Post Mortem

Capitalism and the Gospel

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 1/19/2021 12:15:37 PM IST

 Capitalism brings prosperity. With better connectivity with the outside world entrepreneurship is on the rise in our state too. Young budding creative entrepreneurs are making great headways. But as we speed on the highway of improvement, it's important to also slow down at the speed breaker of reflection- reflection of our own paths and the fate of those who took the same path. 

Capitalism, as we have learnt from history, when it is unhinged by integrity, character and love breeds rampant cynicism and a sad and narrow view of life, hindering positive creativity, productivity and innovation in the long run. The group/state/ nation then will either wallow in dull stagnancy or crumble in it's own corruption.
And thus, a good and robust foundation of integrity, love and work is needed, one that can stand firm even when the law isn't watching, the income not rocketing and the day isn't going well. 
Thank God for the Gospel of Christ which gives the foundation & empowers one - to know the world in all its wrongs and evil and still choose to Love, return good for evil, do unto others as you would have them do to you, and gives the Hope that redemption is still possible, for SomeOne did the same for you. 
As a state known for its Christian majority population (90.2%) and with a title such as "Nagaland for Christ", do we still know what the Biblical gospel actually is? Or is the "book of the Gospel" lost in the house of God itself as it happened to the Israelites?
Nagaland, it's time to dig deep into our roots again- and by roots it not only means our tradition and customs but how from a people of head-hunters we did away with the avengings and superstitions and leaped for joy when we first heard the gospel message of forgiveness and grace, how from a people of tribal warriors we became prayer warriors- praying for Jerusalem, for our state, for our country and the world, sending missionaries abroad.
By the grace of God we are a people of strong prayers, but it’s time for us to become people of the Word too, God's Word. Only then, like Ezra we can bring lasting revival again in our society, state and country.
Our culture has been shaped deeply and immensely by the gospel of Christ- education, civilisation, altruism and many more - but like any good thing in a fallen world- it can decay with time and with every passing generation. And unless every generation does their role in rediscovering it anew, preserving and cultivating it, it will fade with the generation of old. 
The words of Mordecai rings truer than ever:-
"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews(Nagas) will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?"
Our dear Pastors, Priests and Ministers of God- you have a solemn responsibility to rediscover the pure Word of God and bring it back to the house/state of God and to handle and divide it rightly, to which God warns double accountability and promises the crown of glory when He comes back.
And dear fellow citizens- let's be like the Bereans who were called 'noble' by God because they searched the Scriptures themselves to see whether what they heard was actually so. 
Let's be the city/State on the Hill again which is not hidden but with the light of God's Word as a lamp to its feet shines its light to the rest of the country.
Theja Tseikha

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