Cleric frowns at having more Sharia in constitution
President of the Bible Exemplified Customs Ministry (BEACUM), Ikeja, Lagos, Apostle Adebayo Abiola has called for more actions in combating the myriads of insecurity challenges facing the nation.
The cleric, popularly known as Baba Aladura, spoke during the conferment of Diploma in Theology on 12 Bible scholars, who underwent training at BEACUM in Alausa.
According to him, it was time actions were taken to correct anomalies in the education and other critical sectors. He admonished Nigerians to unite to salvage the country.
He said: “Prayer will not solve insecurity issues, only actions will do it. All hands must be on deck. The various agencies must do their jobs and the people must volunteer information and perform their civic duties for things to get better. We must act.
“All those calling for prayers should know that it is not how it works. God has His servants He called and when they pray, He answers. They should seek out those elders who are close to God for consistent prayers.”
The cleric criticised certain practices being exhibited in Christendom, such as the demand of first fruit by some churches, the segregation/discrimination among denominations, lack of love and new-year predictions by so-called seers, who speak without hearing from God.
The octogenarian, who claimed to be Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos Chapter for over a decade following a legal battle, said one of the ways they tried to bring unity was through theology school, which attracts participants from across denominations.
Baba Aladura, a lawyer and President of the Ministry, frowned at the suggestion made by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) that the Constitution be amended to include more Sharia Law.
He said the CJN’s suggestion was out of order, given that Nigeria is a secular state.
The Rector of the Bible School, Pastor Denis Joseph bemoaned the decay in the country, saying it was time the people learned to know God by coming to the Bible school.