Twitter user explains why it is wrong to preach to grieving Christians

Twitter user explains why it is wrong to preach to grieving Christians

- Twitter user, @idomagirl recently addressed the habit of preaching to people in their trying times

- According to her, Christians should avoid quoting scriptures or preaching in such a time

- Idoma girl opined that a lot of people lack emotional intelligence and accused them of performative Christianity

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A Nigerian lady identified on Twitter as @idomagirl recently had many people talking following her recent tweets about grieving Christians.

According to her, people need to avoid preaching or quoting scriptures to Christians in their time of grief.

She wrote:

"Anytime a fellow Christian is grieving and they express how they feel, abeg refrain from preaching to them or quoting scripture. You think they’re not aware of those verses? That’s not the time to preach at all, sometimes just be quiet.

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"When someone says they’re questioning God’s existence in the face of terrible grief that is not the time to show how strong your own relationship with God is. No one cares if “your God has never failed you”, go and sit down somewhere."

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Idomagirl in the Twitter thread expressed that whenever one questions God’s existence, people should try not to convince them otherwise with stories of their own.

Drawing an example from the Bible, she said even the strongest prophets and warriors all had their moments of doubt about God.

She wrote:

"Read the Bible, the strongest warriors & prophets of God all had moments when they questioned God and even cursed the day they were born.Elijah, Job, Ezekiel, Noah, even Jesus on the cross shouted “my God my God, why have You forsaken me?” Let people grieve in peace please.

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"So many of us lack emotional intelligence and it’s so frustrating. Our Savior while on earth was an empath through & through. Grieving people don’t need your performative Christianity or self-righteousness abeg."

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Meanwhile, Nigerian media personality Uti Nwachukwu has taken to social media with a religious topic that appears to have been giving him major concern for some time.

Uti in a series of posts shared on Twitter delved into the act of speaking in tongues in Christianity, and how it is worrisome that there is hardly any interpretation for the words spoken in tongues.

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