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by Ezekiel Olukolajo
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Of late I have read some publications posted to faithwriters.com by some writers, which have really raised so many questions than answers in my heart. While none of us has the right whatsoever to sit as a judge over other believers or servants of Christ in matters relating to the kingdom, it may not be wrong however to affirm the truths presented to humanity through the scriptures, which is without cloaks of complexities, distortions of human imaginations, logic, sensual knowledge or human wisdom.
Of course, it is not possible to establish the identity, spiritual beliefs, convictions, doctrines or stands of hundreds of thousands of writers who subscribe to the site from all over the world, which apparently is the reason the site managers and conveners of the faithwriters’ vision have elected not to accept responsibility for any article posted to the site, since the works are not edited or managed before hitting the site. This is not unexpected.
I have read many wonderful and soul-enriching articles, publications and teachings on this site which having never met or seen the writers physically, have brought them so close to me and my daily thoughts! Such is the power of the pen! The great effects of the written word can be eternal! The damage too can be eternal! This is the reason why all writers at faithwriters.com must be careful what they ‘feed’ the whole world with.
My advice is that, all writers, before posting any material to the site should scrutinize and ensure that his or her contributions are not such that will leave people more confused than they were before reading. Our words must be seasoned with grace. It may be necessary that we avoid controversial issues or topics that we ourselves have not fully understood rather than confusing millions who may be affected by our writings. The stand of God, as we all know, is that we shall be held responsible for the souls of those who fall out of the way of truth or are misled by our deeds, conducts or words whether spoken or written!
God over the years has worked greatly through faithwriters.com and the devil should not be given any opportunity at all to undermine what God is doing in any way. Each time heresies in whatever form, are passed on to people, it is to the credit of the devil. That is why each and every one of us should be our brother’s keeper at faithwriters.com. If it will not look like or serve a purpose of destructive criticism or attack of personality, we should not hesitate to point out things that leave us more confused in the writings posted to the site, no matter who the writer is.
Although many of us out of civility, would rather choose to hold on any comments, moreso that we are not sure how the recipient will take them. However, we should realize that it is not only for our sakes but for the sakes of several others who might need just ‘one witness’ to be sure of what is right. Indifference is a sin of omission. God will not judge men only for what they did, He will also judge them for what they did not do!
Dearly beloved, every aspect of our lives and unique experiences are relevant. God allowed us to pass through some experiences so that we can at one time or the other help up others who find themselves in similar situations. Faithwriters.com is wonderful source of encouragement, courage and love to all of us, let us keep on keeping on!
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I agree with Jan. Your article is a much needed one. Thanks.
I do agree that there are some articles that can be damaging to the unbelieving that I have also come across. Thank you for bringing this to light and I hope many will stop by. One thing we can do as you suggest in watching over each other is to gently point the writer to biblical reference if the article is not in line with God's Word. This can be done here where others can refer to it for themselves as well. A private message or an email may be a more appropriate medium in other cases - pointing out where the error is and pointing them to biblical reference. What the writer should then do is refer to those scripture and seek God's guidance in the way forward. Some may need slight edits while others will need a total makeover and still others may need to be removed all together from the site. Be gently when you contact the writer, do not judge or 'lord' it over anyone but in Christian love, point them to the truth. God bless!