National President of the Men’s Missionary Union, MMU, of Nigerian Baptist Convention, NBC, Dr. Dawari George, has said the church abhors gay marriage because it was not God’s prescription.
George made the assertion, yesterday, while speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt, ahead of the 36th annual national congress of the MMU, which holds at the First Baptist Church, Aggrey Road, Port Harcourt, with the theme, “Power to Excel”.
He said, “Clearly, the Baptist denomination the world over, stands against gay marriage. It is abnormal, it is not God’s expectation, and it is not God’s prescription in His word. The Baptist people believe in the Bible, we preach and practice the Bible without alteration.”
The MMU President further stated that an article in the union’s magazine for the congress clearly states the position of the Baptist church on gay marriage, pointing out that it is short of humanity, and it is not acceptable.
He said the Congress will be used as a forum to teach participants acceptable societal behavioural patterns.
“As we interact with ourselves and the society, we are passing the message of excellence in service. So, Christian men, especially Baptist men must exhibit excellence wherever they are called to serve.
“Those who are in civil service must not follow the trend in mediocre performance; those who are in public service, government and politics must show God’s character which is excellence.
“As a Baptist man and as a Christian, wherever you find yourself, there must be the evidence that you have passed through that place, and the only evidence is the deposit of excellence. In our work life, Christian ministry and in everything we do, both big and small, we must show mark of excellence”, he stated.

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