True success is not increased number, building big building, being rich and famous; true success is faithfulness, serving, loving, believing, prayer, holiness and right attitude.
As we labour in the strength of the Lord to fulfill the Great Commission in the midst of oppositions and many other challenges of this world (Colossians 1:29), let us always remember that Christ who has commissioned us to make people of all nations his disciples is the sovereign reigning King of the entire universe; he is in charge of the entire creation, and he is over all kings and all authorities of this world. And in addition, he is always with us as he has promised (Mathew 28:18-20).
Although obedience is very important, most people do not obey God, nor do they understand what true obedience is. And even many (both Christians and non-Christians) of those who claim to be obedient are disobedient. One of the things that cause disobedient people to believe that they are obedience is a lack of understanding for true (biblical) obedience. Many have defined obedience in the way that suits their own moral standard rather than fitting God’s standard.
Since two opposing views cannot be both correct, thus affirming biblical view of death nullifies all unbiblical views of death. We either believe the biblical view (God’s truth) of death and of life after death or we believe men’s views and opinions of death. We cannot claim to have believed the biblical truth and still cling to unbiblical views of death.
There are three main interrelated factors that make it easier for many Africans to accept unbiblical practices: the influence of African traditions, the ignorance of Scriptures, and the love of money.