Churches Must Rise Up To Combat Insecurity In Nigeria – Cleric

A cleric and Director of the Global Mission Board, Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr Femi Adewumi, has appealed to Nigerian Christians to rise up in the fight against insurgency and unrest in Nigeria and other troubled regions of sub-Saharan Africa as they were not doing enough presently.

Adewumi, gave the charge on Sunday, in his lecture as a guest minister at the King’s Banquet organised by Shalom Baptist Church, Akowonjo, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The banquet tagged: Celebrating Christ’s birth and supporting His mission, which is the eighth in the series of the church’s expanding discipleship programme, also featured musical concert.

Speaking on the theme: “Missions: Challenges and Opportunities,” Adewumi noted that those perpetuating evil are doing what they are doing because they believe they are fighting for God when they are actually not.

“Many of these insurgents who are doing what they are doing still believe that they are fighting for God and that is the root cause of the problem. So, the church must come together as one, the church is not united, every church is operating on its own and the image of God is with us.

“As Christians, if we agree to work as one there is nothing we cannot achieve. What is causing the problem for the church is disunity. As long as we are not working together, we cannot achieve much.”

Also, commenting on the forthcoming general elections, the cleric said “the church must mobilise her members, encourage them and let them know that if they do not come out to vote, they are sinning against God.

“They must be part of those who will choose their leaders and must pray about the direction to go.”

Adewumi, urged the electorate “to critically x-ray the antecedents of those aspiring to lead us and match it with their records. “It will give you an idea of what they can achieve and not what they promise.”