Summary: Many Christians today are running a part-time course in the Christian faith. As a matter of fact, they take their faith in Christ basically as an adjunct to their lives. They apply “wisdom” in serving the living God taking the Most High for a ride.
Part-time programme is a special package by an institution and it is designed particularly for the working class. This programme is designed in such a way that most of the institution’s rules and regulations that are binding on the regular students do not affect the part-time students. There is a level of freedom they enjoy that the regular students cannot even perceive unless they are actually tired of the school and so want to have a quick way out. Attendance at lectures is not compulsory and punctuality is not even an issue. At least that is how it is run in my part of the world.
I call them executive students because they have time for so many things at a time – while they are running the programme to get a certificate in a particular field of study, they are concurrently doing one thing or the other wherein they find fulfillment or in other to make ends meet. Therefore, the programme, most often than not, is of a secondary value to them while their jobs or any other vocations they are involved in occupy the primary place in their hearts.
In the same vein, many Christians today are running a part-time course in the Christian faith. As a matter of fact, they take their faith in Christ basically as an adjunct to their lives. They apply “wisdom” in serving the living God taking the Most High for a ride while drawing out their own doctrines as it appeals to their convenience. The devil has succeeded in diverting their attentions from the race to eternal glory by occupying their totality with “all these things” – how to make ends meet, how to live large, how to keep the home/marriage, how to successfully run and manage the business, how to cater for the family, how to please the boss and keep the job, how to become famous and influential etc.
This phenomenon of part-time Christianity which is a misplaced priority as it is wholly against the doctrine of the Holy Bible has a teeming long list of names on its register. Even so many men and women of God have one way or the other gotten themselves enrolled in this ungodly institution; reason being that these ‘spiritual fathers’ of ours in this generation now preoccupy themselves with the affairs of this sinful world – the love of the world is no longer an enmity to God as far as they are concerned although somewhat unknowingly.
Then, what makes this part-time Christianity which is fast becoming a norm in this computer age that is full of all sorts of innovations illegal and unwelcoming in the school of the supernatural?
• A jealous God (Ex 20:5; 34:14):- Our God is a jealous God. And He made that point so clear when He commanded the Israelites, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart……” He abhors being placed side-by-side with anything whatsoever. He cannot share His glory with anyone. He cherishes man and that is while He created him as a treasure for His own pleasure. Therefore, going after another god is an infringement on the part of man which He cannot condone.