Hmmm! Its not easy o. Why should going to church be a life or death decision? May they be comforted. And may our security agencies do their jobs!
The Deeper Life Bible Church said on Sunday that although it was mourning the Okene masacre victims, it would not be deterred by the enemies of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The church secretary, Pastor Jerry Asemota, said this at the combined Sunday Worship Service of some districts in Lagos held at the International Bible Training Centre.
“The church is grieving. The leadership of the church is touched and is grieving too. But what has happened will not deter us.
“A great door of evangelism is opened before us but the adversaries are many. The enemy is doing everything to discourage our pastor but we will pray harder that he will not be discouraged,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria Asemota as saying during the service.
The pastor said that “what comes to mind at a time like this was reprisal”, but added that the church would not do that.
He said the church “will take up the weapons of
Truth which is the word of God and the weapons of prayer that will bring us victory.”
He recalled that the Okene massacre was not the first mass murder of members of the church, noting that six of its members in Mubi, Borno, were killed by gunmen in 2011.
Asemota led the church in a series of prayers for the families of the victims of the Okene masacre, the victims still in the hospitals, the Church of Jesus Christ that it will not fail its master and for the General Superintendent of the Church, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi.