(BY NGOZI ADIGHIBE)
Christians have been admonished to use prayers and not charms.
The Bishop who charged the priests to be very much affected with the deplorable conditions of those they preach to and pray for, called on all to look beyond their difficulties and focus on God. He said God is never late and therefore, when Jesus is involved, no case is as hopeless as it may seem.
The Bishop of Oke-Osun diocese narrated the story of Lazarus, who died after a brief illness, but was brought back to life when Jesus arrived, four days after his death; and pointed out that when Jesus came, He wept, showing His humanity and revealing the love He had for Lazarus. Bishop Taiwo said Jesus looked up to God and thanked His Father, before calling Lazarus to come forth. Therefore, the cleric called on believers to always take time to appreciate God and thank Him for His mercies, before making their requests known to Him. He said just as Christ loved Lazarus, He loves them too, which is why He laid down His life for mankind.