Church leaders must prayerfully guard against sexual abuse, domestic violence —Pastor Lanre-Oke
In a recent interview, Pastor (Dr) Femi Lanre-Oke of the Jesus Praise Evangelical Ministries International, Abuja shared his thoughts on several issues affecting the church and society at large.
Regarding the establishment of the directorate of politics and governance by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Pastor Lanre-Oke sees it as a positive move to incorporate Christians into leadership and governance. He believes that the church needs to be more active and committed to bringing the government of God into the nation’s government.
On the issue of sexual abuse and domestic violence among Christians, Pastor Lanre-Oke stressed the importance of educating people on what the word of God says about such lifestyles. He also called on the government to enforce its laws on sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Responding to accusations of occult practices and syncretism in some churches, Pastor Lanre-Oke emphasized the need for people to stay with God and avoid seeking things of the world.
Regarding the recent calls for an interim government, Pastor Lanre-Oke stated that he does not see any merit in such a call. Instead, he called for Nigerians to be circumspect and make do with what they have as a nation while praying for God’s will to be done. He also expressed optimism that if the Tinubu-led government does well, Nigerians will smile at him, but if not, people will be angry with him.