Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on church leaders to keep the temple of God clean to restore the holiness of the church against corruption. While speaking on ‘The Role of the Church in the fight against corruption in Nigeria’ at the Convention Lecture of Victory Life Bible Church International on Saturday, he said:
‘The church needs to clear its Augean stables. The temple of God must be the cleanest to restore the holiness of the church. Our present-day money changers and merchants must be chased out of the church. The pulpit must be used to teach and preach righteous and honest living. To preach that one can acquire wealth without labour is not only deceitful but also a call to corruption.’Loading...
Obasanjo also cautions church leaders to be careful in believing and celebrating every testimony in other not to end up celebrating corruption.
‘We must be careful in believing and celebrating every testimony of miraculous blessing, otherwise, we end up celebrating corruption. The behavior of some of our men of God leaves much to be desired. They not only celebrate but venerate those whose sources of wealth are questionable. They accept gifts (offerings) from just anybody without asking questions, giving the impression that anything is acceptable in the house of God.’