Nineteen persons have been confirmed as full communicants in the Anglican Diocese of Ohaji/Egbema, while 9 women were admitted into the Mothers Guild and Mothers Union of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion.
In his sermon at the special service held last Sunday at St. Mathew’s (Ang) Church Ilile in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Revd. Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku enjoined those confirmed never to go back to their sinful life but to embrace God totally with their whole heart.
The prelate cautioned them to avoid those acts that are capable of ruining their lives, noting that as people called by God they should allow the spirit of God to always rule over them in whatever they do in their lives.
He advised them not to allow youthful exuberance to becloud their thinking, adding ‘that it is only when they accept Jesus as their personal savior that they can inherit the kingdom of God’.
The Bishop admonished them to resist any manner of temptation that may come their way as they observe the lenten season.
He identified two areas through which Satan tempt Christians. These according to him, include the ‘Eye and Ear’, stressing that for anyone to be a winner, he must be careful with what he does within his environment.
The Bishop pointed out that the only way Christians would become a winner, is by avoiding entering into discussions with Satan, noting that God has given mankind power to contain every temptation
except one keeps himself away from God.
He condemned those who belong to some existing cult groups such as De Well and De Gbam in the community adding that such people have already entered into discussion with Satan.
Welcoming the Bishop on behalf of the Church and members, the Vicar in charge of Mgbuisii Archdeaconry, Rev. Kingsley Oparada extolled the vision of the Bishop in the development of the Diocese since creation of the Diocese.
The man of God urged the members of the church to support the Bishop in his evangelism stride in the Diocese to ensure full realization of his dream in the Diocese while urging the newly confirmed persons to accept Jesus as their Lord and personal savior.
The visit of the Bishop climax by the warm reception accorded to him while he laid his hands on the confirmed persons.