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Bishop decries disunity in Christendom

Bishop Geoffrey Okoroafor of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu has expressed regret at the absence of unity among Christians, saying that had it been that there were no discrimination among denominations, the whole world could have been drawn to Christ.
The prelate, in his homily during his Episcopal visit to St. Matthias Church, Umuchima, Ihiagwa in Owerri West Local Government Area, advised Christians against self-righteousness.
While calling on Christians to be consistent in their belief and faith, he  enjoined the congregation of St Matthias to emulate their Patron Saint in embracing and being identified with the gospel message, ensuring that all lost sheep were found and brought back to the fold.
He posited that there was great celebrations in the heavenly realm for every lost sheep that returned.
Bishop Okorafor, who acknowledged that the date, 24th February, commemorated the fifth year of his consecration as Bishop of Egbu and their Patron’s day, challenged them to fish out those yet to be reached in their environment and be sure they were brought to the knowledge of the gospel message.
He pointed out that everybody on planet earth was relevant and important to God. He further charged that in every circumstance they should remain focused, even in the face of storms and challenges, they should also not stumble but be resolute , determined and committed to their faith  putting their trust and  confidence in God.
He also urged Christians to be vigilant now that the politicians were warming up against the 2019 general elections and enjoined them to ensure they participated effectively in the ongoing registration of voters exercise and had their PVC well secured, being the only legitimate weapon they have to determine who governs them, he stressed.
Highpoint of the service included the cutting of cakes to mark the Bishop’s consecration anniversary and those born in the month of February.

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