Communique Issued At The End of The Bishops And Wives Retreat At Bariga LagosJanuary 18, 2023
- NGOZI ADIGHIBE
- November 8, 2016
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‘’There is no gainsaying the fact that the church is passing through tough times. There are many oppressive tendencies now than ever before that could be regarded as satanic. Also the situations in our country today tend to create fear in the lives of Christians: Political unrest, insurgency, kidnaping, herdsmen attacks and so on. In the midst of these the message of God remains, unchanging ‘’Fear Not’’.
The Primate of all Nigeria (Anglican Communion) the Most Rev.Nichola D.Okoh re-iterated this in His welcome address to the 6th edition of the Divine Commonwealth Conference 2016 holding at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja.
Primate Okoh said it is not Surprising that we are being Confronted with fear on daily basis, but he quickly added that God the master planner has gone ahead to prepare a shield for his people. No wonder then, he said, that there are 365 ‘Fear Not’ in the bible meaning that one ‘fear not’ is received for each day in the year.
He implored delegates to the Conference not to allow distractions so that the beautifully packaged talks, Seminars, Bible Study and revival hours designed for Spiritual uplifting of delegates are not wasted.