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Baptist Conference calls for national repentance at Easter

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Baptist Conference calls for national repentance at Easter
As Christians mark this year’s Easter celebration, the Southern Kaduna Baptist Conference says Nigeria needs healing and it can only come from true national repentance.

Conference chair Reverend Donald Arak made the call on Saturday in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Kafanchan.

“As we reflect on this Easter season, I want to draw our attention to the need for national repentance.

“Our land, Nigeria, is in need of healing and the only remedy is for everyone to return to God and seek His intervention in our situation.

“Our leaders, political, religious and traditional, and indeed followers, must look to God for national repentance because we have all failed God,” he said.

Arak denounced the wanton destruction of life and property across the country, noting that Nigerians now live in suspicion of each other.

“We are a wounded people. We are hurt and saddened. We have become enemies to ourselves and have destroyed the foundations of our unity.

“We no longer have dignity and respect for human life. We now just live in suspicion of each other and it’s very sad, ”Arak added.

He said that for genuine peace and reconciliation to take place in the country, it was necessary for Nigerians to return to God and do his will.

“The word of God says, if my people who are called by name humble themselves and turn to me and forsake their evil ways, I will answer them and heal their land.

“And the best time to return to God is this Easter season. Let us not allow this Easter to be just a holiday period. May it be a time of repentance and a time of reconciliation.

“May this Easter season draw us to the cross for national repentance and may we begin to love one another and live in peace,” he said.

According to him, Easter is an opportunity to show love, to renew faith and hope, and not to despair, despite the harsh economic realities of the country.

He called on the Christian community to soak up the teachings of Jesus Christ and put them into practice.

“During his life, Jesus Christ preached peace, honesty, love for one another and above all the fear of God.

“May we continue to look to God and make sacrifices for one another to live in peace and unity,” he added.

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