Thursday, 4 June 2015

Christians Charge To Shun Idolatry

The Anglican Bishop of Amichi Diocese, Nnewi South Local Government Area, Anambra State, His Grace, Right Rev Ephraim Ikeako has called on Christians to  embrace God totally and refrain from idolatry.

 Ikeako made the call at Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of the state on during a fifth session of yearly  Umuchu prayers programme organized by the indigenous bishop  .
He equally urged Christians to shun what he termed domination practice but preach the word of God unadulterated in order to propagate the gospel and win souls  for the kingdom of God.
The Bishop, however, lamented that some  churches preach materialism, as well as operate with aim and objective  of exploitation and extortion from people out of ignorance, and urged the congregation to eschew such "church family business".
While condemning worship of Uchu River, a river in the  community, Ikeakor posited that Umuchu ancestors deceived them into believing in an idol rather than God.
 "The Uchu River has no children, it is just a river like every other one, why must people worship it leaving God that  created them, whoever that worship the river will not see good things in his life, whoever that deceived the people using the river, religion and other means will be made to suffer by God. They use these false means to enrich themselves and family and not to the glory of God. We have rejected them” .he said
Reacting, the Chief Host, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, thanked the Bishop for coming to cleanse their community adding that the Uchu river has no power over the people.
Ezeemo who built a church in the area, added that Uchu means being hardworking, enterprising and not the people being off springs of Uchu river.
He recalled that the prayer session was the five edition hinting that it has helped to cleanse the community and brought development to the community.
A participant ,Mr Dominic Otti a native of the community from Umumilo village said that he was happy about the inter-denominational community prayers by the town .



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