The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has on Sunday, urged Christians not to attack the President of the country, through any means.
Kumuyi, who gave the admonition during his sermon at the Deeper Life Bible Church, Headquarters, Gbagada, in Lagos, said that real Christians must obey constituted authorities and shun violence.
Delivering his sermon titled: “The Believers’ Preservation, Until the Day of Visitation”, Kumuyi said that Christians are strangers and pilgrims in the world, and must be Christ-like in their character, conducts, and conversations.
The Cleric, who read from Biblical passage, 1 Peter 2:11-25, revealed that Christians’ lifestyle must reflect Christ in a civil society, saying that, government derives their authority from God.
“Do not attack the President of the country, whether in words or in the newspapers, or through internet.
“Honour kings; do not disrespect or dishonour the Governors. Do not disrespect Leaders of the community, and Leaders in the Church.
“If we are to honour the Governors in the States, how much more the Pastors”, Kumuyi said.
He maintained that such remained the will and command of God.
He stressed that God wants Christians to submit to the Leadership He had given to them in the Church, community, country, and corporate organisations.
The Cleric, who stated that the end of life on earth is not the end of existence, urged Christians to always think of the day of reckoning, in their character and conduct.
He stated that as strangers and pilgrims in the world, Christians’ affections, attentions and focus, must be in heaven, hence the need to shun all appearance of sins.
According to him, the greatest joy and reward of Christians is not in this world, but is reserved in heaven, for those would not be overcome by attractions of the world.
Kumuyi admonished Christians to abstain from fleshly lusts, fornication, idolatry, anger, among others that could pull them out of the highway of heaven, just like the Biblical character, Demas.
According to him, Christians should not give up worship of God for money- making ventures, saying that, “man brought nothing to the world, and will not take anything out of it.”
“If we are going to heaven, we must be careful and thoughtful, and run from all appearance of evil.
“Do not be ignorant, careless, and thoughtless. Many are ignorant of the day of visitation”, Kumuyi added.