Port Harcourt – The National President of the Men’s Missionary Union of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr Dawari George, said on Wednesday that the church was against same-sex marriage.
Speaking ahead of the union’s 36th Annual National Congress, George told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that such marriage was not God’s prescription.
“Clearly, the Baptist denomination stands against gay marriage, it is abnormal, it is not God’s expectation, and it is not God’s prescription in His word.
“The Baptist people believe in the bible, we preach and practice the bible without alteration,” he said.
He said that the denomination had published articles stating its position on gay marriage, describing the act as short of humanity and unacceptable.
George said the union would use the congress to pass the message of the God of excellence to the society.
“As we interact with one another and the society, we are passing the message of excellence in service. So, Christian men, especially Baptist men, must exhibit excellence wherever they are called to serve.
“Those who are in the civil service must not follow the trend in mediocre performance, those in public service, government and politics must show God’s character which is excellence,” he said.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“As a Baptist man and as a Christian, wherever you find yourself, there must be the evidence that you have passed through that place, and the only evidence is the deposit of excellence.
“In our work life, the Christian ministry and in everything we do, both big and small, we must show a mark of excellence,” he said.
George said that doing things less than the expected standard would no longer be accepted if the nation was to move forward.
He said that the people should ensure that the nation marched over mediocre practices in everything and urged Christians to champion the cause of excellence. (NAN)