...Charges Christian Clerics to be Selfless, Accommodating, Humble
Written by GodwIn Oki'te Orhadahwe
An American-trained Professor of Theology, Archbishop Prof. Michael Edaduri Okah, Leader of Christ The Rock Kingdom Church Warri, has urged Church leaders in their various denominations to be kind, selfless and humble, as well as show love to their flocks, in line with biblical injunctions.
Professor Okah who is also the Vice Chancellor of Christ The Rock Bible College, gave the charge in Warri on Friday 20th August, 2021, in a lecture titled "The Image in the Mirror" to mark his 81st birthday anniversary. The lecture was the second edition of the Professor Michael Okah Annual Lecture series that was inaugurated in 2020.
Supporting his paper with relevant scriptures from the Bible, the gospel Minister stressed the need for Pastors and their flocks to be in a symbiotic relationship towards a hitch free propagation of the gospel of Christ. He said the Bible is the Mirror, while Jesus Christ, the Word, is the image in the Mirror on whose life and teachings Christians must reflect to correct their daily mistakes for the salvation of their souls.
Prof. Okah debunked the scientific theories which claim that man evolved from apes and fish, and asserted that indeed, God created man in His own image, as recorded in the Scriptures. He then urged Pastors to study the Bible always so as to arm themselves with a piritual facts against fake publications that can threaten their faith.
The lecture featured a questions and answers session where some biblical issues such as the locations of heaven and hell; paradise and the garden of Eden were clarified. The argument about whether the work of a Pastor is a Divine calling or a Divine gift was also resolved.
The event attracted many notable Church leaders and their wives, Bible students, and several Christian associations from within and outside Warri. High points of the occasion were special prayers and songs for Professor Michael Okah, cutting of the birthday cake, followed by group photographs with, and the presentation of gifts to the celebrant.