Behold, the old is gone, the new has come! Part 1

It is a whole new generation. The covenant way of life, so referred to by many as the ‘boring’ way of life, has either been forgotten or just purposefully ignored. People now have no reverence for God nor His doctrines. This however is not new; it happened even in the times of our parents and grandparents – only now the youth have taken it to a whole new level.

2 Timothy 3:2-5: “..people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, lovers of the bad,treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power..”

This article contains plain truths about the world today with no sugarcoating whatsoever. The picture painted in this article is a true reflection of the world today. If it were a movie it would probably require parental guidance, which explains why it took so long to publish it. I hope that this article will be minister to you. 

It is a perverted world, a world where many people old and young but especially the youth party day and night. Friday is not just another weekday, it is a Furahiday; a party day; a turn up day. Sex is the order of the day, fathers drink with their sons, daugters with men old enough to be their grand fathers, ladies expose their bodies in revealing clothes, thighs have become a common sight like drumsticks in KFC. Whose cleavage haven’t you seen by now? Clubs get filled more than churches, weekend nights are loud and booming in the CBD. Ladies barricade themselves out in the open to be caressed by men and possibly get laid. Condoms are a necessity in men’s wallets nowadays. Men boast in the number of ladies they’ve slept with and the duration of the sex. Virgins are no longer proud of their innocence, its like a curse. The Government is distributing condoms and contraceptives in many public institutions. No one’s afraid of AIDS anymore, at least there’s a vaccine now.

Its a world where man sleeps with another, lady with a fellow lady, man with animals – It is said that nothing’s impossible, and clearly the world has proved this. Men are converting themselves to become feminine through surgery, the opposite also being true. We no longer like our skin colours, seems God made a mistake in creation, so we have to correct Him by bleaching, commonly referred as ‘kutoa tint’ in Kenyan slang.

Murders are the order of the day. Thou shall kill thine neighbour when they wrong you, the saying goes. Assassinations are what is trending among the rich, commonly referred to as elimination: When so and so brings a problem, just eliminate him. Killing has become a career; the government should introduce pension schemes, health covers and life insurance for these experts. By now there must be companies that eliminate potential threats, as well as cartels. Man has been reduced to an animal, whose life can be taken at pleasure. Mothers dump their new borns in toilets and dump sites to die. Men commit suicide because of losing bets and girlfriends (who if anything were just sucking money out of them).

Who works hard anymore? Anyone? Why should anyone work anymore? There’s corruption now. And corruption is in many forms. It’s being done in the open by politicians to solicit votes, lecturers exchange sexual pleasure for marks in examinations, the rich students get admission to good schools according to financial ability and children being enticed by parents to study or behave well through presents like sweets, pop corn among other desires. Just recently I witnessed a traffic officer in Nairobi demanding a thousand shilling from a matatu driver who had done no offence at all. 

“This is the first car we’ve met today. Lazima tufungue kazi na ngiri!” Was the traffic police reply to the driver’s enquiry as to why they had to give out the money.

Churches are being turned into places of pleasure and money laundering. People infact no longer go to church, do they? A greater portion of teenage pregnancies, children born out of wedlock and abortions being carried out by members of the Christian Union (CU). It’s a world where people sit on the fence, enjoying worldly pleasures while serving on the pulpit. CU members are now used to making out with their boyfriends and girlfriends and still coming to preach Sundays, ladies showing off their bra’s, bodies and inner wears to their boyfriends and still lead praise and worship, men jumping from one lady to another and still ushering in church. Instrumentalists play both for secular and gospel bands, after all, they got the skill.
Do people even read the Bible nowadays?No! Let me tell you what’s fun to read these days: Stories on Snapchat, porn movies and magazines, articles on how to perform this or that  move in bed, how to get the man of your dreams, how to be rich in 3 months, weight loss in 8weeks, prostitution redefined, how to get that killer figure, to name just but a few.

Hey you reader, so you don’t drink, you’re not cool; You don’t smoke sheesha, you’re boring; You don’t use curse words like certain F-words, you’re old school; you’re still a virgin, you’re not good in bed; you don’t have a tatoo, you’re not cool; you’ve not given a bribe, you’re fearful; you have not been caressed before, you’re ugly; you have one girlfriend, man, your game is down. Now the deal is about sex, drinking, caressing, sending nudes, pornography, lying, bribery, money laundering, theft, smoking, doing drugs, securing sponsors and material possessions. 

This is the sad truth that we all know about but we chose to remain quiet. Few people handle such topics in depth, which explains why it was difficult for me to write this article and why it is difficult for me to add more issues. Well, I guess its the end times. Christianity ain’t fun anymore, so they say; but one thing that is for sure, many are they that are on our side than those that are in the world. Why can’t they just taste and see that the Lord is good?

This was part one of this topic. Chapter two will show you the other side of the coin. The heading in chapter one has been ironic but it will be literal in chapter two. Chapter two will show us that there are still people who fear the Lord, who revere Him – the Remnants. In fact, many are they that follow God’s teaching, they that are not of the world as well as they that sit on the fence; people that are warm, neither hot nor cold. This begs the question: What are we doing to win back those who are lost? What are we doing to get those who are look warm to be firmly rooted in Christ? What are we doing to encourage those in Christ to keep the good faith? 

Romans 12:2, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..”

At the end of our journey, may we all be able to confess like Paul did:

“I fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. ” 2 Timothy 4:7. Glory to God!

Watch out for chapter 2. Disclaimer: None of the images have been used to refer to or insinuate anything directly attributable to any content in the article.

~Njage Dennis ~

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