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Pidgin convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses held in Lekki Assembly Hall

Pidgin convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses held in Lekki Assembly Hall

The weekend of Friday to Sunday, November 9-11, 2018 was a special one for the 2,623 delegates who gathered at Lekki Assembly Hall for the 2018 Regional Convention. The programme was held in Pidgin West Africa, being the version of Pidgin English common to Anglophone West Africa.The programme featured a six-part symposium on Friday, which highlighted 6 factors that could erode courage today namely; hopelessness, complaining attitude, improper entertainment, bad friends, worldly wisdom and doubts…

Catholic Bishop Pietro Zhumin detained by Chinese authorities.

Catholic Bishop Pietro Zhumin detained by Chinese authorities.

Chinese authorities have detained a Catholic Bishop Pietro Shao Zhumin for resisting demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body.A Catholic news service reports that Bishop Zhumin’s detention was against recent moves by Beijing and the Holy See toward reconciliation.Asia News reported that the bishop dropped out of sight several days ago, but gave no details other than saying he had been subjected to “dozens of days of indoctrination as in the times of the Cultural Revolution,…

Cardinal Onaiyekan urges Christians to pray for peace come 2019 election.

Cardinal Onaiyekan urges Christians to pray for peace come 2019 election.

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has enjoined all the Christian faithful to pray for peace, free and fair polls in 2019.Onaiyekan made the call on Saturday in his homily at the stage two of the new Cathedral building of the Twelve Apostles, St. Pope Johnpaul II (Papal Ground) Karsana District, Kubwa Express Way, Abuja.According to the Cardinal, there is need for peace in Nigeria, before, during and after 2019 general elections.“Let us keep praying for an end to the kill…

Adeboye urges Nigerians to be in fellowship with God to get his favour

Adeboye urges Nigerians to be in fellowship with God to get his favour

Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has urged Nigerians to be in fellowship with God, in order to get His attention. Adeboye spoke on Saturday at the 17th Annual Abuja Special Holy Ghost Service, held at KM 23, Auta- Gurgu village, Keffi, Nassarawa State with the theme: “Divine Choice”. According to him, fellowship with God is the security of Christians in the days of trouble, because it makes them more than conquerors. Ministering on the theme, Ad…

The True Identity Of Catholic Mary

The True Identity Of Catholic Mary

Billions of Catholics worship, venerate & adore Mary yet many of them do not know the history or the real identity of the personality called Mary.In Paganism, ancient Egyptian and European religions the worship of the goddess of fertility, motherhood and magic was highly celebrated she was conferred with several titles and names like ,The divine one,Virgin Mother,Mother of God,The Queen of Heaven,Queen of all Gods,The maker of Sunrise.In Egyptian literature she was called ISIS or Athor, Virg…

Angola Shuts Down At Least 34 Churches

Angola Shuts Down At Least 34 Churches

Angolan government has recently shut down at least 34 churches in the country following an operation dubbed Operação Resgate (rescue operation), according to police sources.The churches were shut down for operating illegally.The police operation commenced on November 6, and is expected to continue till the end of the year.19 churches were closed in Cabinda Province, 11 in Luanda and 4 in Malanje Province, according to Mr Orlando Bernardo,the national police director for communication.Angolan gov…

Violence Isn't the Only Threat to Evangelism in Nigeria

Violence Isn't the Only Threat to Evangelism in Nigeria

In June Benjamin Kwashi, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Jos, Nigeria, was elected as general secretary of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON). Only a few days later, his home in Jos was attacked by Fulani raiders, resulting in the death of his neighbor Adamu Dung. “He was shot through the head because he flashed his light when he heard footsteps of cattle being rustled,“The cows were mine.” This is far from the first time Kwashi has been targeted for religiously motivated violen…

The Lord Giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord

The Lord Giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord

It is safe to say that this phrase, found in Job 1:21 will be applicable to all of us at some time in our life, whether its the first half of the phrase or the second half.We live in a fallen world. The world is cursed (Genesis 3). The world is full of loss, pain, sorrow, hurt, death, illness, injustice, fraud, deceit, lies, deception: the negatives are endless. Therefore it is inevitable that our lives will not always be rosy.Sometimes this is a consequence of our actions, sometimes this is the…

How to Be Born Again

How to Be Born Again

A man named Nicodemus came to Jesus by night. Perhaps he was afraid of criticism or he had a desire for a private conversation, or maybe he wanted to know more before committing himself to Jesus Christ. In any event, he came and asked Jesus some questions.Jesus looked at him and said, “Nicodemus, you need to be born again” (Cf. John 3:5). In fact, He said, “Verily, verily”—and any time Jesus used that expression, He meant that what was to follow was very important. He said, “Verily, verily, I sa…

So What Does It Mean to Love Your Neighbor?

So What Does It Mean to Love Your Neighbor?

In Matthew 22:36-39, a lawyer challenges Jesus asking him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”Jesus answers him saying, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (ESV).The first verse Jesus quotes is from Deuteronomy 6:5, but the second is from Leviticus.For Jesus, to love your neighbor as yourself meant Leviticus…