Cleric tasks church leaders on questionable rich members

According to him, the verses decry the high level of corrupt practices among the Christian congregation in their respective positions and professions today.

Corruption: Cleric tasks church leaders on questionable rich members

Pastor Paul Peter of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Ondo Province 1, on Wednesday urged church leaders to question any of their members found to be living above his or her income.

Peter, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure, buttressed his claim with the Holy Bible, in the Book of Jonah, Chapter 1, Verses 1 and 2.

"It is disheartening to see church leaders and Christians who occupy high offices and positions siphoning public funds.Christians must continuously adhere to Godly integrity, irrespective of their positions in the polity.

"Any deed contrary to the will of God amounts to corruption,’’ he said. According to the cleric, God will never accept any offering from corrupt practices because He does not support anything that is unclean.

"God frowned at wickedness perpetrated by the people of Nineveh and warned them against looming disaster for those who were disobedient and indulged in acts that do not glorify Him.

" All that was because He does not want anybody to perish, but to turn away from wicked acts.

"Therefore, no one can please Him, for instance, by offering stolen money,’’ he said.

According to him, Christians are expected to preach the good thoughts of God to the society and live righteously.

"There are now different means by which individuals can convey the gospel of Jesus Christ to others,’’ he said.The clergyman noted that if all members of the RCCG, for instance, walked in accordance with the commandments of God, the society would have been transformed.

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