Ayo Oritsejafor, PFN President
The President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has called on the South African chapter, CANSAF, to work for the unity of the church.
Oritsejafor made the call at the inauguration of the chapter on Wednesday night in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He said as Christians, members should love one another and obey God`s commandments.
The president also urged them to avoid evil in all endeavours.
“As Christians, we must avoid evil. The church is facing a battle and it demands that we should be one to overcome the challenges.
“When evil is mentioned, we should not be counted. Please do not allow sin to build on sin.
“We must always speak with one voice always,” he said.
Oritsejafor urged Nigerians resident in South Africa to obey the laws of that country.
“When you break the law, you have committed an offence.
“You must understand that you are Nigerians. You must be proud of your country and obey the laws of South Africa,” he said.
He also urged members to be wary of some people who claim to be men of God because many Christians had caused confusion for the church.
“I want to see the oneness of our churches. We must come together and work as one.
“We should put our doctrines aside and ensure that the association succeeds in its assignments,” he said.
The chairman of CANSAF, Bishop Benson Uwha, said the new executive would work as one to build on the successes recorded by the national body.
Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, President, Nigeria Union in South Africa, urged all religions to work for the unity and development of the country.
Anyene, who presented a souvenir to Oritsejafor, said the Nigerian community in South Africa would remain law abiding and work for the welfare of its members.
Source:: PM Newspaper