CAN Calls On Christians To Emulate Christ

A gathering of Christians during a church service

Christians have been charged to always exhibit the good examples of Jesus Christ in whatever they did.

The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogun chapter, Rev.Tunde Akin-Akinsanya, gave the charge during an interview with the New Agency of Nigeria.

He noted that the circumstances and place of birth of Jesus showed his simplicity and humility, urging Christians to emulate such virtues.

The cleric also described the birth of Jesus Christ as a gift to the world for which all Christians should appreciate God.

He said Christ was the salvation that God gave to his people after man disobeyed him, adding that Christians should use the opportunity to reconcile with one another.

He also admonished Christians to be mindful of the way they celebrate Christmas.

“Christmas is not a time for eating, drinking and other luxuries and vices such as fornication adultery, robbery as some people engage in such acts during the period.

“It is a time to show love, passion and sacrifice to one another, a time of joy, happiness, freedom from condemnation and reconciliation with fellow human beings and God.

“As we celebrate the Christmas, we should remember the verse that says ‘God so much loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that those who believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life,” Akin-Akinsanya said.

The cleric further urged government at all levels to intensify efforts at making life more meaningful and hitch-free to the citizens.


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