There is nothing bad if Christians participate with discrimination in the efforts to revive and preserve the past culture of a people for the present and future generations to behold and learn. However, we must warn them to discriminate and guard against anything that is opposed to the Christian faith or that leads to ungodliness. They must abstain from immoral dresses and plays that provoke lawless sexual acts and/or whoredom because they are abominable sins punishable by God Almighty through Jesus Christ, the Master and Leader of Christians.
There was a time when our first human parents lived in peace and happiness in the Garden of Eden but were unknowingly naked. When they sinned at the instance of the devil, the Almighty God from that time gave command that His faithful worshippers should no longer go nude or naked or do anything that will lead to adultery or fornication or to prostitution. This was even strengthened by Jesus Christ when he said that “whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart”. – Matt. 5:27,28.
Faithful worshippers of God should therefore beware of beautiful but loose women. God says: “Lust not after her beauty in thine heart…” Furthermore He used His servant to say: “And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.” “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God.” (Eccl.7:26; 1Thess 4:3-5 See also Prov. 6:25,26,32,33; 1 Cor. 6:15-20 and Eph. 5:1-8) And the Bible says that adulterers, fornications and idolaters shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. – 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Gal. 5: 19,21.
Some of the people’s heinous sins for which God has promised to destroy the world like as He did in the days of Noah and to certain lands in ancient times are, immorality which includes adultery, fornication or prostitution, homosexuality and other evil such as lie-telling, stealing, hypocrisy, idolatry, witchcraft, disobedient, bribery and so on. Read Rom. 1:21-32; Hosea. 4:1-3; Isa 26:21; Luke 17:26-29; 2 Thess. 2:7-12; etc.
Africa or the black race, indeed all of mankind, cannot survive the greatest of all tribulations that Jesus Christ would soon let loose upon this world of sin. It is only those who refrain from sinful acts and serve God with faith, love of their neighbours and in truth that will be saved.
The Bible says that God’s Kingdom under Jesus Christ is the only place of safety and the only hope of mankind in this age when there is inordinate ambition of world domination and the threat of the use of nuclear weapons for the extermination of man by certain powers of the world. But Christians by God’s grace with faith in Jesus Christ have hope of survival. Jesus did say: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33.
Published January 1977