As the leadership feud currently rocking the Assemblies of God Church continues, General Superintendent, GS, of the Church, Rev. Chidi Okoroafor, has described the agitations for reforms as canal.
Addressing members of the Ikot Ekpene District Headquarters, as part of his pastoral visit, yesterday Okoroafor condemned such agitations and enjoined members on the need to remain under one united entity.
The GS maintained that the task of reaching out to the unsaved could not be achieved in an atmosphere devoid of peace, maintained that such agitations were unbecoming in the House of God.
“The Church belongs to God, not man. Those calling for the decentralization of the Church are canal-minded and they are not led by the spirit of God because any Church founded on the principle of man and not of God, would not stand”, he said.
Asking for God’s blessings for members, Okoroafor disclosed that the Assemblies of God would always hold on to its ethical standards with strict adherence to due process, adding, however that reforms if necessary must follow due process.
He said the calls for reforms that fall short of the due process must not be allowed to stand and denied media reports of a break-up of the Church, saying such fabrications were the handiwork of “evil-minded” people.
He enjoined agitators to turn a new leaf, assuring that the Church would not wield any big stick or subject anyone to judgment and discipline.
The unity of the Church has been threatened by agitations launched by some members, who called for reforms, especially the decentralization of the Church’s activities from the stranglehold of headquarters.
The Church, according to some members has been under heavy control by the headquarters, forcing agitators to crave for some of the powers to be transferred to the zones for administrative convenience.