Trinity Sunday: Christians advised against heresy By Gid Ahanonu

Christians have been advised to desist from doubting the principles of conception, resurrection and second coming of Jesus Christ. They are also not to argue over the Holy Trinity, as to do this amount to heresy.

The call was made by the Vicar in charge of the Holy Trinity (Ang) Church, Uratta, Rev. Can. Japhet Nwachukwu, while preaching a sermon at this year’s Trinity Sunday and Fathers’ Day Celebration.

The preacher described Trinity as the longest church season which professes one God in three persons (the father, son and Holy Spirit) as a manifestation of his redemption to mankind.

He advised Christians to stand firmly on their faith as the work of God is co-equal, co-eternal and in unity with the son and Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13: 13).

Can. Nwachukwu enjoined Christians to work in unity for the work of God to progress as God kept the church alive through the unity he maintained with the Son and Holy Spirit, adding that secret things of God are only made known to those who are in spirit.

He counseled the fathers to unite their families and abstain from drunkenness, idolatory, hypocrisy and other anti-social vices that negate family unity, stressing the need for them to invest their God-given resources to the work of God.

In the service conducted by Rev. Casmir Ukonu, the second lesson drawn from Acts 2:22-36, was read by Mrs Ijeoma Njoku while the choirs of Holy Trinity Uratta and A.C.F.F. thrilled  the congregation with beautiful songs.

The occasion featured the cutting of Trinity Sunday cake and award of honour to distinguished persons in the Christian faith.

Those who bagged the award include: Committee of Uratta Brothers; Professor Okey Okoro, Sir Anozie Eric, Prince Evans Anowe, Owerri North Progressive Assembly, Eze Malachy Onu of Agballa and Sir Anozie Onyekachi Nath.

One of the awardees, Sir Anozie, described the ceremony as well planned.

He hailed the church leaders for taking care of the schools handed over to them by government to greater heights and urged good spirited individuals to support the church since the spirit of giving attracts good reward from God.

Gift items were also distributed to four women identified as being committed to the service of the church.  They are: Mrs Comlet Chukwudi; Mrs Cecilia Obi; Ezinne Mercy Onyekuru and Mrs Christiana Anowe.

In her remarks, the Organising Committee Chairperson, Lady Joyce Onyekuru, described the occasion as the birthday of H.T.C Uratta and thanked all that graced the occasion.

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