Money has become the god of many Christians, especially pastors and church leaders – CAN President

Rev. Samson Ayokunle, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed concern over prevalence of indiscipline, sexual immorality, gluttony, and financial impropriety in churches, saying that money had become of god of many Christians, especially church leaders.

“This theme is crucial to the state of the present-day church. The church is now in a state where indiscipline has led to many instances of sexual immorality, gluttony, financial impropriety, laziness, court cases, etc,” the President of CAN, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, said during the open ceremony of the ongoing virtual convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, with theme ‘Moving forward: Becoming a more disciplined church.’

“The name of the Lord is being maligned in our society today because of the way Christians are behaving. Obscene dressing and all forms of impurities are happening in our midst. Some Christians cannot be trusted for any noble assignment.’’

“There appears to be no difference between them and the unbelievers. Money, in particular, has become the god of some Christians, including church leaders. What a shame to the Church! The Lord of the Church is sad concerning the state of the Church. We are robbed of our powers and molested by the children of Satan because of our careless living!” the CAN president said.

He further noted that the convention was a call to be more disciplined in areas where “we have shown discipline and exercise discipline in areas where we lack such.”

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