Currently, Nigerian Christians are not doing enough to combat insurgency and instability in Nigeria and other troublesome regions of sub-Saharan Africa, according to a clergyman and Director of the Global Mission Board, Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr. Femi Adewumi.
On Sunday, Adewumi, a guest preacher at the King’s Banquet hosted by Shalom Baptist Church in Akowonjo, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, delivered the keynote address.
The banquet tagged:
Celebrating Christ’s birth and supporting His mission, which is the eighth in the series of the church’s expanding discipleship programme, also featured musical concert.
Speaking on the theme:
“Missions: Challenges and Opportunities,” Adewumi noted that those perpetuating evil are doing what they are doing because they believe they are fighting for God when they are actually not.
“Many of these insurgents who are doing what they are doing still believe that they are fighting for God and that is the root cause of the problem. So, the church must come together as one, the church is not united, every church is operating on its own and the image of God is with us.
“As Christians, if we agree to work as one there is nothing we cannot achieve. What is causing the problem for the church is disunity. As long as we are not working together, we cannot achieve much.”
In addition, the priest stated that “the church must mobilize her followers, encourage them, and let them know that if they do not turn out to vote, they are sinning against God” in reference to the upcoming general elections.
“They must be part of those who will choose their leaders and must pray about the direction to go.”
Adewumi encouraged the electorate to “critically x-ray the antecedents of people trying to lead us and check it with their records. It will give you a sense of what they can do rather than what they claim.
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