Don’t play religion to avoid calamity, cleric tells Nigerians

By Abdullahi Muhammad

Senior pastor, Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Wuse II, Rev. Dr. Barje S. Maigadi, has implored Nigerians, particularly Christians, to stop playing religion, to avoid a fatal ending in life.
Instead, he advised them to allow themselves to be revitalised by the Holy Spirit for the good of mankind and advancement of the Kingdom of God.
The cleric, who gave the charge while delivering a sermon on the topic “A Fatal Ending,” on Sunday, chiefly anchored his message on the book of Judges, chapters 20 and 21, respectively.
According to him, the manifestations of fatal ending are: Spiritual and moral anarchy in the land; death of the spirit of hospitality; prevalence of homosexuality; prevalence of rape and murder (Desecration of the sanctity of life); and self destruction.
“When the people of God abandoned or reject God, these things happen to them. It is difficult for us to be hospitable, because of death of moral and spiritual uprightness.
“It is common knowledge that today; we have churches that are divided among tribes, creed and social status. We are good in religion but very bad in spiritual living, we speak spiritually but our lives show carnality,” he said.
Continuing, he said: “Nigeria would have changed significantly if we march our lifestyle with the degree of church activities. We are too religious, but spiritually handicapped in the country.
“Let’s stop playing religion, and let our lives be revitalised by the holy spirit for the good of mankind and advancement of the kingdom of God.
He, therefore, called for Christians to regularly test their spiritual life, to ascertain the spiritual level their lives.
“We must check and examine our lives daily, so as to escape the fatality of life without God. God loves and wants to use us to advance His purpose on earth.”


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