Be Close to God, Anglican Bishop Tells Politicians
The Bishop of Asaba Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt. Revd. Justus Mogekwu has urged Christians, especially politicians dwelling in sin to turn a new leaf by forsaking sinful lifestyle or face eternal condemnation.
He also called on people in authority to acknowledge God always by using their positions to positively impact on lives of others in the society.
Mogekwu made the call on Sunday at a Thanksgiving Service held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter’s, Bishop’s Court, Asaba, by the Chairman, Delta State Civil Service Commission, Dame Nkem Okwuofu for overcoming a health challenge.
He said, “It had become increasingly necessary for leaders in the country to be close to God as it would immensely go a long way in promoting humanitarian services.
“It is time for those dwelling in sin to turn a new leaf by forsaking sinful lifestyle that leads to condemnation.
“Christians should adequately prepare for eternity by wholeheartedly giving their lives to Jesus Christ so that He would accept them in heaven when they pass on to glory.
“Every second is important because death could occur at any time unexpectedly, the best way to avoid being caught unawares is to be holy at all times”
The Bishop said Christ allows ugly situations to descend on his children at times to arrest their attention, especially if success and other positive events were creating barriers between God and his loved ones.