Saturday, August 11, 2018

Gospel preachers preoccupied with prosperity rather than righteousness – Prof. Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who spoke at the 30th National Biennial Conference of the Students Christian Movement of Nigeria holding in Enugu, berated gospel preachers for failing to preach against the corruption.

The Vice President who stated that the problem with Nigeria was neither ethnicity nor religion but systemic corruption, added that corruption has been so entrenched in the country that if you dare challenge it, you will be in the minority.

Challenging the youths to change the narrative and make the difference by checking the impunity of those that had stolen the resources of the country, acting President Yemi Osinbajo said members of the SCM mus ensure that the movement becomes one of the tools that will move the country forward.

NAN reported that he also appealed to Nigerians to stand against the plundering of the nation’s resources as well as support the anti-corruption initiative of the Federal Government, irrespective of party affiliations. According to Osinbajo, young Christians have special and distinct roles to play in the transformation of the country which is superior to those of other sets of people.
“Very rarely do you hear our preachers talk about corruption from their pulpits. If a nation is not righteous nothing will help it.
“Our problem in this country is not ethnicity or religion; it is not about Christians or Muslims. Our problems are the same wherever you go in this country.
“The story of our country is about good and evil. It is about those that have left us in this condition by stealing our common resources.
“Do not let anyone deceive you.
“You should understand that our country can be delivered by people like you.
“All of the great nations of the world were transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not a gospel that tickles people’s imaginations or dwells on prosperity.
“It is not a gospel that fits your fancy. It is a gospel that teaches that righteousness exalts a nation.”

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