Nigerian actress, Chioma Grace Ifemeludike has opined that it is not plausible for poor people to live a righteous life.
The actress took to her IG page to share her thoughts. According to her, it is insensitive to preach repentance to a poverty-ridden man who doesn’t know where his next meal will come from.
She bemoaned the current situation of Nigeria and questioned if true salvation can ever be gotten in a rotten society.
Here’s what she wrote,
“It’s quite ignorant how we expect that poor people should live a righteous life in this country. Person wey never chop na potential criminal, how can you preach repentance to someone that has no job, no food, wears rags, underpaid, lives in the ghetto(slum) without any physical solutions in sight, you just expecting them to give their lives to Christ when they know that someone somewhere is stealing their collective wealth!!! I laugh in Swahili”
“The reason why we are just religious without really being Christ like(christians) is that we are not telling ourselves the truth. How can you preach salvation to a youth who graduated since 2015 without a job, no government support, starts a business but can’t sustain it because the burden of taking care of his parents, siblings and himself is on the neck of a 23 years old! How??? In a society where Children are now bread winners because one greedy polithieftian has looted their parents pension… How do you preach repentance to the victims and not the culprits??? How do you convince a youth not to get involved in crime while he watches his mother die of an illness that money could have solved??? How do you preach to a 15 years old girl child to stop prostitution when she watches hunger beat her younger ones mercilessly??? How!? Until we identify they people who have shortchanged our lives and values we may be preaching to the Wrong congregation… Can true salvation be gotten in a rotten society??? Hoodlums, yahoo yahoos, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, militants, run girls association , baby mamas club etc. Are they results you get after looting💰our common wealth for over 60years…”
See her post below,