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Bishop urges Christians to wage war against cultists … Says they will destroy Nigeria’s future if they are not crushed

The Anglican Bishop of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, has spoken bitterly against youth involvement in cult activities, wondering what becomes of the Nigerian nation “when this class of human beings take over the mantle of leadership in the country”, and called on Christians and Nigerian leaders to declare a total war on cultism.
In his charge at a special service at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Umuewere, Nguru Parish, Ngor Okpala LGA, Imo State, the bishop lamented that cultism was constituting a national security threat, being rampant in tertiary institutions, secondary, primary and local communities as it has become a common feature to see students carrying axes and dangerous, sophisticated weapons in the name of cultism.
He posited that such youths cannot claim to be Christians and indulge in cultism which, according to him, amounted to worshipping God and Mammon  at the same time.
Noting the difficulties Nigerians pass through at the moment, especially non-payment of workers’ salaries and pensioners’ allowances, Bishop Okorafor cautioned the Church   against encouraging expensive burials, adding that, on the contrary, the church should explore how to assist bereaved families instead of exploiting them by insisting on one frivolous burial rites or the other.
In a homily earlier, the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Progress Okoroafor, urged Christians to try to identify the important things in their lives and pursue them.
In the sermon with the theme; “setting their priorities right”, Rev. Okoroafor decried situations where professed Christians labour and worry themselves over riches and what they eat, describing such as constituting distractions to their devotion and worship of God.

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