Nigeria’s greatest problem is hate - Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday urged Christian leaders to always preach the love of Jesus Christ rather than hate messages.

Osinbajo noted that hate among various groups and people led to killing of innocent citizens and destruction of properties across the nation.

He noted that the burden of faith for Christians is to fulfill the mandate of Christ by preaching the love of Jesus Christ.
Osinbajo spoke while declaring open the 14th National Biennial Conference of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria whose theme is ‘From Glory to Glory’.

He said for Christians to live eternally, they must be ready to die for the gospel.
The Acting President stated that it was unfair for people to suggest that the Federal Government was silent on the crisis of Southern Kaduna because it supported the killings.

Osibanjo explained that the Federal Government’s approach was to allow Governor Nasir El-Rufai, as the Chief Security Officer of the state, to intervene just as he did in the Shiite clashes.

He stated that the failure of past administrations to stop religious and ethnic killings could be attributed to failure of the criminal justice system.
He said: “Our greatest enemy is hate. In the past few years, we have seen the most brutal killing of men and women. The history of blood and religious conflict extends to every Nigerian government.”

On the Southern Kaduna Killings, he said: “Since investigations are still going on, I can’t make any categorical statement. The Federal Government has taken steps by first aligning with the state government working with the police to be the first respondents.
“It is not true to say that the FGN was silent, it is not true. Troops were sent in after a security council briefing were received from the state and police after they found themselves of not been able to curtail the killings.

“However, from the foregoing it is obvious that every Nigerian leader whether Christian or Muslim has tried to solve the problem of the killings and none has succeeded. Indeed killing has increased in velosity and intensity.

“In many respects, the failure of our criminal justice system to punish culprits has not helped matters. But meanwhile the suicide bombers and those ready to die along with their victims have added a more satanic dimension to the public.

“Why is it that no government has succeeded in stopping these age-long killings? Let me say that it is because the answer to it, the response to gross wickedness lies with the church.

“Everything about the gospel contradicts our flesh. As far as the gospel is concerned, the way to live and be fruitful is to die.”

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  1. Nigeria's greatest problem is bread and butter christians like you who will denounce their faith to tell lies for money or power. Thank God you are not in the northeast where the real persecution is, pastor like you would have even urged his members to convert to islam as that would mean love. Christianity of lies! God help us.

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  2. When you rode on the sermon of hate to power now you want hate to disappear. You reap what you sow. You are a pastor, you should no better

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  3. Is it Christians who are preaching hate for the most part? Mr Acting President, are sure you're at grips with the goings-on? Don't you think that your advisory preaching better fits a different group of people than Christians at this time? I don't want to be disrespectful but it would seem that you are trying to pool wool over the people's eyes.

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  4. A bad leader or a good one is allowed by God before he will have his way to the seat of authority. Use your position to preach the gospel mostly to those who have not accepted Jesus Christ than preaching to the 99 who need no repentance since there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than those 99. Do not finish your tenure without using the opportunity to propagate the gospel of Christ. I only reminded you in case you forgot. May God help you to ascend to a greater height in politics as you do this, in Jesus name. Amen

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  5. Quite an honest candor. Very proud that Nigeria still has Christians like this that are bold and courage enough to start the conscience search with their own very constituency (which is the Church).

    Message well articulated and presented. Direct to the point. Glory be to God in the highest Hallelujah.

    May the Lord continually rebuke every spirit of compromise and fear in the life of our dear President and his able and amiable Vice.

    May the Lord continually endow them with His spirit of love, the spirit of power and the spirit of a sound mind IJN, amen.

    May the Lord help you all to take Nigeria to its a greater level of glory and honor among all Nations of the World IJN, amen.

    May the Lord help you all to achieve all your godly and honest intentions for Nigeria IJN, amen.

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