The death of Captain Mahama has brought the beastly act of mob justice to the fore in our national discourse. Much as am in no way comparing the Captain to Jesus Christ, there’s a great lesson for all Christians.
Jesus also died an innocent death from mob action; the only difference is that, His was predestined. Just as the Captain was wrongly accused, so was Jesus. If you’re in the act of spreading malicious lies or quick to share unsubstantiated information as a Christian, you should desist from it.
It was the mob that called for Jesus to be crucified and Pilate handed him over to them. The role of the Assembly man can be likened to the role of Pilate as he could have averted the death of the Captain as Pilate could have done so with Jesus.
If you are a Christian and you find the death of the Captain sad, you should realise what a great price that was paid for your sins and should be much sadder if you’re still living in secret sin though a believer.
If you hate mob justice, you should hate sin in a much greater measure. Realise that, anytime you sin you make the painful death of Jesus much more painful. You sinful life crucifies Jesus and inflicts more pain on Him daily.
If you’re condemning mob justice and want justice for Captain Mahama as a Christian, you should also hate sin and ask yourself as to whether you will pass the justice test on the Day of Judgement? Just as there’s a clarion call from all and sundry that the perpetrators of the Captain’s death should be shown no mercy, so will you have no mercy at the Judgment throne of God.
Finally, the late Captain is said to be a member of Light House Chapel International, but the bigger question is “did he die in the Lord?”. Death is inevitable but death in the Lord is gain to the believer and the vice versa is eternal doom. Revelation 14:13
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” May God have mercy on us all.
Have a blessed week.
Nana Kwas Sarpong