Book #6: The Mountain Of Ignorance
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Book #6: The Mountain Of Ignorance
Dear friends! Our generation is a blessed one. We are blessed to be among the living in this season. I count it as a great privilege from God to be living at this great time.
Our society today is vast with different technologies, scientific theories, applied science, cybernetics, different equipment’s, computers, electronics, internet etc. Science has gotten to its peak of development in comparison to the generations past.
Information can be gotten at the tip of our fingers. IT IS CALLED THE INFORMATION AGE.
Yet sadly, Ignorance seems to be the number one disease plaguing our society today. It is so disheartening that so many people still suffer from this dangerous plague of ignorance. Irrespective of the fact that information can be ready gotten in every sphere of life today. Ignorance has become a mountain in our society and world at large. The Mountain of Ignorance has become a stumbling block to the advancement of most people in our generation.
The worst case scenario are with the vast majority of people that are ignorant and do not even recognize the fact that they are ignorant. This indeed is the most demolished state any man can be in.
It is one thing to be sick and you know you are sick; it is another thing totally to be sick, and yet not know you are sick. The lack of knowledge of the fact that you are sick will prevent you from going to the doctor to look for help. This in fact is one of the major causes of death from some cases that might have been treatable if noticed on time.
For instance, if cancer is discovered in its early stage, in most cases is treatable but if not discovered on till its late stage, then it leads to death. The same case that was treatable in one person will now be leading to death in other person. What is the reason for death in this case? Nothing but IGNORANCE!
Ignorance in my opinion is the most deadly cancer plaguing our world today. That you did not know you had cancer is not going to stop the cancer in your body from killing you. I did not know in this case is not an excuse neither is it going to change anything. That is why we are often advised to go for regular general checkup in other to have a full knowledge of the state of our health.
You don’t have to wait till when you have symptoms of disease to do these checkups, neither do you have to wait till when you can’t get up from your bed anymore. Hence it is always expedient to carry out regular check up with your doctor, even though you are not sick.
In the same way it is advisable to always learn and seek to get new knowledge in every aspect of life. Irrespective of how many degrees you have in your profession. Age should never be a limiting factor in gaining new Knowledge. Your talents should not be a stumbling block.
Knowledge is always progressive. In order for you not to be cut up in the web of this dangerous plague of IGNORANCE, you have to always make a continuous effort to learn.
“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.” ― Brian Tracy
This book therefore, will serve as a checkup for everyone, even those who think they are free from this dangerous plague, deadly cancer called Ignorance. THE MOUNTAIN OF IGNORANCE!
Dear readers, that you are reading this book right now is a proof that you are on the move to pull down this plague, this cancer, THE MOUNTAIN OF IGNORANCE.
Keep reading! I believe this book is not just going to serve as a checkup but will offer the necessary treatment to this deadly plague, irrespective of its stage in our different lives, church and society at large.
Let The Journey Begin!
PART 1: PERVASIVENESS OF IGNORANCE
Chapter 1: Why Mountain of Ignorance
This chapter gives a brief description of mountains, its definition and characteristics. Having given a detailed analysis of what mountains are; it’s strength and fame, then the explanation why the book is called the mountain of ignorance.
This chapter gives a parallel touch to the comparison of mountains and ignorance. Using the example of the strength of mountains to explain the strength and domination ignorance has over our society today, with examples of some cases of ignorance.
Chapter 2: Knowledge is Light, Ignorance is Darkness
This chapter gives a brief description of what knowledge is, its importance and relevance in the society. Using a clear example to establish the fact that knowledge is light, and should be embraced by the society, if we are going to have any significant development and growth. Pointing out clearly that knowledge is the only deliverance the people and society at large has as a means of rescue from ignorance.
Also a brief description of ignorance will be given in this chapter. With a clear example demonstrating the fact that ignorance is darkness and as such is the root of all the ills and problems we have in our society today. It will also illustrate the effect of ignorance (darkness) in the society. Examples of the problems in the society caused by ignorance will be stated and how knowledge can resolve the different situations, providing solutions to these problems of The Mountain of ignorance.
Chapter 3: Varieties of Ignorance
This chapter gives a detailed analysis of the types and forms of ignorance in our society today. With examples illustrating how each type of ignorance is been perpetuated by individuals.
This chapter establishes the fact that everyone is ignorant in one form or the other. Hence the need for continues learning as knowledge is always progressive.
This chapter also emphasizes on the worst form of ignorance, which is resistance, poor attitude to learning. Closed mindedness to new ideas, making blanket statements without proves. Rejecting an idea, or taking side with an idea you have no detailed information and understanding of. Just because someone said it, doesn’t make it right.
This chapter will encourage the reader never to join the mediocrity masses in propagating rumors in ignorance. But rather to carry out thorough research to find out the truth behind a matter before uttering a word about it, talk more of taking sides. This will help every individual to break free from the media manipulations and to always know the truth about every situation. Only then you can act in the light and not be in the dark. Then we can live in peace in our different nations. I will use practical examples to establish this point.
Chapter 4: The Danger of Ignorance
In this chapter, I talked about the dangers of ignorance, just as the name connotes. From a personal level to the level of our communities, societies, nations and the world at large.
The number no danger of ignorance and the worst of it all is that we stand a chance of being rejected by God Hosea 4:6. An elaboration will be made with examples that can serve as illustrations to reasons why an ignorant individual or a nation will be rejected by God.
This chapter also gives a detailed description with examples of the dangers ignorance have on individuals and our world at large. Pointing out how to prevent ourselves and our society from being victims of the dangers of ignorance, and provide a solution to the already existing dangers in our society caused by the Mountain of ignorance.
The examples in this chapter will clearly be based on what individuals and nations have suffered as a result of ignorance.
Chapter 5: Ignorance a force of destruction
Having thoroughly established the dangers of ignorance in the previous chapter. This chapter gives a detailed analysis of how all the destructions in our societies today can be traced back to ignorance, with practical examples. To further established the facts already made in the previous chapter.
Current examples of the destructive force of ignorance at work will be discussed in this chapter. E.g Boko Haram, ISIS, Biafra war etc.
All forms of destructions all around us. Destruction in values, destruction in people, destruction in faith, destruction in elders, destruction in the pulpit, destruction in the youth, destruction in government, destruction in society etc. it’s all as a result of the Mountain of Ignorance.
It is like we are having a harvest of destruction in our continent. That is why it is dangerous for me and indeed for anyone to keep quiet at the site of these calamities. The mountain of ignorance must be pulled down
PART 2: IGNORANCE IN THE CHURCH
Chapter 6: Ignorance the number one challenge of the Church
This chapter deals with ignorance in the church. Focusing on how ignorance has limited the church.
It emphasizes on how ignorance has blinded the church to the evils in the society. The different negative doctrines and teachings in the church today will be addressed. The enslaving and manipulation of Christians in the name of spiritual authority will be addressed in details, using relevant examples. Examples of churches where only the General overseer is permitted to write a book or have a vision will be mentioned without calling the name of any ministry. other negative and diminishing practices in the church will also be addressed with detailed examples to drive the point home.
The control of pastors over members in the church will be addressed. The church remaining in the four walls instead of influencing the society is discussed in this chapter also as an example of the ignorance in the church today.
It gives a brief strategy on how the church can overcome this factor of ignorance.
Chapter 7: When the Church is Ignorant of her Purpose
In this chapter, I gave a detailed description of what the church is supposed to be from Gods point of view. The purpose of the church is discussed in details using Obadiah 1:21 as a foundation on which to establish the purpose of the church and other relevant scriptures.
There will be a brief comparison between the early church, the church during the protestant reformation and the church today. The differences in the operation of the church today will be the truth on which to establish the fact that, the church of today is ignorant of her purpose. Practical examples will be used.
Chapter 8: When the Church spreads Ignorance
Unfortunately the leading proponent of ignorance in our society has become the very same institution that was created to fight it – The Church. Instead of the church in Africa and the world at large to be a place for eradicating darkness by beaming out light, she has unfortunately become the den of robbers as Jesus put it.
All sorts of darkness (ignorance) and evil are now hiding themselves under the umbrella of religion, Christianity, church etc. As seen in Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children”… and destroyed indeed they are!
This chapter deals with the wrong teachings in the church that has become paramount. How this wrong ignorant teachings are been spread in the body of Christ and the society at large, the effect of these wrong teachings on believers and the society as whole and how it has affected the church worldwide. Indeed ignorance has become a mountain. The mountain of ignorance must be brought down.
Starting from the error in the messages on the pulpit and how it translates to the problems we have in our nations generally. Several practical examples will be used and relevant scriptures will be used.
Chapter 9: Where did the Church miss It
The church has missed it in her teachings. The church has missed it in her doctrine. The church has missed it in her ignorance of her purpose. The church has missed it in her lack of interest in the search of knowledge. Yes indeed the church has missed it!
This chapter describes how the church has fallen short of her purpose, comparing the early church and the church today. Using practical examples, stating the effectiveness of the early church and how the church today is insignificant in the society.
To my shame, my nation and the church of the lord Jesus Christ in my continent is covered head to toe in this ignorance. Ignorance could be said is written in bold letters all over the institution that is supposed to be a shining light to the world. That is why I will not keep quiet until a revolution is started to fight ignorance and superstitions in the church of the lord Jesus Christ and in the nation of my birth.
This mountain must come down; the mountain of ignorance has to be brought down. The mountain of superstition has to be leveled for our people to taste a fresh breath of life in Christ Jesus.
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”. Martin Luther King Jr.
Chapter 10: How Ignorance is destroying the Church
In this chapter, I used various examples in describing how ignorance has become a destructive force in the church and our society. A detailed explanation on the different areas through which ignorance is destroying the church, how it translates to destruction of the society.
There are all forms of destructions all around us. Destruction in values, destruction in people, destruction in faith, destruction in elders, destruction in the pulpit, destruction in the youth, destruction in government, destruction in society etc. It is like we are having a harvest of destruction in our continent. That is why it is dangerous for me and indeed for anyone to keep quiet at the site of these calamities. The mountain of ignorance must be pulled down.
“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
PART 3: THE DIRE CONSEQUENCES OF IGNORANCE
Chapter 11: Why is this my Business
This chapter is going to be dedicated to personal responsibility in pulling down the mountain of ignorance that is obliterating the body of Christ and our world at large.
Stating categorically, why it is my business. And why it should be every believers business. It will further deal with the factor of every individual taking responsibility for their nations and world at large. It will further buttress the importance of personal responsibility and the fact that irresponsibility is a sin to both man and God.
What is my business in this? Oh yea, it is my business. It is not just my business, it is my calling. I am following in the footsteps of my master Jesus; he came and declared in John 8:12 “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD”.
Light in Greek is the same thing as knowledge which is the opposite of ignorance. He came to the earth as the light of the world because the whole world lies in darkness. Someone must stand up to confront and dissipate darkness. Hence the creator of the universe sent his only begotten son to the earth so that through the power of light he would destroy darkness which is ignorance.
It is that same ministry that I have been called to. I believe every minister of the gospel is called to this ministry first of all. The ministry of light, the ministry of destruction of darkness, the ministry of setting people free from ignorance. Light is what we are called to preach. Our lord and savior called himself the light of the world. If we preach him, it means we preach light. Consequently we preach freedom from ignorance.
Most of the time when we talk about Jesus, we talk about him only as the Savior of the world, but before he died to save the world, he had a ministry and that ministry was about eliminating ignorance (darkness) and all its consequences of destructions, calamities and sorrows in the world.
I therefore beg to disagree with people who say that I am diverting from my main ministry when I write or talk about the different areas of ignorance and problems in the society. No, no, no, no, Sir! I am in the mainstream of my calling by writing on politics in Nigeria, on the church etc. I am being a minister of light and a destroyer of ignorance and I shall never keep quiet until this horrendous mountain is pulled down in my country, in the church of Christ and in my continent.
Chapter 12: Satan rules through Darkness, God rules through Light.
This chapter of the book will give detail analysis of how satan dominate in our area of ignorance, using practical examples and relevant scriptures.
God cannot help us more that our level of knowledge. God will only relate with us based on the level of our knowledge of him. So ignorance actually limits Gods intervention in the misfortune in our personal lives and the evils in the society. Luke 19:42
God can only deliver us or intervene in the situations of lives when we get knowledge of it. Daniel 9:1-3
In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the lineage of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
Although Israel had completed their time (years) of been in slavery, yet deliverance did not come. WHY? Because of ignorance! There was no one who had knowledge as regards this. Not until Daniel discovered it. He, Daniel said I understood by the books the number of years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the Prophet. It was after he had an understanding that he began to pray.
This is to let us know how important knowledge is to our success as individuals and as a nation. GOD ONLY RULES IN LIGHT (Knowledge).
Chapter 13: Consequences of lack of Knowledge
My people perish for lack of knowledge Hosea 4:6a. This chapter will be dedicated to stating the disadvantages and consequences of lack of knowledge. Using several examples of how inadequate knowledge or lack of knowledge is costly and deadly to individuals and the society at large. This is the very reason why this mountain of ignorance most be pulled down in our society.
Why must ignorance be destroyed? It must be destroyed because ignorance is the number one destroyer of the people of God. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. Jesus came to eradicate that problem by declaring himself the light of the world. Most of the time when we talk about Jesus, we talk about him only as the Savior of the world, but before he died to save the world, he had a ministry and that ministry was about eliminating ignorance( darkness) and all its consequences of destructions, calamities and sorrows in the world.
So it is also our responsibility to do likewise. We are supposed to be an extension of Christ on the earth.
Chapter 14: God abhors the Ignorant
Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4:6b
This chapter is going to further establish the fact that God detest ignorance. Also God is helpless in our areas of ignorance. He cannot help us when we live in ignorance.
God himself said it in the scripture above, that I will reject you from being priest to me. Not just that, but He will also forget your children because you have forgotten the law of your God. Can you imagine that? Can we say this is the reason why the church is irrelevant in the society today?? Has God abandoned us for lack of knowledge?
Well I will leave you to answer that question. But if the church must be relevant today, the 21st century church must seek knowledge just the same way a starving man seeks for food.
Chapter 15: Let the revolution against Ignorance begin
This chapter is going to be about the solution to ignorance. The different ways through wish the problem of ignorance can be solved individually, nationally and internationally. Motivating people to start different movements, information campaigns etc.
This mountain must come down; the mountain of ignorance has to be brought down. The mountain of superstition has to be leveled for our people to taste a fresh breath of life in Christ Jesus, And for our world to be a better place.
It is your and my responsibility to get this done. LET THE REVOLUTION BEGIN! THE MOUNTAIN OF IGNORANCE MUST BE LEVELED!!!