Leader of Christian Missionary group under the auspices of Potters Gospel Mission, Pastor Mustard Idoko has said that Churches in Nigeria lacked the moral justification to accuse governments in the country of not living up to its mandate of providing road, electricity, water and other amenities.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja at a sermon entitled the ‘‘Guilty Bride’’, Pastor Idoko noted that churches received more goodwill than the government in form of tithes and offerings on a weekly basis, yet it has given back so little.
“The Nigerian church has not lived up to expectations in terms of its corporate responsibility.
“It is so painful to note that most Nigerians don’t pay tax as it is done in other parts of the world and even the few citizens that pay tax only pay indirectly through their employers,” he lamented.
According to him, “the church should be held responsible for the high level of corruption that is going on in Nigeria, noting that those occupying political offices are members of a church or mosque, these persons occupying public office where corruption looms are products of churches.’’
Quoting his massage from the book of Isaiah chapter 5:1-14, he warned pastors to be careful with the way and manner they interpret the scriptures as the owner of the church – Jesus – will return to judge every work that is done both in secret and in the open.
The clergy noted that the church as the light and salt of the earth ought to be the driver of these basic provisions, building roads across the nation to depict the love of Christ to the world.

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