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Has Tonto Dikeh Blurred The Line Between Boring Christian Lifestyle & Going Overboard?


Nollywood actress and born again Christian, Tonto Dikeh has replied critics who questioned her Christian life due to her recent actions.

Tonto Dikeh is known as one of the bold celebrities who have gone under the knife to enhance their bodies and look even more beautiful. she is evidently happy to be an eye candy on social media.

Tonto’s Christianity has also been questioned by many Nigerian Christians, majorly because of her closeness to self acclaimed Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky and her recent visit to a night club in Lagos.

As much as Christianity is more about a relationship than it is a religion, the hallmark of a Christian life is the evident difference that set us apart from the rest of the world in action, conduct and the fruits we bear. If we are out side-to-side with the rest of the world and no one can tell the difference, are we still practising Christianity or has something else crept in?

The lines between insanity and a vibrant Christian life can look blurry when placed under this microscope.

What should make a Christian vibrant is the spiritual intake, not the adorning of the body with jewels and fabrics.

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.” – 1Peter 3:3

The 33years old actress took to her social media page to reply her critics by saying:

”It’s just so sad that a lot of Christians expect me to live a boring life. The truth is that I wasn’t born or cut out for boring. God gave me a very vibrant and interesting personality and I’m going to stay that way.

Subtly jabbing at those who criticise her for looking a certain way and yet claim to be a Christian, she responded that they should find innovative ways to preach the gospel instead of being boring and looking ‘unkept’ in the name of spreading the gospel.

“There are many ways to draw people to Christ and the true message but unfortunately many Christians think you have to live a boring or unkept life in order to achieve this. Well you don’t. Please lets get active and spread the message in innovative ways. We exist here on Earth despite the fact we hail from Zion,so let Us use what we have here to on earth to show them the message and love of Christ. I will also remind a tongue speaking,Demon chasing born again christain I see myself to be.. Love you all.”

The question now is, yes we are free – not many like boring – but where do we draw the line between liberty and overboard? The line seem blurry these days.

“For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an an opportunity to gratify your flesh, but through love make it your habit to serve one another.” – 1 Peter 2:16

Well it is not our position to be the judge and the jury, but let us leave you with Philipians 4:5:

“Let your moderation be known to all men, the Lord is at hand. ”


Desalu Opeoluwa
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