Okoh dedicates new place of worship for wuse parishioners
The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), and Bishop of the Diocese of Abuja, Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has dedicated a new place of worship for parishioners of All Saints Anglican Church, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, pending when the new ultra modern church building designed for them will be completed.
The Primate, who described dedication as separateness, urged Christians to live separated life through their character and behaviour. He noted that there was a time there was a clear-cut difference between what is acceptable and what is unacceptable among Christians.
He said: “Unfortunately today, anything has become acceptable and people, including those who profess to be Christians, now talk of relativism, whereby there is no absolute truth. This is the crux of the problem, and the reason there are so much crises in the Church today.
“There’s stability in God and those who follow Him must not deceive themselves that through sophistry they can confuse Him. There is nothing like ‘modern God.’ It does not exist.”
He explained that dedication of a church building makes it a colony of Jesus and a place where Christians could run to in times of need and when in trouble, to receive answers and solutions to their problems, as well as safety. The cleric said the church is not a place to brag or misbehave, but a place where all must be clothed with humility.
Okoh observed that the gap between God and man is very wide and man could not challenge God, as He is the Creator, while man is the creature.He reminded his audience that God resists the proud and exalts the humble, adding that when a person is humble, he/she will receive answers to his or her prayers and also be able to fellowship peacefully with others. He charged all and sundry to hold in esteem the House of God and seek His face when in all circumstances.
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