The people we always run to for religious guidance and spiritual upliftment are the ones often caught in web of scandals and everything against the will of God for mankind.
They are those we call Men of God, whose hems we love to touch.
They are supposedly the unsullied or pristine creatures of God, allegedly called and anointed by the Most High. Whatever they say into people's lives, we believe is bound to happen.
We believe in them, trust them and we don't joke with them because of their spiritual status, which some of us think we cannot attain because of our sins and spiritual laziness.
The Man of God title is common like suya in Christendom and the equivalence of such title in Islam is probably Waliyullah- Friend of God.
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Houses of God(cornishprivateer.com)
The title of Man of God or Friend of God is not supposed to have types or classifications. It is either a man serves God or he serves Devil. The middle ground is serving one's ego and desires.
Forgive me if I sound judgmental here, the bulk of the men of God we worship are serving their desires.
Something is seriously wrong with these folks but we don't seem to care because we are blind. A lot is terribly wrong with us too because we can neither judge nor touch the anointed.
This is why it is easy for a Man of God to be enmeshed in sex scandals and still throw a miracle at us amidst his sexscapade. This is why our spiritual leaders will invest our monies in ungodly businesses like MMM and still tell us God ordered them to do so.
MMM being advertised to Church members(Techpoint)
This is why the Man of God or the Friend of God will spend the money belonging to the congregants for personal purpose and impregnate a sister or two among his members. If the man of God is a boisterous fellow, he will do it with beautiful actresses and models and still be guided by the Holy Spirit to tell us which plane will crash soon.
God can use anyone is not the argument here. I am just wondering how sinful hearts see the light of God.
My deep Christian friend always says Men of God represent the body of Christ and Muslims worldwide too believe that Islamic scholars like Sheiks and Muftis are representatives of Allah's prophets.
But the kind of people God allegedly choose to represent him in some parts of the world seem to have created more social problems than the spiritual problems they claim to be solving.
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Grass-eating session in a South African Church(Christianpost.com)
The East and South African people have seen all manners of Men of God. There are those that'll ask their members to masturbate in the house of God as well as those that like their congregants to eat grass because the Lord wants to feed the goats.
At home, we have the one that gives us uniform and make us dress like Lagos agbero (Bus stops touts), sending us out to disgrace ourselves before God and the people. Yet we cannot judge nor touch them.
How we got to the point of referring every Tom, Dick and Harry as Men of God defies explanations. Shouldn't the Man of God or Friend of God title be an honor for those who find bliss in abstinence from sins and follow God's commandment ?
Lord's Chosen Members(Gossipnaija)
Why is it a label for all who claimed to have been called and anointed ? Why is it fast becoming a gratification for social status rather than a title for spiritual attainment ?
You'll never know the answers to these questions because you are not allowed to judge.
We are religious people and many social problems confronting us today stem from the interpreters of the religions. We have spiritual leaders in organized religious gatherings who always preach against fornication and adultery but enjoy keeping sexual vigil with married women.
There are Men of God that pray for gunmen to have safe operations and thou must not judge even when they are exposed.
It is unfortunate we lost our spiritual compass by following so many Men of God that serve their personal whims and caprices. You will remain lost if the Man of God judges you and condemns you to hell because of tithe and you cannot stop and raise an eyebrow when he slips into major sins.
Whatever is wrong with the so called Men of God is not a spiritual problem. It is a disease of the heart. Their hearts are diseased and corrupt like every sinner's heart.
If a filthy heart of an ordinary church member cannot see the light of God, why should a dirty Man of God do ?
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