Nigeria (Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Gaudium Press) The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has weighed in on reports that Muslims are planning to Islamize Nigeria.
Onaiyekan while speaking at a mass held in celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation at ‘Our Lady of Perpetual Help’ Parish in Abuja on Sunday, urged Christians to respond by Christianizing the country.
“So let nobody deceive you, I don’t think there is anybody who has plan to Islamise Nigeria, but even if they do, they have every right to do so. They have every right to do so provided they also know that I have the right to Christianise the whole of Nigeria.The answer is not in complaining and crying; stand up like a man and Christianise Nigeria”
The Bishop fired further urging Christians to keep spreading the gospel. He said:
“People complain that Christianity is being persecuted; they are saying that some people want to Islamise the nation. Just know that nobody can’t Islamise you unless you agree to be Islamised. For as long as you are not ready to stand up and carry the Cross, you are on the verge of losing your faith; if you don’t want to lose your promotion for Christ sake, you are also not worthy to be a Christian”
The clergyman finalised by saying:
“You don’t Christianise the nation by standing up and looking for prosperity or material benefits.You Christianise a nation, if you are ready to stand up for the truth, preach the gospel, carry the Cross and follow the Lord Jesus”.
Source Politics Nigeria