This is a response to Mr. Clay Muganda’s article which was published in DN2 (26 March, 2013) titled “Sheath your hypocrisy, dear religious leaders”. I’d like to remind him that recognizing/acknowledging a moral standard does not make one a hypocrite for personally failing to meet that standard. I am not a hypocrite simply because I can recognize counterfeit money and yet I happen to be broke. In his article, Clay said:
“When did the condom start falling on us? When did it start coming between us and our morals? When did it start turning stable families in to dysfunctional ones? These are questions many of us cannot answer…”
Mr. Muganda, do you know why many of us can’t answer those questions? Because none of us is even asking those questions, at least not in that attitude. You are responding to your own pitiful straw-man. The “condom” is not the issue. The message implied in the “condom advert” is the issue. Is infidelity immoral? Yes. Is infidelity prevalent? Yes. Infidelity remains immoral, no matter how prevalent it gets. And as long as it remains such, we must remain vocal in pointing this out. The rightness of an action is not determined by its popularity. Continue reading “Sheath Your Hypocrisy, Dear Moral Anarchist (Weka Condom Mpangoni)”
For a long time in my Christian walk, I honestly didn’t get the resurrection of Christ. I confess that I am still not quite sure that I truly grasp it . What I mean is that I didn’t get what the “big deal” was regarding the resurrection, and why it must be included in our Gospel confession. I “got” why Jesus had to come to earth as a human being, I “got” why he was born of a virgin, why he lived a sinless life and died on the Cross.
But that’s where the story ended for me.
The resurrection just didn’t square with my understanding of the Gospel. It was like an awkward, almost unnecessary addition to the essentials of the Gospel. To me, the resurrection of Jesus was no more significant than the resurrection of Lazarus. It was just one more miracle. The big deal was the death of Christ, not His resurrection.
I doubt that I am alone in this boat. I am sure that many of us are (or have been) “conformists” when it comes to incorporating the place of resurrection in our Gospel messages. For many of us, we have noticed that the Bible includes the resurrection as part of the “essentials” package of what one must believe to be saved. We have noticed great Bible teachers emphasizing it in their sermons about the Gospel.
But we don’t quite get it. Continue reading “Much Ado About Resurrection”