The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (RPCN) has felicitated with the Christian faithful on the occasion of the 2022 Christmas celebration marking the birth of Jesus Christ.
Rt. Rev Chima Uduma, the Moderator-General of the RPCN in a press release signed by Dr Joseph Chukwu, head of the media directorate of the Church and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki on Friday said that the birth of Christ was the best thing to ever happen to humanity.
“Beloved people of God, on this all-important global event of the Christiandom, I bring greetings to you from the General Assembly of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, in the name of our King and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
‘The birth of Jesus Christ is the best thing that has ever happened to humanity as it marks the beginning and assurance of the salvation of mankind from eternal damnation.
” We are also celebrating because the forerunner Angel had announced that it should be so, Christmas therefore, is an occasion for thankfulness and gratitude to the Almighty God for giving us a Saviour and bringing light to our hitherto dark and sinful world.
The celebration calls for total reflection on our lives and walks with God to make amends where necessary,” Uduma said.
The cleric who spoke on the economic and monetary policies of the Federal Government said that the Church supported fully every effort being made to rescue and revive the country’s economy from its present moribund state.
He said: “Let me encourage everybody to cooperate with the federal government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the bid to overhaul the monetary policy, especially in the use and flow of our currency notes.
” Let me also appeal to our security agencies, the governments and indeed everyone to ensure sound security during and after the yuletide season.
“Maximum security is possible when we yield to the dictates of love, holiness and righteousness of God and not trust in our capacities as people and government for except the Lord keeps a city, in vain does the watchmen keep awake”.
On the forthcoming general election, the clergyman called on politicians, state and non-state actors as well as other critical stakeholders to put God first in the entire process and activities.
“Let us put God and God alone at the centre of the entire process and activities to enthrone just and godly governments manned by just and godly people.
“This has become important because when the righteous is on the throne, the people rejoice; as Christmas and the joy it brings is a celebration for all people, government leadership should also be for all.
“Let us be accommodative and considerate in the process. God-fearing people are men and women of good reports devoid of corruption and corrupt tendencies.
“Let us boldly say ‘NO’ to corrupt politicians for the sake of our country; we should not play selfish politics with our present and future lives.
“Finally, as we travel home from places, let us drive safely. As we spend on our needs, let us spend wisely and as we celebrate, let us do so remembering tomorrow and with eternity in view,” he admonished.