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News » CHRISTMAS: BISHOP IKEAKOR URGES NIGERIANS TO EMBRACE JOY

Tue Dec 25 2018 - VEN. CHUKWUEBUKA CHUKWUEMEKA

Nigerians have been called upon to embrace Christmas with joy. This call was made by His Lordship, The Rt. Rev'd. Ephraim Ikeakor of the Anglican Diocese of Amichi.

          RT. REV'D. EPHRAIM IKEAKOR

Bishop Ikeakor made this call shortly after the Eucharistic service to mark the 2018 edition of the Christmas celebration at the cathedral church of St. Andrew, Amichi in Nnewi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

He urged Nigerians to be thankful to God irrespective of the very challenging situation in Nigeria noting that it could have been worse. He declared that Nigeria could be better if we allow Jesus Christ the son of God to rule over our lives and affairs of the nation.

“One thing you have to consider is Christ came to give us hope, if Christ has not come, what would have been the situation? So Christmas is a real avenue for joy to the world and Nigerians in particular. As far as Christ is concerned, there is hope for this country, there is future for this country.”

Bishop Ikeakor believes that if Nigerians should appropriate the provisions of the Bible to our situation, things will be better. “Can we allow Christ to rule in Nigeria, things will get better. Ours is not the worst economy in the world but when they sought God, He answered them. So there is hope for our country.

According to Bishop Ikeakor, Christmas is the celebration of the salvation and redemption of mankind. Christmas tells of God's visitation to mankind to bring us the good news of salvation.