Bishop Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku of the Anglican Diocese of Ohaji/Egbema of Imo State penultimate Sunday confirmed 30 persons as new communicants of the diocese, admitted 14 women into women’s guild and another four into Mother’s Union of the Church of Nigeria.
Preaching a sermon at a special church service marking the exercise at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Mgbirichi Ohaji, the prelate admonished them not to compromise their faith in God in order to escape the wrath of God.
Bishop Oparaojiaku urged them to stay away from those acts and behaviours that tend to deceive them and destroy their life, adding that as new confirmed persons called by God, they should always proclaim God in their daily activities.
He enjoined them to respect their parents so that their days would be longer while advising the female ones among them never to allowed themselves to be defiled by any man, especially those whose motive is to destroy and dump them.
The bishop reminded them that the moment they go back to their old life after being chosen and confirmed by God, they stand to receive the punishment of God.
Bishop Oparaojiaku whose sermon focuses on ‘Blood of Jesus’, described it as a cleanser of mankind and represents spirit and life and a great healer to anyone that embraces it.
He said that the ‘Blood of Jesus’ is everywhere and is not bought with money, adding that God brought His son Jesus Christ to shed his blood because of the sins of mankind.
The Bishop condemned in its entirety the magnitude at which people including the medical doctors indulge in killing unborn babies through the prescription of drugs.
The prelate, while urging Christians to learn to call the name always, said that the ‘Blood’ limits the sins of man, protects and covers mankind, as well as gives life to those who come to Him, causing mankind to dwell in Christ among others.
Welcoming the Bishop and his wife Mama Ohaji, Mrs. Joy Oparaojiaku, the priest in charge of the church, Rev.Canon Edwin Emedininwa urged the newly confirmed Christians to allow their new status reflect in their lives to other people outside.
He reminded Christians that to live exemplary lives they must shun all manner of evil acts and embrace God as their Lord and personal savior.