– Nigeria’s Anglican Reveals Church Rejects Same-Sex Marriage
The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has once again reaffirm it’s stands against the on-going worldwide demand for churches and other religious body to incorporate same-sex marriage intro their doctrines, rejects move completely.
The church maintains that such a practice is incompatibility with the scripture.
Rt. Rev. Godwin Robinson, Bishop Lafia Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), made the declaration while delivering the Bishop’s Charge at the ongoing 3rd Session of the 8th Synod of the Diocese.
Robinson while making his point informed the congregation about the outcome of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), which was held in Kigali, Rwanda, from April 17 to 21.
According to him, the Nigerian church, which was present at the convention, took a stand in opposition to the Church of England and the Episcopal Church in the United States, both of which favour same-sex marriage.
“We do not regard the word of God as a relative truth. We stand on Resolution 1:10 of Lambeth 1998 which affirmed marriage as a lifelong union between a man and a woman stating clearly that same-sex marriage is wrong. Homosexual practices are incompatible with scripture,” the cleric said.
He stated that he and other Nigerian delegates attended the Kigali Convention, which brought over 1,302 delegates from 52 countries around the world who spoke out against such terrible acts in the world.
“GAFCON promised to prioritise youth and children ministry and use discipleship to equip them for a lifetime of ministry, committed to demonstrating the compassion of Christ through the many GAFCON Mercy Ministries, among others,” he added.
The man of God says homosexuality is fast becoming a global crisis and the church should not be influenced by such.