The absence of faith, Cohesion, and fear of the unknown amongst Christians has been identified as Cogs towards Nigerian national development besides craze for materialism in God’s Vineyard against the true essence of Theology in the Bible.
Professor Emmanuel Onuoha Iyamma of the Department of Religious Studies, Imo state University Owerri who spoke as guest Lecturer during the 2nd be graduation Ceremony of LEADERSHIP EDUCATION MISSION FOR AFRICA Institute Offekata Orodo, Mbaitoli Imo State.
He disclosed that Nigeria’s National developments are being Punctuated by the absence of Cohesion, fear, and Scramble for Materialism amongst those in the Vineyard. This he observed is by the absence of Sound Theological upbringing.
Professor Iyamma identified these Lapses as being Responsible for Nigeria’s Stagnated National development. He Lamented that most Christians of today are always afraid to proclaim the true Biblical teachings unlike the Forerunners in Christendom.
The University don advocated for a new Foundational approach by trained Ministers to show the efficacy of our educational attainments, especially in a Nigerian Secular Society.
The Mbaise born trained Scholar of Pentecostal religious expert used the Forum to appeal to Christians to reduce Much Noise and denominational Sentiments, Fuse together in one faith to get Results in National developments.
He regretted that most Ministers’ actions portray them as professionals in place of Vocations. In his Words, “if graduands if LEMA Institute avoids despicable Conducts, obey God’s biddings work Conserttedly , a true balance in National development will be achieved.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of LEMA, Pastor Paul Laborde who was represented by Mrs Kechinyere Offoregbu Charged the graduands that God wants People with Solid Biblical training as Lights to every Tribe, Tongue, and Nation.
Rev. Dr. ThankGod Nwozuzu, the Institute Dean and head of Administrations who spoke to Newsmen at the Ceremony expressed delight that God’s auction is at Work. He observed that the guest Lecturer opened the eyes of Christians with the Challenges. Rev. Nwozuzu told Newsmen that amongst the Challenges of the Theological Institute are insecurity and then the issue of Unity amongst Christians, a new Revival and understanding is the way forward. Nigerian Leaders need to help Christians by ensuring Security.
There were Goodwill Messages from eminent Religious Leaders and groups such as Pentecostal fellowship of Nigeria Mbaitoli Chapters and be Christian Associations.
Highlights were presentations of Certificates and awards to the 18 graduands that Completed their Four-year Diploma programs of the Institute.