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Persecution of Christians on the rise, says Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has called on Nigerians across religious divides to rise in unison against growing cases of religious intolerance in Nigeria.

Speaking while inaugurating the over 40,000 capacity new headquarters building and church auditorium of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Gbagada, Lagos, Osinbajo said the federal government is doing everything in its powers to protect the freedom of worship.

He said religious intolerance remains a major challenge against the socio-economic revival of Nigeria, disclosing that President Muhammadu Buhari has given him the mandate to intervene in areas that are facing such challenges with the aim of bringing enduring peaceful co-existence.

He lamented the growing persecution of Christians in many parts of the country, including places where they are being prevented from erecting their places of worship and promised that the government is doing all that are within the law to ensure the rights of all Nigerians are preserved as enshrined in the Constitution of Nigeria.

“Persecution of Christians is on the rise. The devil is hard at work, stoking religious tension. I call on all Christians not to be broken even as security are working hard to prevent such occurrences and protect the lives and property of every citizen,” he said.

“The devil’s biggest agenda is stoke up a religious conflict in Nigeria, one that would make it impossible for anyone to preach the gospel while the security agencies continue to work relentlessly to wipe out the perpetrators of these evil acts.

“And to bring a permanent end to all of the killings going on in the name of herdsmen, Boko Haram or any other name, we as a body of Christ must not lose focus.

“We are called to bring men and women to salvation, even those who kill. The enemy wants us to stand on our pulpits and preach hate but we will obey the Lord Jesus Christ, who said we must love our enemy and pray even for those who persecute us. There is no person born or yet to be born that can stop the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

He called on the church to pray for those in power, saying governance is a spiritual warfare.

“It is the duty of the church, as we are, that the church prays for the government; that the church upholds the hands of those in government, not by complaining but by supporting us with prayers,” he said.

 

 

– The Cable

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One Response to “Persecution of Christians on the rise, says Osinbajo”

  1. We need a 40,000 capacity classroom not prayer room.

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