Enjoy the latest submission to the LittWorld 2012 writing contest by Babatomiwa Moses Owojaiye of Nigeria. He responded to the question, “If Jesus were to write a letter to the church in your country, what would He say?”
Office of Jesus Christ
the Head of the Church
No 1 New Jerusalem Street
Private Mail Bag 1
City of the Living God
The Heavenly Jerusalem
February 27, 2012
Dearly Beloved Children,
I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I thank you for the love you have for me and my kingdom. As a result of that love, you have continued to spread my good news amongst your people and made my message of salvation rooted in many. You that used to be the destination of foreign missionaries have surprisingly become a phenomenon in spreading my life-saving gospel beyond your shores. Your effort in taking my word to the very end of the world is impressive and worth emulation by other members of my body. Besides, I am aware of the persecution you are facing from Islamic extremists in your country. Of late, many of you have died; while some have gone through different forms of attacks as my witnesses. I am happy that you remain steadfast.
I however have some issues against you. I see that the love for money like cancer is eating deep into your testimony. Your obsession about material things of this world is luring you to turn my gospel into a business. Some of your shepherds live in massive material wealth while most of my sheep live in abject poverty. What has happened to my noble message of Christian suffering and perseverance? Sadly, your voice is almost unheard on the challenges of corruption facing your nation.
For the sake of the faithful amongst you; I invite you to repent quickly and pursue the path of righteousness. My anger will consume you like wildfire should you fail to heed my warning. Repent now!
The Owner of the Church, Jesus the Christ
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