deaths and injuries of many ill-fated worshippers. Irrespective of its alleged drug-baron related cause, this draconian massacre has undoubtedly left questions about the Church being the safest haven for Gods’ people.  

Rethinking the concept of theodicy, it is important to reiterate the goodness of God even at the evidence of evil in this world. To think of the evil is to think of God in His magnanimity, “folding His arms” at the glance of such gruesome invasion of His sanctuary. God is mysterious! 

It is ostensible that He had the prerogative to abate the ugly incident, taking cognizance of His Omni-present and Omni-potent attributes. However, a fact quickly surfaces that; we mortals are at the mercy of God’s whims and Caprices. His decisions are strictly unequivocal and irrevocable. Hence, we reserve no human rights to question His authority.  

Be that as it may, at this doleful moment, I condemn this sacrilege and I’m calling for proper justice. However, we remain resolute as Christians that our God is unquestionable and Wise; and the gate of hell shall not prevail over the Church of God. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in perfect peace.  

#PrayForOzubulu #PrayForNigeria

Zaccheaus Gbenga (The Incurable Optimist)

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Dr. Zak Quotes

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Religion is the keynote of life in every society and the bedrock of morality. It is a great aberration to undermine the study of such a phenomenon that is central to the co-existence of the people… Share until ‘they’ can relate to this truism!

Zaccheaus Gbenga (The Incurable Optimist)

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THE CRIME OF “OLUWA-IS-INVOLVED”

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MY BIRTHDAY: AN ORIENTAL REFLECTION

I owe utmost allegiance to the Supreme Being and to every individual that is connected to my existence on earth. Admittedly, my nascence and sojourn in this chthonic world so far is summarily hinged on God’s grace and favour in all ramifications.

To think of how ephemeral life appears to be, is to admit that our traverse to the preternatural depends solely on a life of rectitude and nothing less. This is adumbrated in Oriental religions as; Right Understand, Right Attitude, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Efforts, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration. All these should guide our human relational conducts.

I can reiterate that the imbalance and sufferings (Tanha) in our society is borne out of human egocentric cravings of vanity. Unfortunately, it is endless because harbendi harbendo creseit (having increases having), making it a game of survival of the fittest till death separates. 

Today, I am incurably optimistic as usual that we can eradicate every anodyne of monstrosity in the world with the power of love and humanitarian spirit. With a morally emulous and ethically propitous mindset, we can revive the economic autarchy of Nigeria.

Enough is enough! I crave our kindest indulgence to make this world a better place! 

Zaccheaus G.A 2017

Thanks for the Birthday wishes, I’m most grateful. Love you all!

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THANK GOD ITS ‘GOOD’ FRIDAY

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The acronym TGIF is not new to us. The rationale is to thank God for another weekend with a relaxational and funfilled expectation. Lo! This Friday is different, it is good Friday. What constitutes the prefix ‘good’ is the salvation manifestation of Jesus that this day reminds.

It wasn’t funfilled for Him yet the Joy was set to save humankind. He was scourged, forced to bear the Crossbeam. The nails were driven through the wrist and feet. It took hours of hideous pain as the extremities turned slowly gangrenous. Death was caused by loss of blood circulation and coronary failure. Jesus suffered the most painful and degrading form of capital punishment of ancient Rome.

However, the Cross became also the means by which Jesus became the atoning sacrifice for our sins. It also became a symbol for the sacrifice of self in discipleship (Rom 12:1) and for the death of self to the world (Mark 8:34).

Hence, the salvation makes the Friday good! You can make it a better Friday by accepting this salvation offer. Also, make it the best Friday by sharing the goodnews! Thank God Its Good Friday (TGIGF)! God bless.

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XENOPHOBIA: A Brobdingnagian Offence Against Humanity and African Brotherhood

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It is quite ironical that a country that was formerly known for Apartheid struggle is now embracing Xenophobia, despite the level of enlightenment in this century. Without being skeptical, xenophobia is highly condemnable, irrespective of the causing factors, it indicates that there is a paradigm shift in the concept of African Brotherhood and peaceful co-existence, which had been maintained by our forebears since time immemorial.

It is shameful that the pendulum of being a brother’s keeper has swung to being a brother’s Killer! Our Countrymen are ignorantly being murdered on the African soil. As a matter of fact, it is painful that ‘black’ men are shot with ‘black’ guns by ‘black’ hands for ‘black’ reasons. What an Aberration! This could have been a nightmare than this regretful reality that ‘Cain’ is brutally killing ‘Abel’ again for no just cause.

As a matter of concern, where is the idea of “Umundu Amanda Umundu” advocated by Julius Nyerere? Arise! Nelson Mandela come and warn your children! Oh God of Peace, we need Your help to stop this brobdingnagian offence against humanity and African Brotherhood!

#SayNoToXenophobiaAttacks

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That Moment

image Surely, irrespective of our religious affiliations, there will be an unsolicited moment that each of us will see our ourselves gasping for breath, perhaps giving up on all resuscitation efforts. Why not live a life that will make that moment interesting? (Zaccheaus G. 2017)

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