– Written by Obinna Akukwe –
Bishops, Pastors and Church leaders attending the Lousanne Congress 2013 holding at Wisdom Cathedral, Abuja has unanimously agreed that Christianity in Nigeria is under heavy attacks and assaults by ethnocentrism, militancy, homosexualism, materialism and worldliness. They warned that if the church failed to address these issues, they will lose their saltiness and the nation may go extinct. The conference attendees came short of calling the Nigerian church a disappointment in response to their how far they have carried on the mission of evangelization.
In his keynote address, the chairman of Nigeria-Lausanne Congress, Rev Prof Yusufu Turaki, averred that “the church has become a mission field for ravenous and ravaging pagan, secular and militant gospels…These gospels include the new age religions, cults and occultism. The second is the gospel of secularism, post modernism, humanism, autonomy and Godless democratic forces…the third being the gospel of militancy and revolutionary forces, Islam and homosexuality” He asked the church to determine whether it is triumphant or at the verge of defeat.
Prof Yusufu identified two types of missions “One driven by God and another driven by Satan” and he also identified two types of Gospels “ the gospel of …