The Long Road To Redemption

Unconvinced of the efficacy of the ‘Cross’.
Where He was hammered unto without any fuss.
Driving the stake through his heart,
Yet he was not a vampire.
We did it with glee and so much vile and vain desire.

Catastrophic, isn’t it?
That, we are yet to derive joy from the red that bath the cross.
Catastrophic, Yes! Because most of us are still lost, I mean are still so lost.
So lost to the cross and its cause for redemption.

Foretold before it was written.
Written before he was beaten; to them it was’t at all forbidden.

The carnage in Botswana.
Th carnage in Rwanda.
The serpent put what God hath fused together, asunder.

Then, the insurgence in Nigeria
Eating the peace up faster than a pirahna.

Swift with his sword, the ear was off; Fearless
When it mattered most, he became a farce. He was so witless.
The cock made sure of that.
Three times it was. Yes! That was the correct stat?

Craving for something more, but we have decided to giving less.
Disregarding Golgotha, salvation we get less.

On the day of his death, redemption gave He, to us
Lifted up from us, death and the potency of Adam’s curse.
Yet we find ourselves at the bar,
Not as a jury, but as a drunk.

Uncontent with keeping our vows to our spouse.
We seek the warmth of those at the Red Light District, going beyond their blouse.
1st peter 2:9, says you are royalty, let it sink in.
Because, He is our sin eater; allow him breed in.

The less moments that you find yourself at the cross,
The less moments, you will be on that road to Redemption.

Path chosen, path taken.
What path have you chosen?
What path have you taken?
Chose right so that you won’t be forsaken.
Redemption is from the one who was born in a manger.
He awaits you, to him don’t be a stranger.



15 thoughts on “The Long Road To Redemption” by Onome prince Tadafe (@thaprince)

  1. This is as biblical as it is straight forward. I enjoyed it. What struck me, beside the moral message, was the way you asserted those ‘rights.’ Well done.

  2. (@cathreya): Glad you got the message. Thanks for reading.
    (@mbanefo): Thanks man.

  3. Pirahna! I swear, I’ve seen that movie. Those creatures are as wicked as those that impaled our Lord saviour!
    Now, here is my stand, a kinda reply:

    “Well, the only begotten son gave his life up
    Without consulting with us for whom
    He is to die! If he had, perhaps
    I would have convinced him of the futility,
    The chasing after mere winds
    Of trying to change the world!
    Perhaps, he could have gotten a job,
    Fall in love, explored the beautiful beaches
    Of today, appreciate its bikini girls,
    Chat on Whatsapp with colleagues,
    or simply lived and enjoyed life”

    #nicework and didactic too

  4. (@Chime221): You cracking me up bro. The fact is a had a higher calling.

    And I am sure babes then did not wear bikinis.
    #funnycomment

  5. Ok, @thaprince, I got it now. He died because he had a higher calling, right?
    Now do you think he would have agreed to die if there where no provisions for him to rise up in three days? C’mon mehn, if I have such assurance, what’s the big deal? Anybody can do it! I’ll gladly jump to the opportunity and take the hero status immediately.

    You see, I just don’t know why I keep finding it hard to fathom the big deal in that story, and what all the hype was about, seriously.

    Here is what played: he won this contract that the client says, I need to rebuild this house, I have the money. Now if you rebuild it with your energy, I’ll pay you this amount and also make you the caretaker of the whole building…almost everybody will accept to do it, believe me. It’s not rocket science and does not take an exceptional powers since the structure is there already…
    But imagine that there is no reward!!!! OYO, that will be the case.

  6. (@Chime221): Are you saying yiu don’t believe in the death and resurrection of the one who was born ina manger?
    Those worldly pleasures were already in existence even before he was born. But it was not that he was sent here for.

    He was tempted thrice by that gangster called the Devil but he resisted.

    The way you sound,it gives me the impression that you are an atheist. Not judging if thats the case. And I also might be wrong. Buh sonething that I am right about is you like being controversial. Its all good though. Having your own views and mind is a make up that I like in people as long as it doent go against what God says. Paedon me If I am going all religious right now. But it is what I believe in that makes me who I am, Thats why I believe in the efficasy of the Cross Of Calvary where he was slain.
    You can clarify of any misconceptions as regards your comment.

  7. “But it is what I BELIEVE in THAT MAKES ME WHO I AM (emphasis mine), That’s why I believe in the efficacy of the Cross Of Calvary where he was slain. You can clarify of any misconceptions as regards your comment”.

    Now who are you @thaprince ? And do you think my own believe does not make me who I’m, but has rather marred me? C’mon bro, be civilised!

    The thing that baffles me in the above is why you are so sure that you are more right than I am. Your BELIEVE and mine, why are you so egoistic about it. Why do you think your believe is better than mine? That thought pattern is antediluvian. Besides, if I’m an atheist as you supposed, what is wrong with that?

  8. (@Chime221): Woah! Woah! Bro, this shouldn’t be battle of words as you are making it out to be.If you were tact with my comment I said, “I aint judging you as regards whatever you believe. Thats why I said in order for there not to be any misunderstanding, I said you shud clarify me of any misconceptions that might have come from my comments in relation to your comment.

    I never claimed to be right, I was only pointing something out to you as regards the purpose of his descension from heaven.

    He had to interest in admiring the beauty of God’s creation, instead his fathers work was what was sailent to him at the time, thats why he told his mother when he stayed behind and they were looking for him that, ‘He was doing his father’s work when he was found in the synagogue.

    Whatever you believe in, is your own perogative. Who am I to judge?

    But to answer your question; I am a true believer of the one true King.I am a believerof the fact that he died that ww might have life and have it more abundantly. I am a true believer of what 1 peter 2:9 says. And if you are not to busy read this; Ecclesiastes7 : 9.

    Be blessed bro.

  9. “The way you sound,it gives me the
    impression that you are an atheist. Not
    judging if thats the case. And I also might be
    wrong. Buh sonething that I am right about
    is you like being controversial. Its all good
    though. Having your own views and mind is
    a make up that I like in people as long as it
    doesnt go against what God says”

    This was ma comment not enough reason to go all grammatical on me. I was fair and not judgemental or biased in any way. Ecc 7:9

  10. Hhahahahah @thaprince

    This got me anyway: “…comment not enough reason to go all grammatical on me. I was fair and not judgemental or biased in any way.”

    As for this: “But to answer your question; I am a true believer of the one true King. I am a believer of the fact that he died that i might have life and
    have it more abundantly.” Well, that’s not who you are.

    Now have you ever thought of this; that you could have been born into a Muslim or Buddhish household? And you’d be advocating for something else that your ‘one true King’?
    The truth is you have been indoctrinated and I can’t help you. I’m sorry.

    However, I have no interest in reading Ecc 7:9, as in, I’m too tired to go flipping through searching for it. So if you’ll be so kind to post it here for me to read since you have all the time in the world to read bible.

  11. (@Chime221): Like you said, Comment”that you
    could have been born into a Muslim or
    Buddhish household? And you’d be
    advocating for something else that your
    ‘one true King’?
    The truth is you have been indoctrinated
    and I can’t help you. I’m sorry.

    You used the world ‘could’, which means probabilty. I don’t work on probability and besides the case is I was boen into a christian home. Even if I was born into a muslim or buddish home, did you also forget that I could also have been converted to the xtian way.

    Bro if I am indoctrinated its all good. I am hapi bout it cos it is wat I believe in.Atleast I aint sitting on the fence.

    And bro, I dnt need help. And even if I needed one, it wont be from you.

    Its sad you are too proud to open the bible. Theres no need posting it for you to read. If you cant open it yourself and read then lets leave it at that. You made ur choice.

    My summation right now is I dnt even know where you stand and really its non of ma biz.But answer this question; Do you believe in hell and heaven? and do you actually know where you stand right now in this existence created by God?

    You are not obligated to answer. And I am really not expecting you to.

    I hope you find your way home and come over to the other side.

  12. “Do you believe in hell and
    heaven? and do you actually know where you
    stand right now in this existence created by God?”

    I’ll be straightforward with my answers:

    1, No, I don’t because it’s non of my business. Whatever brought me here should take me wherever pleases it.

    2, I don’t want to know because it does not matter to me. After all, I didn’t asked to be created. Had it been I was asked, I’d not consent to coming here in the first place. But now that I have come, I just want to live and go. I do not seek for a second life either in bliss or in agony. One lifetime is quite enough for me.

    That’s all @thaprince

  13. Yo! guys calm down. These comments don pass the post sef.
    Seems like I’m watching epic rap battles of history on YouTube.

  14. Abi o @ameenaedrees

    That’s the thing I see from people everyday o.
    But I don’t allow people throw their stubbornness on me. They think I’m lost simply because I don’t believe what they believe. The worst is when people think they are better than you actually. It beats me!
    Imagine the insolence and arrogance in this statement:
    “I hope you find your way home and come over
    to the other side”.

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