BUILDING NETWORKS FOR SOCIO-POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

A PAPER PRESENTATION TO HOPE BUILDERS FOUNDATION FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION ON THE TOPIC

Introduction:

When God created the heavens and the earth and everything therein, Genesis 1:31 recorded that, God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. But something went wrong.

Man disobeyed God and since then, man has never known peace till today. Everything good that God meant for man has evaded man because of sin. But thanks be to God, for through one man – Jesus Christ there is hope for a return to Utopia (a perfect life as God originally planned). Rev. 21:1-7.

Every effort of man to restore himself to the condition in the Garden of Eden before the fall, has failed woefully.

Political and economic power have come and gone, governments have come and gone, philosophies have been propounded and tried, utopian economic system has been attempted, and democracy but all have failed to bring peace.  I tell you the truth, nothing and nobody can bring the desired peace until and unless the Prince of Peace-Jesus Christ Himself is allowed to live and dominate man’s heart and His marks are imprinted in us. That is why Jesus’ coming brought peace to the whole world- the peace that He alone can give not the type the world gives. But you know, only those who allow Jesus Christ to dominate their lives as their Lord and Saviour, can really enjoy this peace I am talking about.

Perfect peace within that no matter the storms of life, you can still enjoy that peace like He did when he ship they were travelling in run through the storms but He was fast asleep- and He calmed the storm (Luke 4:36-39, Luke 8:23-34).

The Apostle Paul told us in Eph. 2:14, “For He is our peace, the one who made both groups into one and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility. He did this to create in himself one new man out of two, thus making peace.” Vs 17 says, and He came and preached peace to you who were near so that through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

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