THE KIMBANGUISM IN THE UNIVERSE
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You Must Work Hard For Your Salvation
God created the universe and human being. He has made subservient to man’s nature. Since the creation of Adam and Eve, God’s plan has always been to save all human being. God himself took the initiative of his will to reveal himself to man in order to save him after all. The relentlessness of God wanting to save the man is a tangible manifestation of his immense love towards humankind. After the fall of Adam and Eve, God could have broken his relationship with human. Instead, he confined himself to chase both Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden. But he did not take away the possibility of forgiveness in order to retrieve and save them anyway. It is evident that God in his mercy, entered into alliance and agreement with the man , his own creature. He did it with Noah after the flooding. He did the same with the Israel people after leaving Egypt and finally sealed another covenant with humanity through Jesus blood his own son. Any agreement between the parties is the law between them. The layers say the validity of an agreement depends on the degree of compliance with the terms thereof by the parties concerned. It lies in the alliances between human and God. But human always violates this alliance not God. Because God always demands human to obey him and stop from doing evil. Human must be subscribed to the Ten Commandments as God decreed at the top of Mount Sinai. Through the history, God has conditioned the fulfillment of its promise to respect the right of his commandments. “If you behave righteously and keep my commandments, I will give you rain in due season, I will give peace in your land and you will sleep without anyone scaring you (Leviticus 26: 3-46) .
The fundamental difference between the new covenant in Jesus Christ and the previous alliances that God and man have established lies into that. The former alliances have a character of global and universal salvation . The old alliance concerned exclusively with Israel, while the alliance with Jesus sacrifice is potentially beneficial to all mankind. According to the Kimbanguist theology, human will be saved when these three conditions are met: God’s grace, faith in God and his messiah and good works. The first condition depends only on God as he never fails to his commitments. Since Jesus death, he gave a potentially grace to humanity. Kimbanguist theology doesn’t admit that by grace alone man might be saved. Because grace is one of the three requirements that condition the salvation. S.Kimbangu affirmed that there are Christian mens and women who will not inherit eternal life because of not following faithfully God’s commandments. Christ himself pointed that not all that says lord, lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do right. The apostle Paul says, those who belong to Christ have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful. (Galatians 5:24) that is to say, whoever is guilty of fornication, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, discord, jealousy, anger , selfishness and murder will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. Consequently, the kimbanguist church rejects the thesis of collective salvation.
Each individual must work hard for his salvation as the lord will return to reward each one according to his work. That is why kimbanguists insists on its Christians to live a spiritual life tending always on holiness as recommended by God . The Kimbanguist theology imposes a strict obligation to its church members. Despite its radical appearance, there is not intransigence on the issue of salvation. The kimbanguist theology doesn’t neglect the fact that God’s love is great towards humankind . It is written that the lord is slow to anger but quick to forgive. the kimbanguist theology does not accept the assertion that God’s love is unlimited. Few illustrations may prove this: God’s love toward the Israelites had not prevented them from being punished every time they sinned. Almost all of the generations that were led out of Egypt had perished before reaching the land of Canaan. Who does not remember that, those Israelites that God himself delivered from Egypt gave themselves thereafter as captives to the hands of other nations. What should we conclude from what happened to the people of Sodom and Gomorrah? What was indeed the fate that God finally reserved to wicked generation who inhabited the earth in Noah’s time? The kimbanguist theology warns against the danger of overestimating God's love . .Read More