BY NGOZI ADIGHIBE
The Rt. Rev’d Abiodun Taiwo Olaoye, Bishop of Osun-North Anglican Diocese has added his voice to that of others calling for faith above fear, when dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bishop who spoke via an online broadcast said that there is no need to fear coronavirus. He added that one should simply trust God, be obedient to His word and also follow the instructions of the government and health professionals.
He assured that anyone who puts his or her faith in God can never fail, because God would always protect and preserve His own. Therefore, he urged everyone to have faith in God; because according to him, anyone who has faith in God, will wait on Him and be patient for His promises to come to pass in their lives, not seek for solution elsewhere.
He said, “Faith waits for God.”
Preaching on the topic, “Hold fast till I come”, Bishop Olaoye charged Christians not to compromise their faith for wealth and political positions, as many do today. He remarked that it is better to do what is right before God and reap eternal reward, than do what is wrong and reap eternal damnation.
The Rt. Rev’d Abiodun Olaoye called on everyone living in sin, to repent before it’s too late and avoid condemnation at the end. He stressed that Jesus is coming soon, which is why so many problems have arisen everywhere, including coronavirus.