The coordinator of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Akampka council chapter, Cross River state, Bishop Martin Aquah, has sent urges to churches across the country to unite instead of participating in unhealthy rivalries and competitions that are of no value in the end.
Bishop Martin A. made this appeal during the 2022 Christmas Festivals of Carols, Nine Lessons and Awards at St John’s The Baptist Catholic Church Akampka.
Bishop Martin went on to say that the church needs to unite in order to push not just the country forward, but the faith too. He stressed that churches should refrain from doing unorthodox practices that can bring disrepute to the body of Christ.
Bishop Martin also charged churches and their leaders to also refrain from tricking members to give, as God is ever faithful and will provide their needs.
“As Christian we must see as ourselves as one and recognize that we have a singleness of purpose.
“We are not competing because in heaven there won’t be mortal body. We are not going to occupy space either.
“Churches should stop competing with themselves. Nobody will be awarded for running the biggest church neither will anybody be punished for running a small church.
“Nothing should make any church leader go and look for something to enhance him, or start running from pillar to post to do unorthodox things that can bring disrepute to the body of Christ because it is not necessary.
“Christians should note that when you work conscientiously for God he rewards you, so you don’t have to use tricks to get money from the people.” He said.
Going further, Bishop Martin called on the CEO of Faith Plant Global, Engineer Michael Asuquo and awarded him for his immense contribution to the church in Cross River, and Nigeria as a whole.
Evangelist Asuquo who was also a guest speaker at the event, commended and thanked the CAN for the award given to him.
He, furthermore, called on the CAN and Christians as a whole to pray for the upcoming 2023 elections, especially as the time is drawing closer.
He said: “I want Nigerians to pray that God will restore the peace and lost glory of the country and Cross River state in particularly.
“The election next year is not a do-or-die affair. We must pray for peace in our country because without peace, there won’t be any election”