“Consecration is God’s work of character change in Christians, perfecting the work of God.”
The Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Ideato Diocese, the Most Rev. Caleb Maduoma made this declaration at the Cathedral Church of St. James the Great, Okebola Ibadan during the consecration service of the Rt. Rev. Michael Adebayo Oluwarohunbi as the new Bishop of Yewa Anglican Diocese in Ogun State.
Archbishop Maduoma said the light of God in the soul of man, the supernatural work of man, and God working in man and in holiness is the crux and focus of consecration. He called on the new Bishop to be Christ centered in his approach and the entire family should display humility, without any iota of pomposity but love, respect and care for his flock.
Vice versa, the Archbishop called on the congregation to respect their ministers and Bishops duly and not form themselves into jury to judge them, adding that God and the Primate should be left to judge them.
He called on the Yewa people in the Anglican Communion to reciprocate this gesture by loving and respecting their Bishop because God has set him apart as their Father in the Lord, adding that he must be revered. He called on all Christians to pursue peace with everyone in holiness without which no man can see God.
The new Bishop in an interview said his vision is to follow to the letter the vision of the Church, in depopulating hell and populating heaven in evangelism with pragmatic zeal.
The Rt. Rev. Oluwarohunbi who was before his consecration the General Secretary of Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion for about four years succeeds the outgoing Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Simeon Adebola who is retiring after the mandatory 70 years.
The Cathedral Church of St. James the great Okebola Ibadan was jam packed with people from all works of life, array of Bishops and delegates to the Standing Committee meeting holding in Ibadan and the people from the new Bishop’s diocese, Yewa.