Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Calls For Unity Among Christians
Former Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor OFR has advised Nigerians to be religiously tolerant and seek better ways of relating with one another, saying that the church in the country today is weakened by lack of unity among members.
Pastor Oritsejafor, Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church disclosed this at the book launch of Dame Jane Ejueyitchie-Oroye, titled ”The Old and the New: Ten Decades of Our Saviour’s Church(1911 – 2011), held at Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Lagos.
* Dame Jane Ejueyitchie-Oroye (m) flanked by Sen. Ike Nwachukwu (l), Gen. T.Y.Danjuma (r), Dr. Emmanual Uduaghan extreme left and others at the book presentation in Lagos.
Oritsejafor said; “If there has ever been a time for the unity of the church, it’s now. We can’t afford to stay away from each other because the church is one. Using scripture to stress his point, he said Jesus in John Chapter 17 mentioned 5 times ‘That we all be one’. He went on to say that if something is mentioned several times in one chapter in the Bible, then it is serious.
Speaking further, he said; “We do things that we shouldn’t do to each other in the name of religion but what we don’t seem to realize is that we are weakening the church. We use all sorts of media platforms including social media and available means to write and pull down each other even to the extent of destroying each other. Looking at all these, I wonder, if we don’t read Bible anymore. There are places we ought to have one voice but we end up having up to 3 different voices. With all these, we don’t have the strength to face the challenges that are coming against the church. The church is getting weaker every day.” He said.
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