Preaching Bill: CAN Goes Spiritual, Seek God’s Intervention
By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna
Following the controversial executive bill passed by the Kaduna State House of Assembly, aimed at regulating preaching in the state, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna State chapter on Sunday held an interdenominational prayer session to seek God’s intervention.
The prayers session which lasted for hours, at the ECWA English Service (AKA Blue roof) zitti road , Sabon Tasha was led by CAN Chairman, Rev. John Joseph Hayab.
Prayers session also saw CAN interceding for peace in Kaduna State and Nigeria as whole. They also prayed for all forms of kidnapping, armed banditry and all forms of criminality and for God to give thr leaders the wisdom to lead in the right way.
In his admonition, the CAN Chairman said, the church will continue to speak the truth to power and authority reminding those in leadership position today to treat all people with fairness instead of building divisive walls.
He urged Christians not to be scared of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ at all times and to speak in unism against regulation of preaching in the state.
“As Christians, we aught to obey God through his words rather than men and we must stand for the truth alin obedience to constituted authorities that is not against the word of God” he stressed.
We must stop all forms of lip service in what we do and how we do it, those in position of leadership in the administration of governance must also do it in fairness to all. We must also learn to live in peace regardless of our faith.
He called on government at all levels to intensify efforts at bringing to an end the increasing rate of kidnapping, particularly on Kaduna-Abuja high way.