Mr. Reno Omokri may be wrong in his recent assertion that religion is the reason why many people are religious and churchy.
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The former presidential aide to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan made the statement on his social media handle and there are reasons to argue that such a statement may be wrong.
First of all, there are many rich Christians who are religious and churchy, and yet, they have continued to be religious, even with their riches.
Some of the men of God who have now become rich started being religious and churchy when they were not as rich as they are today, nonetheless, they did not stop being churchy after their wealth increased.
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This indicates that it is not poverty that is making many people churchy as they are people who are rich and yet, have not stopped being religious.
Secondly, religion or Christianity, does not only promise to make people rich or wealthy, hence it may be wrong to say that it is the reason why many people are religious.
What religion or Christianity promise its adherents is salvation before any other thing. This indicates that a lot of religious persons are so because they want to gain salvation, not just riches.
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The Bible in Mathew 6:33 gives a clear picture of why people should be churchy when it says Christians should seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.
Conclusively, Mr. Reno Omokri may be wrong in concluding that many people are religious or churchy just because they are poor.
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