Monday, January 23, 2012

Quote of the Week - Archbishop Nicholas Okoh

"In the last few years the Church of Nigeria has been shunned and occasionally vilified for its orthodox stance on central matters of Christian faith and practice by those who are seeking 'progressive Africans' to work with on their social agenda. The Church's orthodox stance has been patronized as due not to any convictions about the truth of the Bible but the pressures of their Islamic context.

"We have no hatred for anybody in the UK, USA or Europe, nor for Muslims even when they kill and harm us. Our only desire is to live in peace and serve God. We do not think it right for anyone to harm anyone. It is not human to do that, not only ungodly." -- The Anglican Archbishop of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

Nigerians need to realize that it is not right to kill -- or even harm people -- because they are of a different faith.

The fact is that we are all brothers or sisters -- Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, etc. -- and the sooner we respect and love each other, the better.