By Kingsley Abavo

 

Sup Evang Solomon Emuesili delivering the sermon during the service

“Oh sinner man, repent for only the righteous can inherit eternal life with God in heaven!”

This was the base of Sunday’s worship and praise service sermon at Edokpolor Parish, Benin City, Edo State as ‘Celestial Church of Christ’ Worldwide marked its Founder’s Day anniversary.

Delivering the sermon, Superior Evangelist Solomon Emuesili urged everyone especially those who claimed to be born again Christian to strive always to obey the  commandments of God quoting John 4:34, Mathew 25:45 – 46.

He emphasized that Christians must be Christ like in total obedience to the word of God as the only criteria to making heaven and not earthly titles.

Reminding Christians that the ways of God are mysterious, he relived the story of how God descended Celestial Church through the Pastor/Founder, Saint S. B. J. Oshoffa of blessed memory on 29 September, 1947.

According to him, Celestial Church of Christ is the last boat of salvation but it is only the righteous that can come on board.

He adds that God descended the Church to discourage Christians who profess Jesus Christ and still go to idol worshipers for solution.

Hence everyone under this canopy like every other Christian must endeavour to move away from all of those acts that pose as obstacle in their relationship with God.

The preacher further enjoined Christians to imbibe the spirit of love as demonstrated by Jesus Christ adding, that it was the foundation of all God’s laws to man. But regrettably, there is no more love amongst men, he lamented.

Admonishing sinners to return to God through total repentance, Emuesili pointed out, “the righteous will inherit eternal life with God in heaven and sinners will inherit life in eternal hell fire.” It was a matter of choice, he stated.