BY JIDAUNA DARING
In keeping faith with genuine Christianity, the Christian faithful have been admonished not to compromise their faith because of the things of the world while on earth.
Leading Reverend, Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Local Church Council (LCC) Landyengre, Kabong Jos, Rev. Bitrus Bagos gave the admonition at this year’s COCIN Women Fellowship (CWF) Sunday Service, held at COCIN LCC Landyengre, Sunday.
Rev. Bagos thanked God for His love, kindness and grace, especially for always giving His children the opportunity to come together and worship him and stressed the need for the church to remain committed in serving God at all times.
He urged members of the church to continue supporting women’s projects, which he said was also part of the church progress and growth.
In a sermon during the service, Rev. Bagos who took his reading from New Testament spoke extensively on a topic; “Contenting for the faith”, challenged Christians to remain strong in defending their faith rather than compromising it to earthly things, saying that “naked we came, so naked we shall all return”.
Rev. Bagos affirmed that the number one chief enemy to the church and every believer is Satan, saying that false teachers were the co-agents of Satan who claim to be Christians but were working against the faith of others, especially those within them.
The cleric maintained that Christians’ faith is no doubt precious to every believer of Christ and stressed the need for Christians to always put their trust in God so that they would not be snatched by the devil.
He said that Christians were expected to pay attention to the warning given by Christ and also understanding the truth as believers, so as to spot errors and falsehood, adding that the devil does not like people who are discipline and remain resolve in their conviction.
He noted that showing concern for the well being of other believers in Christ remains a vital weapon in the hands of Christians to fight the enemy when they snatch others from the strong hand of sin and temptation.
He also emphasized the need for Christians to maintain a close relationship with God instead of doing eye service to him, saying that God views everybody’s conduct whether good or bad and warned that everybody would be judged according to his or her deeds.
Earlier in her remarks, leader, COCIN CWF, LCC Landyengre, Mrs. Sarah Dusu expressed joy and thanked God for seeing them throughout the week long activities and also appreciated the Church for the unflinching support given to them during the week-long programme which climaxed with a Sunday service as given by the leadership of COCIN.
Our correspondent reports that the church service featured songs ministration by choir, Men Fellowship, Church band and Women Fellowship among others.