PLATO IS MY FRIEND, SOCRATES IS MY FRIEND…
Aristotle said, “Plato is my friend, Socrates is my friend, but truth is my best friend”
According to History, Plato and Socrates were like teachers and mentors to Aristotle but he did not care to disagree with them when it comes to realistic truth. These were unbelievers who knew not the truth of God. But this is difficult for Christians who know the truth today.
Many years ago in Deeper Life Bible church, the church opposed those denominations who were busy building multi-millions church auditoriums, those churches building expensive secondary schools and universities, and many members saw such as worldly but today, the same church is busy building as if this world is our permanent site, they ignore building people, providing for the basic needs, supporting the needy and widows, but busy building the latest auditoriums, and now many members see such as not bad again but necessary, they are now celebrating and commissioning multi-billion buildings without a standard provision for widows, needy, or free school as the missionaries who brought Christianity to Africa did.
When you first heard of a man of God buying private jet, maybe you felt bad and saw no reason to support such extravagant and luxurious lifestyle, but since your senior pastor got one, now you can reason it reasonable and it’s not bad again.
When you heard a church having a private university with outrageous school fees, you might felt bad, but since your church has one with same relevant high school fees, you can now support and defend it.
You know what? God is not looking for sycophantic Christians but sincere Christians in this end time like John the Baptist; God is looking for those who will say the truth as it is without fear or favour, without coloring it or cornering it.