There is something about the word testimony that provides a clarity or understanding that all is well. That whatever has been pending the situation is now broken and an assertion for all non-believers that the sun will come out tomorrow. Whether you Christian or just taking time out to be with a shrink, you reveal secrets that have been hidden so far in the closet that you feel it is okay to leave them in that office for safe keeping. Sharing information with strangers liberates you and feeds you with information that all is clean inside. That feeling that you will not judged by the audience that you have chosen to pour your soul to. You cleanse your body and soul of all inner filth leaving ‘the house’ fresh for constructive ideas. There are meditative areas where you are required to provide only your time to;
- Believe positive
- Access gratitude and happiness
- Attest to any changes received due to the course
When it comes to churches, sharing testimonies has acquired the global taste. It is no longer a case of ‘I was a shop lifter but now am saved.’ That is for the amateur league. You need to upgrade your sins to conform to the 21st century.
We have riveting ones that would lead you to question whether Lust, greed, over indulgence, fornication and Theft are sins. Get with the times. The testimonies are trendy; excessive drug abuse that has left victims in coma, accidents or raiding malls. Then comes the usual pornography, murder and more indulgence in sex. It’s not the actualized ‘I thought about my neighbor’s wife in a lustful manner.’ Thinking about doing something and actually doing it draws the line of sinning.
That brings me back to Matthew 5:27
You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
It’s easier to sin and testify that you have changed from your old ways. Just keep sinning and the good lord would forgive you. It’s a game because less people believe in the scriptures. They know that no one can take away any part of their body when they fall short of the Lord’s glory. Nowadays testimonies have to be powerful and trans formal for people to believe. The most unfortunate thing is the congregation lives for this part of worshiping. No one forty winks when someone is revealing the gross personal details of their life. That is when the person is considered human and relate-able. It’s always much more powerful if there are tears rolling down the cheeks with spoiled mascara and the non water proof makeup making a mess in the face. These moments require one to be undignified and bearing yourself to associates that might judge you whether you ask for it or not. “Dear Brethren, I have sinned. I slept with my husband’s best friend, had a three some and orgy at one time.” That is what is expected and all gory details. Sex testimonials are the juiciest. Watch all the members of the congregation when the sex details emerge. They hope that the pastor or famous person is involved in the story.
Best friends are expected to stay the same after hearing your story because they are usually part of it. On the other hand, strangers will always remember who exactly you are whether you try to act normal or not.
In the end; who is going to enter heaven?
Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” “Thefirst,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “Truly I tellyou, the tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.
It’s still in the same bible that Corinthians 6:10 says;
‘Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts, northieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.’