…Say they are ‘counterfeit elements’ of the Church
Christians who are not strong in the faith have come under severe attack from two prelates at the just-concluded Third Session of the 10th Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Orlu.
The Anglican Bishop of Isi Mbano Diocese, Rt. Rev. Godson U. Ukanwa, who delivered the sermon at the thanksgiving service to round off the synod at the St. Paul’s (Ang) Church, Achara-Umuaka in Njaba LGA described such Christians as “fast food Christians”.
He said they have become “counterfeit” elements of the church.
The Archbishop and Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Most Rev. Bennett C.I Okoro, also described such Christian as lacking the facts of Christians faith which he attributed to something not entrusted to God’s consecrated people.
The synod with the theme, “Contend for the Faith which was once delivered unto the saints in our generation”, attracted many dignitaries from all walks of life, including the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, his deputy, Eze Madumere, among others.
Bishop Ukanwa regretted that many Christians have turned Christianity to counterfeit merchandize .
He frowned that the so-called “men of God” have adopted “fast foods Christianity” only to deceive people rather than contending for the faith, and advised that they should surrender to ease themselves and maintain their faith in God.
In his own speech the Archbishop, Most Rev. Okoro, declared, “There is in the Christian faith an unchangeable quality, that age has to rediscover, to re-think and to re-experience, but it does mean to say that there is an unchanging nucleus in it…”
He expressed his profound gratitude to the chairman of the Diocesan Synod Central Planning Committee, Very Rev. Benjamin Okeke JP, the Diocesan Legal team led by the Chancellor, Hon. Justice Goddy Anunihe, the Clerical Synod Secretary and the Archdeacon, Venerable Maxwell Mgbemere, among others for making the synod a huge success.