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The Richer a nation is the less religious it becomes

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Written by Tseday

January 28, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Posted in Ethiopia, Personal Statement

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  1. You know, Tsedey, lately, I am reading some interesting and important stuff in the Holy Bible. The ‘humbled Prophet’, Amos shares with us so many powerful prophecies about our time and the time to come…

    “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD” [Amos 8:11]

    This is exactly what is happening amongst the materially wealthy of this world. Instead of having control over money, money controls them in such a manner that they tend to forget who they are. The latest financial crisis is a very good example.

    Up until now, every society that got rich and influential thinks that it’s is a society better than others with the natural right to rule and have control over others. They don’t know that their reckless disregard for the Almighty and his other sons and daughters will result in their own degradation and debility. What will be surprising to many people is that the coming devastation from alternating drought, fires, storms, floods and earthquakes, plus raging disease epidemics, will not occur primarily in Ethiopia or other “poor” places! Rather, these coming catastrophes will strike the rich nations far more than ever before in history! Many events that absolutely confirm this prophetic understanding are already taking place on the world scene.

    Where I live, I see people getting tired of all the wealth and prosperity they have accumulated over the years. One encouraging sign that I was able to observe is, that once they have fulfilled their dreams of possessing a huge degree of material wealth, they realize that this sort of wealth ain’t everything. In fact, many are recognizing themselves as human beings — not as super beings or even ‘God’ like creatures, placing themselves above the complexity of life. Now, many are beginning to question their existence as human beings while asking about becoming a real person. The smart ones know that our beliefs are integral to becoming a person while searching for the way to the truth and life. With the faithful and humble human heart, they might be able to get back the Holy Spirit they have driven away from themselves.

    At times, I am angry with us Ethiopians, because, contrary to our patient and obedient nature, we are becoming restless, rebellious and superficial. We seem to be infected with the greedy, thriftless and purposeless way of life, that we constantly complain about not having this and that, while being ignorant of knowing who we are and what we have. We are becoming more and more ungrateful to what was given to us by God, instead, we look for something material that others already have got tired of.

    No famine is so dreadful as that of the soul

    Tariku

    January 30, 2009 at 5:32 pm


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