Take Godly values into politics, Anglican bishop admonishes Christians [VanguardNGR]

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    Take Godly values into politics, Anglican bishop admonishes Christians

    on May 31, 2015
    By Caleb Ayansina

    BISHOP of Ondo Anglican Diocese, Most Rev. George Lasebikan has admonished Christians to take Godly virtues into politics for the purpose of sanitizing the country’s political system.

    Lasebikan gave the admonition in his sermon at a thanksgiving service for the second session of the 9th Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Abuja with the theme: ‘So Give Back to Caesar what is Caesar and Give back to God what is God’, held at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life Camp, Abuja.

    The cleric lamented a situation where Nigerian politicians see politics as a conduct of public affairs for private advantage, instead of taking it as service to humanity.

    He expressed dissatisfaction that “we (Christians) believe that a non-Christian leader has moral power to fight corruption in Nigeria,” noting that Christian faithful are always skeptical whenever a Muslim emerges as leader in the country, reminding them that God had in the past used unbelieving kings to order the steps of Jews.

    The Preacher noted that worry would not solve the problem as things would definitely fall in to place, when people learn “to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” He warned Nigerian leaders not toe the path of abomination like the same sex marriage, capable of incuring the wrath of God. Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, in an interview, said the theme of the Synod demands man’s total obedience to God, stressing that “it is a clarion call for all creatures, especially the human kind to submit their wills and lives to God in total obedience.”

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