THE WORD AND THE WORLD

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An interactive session between the moderator and the members of Bed Briefing House.

Topic: THE WORD AND THE WORLD

Moderator: Mr Egelebe Vitus

Venue: Bed briefing WhatsApp house.

Time: 8:30pm

Date: 16 May, 2021.

Collator: Miss Adaobi Obiekezie.

Our topic tonight is: *THE WORD AND THE WORLD*
Please can any one tell us what he or she know about word?
– A word is the smallest unit of language that has a particular meaning and can be expressed by itself; the smallest discrete, meaningful unit of language.
Vocapture dictionary.
Now we have known the meaning of the word and the world literarily
But we are going to be looking into this to night in the perspective of gospel
Then I will like to tell you the intermingling of the word and the world
When we look in the history of creation we will find out that God created the *_world_* with his *_word_*.
Having known this can some one tell us how the two operate?
– The relationship between them was best explained in the creation account. When God through the word of his mouth created the world from nothing. It did not stop there, their relationship continued even up until this moment.
We are to know that this word we are talking about is the God him self while the world is man. The Father created all of us by the power of his word. And in the new testament we were told that He is the way, the truth and the life.
We were also told that the word was made flesh and the word was with God and the word was *God*. The first account was the account of the word; While the second account was the account of manifestation of the first account.
Then can we say that the word of God condem the world?
He did not condemn the world, shun every engagement with it, he worked to redeem it, transform it and restore it to its original state at creation in which God said it was pood. This remains our mission in the world. To dispel the forces of darkness seeking to vitiate God intention for his creation. In this mission we find ourselves in a battle between the word & the world. The instrument given is freedom. Every Christian who possess the world must strive to transform the world. A transform possible only throug the power of love. A love that should flow from the knowledge that Christianity is not just about morality alone, faith alone, or religion alone but with all combined and many more.
According to FADATEC’S homely today he maid us to know that;
The first reading gives us an instance of someone who could not resist the devil. Who abandoned the word for the world, due to greed, selfishness. And embedded passion for money. We could observe the fate of Judas is such that his name has unfortunately gone down as the blackest name in the history, among men. It is very disheartening to mention that many in our society today have not learnt from the mistakes and weakness of judas. Thereby wilfully envalling themselves into that blacklist.

*In conclusion*
When jesus prayed, he said ” Not one is lost expect the one who chooses to be lost”. This brings to our mind that there is a powerful instrument that we possess for this battle between the word and the world- freedom. With this freedom, we can either bear witness to jesus by trading the world for him, or sell him for the world’s pleasures, power & fame.
In sum, there is a constant opposition between the Christian values of the word and satanic values of the world.
Every Christian like Christ should possess the word in transforming the world through love. If not, the love we claim to have, without the word will transform us into the world. No two ways about it.

Thank you and God bless you!!

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