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Published On: Sun, Dec 14th, 2014

Clergy urges Christians to celebrate Prince of Peace

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The General Overseer of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Rev. Paul Enenche, on Sunday in Abuja called on Christians to always celebrate the Prince of Peace by embracing peaceful co-existence.

Enenche made the call at the National Christian Center during the end-of-year Christmas Carols organised by the Radio Nigeria (FRCN), Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Voice of Nigeria (VON).

The event had the theme: “Celebrating the Prince of Peace”.

He said the prince of peace, who was the first born of human history, needed to be celebrated, adding that he was everything in the center of history.

The clergy defined peace as “the triumph over confusion and uncertainty”, stressing that there could be no peace where there was confusion.

“The absence of peace is the abundance of conflicts, all Christians should honor the Prince of Peace and peace will intervene.

“The way of peace is the knowledge of God, there can be no peace where there is no God,’’ he said.

In his remarks, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, Director of Special Duties, NAFDAC, said NAFDAC was a key partner in the support of the Christmas Carols.

“As a Muslim, I am here to show and share in this religious harmony and I am here in my official capacity to represent my Director-General

“I am here to show an example toward promoting harmony, no religion should be involved in violence and tribulation because as a country we need peace,’’ he said.

Jimoh said that religious harmony was the bedrock of national development and peace because no religion had any space for violence and discrimination.

“The very first scripture commanded `love thy neighbor as thy self’ and the two major religions tend to promote this,’’ he said.

Speaking to newsmen, Mr Sunday Oyebola, who came to witness the event, said that Christmas carols was a landmark for Nigerians to come together, so as to experience peace in the country.

He said in spite of all the killings, bombings and all that had happened, Nigerians still gathered to rejoice and thank God. (NAN)

Similarly, Rev Isaac Emmanuel of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lokoja, has admonished Nigerians to pray for the success of the 2015 general elections.

Emmanuel made the call in his sermon entitled: “The Great Shepherd” in Lokoja on Sunday.

He also called on Nigerians to pray for the nation to overcome the security challenges in the North-East.

He said only God that could bring lasting peace to a nation and called on all Nigerians to continue to pray.

“God, The Great Shepherd, will visit with fire everyone that has a hand in the death of innocent Nigerians,” he said. (NAN)

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