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Clerics Urged To Combat Error Of Gay Marriage

Posted: Jul 5, 2015 at 12:32 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chinyere Abiaziem  – Lagos


The Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos West (Anglican Communion), The Rt. Reverend Dr. James Olusola Odedeji has said that the duty of Christian clerics at this time is to combat the error of gay marriage over its acceptance.

He said this at the ordination ceremony of six priests and nine deacons at Anglican Church of the Ascension, Opebi, last sunday.
Charging the priests and deacons to be faithful, loyal and diligent in serving God and man, he noted that they are light to shine in darkness and that  their ordination is coming timely to combat the issue of gay marriage, erroneously accepted to be a normal way of life and marriage.

He said that as Nigerian clerics, they disassociate themselves from gay marriage as anyone who approves of it is of darkness. He expressed optimism in the government of Nigeria not to compromise standards.

“We in this part of the world dissociate very seriously with gay marriage, wherever it is been institutionalised because here we know that it is not the truth, we believe the bible that says you shall know the truth and it shall set you free.

“I can assure you that it cannot happen in this country that is why we are producing men of God who know their onus who knows that God Has called them to go forth and bear fruit. These commissioned men of God are to go and combat with error and with a lot issues which are against the scriptures. They are to propagate the gospel and show light where we have darkness.

“Whoever approves gay marriage is a man of darkness, gay marriage is not scriptural, it is barbaric it is not of God if it is approved somewhere else it cannot be approved here. It will be wrong to copy this; God will not allow that to happen in this country and I believe the government in this nation will not allow it,” he stated.

He likened the case of The United States of America as the then Israelites who became too comfortable after been blessed by God.

“This is the problem of  not been able to know what is good for you, they are like the Israelites’ who were favoured by God, they had no problem everything was working well and when they were to comfortable and failed God, we saw how they were captured even by smaller countries,” the cleric said.

However, touching on Nigerian political matters, he advised that continuous prayers be made for political leaders especially as regards their conducts.