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Cleric Attributes Kidnapping To Drop In Moral Values

Posted: Jul 10, 2015 at 4:16 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


By Anolu Vincent, Owerri

Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, has attributed the spate of kidnapping in the country especially in the South to drop in moral values in the society.

Bishop Okoroafor noted that civility in any society evolves from the families and advised parents to devote more time to the activities of members of their homes especially the kind of company their young children keep as well as explore ways to restore and inculcate the right moral values in them.

The  Bishop who made the observation in his remark during a Eucharistic Service of confirmation, admission and induction for Eziama Parish at St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Eziama in Ngor Okpala Government Area, Imo State, was particularly irked by the recent kidnap of a six-year-old baby in Egbu, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.

The Anglican Prelate also advised Christians to be unswerving in their worship of God, adding that they would be attracting the wrath of God on themselves should they indulge in the worship of other gods.

He noted that a good number of them were known idol worshippers and counseled them to avail themselves of the opportunity of turning around and getting reconciled with God.

He also condemned the inhuman treatment meted out to widows in the area and called for change of those obnoxious practices against them.

To the faithful the Bishop admonished them to rid themselves of malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy and slander of every kind so that they would be worthy of the coveted crown in heaven.

Rev. Okoroafor noted that it was evidently the desire of every faithful to make heaven, and called for genuine repentance among them.

He stressed that they should discover and drop those hurdles capable of stopping them from inheriting heaven.

While enumerating some of those mundane things capable of creating obstacles in their quest to make heaven to include immorality, obscenity, greed, idol worship, the cleric charged them to grab every opportunity at their disposal to be reconciled with Jesus Christ in order to achieve their aspiration of an inheritance in the kingdom of God.

The Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Progress Okoroafor in his sermon earlier charged Christians to ensure they eschewed those mundane things of their lives that would inhibit their inheritance of the coveted crown in heaven.