CHRISTIANS have been urged not to discriminate in spreading the words of God and converting sinners.
The Associate Priest of the Catholic Church of the Ascension, Rev. Fr. Festus Owakwe made the call Wednesday, October 08, 2014 while delivering a sermon at a birthday thanksgiving in honour of Comrade (Sir) Fidelis Egugbo, immediate past Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), The Pointer Chapel.
According to the Priest, God is the father of everybody and as such, Christians should not discriminate while preaching the words of God asserting that while God is the father of everybody, it was important for people to know that those who believes in Him and his son, Jesus Christ have a special place to live in eternity.
“Jesus Christ is our teacher and our Lord, He did not discriminate, He thought His disciples that they have a father, yes, God is a father for all but, a father in a special way to those who takes Jesus Christ as the son of God and the saviour of the world,” the Catholic Priest said.
He also urged Christians not to be afraid in begging God to forgive their sins, stating that when they offend God, they should seek for forgiveness.
The Priest stated, “Jesus thought us the importance of asking His father to forgive our sins because he was aware that once His father, our father and our God forgives sins, he does not remember such sin again.”
“God is for all of us and we must trust in Him, believe in Him and anything that is contrary is not of God,” he added.
Highpoint of the service was a special thanksgiving by Comrade (Sir) Egugbo accompanied by members of his family, friends and well-wishers.