Good leadersip, not possible without fear of God – Ven. Ubaka

Alphonsus Nweze

The Archdeacon of Onitsha Main Archdeaconry, Ven. Obi Ubaka, has said there can be no good leadersip in NIgeria without the fear of God both by the leaders and the people.

Speaking in his sermon during the celebration of Church Missionary Society (CMS), at Bishop Ajayi Crowther Memorial Church, (BCM), GRA, Onitsha, the senior clergy in the Diocese on the Niger, church of NIgeria, Anglican Communion lamented that christians are going back to those things they abandoned when the gospel came.

He said : ” Darkness seems to be coming back.That is why we have killings, kidnappings, rituals, idol worship and all other social vices are coming back. And the perpetrators bear christian names. There is insecurity everywhere.Abuja,our capital is shaking.”

He said leaders and managers of the economy have no respect for God and that was the cause of corruption that triggered inflation in the country.

“Politically, we are confused in the country. That led to the emergence of Peter Obi in the presidential race. Many see him as the solution and they are listening to him. Because of the mistake we made, we are searching for the way. but it can’t be possible without Christ,” he pontificated.

He charged christians that they have the opportunity to showcase christ in their environment but failed to do that, rather they perverted justice and failed to show love among themselves.

Tracing the genesis of the gospel to when Crowther with likes of Rev. J.C Taylor among others brought it to this shore with all the difficulties, he said they were not deterred because of the benefits.

Ven. Ubaka said those who brought the gospel came with other goodies such schools, hospitals, fruits and most food we eat today.

He said Bishop Crowther Church was the first place they set up church and the then Education Commission of the CMS established others schools.

“That is why we are here today. They can’t chase us out. Our diocese is keeping the flag of the gospel flying with hospitals like Iyienu Mission Hospital, mission and evangelism, teaching ministry.
We are part of it. We must hold unto it because it is still relevant,” said the doyen of the priests in the Niger Diocese.

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