If you are a Christian ,then love is imperative .
It’s worth noting however that the way the world views love today is quite different from the way bible sees It. For example ,when you ask a normal boy what love is, he is most likely to say it’s a feeling one has for a woman or the desire to have sex .
Many factors contribute to this . The new song -Tonga,which has not only made it’s way through the internet but also into the minds of the youth in Ghana ,I believe has done more harm than good to our youth and is about time we stand as Christians and speak .
We live in an era where the true meaning of love has been given a back burner . People have twisted it so they can use it to accomplish their evil desires .
Is love truly all about Tonga ?
The song entitled ” Tonga ” Is the acronym for the phrase ” The Organ No Guy Avoids ” . It was composed by some guy named joy b . The problem about the song is that it undermines the dignity of a woman (it’s even sad to see women dance to it ) and reduces their functions and use to mere “sex machines “. Ask any guy why he follows a girl and the overt response will be ” because of Tonga “. The lyrics of the song says the fact that anyone seeks to date a lady does that for sex . The artist even said he went to the extent of attending a church revival but couldn’t make a move because of the girls mum . So now that he has the girls phone number ,he would talk to the girl until he eventually get the chance to sleep with her .
There is no doubt the song is a hit and people love it . Sit in any car ,go to most university gatherings ,attend most parties ,visit the YouTube,log in to any social media and you are most likely to come across the the term ” Tonga “. Truly the term is here to stay . what we must be concerned about though is the effect and the impart it is having on people .
So What is actually wrong with the song ?
Ha! a lot .We live in the world scientist call call a global village ,because of the aid of the internet ,and social media ,news spread more quickly than normal .People share posts ,video clips ,retweets ,audios on these social media thus aiding in the wide spread news or matters arising . I got to hear of this term mostly on social networks . In as much as these social mediums are not evil ,the devil uses it the more to accomplish evil plans You might be saying the devil can never create anything since he is not God ,i agree .The devil is not God ,and he hasn’t created anything in his life before ,however he is a pervert ,perverting the good things God has created . Do let me remind you also that the devil was also/ is still a musician ,so he knows how to pervert these songs . He does this because he hates you .
Yes ! if you are a Christian then The devil hates you and if the devil hates you the world also does . Jesus warned his disciples about this in John 15:18
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
So to all my brothers and sisters ,who still think there is nothing wrong with the song ,think again .
In my opinion ,the song contains certain hidden messages which actually has a negative impact on the youth. The youth today have lost respect for the women . The female gender has now been reduced to the lowest level. Used used and disposed off – use and dump . Use any woman any how you like and dispose her off . The dangerous thing here is that ,the song justifies the actions of the men . Its a pity to see how The dignity of womanhood is gone down the drain .
So now the sale of condoms would be on the rise ,there would be shortage of condoms again this year , teenage pregnancies would be rampant ,STDs would spread ,they would be broken homes ,social vices ,increase government expenditure,divorces will become the order of the day etc . What is disheartening here is to even see little children singing this song . You can imagine what we are teaching these innocent kids ,who wouldn’t dance to any tune at a party unless it’s Tonga .
Love is patient ,it’s kind ,it’s devoid of envy and boast ,it’s not proud and not rude ,love never fails . Love is a fruit of the spirit ,so true love comes from your spirit .
As Christians we love because we are commanded to do so and not because of our own lustful desires . True love is unconditional, that is not based on any condition or reasons. Jesus gave his disciples a command to love one another in John 13:34
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
This scripture teaches us how to love . We must love as Christ loves . Then only way we know how Christ loved is his ministry .His ministry was a ministry of love .
He loved everyone to the extent of sacrificing his life for all of us . May this be a clarion call to the youth .A call to love unconditionally like the way Jesus did . It is my prayer that God will touch the hearts of these youths and change their minds to conform to his .
Stay Blessed !