Sunday, 9 April 2017

Obasanjo slams Nigerian pastors for celebrating corruption

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused some church leaders of not only encouraging corruption by celebrating people with questionable sources of wealth.

Speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Saturday at the 2017 Convention Lecture of Victory Life Bible Church International,on the theme, ‘The role of the church in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

He said,

“The church needs to clear its Augean stables. The temple of God must be the cleanest to restore the holiness of the church. Our present-day money changers and merchants must be chased out of the church. The pulpit must be used to teach and preach righteous and honest living. To preach that one can acquire wealth without labour is not only deceitful, but also a call to corruption.
“We must be careful in believing and celebrating every testimony of miraculous blessing, otherwise we end up celebrating corruption. The behaviour of some of our men of God leaves much to be desired. They not only celebrate but venerate those whose sources of wealth are questionable. They accept gifts (offerings) from just anybody without asking questions, giving the impression that anything is acceptable in the house of God.”

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