The Christian Elders Forum of Northern States (NOSCEF) recently issued a communique at the end of their annual conference held at the National Christian Center Abuja on 17th April 2013. One of its resolutions is on neglect of victims of Boko Haram onslaught and Christians targeted and attacked under the guise of political unrest in the last elections.
“…We are amazed that the Federal Government has kept quiet about the plight of Boko Haram victims. Over 400 churches have been destroyed or closed down. Christians are now individually targeted and eliminated. Thousands of Christian businesses ruined, over 1500 Christian innocent lives and families marred. Government is not saying much about compensation to be paid to victims …How could you be begging the offender to accept amnesty and welfare packages while saying nothing about their victims … there should be no discussions of Amnesty to Boko Haram until all the victims have been adequately compensated”
Another elderly Christian based in the North opined in a discussion …”how many Christian leaders in the South of the country can go to the North and preach the message of God’s love without risk of being lynched by the poor hurting masses because their silence screams louder than their sermons? Even worse, how many are in silent alliance with Jihadists … endorsing by their guarded silence the decimation of brethren while they carve their own safe church niches and nurse selfish ambitions.”
All who claimed to be close to God should show compassion and feel the biting hurt of others … but like in the story of the good Samaritan, it is often the sinner that shows love and compassion to the many who have become jobless, homeless, widows and orphans.
Some lucky Northern Christians have migrated to and found solace with friends in the South … where there are many prodigals squandering the Father’s substance … “sitting ducks” to be preyed upon. Others in the South appease their consciences by giving out a mere pittance from the much more that they have earned, saved or pillaged. Few will stand up at personal risk to protest the poor treatment and conditions of victims of evil persecutions. Few speak up for change. Brethren, will we not change?
Be at the crusade rally of RCCG Apapa Family Excel 2013 themed “ Be the Change” … at Tafawa Balewa square on Sunday June 2nd …7.30 am ministering Pastor E.A. Adeboye. Over 50,000 will be fed with free meals. Something tells me this is going to be different and nations will never be the same. Come and be blessed. Be the Change. This time God is focusing on you. God has ordained a change. Souls will be saved and God will be glorified. God bless you. Amen.