Honestly, if there’s anything that would give the devil candidates on the Last Day, then, it must be our superman outlook to things of religion. The attached video shows a pastor “prophesying” a winner in a game that was purely organised for fun. I find it very disturbing because in the first place, there was actually no need bringing vision (as it relates to the Christian God- “unless he was referring to pantheons of gods”) to things that are purely temporary, most especially when we think of the fact that a win for either team doesn’t mean failure for the other.

This is a game for crying out loud and as humans, both win and loss are part of the fun, (after all they entertain the frontier cortex). We can as well spare the heavens of our ego and come down from our self-projected high horses (maybe a chimera for the pastor). It is such utterance as this that has made indigenous worship seems more appealing both to reason and the senses (at least, to the extent that the adherents show awe to their divine) than this new wave of cosmetic Christianity that Pentecostals have brought to tarnish traditional Christianity. Regretably, their approach to things of God seems fetish and a far cry from the model laid down by Christ. In its extreme, I’m pretty sure that if this pastor’s utterance (which of course did not meet the criteria of prophecy not even those of the ecstatic prophets) has come to pass, he would have garner new followers and begin to pontificate as a new messiah whose domain is an alternate universe. But thanks be to God who in his wisdom has made foolery of the pastor’s unsupervised, unguarded and ill-conceived statement because it lacks divine legitimacy. Beware of pulpit babbling, it is another sign of prophetic schizophrenia- a disorder in which reality or experience is interpreted abnormally. I so submit!




Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. He was ordained October 20th, 2018. He offers his daily homilies, talks and articles that bother on, faith, theology, morals and many other burning issues in religion and politics. Fr. Daniel writes poems, inspirational quotes and clips.

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