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The Three Types of Christians in Fighting Social Injustice

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“I am going to join the protest,” Tolani resounded. “I can’t be at home while others are outside.”

“I’d rather stay at home and pray, we also need to pray that the government will give in to our demands,” kanye said to Tolani.

‘’I really don’t care what happens or who is protesting, I just want to get my beauty sleep. I’ve had a long day after church today,” Emmanuel whispered into the ear of Kanye before taking a taxi home, hoping that Tolani won’t hear him and cajole him for his indifference.

When it comes to activities that demand human support and involvement to thrive, the success or failure of these activities highly depends on the perception of all the involving parties.

There are those who are so passionate and outspoken like Tolani, who would not bat an eye lid when it comes to an activity that involves their involvement, irrespective of the challenges that stand insurmountable before them, people like Tolani don’t care. Their slogan remains, ‘’no matter how big the elephant is, he will still be brought down by a pride of lions.”

There’s the second category of people, like Kanye who’d rather stay indoors and think and pray for solutions and interventions that’ll help combat an evil menace for good. They’d create media campaigns, write articles, raise funds. They might not be able to stand under the sun holding placards demanding justice. But, with their brain and hearts, they’d support their brothers and sisters on the battle field in every way possible.

And lastly, there’s the set that rarely do care, and are rarely inspired to put their hands on the plough, when it comes to the battle field, they’d rather not make hay at all, when the sun shines, rises or sets. They’ve been sedated with a level of indifference that numbs them to the desperate cries of those who need their help.

When it comes to demanding justice, fighting for a cause or demanding one’s rights, the Christian cannot fold his arms. He needs to act because God works in him to will and to do of his good pleasure. Work is never static, it involves energy, it involves input. You have to do something.

When it comes to demanding justice, fighting for a cause or demanding one’s rights, the Christian cannot fold his arms. He needs to act because God works in him to will and to do of his good pleasure. Click To Tweet

Like Tolani, if all you have are the guts to stand against oppression or civil injustice, then what you have is enough. Your heavenly father, is clearly against oppression, and like him, you must withstand any form of oppression, until justice is served.

If all you have are the guts to stand against oppression or social injustice, then what you have is enough. Your heavenly father, is clearly against oppression, and like him, you must withstand it. Click To Tweet

Like Kanye, you must be willing to pray; and do whatever you can. A wise man once said, “prayer is a way we make God intervene in the affairs of men.” Asides this, like Christ, we must insist that while we are still in the world, we are it’s light. Because of us there will still be hope that’ll keep on burning and not be snuffed.

You must be willing to pray. A wise man once said, “prayer is a way we make God intervene in the affairs of men.” Asides this, like Christ, we must insist that while we are still in the world, we are it’s light. Click To Tweet

Unlike Emmanuel,  you shouldn’t turn your back on lending your support to those who are deeply in need of it. Remember God, your heavenly Father died for the whole world. You can’t be indifferent about the lives Jesus died for. Remember he loves them and wishes that his creation lives peacefully. Remember he wants all men saved and accepting the gospel, the very one he died for.

You shouldn't turn your back on lending your support to those who are deeply in need of it. Remember God, your heavenly Father died for the whole world. You can't be indifferent about the lives Jesus died for. Click To Tweet

Irrespective of the category you fall into (except that of Emmanuel’s), do what you can; support in whatever way you can with all your might. Never turn your back on causes that you need to lend your voice to. Never stay idle on matters you know God cares about. Remember that it’s the thought that counts- the thought that God loves all men, and would rather see that they do not perish. Every life is precious in his sight.

Do what you can; support in whatever way you can with all your might. Never turn your back on causes that you need to lend your voice to. Never stay idle on matters you know God cares about. Click To Tweet You can't be indifferent about the lives Jesus died for. Remember he loves them and wishes that his creation lives peacefully. Remember he wants all men saved and accepting the gospel, the very one he died for. Click To Tweet

Written By Stephen Fasanye

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  1. Thank you so much for this.

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