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part from gay marriage it is the era of different social vices, as a cleric how can all these be curbed sir?
There is no end to what we can do to curb these social vices.
- Every citizen should cultivate the habit of doing to others as he/she would want others to do to him/her.
- Every citizen should be reasonable enough to recognize that the length of his/her sojourn on earth is short. Even if he/she lives over a hundred years on earth, it is still very short compared with life after death. In fact there is no comparison. So everyone must jealously watch his/her actions to be able to merit a place with God in heaven at the end of the age. How I wish that people realize that doing this carries with it by the side, additional blessing of a comfortable life among ourselves here on earth. Unfortunately, many people are working their ways to eternal condemnation after death with their present behaviour on earth.
- We must be bold not to associate with or worship the thieves who pilfer from the government treasury. We must not jealous them.
- The religious leaders on both sides of the isles have great roles. They must be sincere in their calling. They must recognize that they are mediators between God and man. They must be bold to warn whoever is doing evil in their congregation. They must not do their job for monetary gain. Consider the number of people who attend Sunday and Jumat services every week, if all these millions will obey the counsel of their holy books, should we expect to witness any social vices? Should they be in a position to cheat and oppress their fellow men? Should their conscience allow them to siphon the common wealth to their private pockets?
Unfortunately, what we have in Nigeria is a nation of people who act religious, but reject the power that could make them godly (2Timothy 3).
- In the years past in this country, the village or town heads (Kings) who observed someone to be of bad character is sanctioned to exit the town or village. Unfortunately, people with all kinds of vices are today awarded with chieftaincy titles. These ought to stop.