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Dissociate yourself from dishonesty, Anglican Bishop tells christians


[File] Rt. Rev. Olubunmi Akinlade. Photo/Youtube

Bishop of the Diocese of Ife, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has enjoined Christians to detach themselves from acts of dishonesty that is widespread among Nigerians and even in the church of God.

Giving the admonition, during the 1st Session of 10th Synod of the Diocese tagged: “Biblical Principles for the marketplace” held at the Cathedral Church of St. Philips, Ife, Osun State, Akinlade explained that the choice of the theme was hinged on the attitude of Nigerians today, which suggests ‘anything goes’ without recourse to conscience and integrity.

He said: “There are certain principles, which are supposed to be guiding us in doing business, but we seem to have jettisoned all these things.

Dishonesty, coupled with unfaithfulness, has been enthroned in the area of buying and selling.

It is rampant these days to see a seller asking a buyer how much should he indicate on the receipt, implying that the buyer should forget about the exact price, so that he or she could get his or her own share, while some employers would not pay their workers, as at when due, among others.”

The Bishop called on Christians to dissociate themselves from these types of ungodly attitude and shine as light in the world.

The event also witnessed the commissioning of Diocesan Asipa Camp by the Archbishop of Ibadan Province and the Bishop of Ibadan North, the Most Revd. Segun Okubadejo.

During the event, Akinlade commended his predecessors, who started the project with acquisition of land for the camp.

The immediate past Bishop, Rt. Rev. Oluranti Odubogun, described the Synod’s theme as apt, timely and a wake up call to every Nigerian, particularly Christians.

“The situation in Nigeria, today, has been aggravated by insatiable appetite, greed and pride of those in leadership position,” he said.

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