Without Easter, they won’t be Christianity, so live and persevere like Jesus, Speaker Dogora urges Christians
The Speaker of the House of Representatives says there won’t be no Christianity without Easter.
In a statement on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs Turaki Hassan, Speaker Dogora noted the Important of the Season and maintained that though Nigeria was faced with daunting challenges, from insecurity resulting in unprecedented bloodletting, massacres and abduction for ransom to poverty, and youth unemployment, Christians should learn to persevere in prayers knowing that Jesus defeated death.
The Statement reads:
“Indeed, without Easter there would be no Christianity. As the song writer wrote; “when justice called for all my debts: the friend of sinner came instead.” For without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.
“Salvation came to us because Jesus defeated death. And we follow him because he provided the solution to death.
“Easter is God’s scandalous love when He choose to die for the sins of not His friends but enemies.
“As Christians who are Christ-like, we must also demonstrate God’s love in us by loving all mankind, forgiving not just friends but enemies, praying for our own leaders and our country.
“Indeed, our nation is faced with daunting challenges, from insecurity resulting in unprecedented bloodletting, massacres and abduction for ransom to poverty, and youth unemployment.
“Daunting and enormous as they are, our challenges are never insurmountable as mankind has always overcame its limitations over time.
“Let us therefore, not despair but persevere in prayers and supplications. May Christ’s triumph over death bring to live everything that is death in our lives and nation. Wishing us all a God filled Easter celebration. It is well with Nigeria.”