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Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has affirmed that no one, having put his hand to the plow and looking back, was fit for the kingdom of God.

Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has affirmed that no one, having put his hand to the plow and looking back, was fit for the kingdom of God.

Bishop Okorafor who made the affirmation in his sermon during the commissioning of Lay Readers at St. John's Anglican Church, Naze in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo state urged Christian faithful not to be disillusioned when they encounter challenges but be obedient, optimistic and submissive without considering the consequences. He charged the newly commissioned lay readers to cultivate the spirit of obedience in this their call and be willing to follow religiously without also minding the disadvantages they may suffer in the process.
He pointed out that they would be amazed at the result of their being obedient. The Bishop explained that the commissioning exercise was symbolic as the 2nd batch of Lay Readers being commissioned by him since his episcopacy in 2013 and the presence of the traditional of Eziobodo HRH, Eze Lucky Okoro, his Ugoeze Joy and Ugoeze Bar. Chinyere Ajoku who he said over looked their exalted positions and humbled themselves to follow Jesus Christ in being part of the commissioned Lay Readers. Bishop Okorafor also enjoined them to remain in complete obedience to this cause, dropping pride and positions ensuring that nothing distracted them from their new found endeavour if they were to excel in office. He explained that that they have been found worthy to function in the Diocese they should in doing so do it in the fear of God as he assured them that God who called them would not disappoint but sustain them.
He further advised them to put aside all worldly things and follow Jesus Christ as he also decried the attitude of some professed Christians who were also known to engage into idolatry. The Bishop urged them to distant themselves from same-sex relationship, warning that the Church of Nigeria takes serious exception to the act, sitting the case in Aguata Diocese where four Priests have not only been dismissed but also de-robbed, with another nine other cases being investigated.
The Anglican Bishop expressed pains at the insensitivity of government to the plight of the governed as he wondered why the Federal Government has not taken decisive action to this issue of herdsmen and their murderous activities in various part of the country. He urged Christians not to be deterred by these happenings in the country but be steadfast in following the precept of their Christians faith. The Bishop thanked St. John's Church for opening their doors to the Diocese for the exercise and also on the level activities being done in the Church, especially the reconstruction of the Church auditorium.

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