Stop Using Your Phone In Church! It Is Distracting To Me And Everyone. It Is Ungodly

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Stop Using Your Phone In Church! It Is Distracting To Me And Everyone. It Is Ungodly

Stop it, it's wrong. At least show some respect for GOD. I sat next to a lady that was visiting IG, reposting things on WhatsApp status and streaming another church's service in church. My biggest grouse was that she did this throughout the 1hr 45 mins service. When the sermon switched to why we're meant to correct people when we see them acting wrongly, I knew I had to do something. So I tapped her and gave her the "why are you using your phone in church" look. This lady responded so angrily it shocked me. Anyways, we were going to cause a scene so I let her alone. At least I'd passed my message. If you use your phone in church, please stop it. You end up distracting people around you plus it's disrespectful. Please stop it.

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PeopleLast activity one month ago

During slavery, it was illegal for Africans to read any book other than the Bible.


Stop Using Your Phone In Church! It Is Distracting To Me And Everyone. It Is Ungodly


Anyone caught reading philosophy, science, governance, history, economics or any other genre of literature, faced the death penalty.


Why was this so?


The slave masters understood that the Bible was a tool to limit the thinking of black Africans and to keep them perpetually subservient.


They knew that to keep them in servitude they had to make them accept their lot as the will of God and have them thinking about the end of days, these things will keep them in perpetual servitude.


They refused to give them anything good, but they gave them Christianity and the bible.


Over five hundred years later, the descendants of the slaves who were whipped, tortured, raped and murdered, now confess implicit confidence in the same Bible. (a book hurriedly put together by Emperor Constantine in 325 AD when he decreed Christianity - an infusion of Roman paganism, Greek and Egyptian mythology" as the new State religion and his troops would violently convert most of the world's populations to this newly formed order by force and through violence. The Bible was central to the success of the trans Atlantic slavery.


On a trip to Cape Coast in Ghana 2010, I saw first hand the role Christianity played in slavery.


Slaves were first baptized and letters (signifying their new names such as John, Peter, Isaac and other Christian names) engraved with hot metal in their backs - this was even before they learnt English.


While in chains, blood dripping from all over their bodies, they recited the Nicaean creed, not knowing the meaning.


Biblical Verses used by Slave Masters to Justify Slavery


#Ephesians 6:5

"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ." lent divine credence to the predicament of slaves and consigned them to perpetual slavery.


#Ephesian 6:9

And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.


#Colossians 3:22:

Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.


#Colossian 4:1

Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.


#Titus 2:9

Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,


1 #Peter 2:18

Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.


Revolting against the oppressors, was a direct rejection of God - so they were made to believe.


Today, many Africans know the Bible from the beginning to the end but they know little about themselves or ideas that can improve their lives. They can feel Jesus in their spirits and they are absolutely sure that Christianity is the only true religion.


They are waiting for an apocalyptic climax to humanity where a blue eyed, blonde haired Caucasian savior would appear from the sky at the sound of a trumpet, to save them from debilitating poverty, a dysfunctional system, diseases and imbecility. 500 years later, Africans are still languishing in profuse ignorance.


The damage has been done.


In the words of the late scholar Dr. Henrik Clark;


"To control a people, you must first control what they think about themselves and how they regard their history and culture. And when your conqueror makes you ashamed of your culture and history, he needs no prison walls and chains to hold you".


Black/African child.

Both at home and diaspora,

Know Thyself.

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one month ago

PeopleLast activity one month ago

For you to get the best out of service, you just need overlook a lot of things and focus on why you went to church. Am I against correcting people? Not in anyway.


For instance, quite funny though, I don't take phone to church, in fact, I stopped wearing wrist watch to church at a point because of how I'm always conscious of the time and thinking the service is taking too long thus missing what God has for me. So whatever it is that will cause distraction for you, just overlook, better still, you probably could just look for another seat so you can concentrate

Anonymous

one month ago

PeopleLast activity one month ago

Even to read my digital bible?


You mah wey leave wetin dem dey preach dey read my messages, can you religiously mind your business?!


If you use your phone in church, please stop it. You end up distracting people around you plus it's disrespectful. Please stop it


Good character is not for Sunday morning alone. No bi only inside church everybody go dey do like fowl wey rain beat, you love your neighbor as yourself?


Tah!


I am not a hypocrite!


You wear long skirt enter church come out enter house, wear intestine enter club. That one no dey immoral for your eyes. Some others own wey put face like calf dem feed hot akamu go still dey reply their clients inside church. What about pastor wey dey use magic do miracle wey dey frame testimony but still dey tanda our girls but only make I reply person to call me later I dey church na me una wan use preach courtesy for church. I go deck you.

PeopleLast activity one month ago

Matthew 6:24-34.

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.


“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?


Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing?

PeopleLast activity one month ago

I used to be guilty of using my phone in the church, now that phone means nothing, i drop it at home and go to church. Some things are not necessary, but when growth/maturity comes, no one tells you. Some grown ass adults still do it. You too you are not an exception

PeopleLast activity one month ago

Mama Jay..... We are all hypocrites, deliberately or otherwise... We are motivated by something to react within certain time, space and boundary, and we might react differently at other time and space. We are all guilty one time or more



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