… expresses worry that Satanism, Immorality And Judases Now At Center Stage In The House Of Christ In Nigeria.
…. Concerned that Bishops’ Conferences have been hijacked, politicized and monetized by corrupt and immoral politicians.
…a new world Vatican Council and scrapping and replacement of the Christian Association of Nigeria long overdue
By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – As Christians in Nigeria joined the rest of the world to celebrate Christmas, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (INTERSOCIETY) has expressed dismay that the Holy Bible and its sacred verses have been demonically twisted and monetized by church leaders.
Intersociety also expressed worry that satanism or opposite of the teachings and noble ways of life of Jesus Christ is now leading the way in Christendom and their affairs in Nigeria.
The group expressed concern the Bishops’ Conferences have been hijacked, politicized and monetized by corrupt and immoral politicians.
These were the positions of Intersociety in a statement signed by its Principal Officers namely: Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chidimma Udegbunam, and Ndidiamaka Bernard, made available to Sundiata Post.
The statement reads in full:
Today marks a total of 2,022 years after the earthly birth of a Principal Leader of the Abrahamic Religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam)-Jesus Christ of Nazareth and 1,989 years after his crucifixion and death. For the record, Jesus Christ was born between 001BC and 001AD or 2,022 years ago and crucified in AD33 or 1,989 years ago, after which “the Hanging Church of Asyut” in present Egypt in Africa was built in AD60; 27 years after the death of Christ.
Out of the three dominant Abrahamic Religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Judaism is the oldest and world’s oldest monotheistic religion, dating back to 4000 years or about 1,978BC; followed by Christianity founded in AD35 or 1,986 years ago by Jesus Christ of Nazareth; and Islam founded in AD622 or 1,399 years ago by Prophet Mohammed who was born in AD570 and died in AD632.
The designation of “25th Dec” as ‘Christmas Day’ was decreed on 25th Dec 336AD during the reign of the Emperor Constantine; a year after the date for ‘Easter’ or commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary was proclaimed by “the First Council of Nicaea (today’s Vatican Council) of 325AD”.
Today, Christianity is worshipped by not less than 2.4billion people around the world, followed by Islam with not less 1.92billion people and Hinduism with about 1.16billion worshippers. Judaism is worshipped by tiny population of 15.2million people around the world.
By the recent account of “the Religion of Peace” or TROP, not less than 270million non Muslim faith members including Christians, Hindus and Buddhists have been put to death on the ground of their faith by radical Muslims and Jihadists since 622AD or 1,399 years ago.
Many of the victims belonged to Christianity. The faith based butcheries had peaked and worsened during “Islamic Intifada” or Uprising between 622AD and 750AD; 1071AD and 1,683AD; and lately or since the beginning of ‘Cold War era’ in 1989 following the collapse of Eastern European bloc and German Berlin Wall.
In Nigeria, killings and attacks targeted at Christians, their homes and sacred places of worship and learning have been dated back to the “Anti Igbo Christian Katsina Railway Riots” of 1937 and the “Anti Igbo Jos Riots” of 1945”. In recent years or since July 2009, over 44,000 Christians have been targeted and hacked to death in direct attacks while tens of thousands of others died indirectly in the course of the former. Over 17,000 churches and 2000 Christian schools have also been lost to such attacks and burnings.
Therefore, as the world is marking the 2,022years of the birth of Jesus Christ and 1,986years of formation of the Church of Christ including 164years (since 1857AD) of CMS (Anglican and Methodist) and 136years (since 1885AD) of RCM (Roman Catholic Mission) in Eastern Nigeria, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law-INTERSOCIETY is deeply worried, sad and dismayed that ‘Satanism, Immorality and Judases’ are now in control of the House of Christ in Nigeria.
Satanism or opposite of the teachings and noble ways of life of Jesus Christ is now leading the way in Christendom and their affairs in Nigeria; same goes to immorality which is now a common salutation among the clergies and the laities. Judases have also become General Overseers, Bishops, Vicars/Parish Priests and Resident/Host Pastors-brainwashing and demonizing their members so as to hoodwink them into coughing out millions or billions for building paradises on Earth.
The Holy Bible and its sacred verses have been demonically twisted and monetized by church leaders. Human miseries arising from public governance failures and personal tragedies and misfortunes have also become money making ventures for the Judases in the House of Christ and God. As a matter of fact, Christianity in Nigeria is now dominated by pretenders who falsely proclaim and falsely love God and Godliness in the open but despise, hate and mock them in secret. Not even sanctification and purification sanctuaries including Catholic Monasteries have been spared as they are brazenly and mindlessly defiled and desecrated.
Today, Bishops’ Conferences have been hijacked, politicized and monetized by corrupt and immoral politicians. During such conferences, politicians jostle to take care of the Bishops’ bills including quartering them in their palatial residences or state-of-art properties procured with stolen public funds or keeping them in expensive hotels, feeding them and having their flight tickets paid fully, etc. Such politicians are usually rewarded with favorable and watery communiqués or issuance of image laundering statements or watering down of issues critical of the sitting Government or key appointees and other politicians.
Our constant monitoring of churches and their leaders in the country particularly in Eastern Nigeria has clearly indicated that the growth and development of churches are nothing to write home about.
As a matter of fact, they have been very abysmal especially since 2015. In other words, many, if not most of the church leaders have grossly derailed and incurably deviated; abandoning the defense of faith and protection and safety of the vulnerable and defenseless faith members. There has also been little or zero impartation of morals on faith members and reprimanding of immoral others.
Before the very eyes of vulnerable and defense faith members, their leaders including the so called “powerful preachers” dot themselves with bullet-proof vests and move with long convoys of sophisticated armed security bodyguards; only to turn around and brainwash their lay members into believing that they are invincible and beyond human destruction.
In all, they have wrecked havocs on families and afflicted them with irreconcilable differences, divisions and untimely deaths. They have also pitched parents against parents, siblings against siblings, kindred against kindred, clans against clans and visited unspeakable violence and destructions upon ancient trees and benevolent sacred altars and symbols of worship and traditional institutions. The twists and turns in the Christendom of today’s Nigeria have also forced and are still forcing hundreds of thousands, if not millions out of the Christendom in preference for traditional religious practices and atheism.
Intersociety hereby renews its earlier call for scrapping and replacement of the Christian Association of Nigeria-CAN. CAN, apart from overstaying its welcome and usefulness having long been heavily infiltrated and compromised by jihad enablers and other inter-faith intolerant forces will continue to supervise the degradation, humiliation and under-growth of Christianity in Nigeria, until it is scrapped and replaced.
The days of CAN in Nigeria or any part thereof are therefore over and must be replaced with a purposeful and focused new central Christian body whose leaders are not capable of being compromised, misled and intimidated. Our investigative checks have clearly shown that in the past twelve years under CAN or between 2009 and 2021, the growth and security and safety of Christianity and their Faith Members as well as their sacred places of worship and learning have fallen from bad to worse, if not worst-with Christianity and Christians almost totally overrun in the Northeast, Northwest and North-central. This is to the extent that their clergies now almost minister empty church buildings.
Christianity and Christians under CAN have also faced grisly and egregious threats of persecution, extermination and destruction in the Rainforest Regions of the Southwest, South-south and Southeast
Finally, the time has also come and long overdue for a new World Vatican Council under the leadership of the Catholic Church and Pope Francis. It must be stated that one of the wisest decisions ever taken by the Catholic Church was the institution of the “Vatican Council” with the last being :the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican” held on 11th Oct 1962 to Dec 8, 1965” in the Vatican City.
The “Second Vatican Council” was declared open in Oct 1962 by Pope John XXVIII and closed on Dec 8, 1965 by Pope Paul V1 and it was also the 21 Vatican Councils in the row since 325AD First Council of Nicaea. Apart from Sixteen Magisterial Documents produced by the Second Vatican Council, extensive reforms were done on: liturgy, theology of the Church, revelation, laity, a new approach between the church and the world, ecumenism, issues bordering on non Christian religions and religious freedom, etc.
In addition to calling for review of all of the above in the new Vatican Council (22nd Vatican Council) being demanded, Intersociety is strongly but persuasively calling on the Church to critically look into issues of church clergies and ministration/materialism; defense of faith and protection and safety of faith members and Christian sacred centers of worship and learning; laity/clergy and immorality and inter-faith and intra faith evangelism, etc
For: International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law-INTERSOCIETY
Principal Officers: Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chidimma Udegbunam, Esquire and Ndidiamaka Bernard, Esquire.