The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Sunday, proclaimed that the rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), is currently being investigated by Christian elders.
In the statement discharged by the Christian group’s Acting General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, CAN frowned at commentators insulting the ‘Body of Christ in Nigeria as a results of the incident’. Noting that rape is ungodly and wrong, will explicit that they need resisted the temptation of jumping into any conclusion till the reality is uncovered.
Read the statement below;
“Since both Pastor Fatoyinbo and Mrs. Timi Dakolo are Christians, the leadership of CAN is already seeking ways that to handle the problems so as to heal each wound already inflicted on the parties involved and therefore the body of Christ normally.
“It is our hope that steps which can exacerbate this damages already done are avoided. The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is seriously involved regarding the heavy scenario concerning Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the General overseer of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), one in all our leading Pastors within the country, on whom allegations of rape has been leveled by one in all our daughters, Mrs. Timi Dakolo.
“It is discouraging however some commentators and columnists are insulting the Body of Christ in Nigeria as a results of this incident. Like we’ve got earlier explicit , it doesn’t matter who is concerned, rape is ungodly and wrong. however we’ve got resisted the temptation to leap into any conclusion since a body like ours are expected to own uncovered the reality regarding any matter before creating public statements and not base its position just upon media reports.
“Although we’ve got disclosed that Pastor Fatoyinbo’s Church has not been a vigorous member of CAN, that doesn’t place the Church outside the non secular watch-care of CAN. CAN is that the umbrella body for each Christian and Church in Nigeria. Jesus of Nazareth, the pinnacle of the Church doesn’t flip back anyone that involves Him and might conjointly does not.The Ministry of the Church, in line with Jesus of Nazareth, is that the Ministry of Reconciliation, that is targeted on true love and forgiveness of these who repent.
“The Bible states it clearly that “God demonstrates his own love for us therein whereas we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Roman’s 5:8,11). Having reconciled us to Himself through Jesus of Nazareth, God has committed to us the ministry of adaptative the globe unto Himself and to 1 another. (2 Corinthians 5:19-21).”
“As we get the assistance of CAN Elders and therefore the Holy Spirit in resolution this drawback, it’s our prayer that each parties can sheath their swords and stop the media war within the interest of the Church and for the larger glory of God.”