Repent or perish

A passionate appeal has, once again, gone to perpetrators of all forms of evil acts in the country, especially in Igboland today, to repent of such acts or perish.

The Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha Ph.D who made this appeal while speaking in a Radio Nigeria Owerri Heartland FM Programme, “Evangelical Hour”, condemned, in  unequivocal terms, the spate of kidnappings now ravaging parts of  Igboland, unwanton destruction of people’s property here and there, atrocious maligning of one another, especially among politicians and even church members, for one selfish interest or another.

Bishop Okorocha asked all who are involved in such ungodly acts, to heed to God’s call on them to refrain from such acts, pray, and repent, or face imminent consequences.

The Anglican Prelate explained that it was in the wake of the renewed acts of kidnapping, especially in Imo State, that the Anglican Diocese of Owerri has organized a prayer convocation with the theme: “The Power and Healing Salvation of A People”, for its faithful, and all people of God at 4.00pm on Friday, 7th September, 2012 at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) Owerri, for them to come and cry to God to heal this nation, Nigeria, and in particular, Ndi Igbo of their diseases and iniquitous deeds.

Reacting to questions put to him by some callers during the radio programme, the Diocesan noted that part of the problems of Nigerians, especially those from this part of the Igboland, is that we have refused to humble ourselves. According to him, humility is neither walking slowly nor keeping quiet, but that we should honour and obey God, and try to be upright in our life style adding that God cannot exalt or bless one that is haughty and untrustworthy.

He posited that unless and until all those who perpetrate these inhuman acts repent and confess their sins to God, including those who were implicated during the Otokoto saga, Imo State would hardly experience peace and a new lease of life.


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