The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Oyo State chapter, has advised Nigerian Christians to remain united, focused and not to be complacent about national issues.

The state chairman of the association, Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju, in an Easter message issued on Saturday in Ibadan, charged Christians to be proactive and get involved in political activities.

“It is righteousness that exalts a nation, so if people of God are in positions of authority, peace will reign and the economy will be managed with the fear of God.

“Those in position of authority should always make justice, fairness and equity in governance their watchword. They must rule or administer their constituencies with the fear of God.

“Our political leaders should remember the day of reckoning when everyone shall appear before the judgment throne of God.

“As we celebrate Easter 2024, we must take to heart the sacrifice and suffering made by Jesus Christ on the Cross.

“Almighty God will renew and strengthen us spiritually, heal our land and remain gracious to us all,’’ he stated.

Akinyemiju emphasized that Easter concluded the Passion of Christ which began with a 40-day period of fasting and prayers.

He further stated that it should be a period for Christians to remember the ultimate expression of God’s love to mankind that was exhibited more than 2000 years ago when Christ died for all, including sinners.

He pointed out that Easter, also known as Resurrection Day, is a time to celebrate and mark Jesus’ resurrection and ascension to Heaven, putting the Christian faith on a pedestal of hope to rest upon.

“Since God raised Jesus from the dead, nothing else really matters and no one can successfully argue that Christianity is not true.

“The Resurrection means Jesus is who He claimed to be; that He has the power He claimed to have and that He did what He promised to do.

“We must always exhibit a high standard of camaraderie as we love one another and continue to ask God for peace and security in Oyo State and in Nigeria as a whole,’’ Akinyemiju added.

Easter: Get involved in politics – CAN tells Nigerian Christians

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