Nigerian Churches Are Not Openly Against Corruption - Osinbajo
The Vice President of Nigeria, professor Yemi Osinbajo, believes that Nigeria will be transformed and be placed on a path of development, but it is not certain how many of Nigerians still believes this.
The Vice President who is a pastor, highlighted that there is God’s hand in the choice of persons in positions of authority.
But he, however, stressed that the positions they occupy “will be of no effect there unless we are prepared to live by His gospel”.
In a speech entitled “Neither Jew, nor Gentile’’ delivered at the Kingdom Summit 2017 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Kings Court Parish, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Sunday, the Vice President said the gospel of the Lord remains transformational.
Canal Nature Cannot Save Us
Osinbajo noted that sometimes people thought that God did not achieve His purpose in man because God’s gospel contradicted the purpose of man.
He said that many times, Christians interpreted the gospel to suit their purposes, which explained why it was easy for them to pray against their enemies rather than pray for them.
“This canal nature cannot save us; we are completely different from God because the gospel is not a canal word,’’ he stated.
The vice president pointed out that the Bible was not just a book but the wisdom of God, which could not be trampled upon.
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“The canal nature of man is that he places his tribe above others but the only basis for the power and unity of the church is that there is no Jew or Gentile.’’
He advised the faithful to avoid divisive issues as much as they did to foolish disputes.
The current administration has put the issue of corruption in the forefront of its agenda and Professor Osinbajo said corruption still exists in Nigeria because the church had failed to speak against it.
This evil of corruption, the Vice President stressed, must be conquered with good.
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