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Be Steadfast in Adversity, Kolade Charges Christians

Posted: May 3, 2015 at 7:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Laide Raheem,  Abeokuta

Christians in the country have been charged to be steadfast and prayerful in the face of adversity and they should also continue to strive to remove the causes of such adversity.

This charge was given by the erstwhile Nigerian High Commissioner to Great Britain, Dr. Christopher Kolade while delivering his keynote address entitled ‘A Call to True Christian Living In Nigeria’ at the  13th Synod of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Egba Diocese, held in Abeokuta.

According to him, Nigeria as a nation is truly blessed with both natural and human resources but lamented that corruption had robbed the country of prosperity and desired development.

Kolade hinted further that because of corruption, there are y uncertainties in the Nigerian environment, which according to him, put a great pressure on faith of the Christians.

He, therefore, encouraged Christians to imbibe the spirit of true disciples of Christ and face uncertainties of  life with courage and confidence.

“Uncertainty produces problems that we must tackle with courage, problems that must not overcome our confidence. Such courage and confidence will come only if we are sure that we have a God who never fails. Our faith in God needs to be built solidly on an unwavering belief that God exists, and that He is ever ready to fulfil all His promises to us,”.he told the congregation .

In his remark at the event, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, who was decorated with a medal of ‘True Friend of Christianity’, disclosed that the diocese has been playing a key role in helping society to grow.

He added that the support and prayers his administration has been enjoying from the Diocese, contributed immensely to the successes his government has recorded.

Amosun who informed the gathering that he was not averse to criticism based on good faith, urged the church to continue to educate the people on the need to cooperate and support his administration in its efforts to rebuild the state.