By Sam Eyoboka
THE National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF has expressed disgust at the recent embarrassing episode Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka created during a church bazaar, saying that some Nigerian pastors now behave like infidels.
Speaking in a telephone interview, the Chairman of NCEF, Mr. Solomon Ase-mota, SAN, described what has been happening to Christianity in the country as appalling.
According to the senior advocate of Nigeria, the problem of our country is the “conflict between de-mocracy and Sharia. And some of our pastors are loosing torch that demo-cracy is a bye product of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because Sha-ria now plays a dominant role, it’s difficult to prot-ect our Christian morals.
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“And so, what we have is one cult to the other cult and the other cult and in almost everything in life, including your own pro-fession, they have those they deal with and they ask them to speak for what-ever, they want. Those they deal with among Christians pretend to be speaking on behalf of Christians but whether the principle they advance are representative of the Christian faith is a differ-ent kettle of fish,” Elder Asemota argued.
Continuing, he said the NCEF is working on some-thing that will soon exp-ose the hypocrisy of the Nigerian situation including not only the Mbakas of the nation but also those who claim that God has app-ointed them prophets to the nation and have the mandate to determine those who rule and those who don’t.
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Speaking spicifically on the Mbaka issue, the chairman of NCEF who is a Catholic like Father Mbaka, said the priest “is behaving like an infidel. And there are so many pastors who are also trying to be part of the government and ascri-be to themselves what they don’t have. Such pastors are daily claiming that God spoke to them, God commission them ….No!
“God does not act like human beings. The thin line between the voice of the devil and the voice of God is such that, the devil might be talking to some-body and he believes that it’s God that’s talking to him. In most cases that’s what is happening in our country today,” Asemota explained.